Rapid Learning Cycles Institute
We help innovators get their best ideas to market — faster!
The Agile Rescue Mission
Listen to Your Team's Concerns
We talk to your teams, starting with those that are most frustrated, to validate their experience and lead them towards the path forward to meeting the expected results.
Keep What Works for You
We look for creative solutions the teams have found, to address these concerns, and reinforce the practices they've developed that they genuinely want to continue using.
Eliminate Known "Worst Practices" from Agile
Your teams will learn how to stop spending time on things we know cause problems for physical product teams who try to adopt all tools and practices from Agile Software Development.
Reset the Team to Get Them Moving Again
We'll rebuild your teams project plans by removing the unnecessary task work that clutters your ability to manage the big picture view of their program.
We do all of this in ways that reinforce your position as an effective product development leader who is responsive to the needs of your teams.
Your Agile Rescue Mission Expert: Katherine Radeka
Katherine Radeka has deep experience getting physical-product teams unstuck. In 2015, she began to see an increase in the misuse of Agile Software Development practices by hardware teams. She began a series of projects she came to call “Agile Rescue Missions” because of the urgency to take action to get teams unstuck.
Since then she’s led over a dozen of these projects for leading companies around the world, most of whom have transitioned rapidly to full adoption of Rapid Learning Cycles in early development. In late development, teams use a blend of traditional project management with a few tailored Agile practices to improve coordination, especially with firmware and software teams that use Agile Software methods.
In 2022, she documented her experiences in the book When Agile Gets Physical, co-written with her long-time collaboration partner, Kathy Iberle.
Talk to Katherine
Find Out if This is Right for You Now
Book a call with Katherine to discuss your next steps!