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

Published: 25 June 2019

ID: G00390198

Analyst(s): Saul Brand , Marcus Blosch , Neil Osmond


Business model and technology innovations are relentless, as each organization must learn and experiment to develop products, services and new ways of working. EA and technology innovation leaders must use a combination of iterative, experimental methodologies to support digital innovation efforts.

Table Of Contents


  • 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

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