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High Velocity Innovation by Katherine Radeka

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CONCLUSION

THE RIGHT IDEA AT THE RIGHT TIME

I freely admit that I didn't invent the concept of “Rapid Learning Cycles.” The phrase first appears, as far as I can tell, in a small book called The Lean PD Skills Book, self-published in 2004 by Dr. Allen Ward of the University of Michigan.1

Dr. Ward was one of the original researchers into Toyota's Product Development Process, alongside his more famous colleague, Jeffrey Liker, author of The Toyota Way.2 Then Mark Swets and Tim Schipper of Steelcase expanded on this idea in their book, Innovative Lean Development, published in 2010.3

Pull for Rapid Learning Cycles

Starting in 2011, a series of client engagements pulled the Rapid Learning Cycles framework together. These clients were in different ...

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