November 3, 2009 § 2 Comments
A famous mission statement from Dilbert’s Automatic Mission Statement Generator (unfortunately no longer available online) reads:
“It is our job to continually foster world-class infrastructures as well as to quickly create principle-centered sources to meet our customer’s needs”
Though personally I find missionary stances either hilarious or boring, for a business, a mission statement can be very valuable, if they articulate real targets and pull marketing is used.
Business context analysis
October 31, 2009 § 1 Comment
The current state affects our ability to actually manifest the course we plotted to the treasure island we have envisioned and charted. The begin state of an open-ended-planning-with-feedback-loops-and-obstacle-and-pitfall-avoidance. A company in debt, with IP problems, poor trust, toxic politics, or not enough people will have to take a different course than one that does not have such problems.
When analysing a currently perceived state, make sure to note and emphasize positive elements, because those make it easier to implement certain commercialisation strategies and/or adapt the plan based on new feedback.
The below questions are examples. Not all questions may be fitting for your specific context and purpose.
Agile roleplay a better mousetrap?
October 21, 2009 § Leave a comment
“I trust a good deal to common fame, as we all must. If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1855
The better mousetrap theory presents many sales and marketing problems that we can test and Small Design Up Front for