Experimentation and speedboats

When it come to experimentation hypothesis-driven innovation is a way to start. In the Learning Path you’ll learn how to do exactly that as well as how to use speedboats. We’ll discuss how the investment on speedboats is worth it. and in the end we’ll give you a concrete example on how we made our own speedboat ‘Hacktober 2018’. If you haven’t yet seen our Learning Path on ‘The Innovative Mindset’ we recommend you take this Learning Path before continuing this one.

After you have finalized this Learning Path you’ll be able to:

  • Execute on hypothesis-driven innovation.
  • Use speedboat as a tool with an experimental mindset.
  • Understand how a hackathon can be used to solve problems in a new way.

Part 1: Speedboats means ‘fast, focus and freedom’

Part 1: Speedboats means ‘fast, focus and freedom’

Now it’s time to try a speedboat in the organization, but what is a speedboat and how to scale the thinking down to your own situation? In this blog post we introduce five elements you must have in place to try a speedboat. 

 

Part 2: Will the investment be fruitful?

Part 2: Will the investment be fruitful?

Hypothesis-driven experiments can be a safe way to understand if a speedboat is worth the investment. This part gives insight to a tool and template, and should be read as a follow-up to the blog post on speedboats 

 

Part 3: Looking into a speedboat

Part 3: Looking into a speedboat

Get insight into how we have used hypothesis-driven experimentation and innovation when we planned, performed and evaluated on the speedboat Hacktober 2018. You’ll see examples of quest, hypothesis, inspection and adaptation.

 

Part 4: More on Hacktober 2018

Part 4: More on Hacktober 2018

Do you want to come closer to our own Hacktober 2018? We recommend you listen to this podcast. Hear about how it is to participate in a 24-hour long hackathon and the concrete exercises we did. The podcast is in Danish. 

 

Quiz: Experimentation and speedboats

Quiz: Experimentation and speedboats

Before you’re finished with this Learning Path, we recommend you take this short quiz. After answering the questions you’ll be able to:

  • Execute on hypothesis-driven innovation.
  • Use speedboat as a tool with an experimental mindset.
  • Understand how a hackathon can be used to solve problems in a new way.

Finalize this Learning Path by taking this quiz:

 

Book recommendations

Do you want to read more? Feel free to explore the Bloch&Østergaard-webor dig into these great books: 

Jim Hagemann Snabe and Mikael Trolle: ”Dreams and Details”​
Astrid Haug: ”Fremtiden tilhører de frygtløse” ​
Eric Ries: ”The Lean Start-up” and ”The Startup Way”​
Alexander Osterwalder: ”Business Model Generation”​
Phillip Rosenzweig: ”The Halo Effect”​

You can also try another Learning Path to broaden your horizon.

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