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How Blending Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking Will Transform Your Team

Building a stronger workflow for developers, designers, and product managers leads to better cross-team collaboration — and better products. The following is an adapted excerpt from Lean vs. Agile vs. Design Thinking by designer, team leader, and business coach Jeff Gothelf. In 2016, I was preparing with clients for an upcoming training workshop focused on coaching a … Continue reading How Blending Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking Will Transform Your Team

Did Lean Startup fail at GE?

Josh Seiden & I have received tremendously positive feedback to the launch of Sense & Respond Press. Our newest venture, Sense & Respond Press, publishes short, beautiful, actionable books by leading practitioners in the field of innovation, digital transformation, product management, and design. Our readers are smart, busy, practical innovators. Our authors are experts working … Continue reading Did Lean Startup fail at GE?

Digital Transformation Is Not Innovation

Josh Seiden & I are thrilled to announce the launch of Sense & Respond Press. Our newest venture, Sense & Respond Press, publishes short, beautiful, actionable books by leading practitioners in the field of innovation, digital transformation, product management, and design. Our readers are smart, busy, practical innovators. Our authors are experts working in the … Continue reading Digital Transformation Is Not Innovation

Funding agility. What’s the right model?

16 5-star reviews for Sense & Respond:“Gothelf and Seiden starkly highlight that our twentieth-century management systems and practices simply cannot function in a world of constant change. In this insightful and practical book, they provide crucial principles and techniques for becoming a ‘sense and respond’ organization.” — Rita Gunther McGrathYou should grab a copy here and buy … Continue reading Funding agility. What’s the right model?

Roadmaps are linear. Software projects aren’t.

15 5-star reviews for Sense & Respond:“some great case studies and an extraordinarily clear case for the application of lean/agile methods across business. I’ll certainly be recommending Sense & Respond to every manager I know.” Don’t have a copy yet? Grab a copy here and buy one for your boss too.This post was originally published to my … Continue reading Roadmaps are linear. Software projects aren’t.

Execs care about revenue. How do we get them to care about outcomes?

This post was originally published to my newsletter subscribers (12k of them now). If you’d like to get these in your inbox sign up here. If there’s one metric that matters to all executives, it’s revenue. The amount of money the company is generating is core to it being able to do pretty much everything … Continue reading Execs care about revenue. How do we get them to care about outcomes?