Agile Innovation refers to team members iteratively prototyping, testing, and validating products, services, and solutions in a customer-centric way. The core challenge is how to manage the uncertainty of Event Horizons by testing, validating, and versioning in short iterations called sprints. You can’t be sure that a technology, feature, design, or solution will have any real value until you have feedback and confirmation from actual customers, which means you must create dynamic interpersonal relationships with at least some representative customers. You start by analyzing needs using Stakeholder and Customer Analysis. Then you try to fail fast and cheaply, making choices to pivot or continue, getting feedback, minimizing waste, and accelerating learning. Just as importantly, you avoid grand unveilings. Books and other materials about Agile innovation and its close cousin, design thinking, are generally available.
The Growth River Operating System supports these methods and the dynamic interpersonal relationships on which they depend. This links to the Implementing Initiatives crucial conversation.« Back to Glossary Index