How Amazon Became Agile

Amazon Web Services became not only a commercial success, but an internal one too.

It’s everyone’s job to know and have empathy and passion for the customer. Read full story here.

Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile: What is the difference?

Here is a really good write up the upper mentioned “buzz words”. Constantly they are used – not always ‘correctly’ …

Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile can be combined as shown in the picture above:

  • Empathize, Define and Ideate through Design Thinking
  • Turn ideas into Business models following the lean startup
  • Build and deliver the product incrementally and faster through Agile processes.

Read the complete original story here.

Why Agile Is Eating The World

… the world is entering a new age: the age of Agile. An unstoppable revolution is now under way in our society, affecting almost everyone. Agile organizations are connecting everyone and everything, everywhere, all the time.

They are capable of delivering instant, intimate, frictionless value on a large scale. They are creating a world in which people, insights, and money interact quickly, easily, and cheaply. For some firms, the revolution is uplifting and beautiful. For others, it is dark and threatening. …

A really great article on why agile is applicable through the whole company on forbes.

The Importance of Design Sprints

“Product development is rife with uncertainity and risk. Often times teams are misaligned and employees don’t see a clear path forward, creating a product that confuses and angers customers. Design Sprints help eliminate challenges and accelerate outcomes by prototyping, testing, and validating product concepts within five days.

Design Sprints work and explaining their value to senior leadership should be easy. That’s why we worked with C. Todd Lombardo, co-author of the book Design Sprint: A Practical Guide for Building Great Digital Products, to visualize why Design Sprints are so important and how to sprint within your own organization.”