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How Could You Make Your PDP Even Better?

Eliminate Friction & Optimize Your PDP, Without Having to Transform It.

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Help Your Teams

  Understand What's Working Well, & Take Action To Optimize.

Evaluate

We will do a deep dive into your current PDP to determine which parts work for you, and what isn't supporting your teams as well as it could.

Strategize

You'll work directly with a Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Advisor to review the recommendations & make a plan to adopt the ones that you choose.

 

Execute

Once you know how to improve your process, you can take action yourself, or work with us to integrate the improvements into your PDP.

Do any of these situations sound familiar?

  • You have an upcoming project that you want to be fully optimized for success.
  • You know your PDP has gaps and shortcomings but you aren't exactly sure where.
  • Your PDP will go through an audit, and you want your teams to make the best impression.
  • Your teams think their processes could be optimized, but are struggling to diagnose the problems.
  • Your physical product teams complain that using Agile isn't working for them, & they need alternative practices that demonstrate better results.

How Can Rapid Learning Cycles Help Improve Your Current PDP?

You may have tried optimizing the process yourself by:

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Attempting to map out the process of product development but finding that the maps were both too simplistic to take specific actions on, yet too complex to create a strategy that seamlessly integrates into your PDP.

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Investing a significant amount of resources with a major consulting firm who told you they could solve all your problems, but couldn't deliver.

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Seeking out ideas from within your teams, only to receive the same ideas you've already tried.

But if these aren't working & you're still stuck,
we have your solution & we're here to help.

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Book a call with Katherine to discuss
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Full PDP Assessment

Strengthen Your Teams

Your teams may be used to your PDP, but if you haven't done a full assessment before, there may be gaps you weren't aware of. A diagnostic alongside our experts will connect them more closely with the process for upcoming projects.

Keep What's Working

You won't need to replace your entire PDP. You show us which pieces are working for you, and we'll uncover how to supercharge them to run even better.

Empower Your Groups

Our process of confidential interviews encourages your team to be transparent about their readiness to change. You may be surprised by how willing they are to try new things if they eliminate their pain points.

Eliminate Friction

We will give you actionable guidance on the steps to take that will make the biggest improvements in your team's performance — and how to clearly communicate this plan to gain broad acceptance of your PDP across your organization.

We do all of this in ways that reinforce your position as an effective product development leader who is always looking to strengthen your PDP across the organization.

The Founder & CEO of the Institute: 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 undertook 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.

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How It Works In Person

We will visit you in person, and conduct a series of group and individual interviews to assess the health of your product development system.

We'll review documentation and conduct some phone interviews in advance to make the most of time spent on-site, and cover additional geographies, as well as anyone not present in person during our visit.

On the afternoon of the final day, we will present Preliminary Recommendations and hold a debriefing session with the Product Development Leadership team. We'll follow that up with a Final Recommendations report.

How It Works Remotely

We will set up a personalized web page where members of your team will book their own interview appointments, which we will conduct via Zoom.

Then we will travel to your site for some final follow-up interviews and deliver our Preliminary Recommendations in person and via Zoom, with a debriefing session for the Product Development Leadership Team.  We've learned that it's important for this session to be in person.

We'll follow that up with a Final Recommendations Report.

 

 

Talk to Katherine

Find Out if This is Right for You Now
Book a call with Katherine to discuss
your next steps!