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Chop, test and experiment your project and Project Management
The fantastic benefit that this provides us is the feeling of action and accomplishment.
Every day ... something ... concrete is tested (not just spoken or planned); and the energy and impetus of the project grows exponentially
And if the little bit fails ... then let's go!
It's so obvious ...
But if it is so obvious, why are there so few good people / organizations in it?
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I think you are trying to go down the "innovation " path . The "explore" and "exploit". Trying to build a Minimum Viable product (MVP) with some testable Hypothesis. IF it works, Bob's your uncle. If it fails you run the next experiment.
It's hard for an organisation to let go of it's baggage in terms of policies, procedures and hierarchies. IN order to experiment , the organisation needs to be able to take risks , sometimes there could be significant investment of money and manpower with little to no expectation of monetary gain. Most organizations follow the "bottom line".
The ones like Amazon and Netflix that dare to experiment and embody the "lean startup" culture, thrive and succeed.
Others attempt to break away from their mother-ship to start a separate "innovation" stream but perish because of a lack of strict adherence to the "lean startup" culture.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Feb 05, 2020 3:52 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Deepesh

Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

What and / or what will be the companies of the future? (Already today ....)
Another Luism. My brain hurts already. Hmm, when in doubt, go with the last statement. Why are there so few good people? Because humans are full of chaos, conflict and contradictions.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Feb 05, 2020 3:54 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Sante
Thank you for participating in this reflection and asking for your opinion

I'm glad I got it: "My brain hurts already"
Experimentation goes well beyond the product - any time a team considers a way to improve their processes they would be well advised to test their improvement hypothesis via an experiment.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Feb 05, 2020 3:58 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

Interesting what you wrote: "Experimentation goes well beyond the product - any time a team considers a way to improve their processes they would be well advised to test their improvement hypothesis via an experiment"
Feb 04, 2020 5:53 PM
Replying to Deepesh Rammoorthy
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I think you are trying to go down the "innovation " path . The "explore" and "exploit". Trying to build a Minimum Viable product (MVP) with some testable Hypothesis. IF it works, Bob's your uncle. If it fails you run the next experiment.
It's hard for an organisation to let go of it's baggage in terms of policies, procedures and hierarchies. IN order to experiment , the organisation needs to be able to take risks , sometimes there could be significant investment of money and manpower with little to no expectation of monetary gain. Most organizations follow the "bottom line".
The ones like Amazon and Netflix that dare to experiment and embody the "lean startup" culture, thrive and succeed.
Others attempt to break away from their mother-ship to start a separate "innovation" stream but perish because of a lack of strict adherence to the "lean startup" culture.
Dear Deepesh

Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

What and / or what will be the companies of the future? (Already today ....)
Feb 04, 2020 6:43 PM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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Another Luism. My brain hurts already. Hmm, when in doubt, go with the last statement. Why are there so few good people? Because humans are full of chaos, conflict and contradictions.
Dear Sante
Thank you for participating in this reflection and asking for your opinion

I'm glad I got it: "My brain hurts already"
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Feb 05, 2020 2:51 PM
Sante Vergini
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Only sometimes Luis. But that's what we have a brain for yes, to exercise it?
Feb 04, 2020 11:54 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Experimentation goes well beyond the product - any time a team considers a way to improve their processes they would be well advised to test their improvement hypothesis via an experiment.
Dear Kiron
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

Interesting what you wrote: "Experimentation goes well beyond the product - any time a team considers a way to improve their processes they would be well advised to test their improvement hypothesis via an experiment"
If there is a reference article, please share.
But yes, innovation/experimentation/creativity all important in the growth of an organization. There is a required culture to support though.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Feb 05, 2020 9:38 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Andrew
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

Interesting what you wrote: "But yes, innovation / experimentation / creativity all important in the growth of an organization. There is a required culture to support though"

There are several articles on the topic. The important thing is what Andrew thinks :-)
Feb 05, 2020 6:45 AM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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If there is a reference article, please share.
But yes, innovation/experimentation/creativity all important in the growth of an organization. There is a required culture to support though.
Dear Andrew
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

Interesting what you wrote: "But yes, innovation / experimentation / creativity all important in the growth of an organization. There is a required culture to support though"

There are several articles on the topic. The important thing is what Andrew thinks :-)
Dear Andrew
I can give you a reference on the topic

Serious Play: How the World's Best Companies Simulate to Innovate - by Michael Schrage
Dear Luis, You are probably looking at all high performing individuals of universe working in the same organisation. Achieving something concrete really depends upon what you define as "concrete" in your organisation. Certain organisations (based on their business needs) may only look at process improvements or continuous improvements or implementing "BAU" changes as concrete. Some may include incremental innovation in addition to above as "concrete" in their definition. Some organisations can set breakthrough innovations or disruptive innovations in developing new products or achievements as "concrete". Based on the above, you may have to compare "apples" to "apples". Based on this, then you may have to again look at what do you mean by "falling". The definition of "falling" determines whether it is acceptable for that organisation or not. The current technology trends and maturity is making every organisation to think like what you have posted. But how to take off need to be thought through depending on assessment of internal skills and their service providers skills.
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2 replies by Luis Branco and Suneel Kumar Nadella
Feb 05, 2020 1:50 PM
Luis Branco
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Dear Suneel
Thank you for participating in this reflection and for your opinion

We agree when you write: "Based on the above, it may be necessary to compare" apples "with" apples ""

When I wrote: "something ... concrete is tested" it may be in the domains you referred to ... but, as it is small ... and if the little bit fails ... then let's go!
Feb 05, 2020 1:53 PM
Suneel Kumar Nadella
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Dear Luis, oh ok. It makes sense and thanks for clarifying the same.
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