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Enterprise Architects Combine Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile to Drive Digital Innovation

Published: 04 February 2016

ID: G00295415

Analyst(s): Neil Osmond , David Norton , Marcus Blosch

Summary

Business model and technology innovations are relentless. Every organization must learn and experiment to develop products, services and new ways of working. A combination of iterative, experimental methodologies is needed to support digital innovation efforts.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Innovation Demands a Combination of Iterative, Experimental Approaches
    • Use Design Thinking to Understand the Customer and Discover the Real Need
    • Evolve the Innovation Using Lean Startup
    • Use Agile to Build Out and Evolve the Technology Elements of the Innovation
  • Putting It All Together
    • 1. Just Do Something
    • 2. Don't Get Hung Up on the Methodologies
    • 3. Give People the Freedom and Support to Innovate
    • 4. Move to Service-Oriented Technical Architectures

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