Stephen Kohler, Founder & CEO of Audira Labs LLC, has been appointed as a contributing writer to the Exploratory Product Development® (ExPD) User Guide.
One trait we see is the inability of managers and leaders to make a decision. Consequently, a number of issues occur because of a manager’s indecision. For example, a project continues to fester in development, and everyone knows it should be killed but no one wants to make that final decision. Why does indecision happen? […]
An approach to leading teams is “leading by asking questions.” Think of it as the leader owning the questions and the team owning the answers . The leader is not expected to have all the answers but to ensure the team gets to a solution.
It is the leader’s responsibility to provide the necessary guidelines, so the team can make adaptable and fast decisions.
The first step in making your strategy adaptable to uncertainty is to identify current assumptions, the kinds of uncertainties to monitor and establish a feedback mechanism.
In everyday conversation we tend to think of “risk” as something negative to be avoided, and “assumption” as something we believe or find acceptable. Such generalities can get confusing, so Strategy 2 Market developed a cheat sheet for risk terminology.
How can established organizations be more nimble and adaptable? This is where entrepreneurial techniques, like experimentation and Exploratory PD, can be leveraged.
The Business Fit Framework’s value proposition is to help companies reduce product uncertainty and to build confidence in the pursuit of riskier, higher-return projects.
At the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) Annual Conference, recipients of the NSF STEM I-Corp Grant through the University of Chicago, Mary Drotar and Kathy Morrissey, Co-Founders of Strategy 2 Market, presented research involving multiple industries, ranks and disciplines in mid and large-cap companies.
One of the defining characteristics of product development is making decisions and judgements, in the face of uncertainty. Exploratory Product Development (ExPD) is based on the premise of reducing risks and uncertainty.