Lean & Agile Design Thinking for Products
Updated: Apr 1
The way companies build successful products has fundamentally changed
Methods like Lean and Agile Design thinking are applicable to new technologies like smartphones, social networks, or cloud computing. It has enabled tech-giants like Apple, Google, or Amazon to become the most valuable companies in about 20 years.
This is the first article of my series “Lean Innovation — How to develop successful products today”. It’s about the shift of innovation and product development methodologies over the years.
All these changes happened due to the way how people consume their products. To deal with the change of people’s behavior and product expectations, companies had to shift towards more flexible practices. This shift is from the staged waterfall to Agile to Lean and Design thinking methods which is more customer-centered practice.