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Rapid learning cycles


Katherine Radeka is the Founder and Executive Director of the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute, which helps teams expedite the process of getting their ideas to market. Katherine is the author of three books: The Mastery of Innovation, The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product, and High Velocity Innovation. She is also the Founder of Accelerate Net Zero, the President of Whittier Consulting Group, and a 2021 Fast Company Executive Board Member. Katherine joins me today to discuss rapid learning cycles. She explains why innovation programs often create disappointing results and identifies when decision-making should occur during the innovation process. She describes how rapid learning cycles leverage agile and lean principles for physical product decision-making. Katherine also offers advice on getting started with rapid learning cycles and divulges the details of her upcoming book, When Agile Gets Physical.

"Look for high-impact, high-end, known decisions. Look for decisions that you know are going to be difficult to change." - Katherine Radeka


This week on Innovation Talks:
  • Why most innovation programs take too long, cost too much, and deliver disappointing results
  • Changing the order of when high-impact, unknown decisions are made during the innovation process to avoid looping back
  • How rapid learning cycles are an adaptation of agile and lean principles for physical product development
  • The challenges of hardware and software teams working together
  • How supply chain disruption is affecting decision making
  • How to choose agile resources for the hardware development process
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