Announcing: Rapid Learning Cycles 7.0! Click to Learn More

Faster Product Development with Increased Confidence


Rapid Learning Cycles Institute

We deliver high-velocity innovation capabilities
to project leaders & teams developing physical products.

The Rapid Learning Cycles framework (RLC) was developed by Katherine Radeka to adapt Agile Software Development principles to hardware development processes.

Clients using RLCs reduce the risk of their innovation programs.
They bring new products to market in less time, with greater predictability, & minimal cost.

Our team of Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Consultants help organizations become faster, more flexible, & more responsive — even in challenging industries.

Announcing Rapid Learning Cycles 7.0!

  • Educate leaders on the value of RLC for your organization.
  • Focus on your most important Key Decisions and Knowledge Gaps.
  • Integrate your Learning Cycles Plan more smoothly with execution tasks and deliverables.
  • Drive better decisions with improved templates for Key Decision and Knowledge Gap reports.

Since 2012, clients ranging from startups to large multi-nationals and universities have achieved their goals, generating an average ROI on our services of at least 400% on their first projects — with benefits compounding for years after our initial work together.

Featured Client Stories

Clients in New Zealand, The Netherlands, and the United States share their experiences with Rapid Learning Cycles.

Client Success

RLCI helped a major consumer products group quadruple their capacity to deliver new products to market — with the same resources.

Rapid Learning Cycles accelerated a medical device company’s growth curve, helping them take over the #1 position from their competitor through improved on-time delivery of new products.

We coached an innovation team as they developed a new line of business for their company, with stronger decision making around prioritization, product design, positioning, placement and price.

A global industrial tools group cut time-to-market by more than 50% by integrating Rapid Learning Cycles into their standard Product Development Process.

Impact of Rapid Learning Cycles on New Product Development (NPD) Results for a Consumer Product Category in Full Adoption


Our Clients Benefit Through:


Guiding teams running mission-critical projects to streamline and supercharge their PDP, so they minimize R&D costs and shrink time-to-market.


Providing on-going services to support our clients’ teams with expertise and insights, to maximize efficiency and beat the competition to market.


Certifying project leaders in the application of our methodology, to confidently lead their teams towards realizing more savings on future projects.


Wouter van Essen

"The most important thing we expected to get from Rapid Learning Cycles is that it offers a system, a framework for the Lean product development practices that we were already pursuing.

So now, instead of saying "you have to do LAMDA", "you have to do Test to Fail", "you have to do Set-Based Concurrent Engineering" — we could make it much more simple and say "you have to do Rapid Learning Cycles", because Rapid Learning Cycles is a natural home for all those practices."

Talk to Katherine

Contact Katherine and her global network of Certified® RLC Consultants to explore how your team's project will benefit from faster, more flexible development.

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