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Last week, the Customer Development: The Second Decade seminar was held as part of FutureM week. More information about the seminar and links are below, including the video of the full seminar. Though I’ve tracked and practiced Customer Development and its precursors for some time, a few things struck me about the seminar. During his […]

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A Lag in Innovative Thinking There seems to be a lag occurring in innovative thinking. As people have begun talking about reinvigorating innovation, there has been more of an appreciation of the difficulty of new think vs old think. However, old think still seems to have the upper hand. Here are a few examples:     Waterfall […]

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Jugaad ≈ Agile

The Indian concept of jugaad, aka jugaar, can have interesting and subtle meanings for product development and management. I was recently reminded of jugaad from a post by Vinit Nijhawan on “India’s Innovation Front Lines 2009 (Part 1): Of “Jugaar” and A Quick Recovery from Global Recession”.

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Agile overtakes Waterfall in 2008

Use of agile development methodologies has overtaken traditional waterfall methodologies. Does the drive to innovate lead to a drive to adopt agile processes, can you innovate without being agile? Though a lot of development appears still to use a waterfall methodology, is use of elements of waterfall processes simply obsolete?

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