Building A Bridge To Innovation
Leadership is the single most important factor on any battlefield
We need a compass .. not a map
Commanders Intent is the definition of what a successful mission looks like
The 4 laws of innovation
Closing the gap between strategy and execution
Theoretical vs practical ... the difference between the two in product development
The dichotomy of leadership ... plan ... but don't overplan
These are the two most common pitfalls ... when it comes to planning a mission
Neither approach leads to success
The Ideal Project ... The Good
The Typical Project ... The Ugly
The Actual Project ... Is A Blend
Like a pendulum that swings back and forth ... the actual project contains a bit of the good .. the bad and the ugly
When everything goes wrong you have two choices ..
Closing the gap between strategy and execution can be difficult
There is no such thing as a perfect plan ... we will never have perfect or complete information ...
Things change quickly and stuff happens ... Captain Murphy always shows up ...
Just remember ... the enemy gets a vote
Picture a huge, heavy flywheel—a massive metal disk mounted horizontally on an axle, about 30 feet in diameter, 2 feet thick, and weighing about 5,000 pounds. Now imagine that your task is to get the flywheel rotating on the axle as fast and long as possible. Pushing with great effort, you get the flywheel to inch forward, moving almost imperceptibly at first. You keep pushing and, after two or three hours of persistent effort, you get the flywheel to complete one entire turn. You keep pushing, and the flywheel begins to move a bit faster, and with continued great effort, you move it around a second rotation. You keep pushing in a consistent direction. Three turns ... four ... five ... six ... the flywheel builds up speed ... seven ... eight ... you keep pushing ... nine ... ten ... it builds momentum ... eleven ... twelve ... moving faster with each turn ... twenty ... thirty ... fifty ... a hundred.
Why does it seem that everything goes wrong ... at the worst possible time ...
That's my good friend ... Captain Murphy ... He's never late
Leadership, Product Design & Eliminating Costly Mistakes That Derail Projects & Drive Them Into The Ground.
The #1 rule of product development .. things happens ..
What determines success or failure is how you respond when things go wrong.
There are only two options:
Do it right the first time .. It's faster & cheaper
Travis "Grizzly" Jacobs JA Simulations