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Knowledge Briefs and Articles

Here is a starter set of Knowledge Briefs to help you learn more about the Rapid Learning Cycles framework for product development programs.  

Case Study Articles and Presentations

"Take '5' with Suzanne van Egmond . . . . a real speed to market innovation breakthrough artist!

Linked In post by Michael Phillips, describing how the Rapid Learning Cycles framework has been used inside Philips Electronics to accelerate innovation.

 

Your First Knowledge Briefs

We publish each Knowledge Brief in a letter-sized version for on-screen reading, and an A3 which is a better format for printing. You can print the A3 on A3 paper (metric) or 11" x 17" paper (US). These links take you to the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework's Resource Center, but you do not need a membership to download them.

The Structure to Grow Ideas into Solutions: The Rapid Learning Cycles Framework as the Engine of Innovation

This short article describes the Rapid Learning Cycles framework in the context of early product development programs.

Tilt the Odds In Your Favor: Why the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework Increases the Success Rate for Innovation

This Knowledge Brief describes why the Rapid Learning Cycles framework increases the success rate for new product development programs, as measured by whether or not the final product meets stakeholder expectations for on-time delivery, cost and customer experience.

Promises You Can Keep: Why the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework Builds Confidence in R & D's Ability to Deliver

Many product development program teams suffer from lack of confidence when they have disappointed key business leaders on previous programs. This article describes why the Rapid Learning Cycles framework improves relationships with stakeholders so that they become enthusiastic supporters   for Research and Development work.

A Power Boost for Phase Gate PDPs: Upgrade Your Product Development Process with the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework

This Knowledge Brief describes how the Rapid Learning Cycles framework integrates into a phase gate Product Development Process.

Elements of the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework: A Glossary of Key Concepts and Useful Terms

The Rapid Learning Cycles framework uses words precisely to speed up communication. This document shows how product development teams use the fundamental vocabulary of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework.

Inside the Learning Cycle: Learning Activities to Close Knowledge Gaps Permanently

This article describes the things that product development teams do differently inside a Rapid Learning Cycle.

Rapid Learning on the Frontiers of Technology: Three Steps to Adapt Rapid Learning Cycles for Advanced Development Teams

Advanced R & D teams face some special challenges in commercializing their ideas. This Knowledge Brief describes the ways that we adapt the Rapid Learning Cycles framework so that the ideas generated in Advanced Development flow more smoothly into product development teams.

Rapid Learning Cycles Are More Fun: Eleven Reasons Why Teams Like the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework

 Finally, this Knowledge Brief describes why product development teams have more fun when they use the Rapid Learning Cycles framework.