We Help Innovators
Change the World
— Faster! 




Katherine Radeka has a rare combination of business acumen, scientific depth and ability to untangle the organizational knots to remove the barriers to change. She is the author of The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product: How Innovators Use Rapid Learning Cycles to Get Their Best Ideas to Market Faster.  Her first book, The Mastery of Innovation, won the Shingo Research Award.  Her most recent book, High Velocity Innovation was published in Fall 2019 by Career Press.

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Explore the concepts of Rapid Learning Cycles — the breakthrough framework to accelerate innovation.

Discover how successful companies pull innovation from their teams to achieve high velocity innovation.

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How the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework Helps You
Change the World Faster


Get your best ideas to market faster

Regain the confidence to innovate

Grow your business with innovation programs that deliver

Long, slow loopbacks cause most project delays and cost overruns

Shortcuts often make these loopbacks more prevalent and more damaging

Solutions people naturally try to accelerate innovation actually slow them down


Make Better

Identify the decisions most likely to trigger loopbacks

Pull learning forward to build the knowledge needed to make these decisions

Delay key decisions as long as possible to maintain flexibility

Make decisions at the right time, with the right people and the best available knowledge


Accelerate Your Innovation
to Change the World Faster


Validate Rapid Learning Cycles in your organization — experiment with the framework to build support for a pilot team.


Prove that the RLCf works within a single program or handful of programs — then leverage
organic growth.


Provide training and support for the whole organization as they transition to High Velocity Innovation.

What Others Say About the
Rapid Learning Cycles Framework



Jason Anderson, Trimble Corporation

RLCI has shown how to pull together a combination of agile software management techniques within a phase gate development, with a process to follow, and made it easier to ask my organization to implement it. We have had two Kickoff events and the response has been very positive. The one thing I would change is having more people from my company attend.


Wouter van Essen, Sonion

I had some doubts about sending all our Project Managers and whether they would learn how to use Rapid Learning Cycles better for their own projects. But I am sticking with the decision to send them all as it is another positive experience with Rapid Learning Cycles when they are applying it together with RLC enthusiasts from other companies and more attention to the thinking behind the framework. The best part of the class was the three baskets that help determine which elements of Rapid Learning Cycles drive success and therefore must be applied rigorously, and which ones can be left for the team to decide.

The class prepared us very well for explaining Rapid Learning Cycles to teams that will work with it and convincing stakeholders of the logic behind it. The workshop will give you the tools and insights that you need to judge and positively influence the quality of the plans of the teams that you guide. With that the learning on how to successfully apply Rapid Learning Cycles in your company will be accelerated.


Vaas Conradie, Gallagher

I was concerned that the R & D executives would not buy into this. But the simplicity and logic of the approach made this an easier sell. Almost everybody we sent to the training is involved in an RLC project or is about to be. I especially appreciated the ongoing support that has been available to my team after the workshop.

Find Out if Rapid Learning Cycles is Right for You Now
Talk with Katherine to discuss your next steps!