As we created the Product Lifecycle, we developed a range of Lean governance principles and data points by collaborating with over 20 enabling functions and understanding what is needed when by different stages of their life to support and grow a product, all of course secondary to continuously meeting the customer needs. A powerful sense-making activity for product development and strategy was to combine Cynefin with the Product Lifecycle. This helped us understand when to use Lean Startup and Agile practices and created meaningful conversation to inform working practices.
What is Lean Product Development ? A question I explored with MBA students at Imperial College London. We discussed Lean, Agile, Lean Startup and shared how Minimum Viable Product is a process of learning with the customer at the centre.
Projects are no longer optimal to deliver digital products. The customer relationship and environment has changed. Businesses need to adopt a whole new culture around projects if they are going to keep or grown their customer base and look beyond using projects to sustain value.
Over a products lifecycle, different agile methodologies are more suited and evolve over time. We take a look into evolving practices and frameworks overtime in an agile context and see where Lean Startup, Scrum and Kanban appear and how this relates to Lean.