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Learn & Adapt Table of Contents

Part I: Overview of Exploratory Product Development

Chapter 1: The Case for Exploratory Development
  • Uncertainty & Risk in Product Development
  • The Need for Change in Product Development
    • The Underlying Problem: Uncertainty
    • Too Slow for the Times
  • The ExPD Advantage
    • The Trend Toward More Adaptable Processes
  • ExPD: Adaptable Strategy-to-Launch Process
  • Appendix: The Language of Uncertainty and Risk

Chapter 1 Description & Resources

Chapter 2: High-Level Overview of ExPD
  • A Systems Approach
  • Segment 1: Strategy Segment
  • Segment 2: Ideas & Selection Segment
  • Segment 3: Explore & Create Segment
  • People

Chapter 2 Description & Resources

Part II: How to Do it

Segment 1: Strategy

Chapter 3: Why Strategy Matters for Product Development
  • Why Strategy Matters
  • Limitations of Traditional Strategy Development
  • The s2m Strategic Framework and ExPD
  • Stable Environment
    • Strategic Framework
    • Internal Capabilities
  • Moderately Dynamic Environment
    • Strategic Framework
    • Internal Capabilities
  • Highly Dynamic Environment
    • Strategic Framework
    • Internal Capabilities
  • Getting Started: Five Key Tasks
  • Case Study

Chapter 3 Description & Resources

Segment 2: Ideas and Selection

Chapter 4: Idea Management System
  • Overcoming Hurdles of the Ideas Management System
  • Segment 2: Ideas & Selection
    • Generate Ideas
    • Capture And Filter Ideas
    • Prepare Ideas
    • Prioritization Valve 1
  • Characteristics of an Effective Management Committee

Chapter 4 Description and Resources

Segment 3: Explore and Create

Chapter 5: Investigate
  • Track A: Managing and Resolving Product Uncertainties
    • Identify Uncertainties
    • Evaluate Uncertainties
    • Prioritize Uncertainties
  • Track B: Product Development Activities
    • Assess Idea Maturity
  • Appendix: Product Risk Framework Case Study

Chapter 5 Description and Resources

Chapter 6: Plan
  • Planning for Uncertainty: Flexibility, Adaptability, and Speed
    • Flexible Planning
    • Adaptable Planning
    • Speed in Planning
  • Product Charter
    • Developing the Product Charter
    • Components of the Product Charter
  • Resolve Development Plan (RDP)
    • Components of the RDP
    • Pledge
    • Assumption Tracker
    • Detailed Timeline/Project Plan
  • Prioritization Valve

Chapter 6 Description and Resources

Chapter 7: Resolve
  • Introduction to Resolve
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Get Ready to Resolve Product Uncertainty: The Four Steps
    • Design
    • Build
    • Execute
    • Learn
  • Appendix 7A: The Mechanics of the Resolve Loop
  • Appendix 7B: Categories of Prototypes
  • Appendix 7C: ExPD Case Study

Chapter 7 Description and Resources

Part III: Adaptive Practices that Support ExPD

Chapter 8: People
  • Enterprise
    • Startup vs. Enterprise
    • Internal Incubators
    • Principles of a Learning Organization
  • Management
    • Decentralized Decision-Making
    • Management by Exception
    • Leading by Asking Questions
  • Team
    • Cross-Collaboration
    • Building Team Trust
    • Employee Mastery
  • Culture
    • Culture Triangle
    • Cultural Change Case Study
    • Learning from Failure

Chapter 8 Description and Resources

Next Steps: Implementing the ExPD System


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