Introducing agile development methods in a context of a lean and transparent Stage-Gate model provide great opportunities for reducing development time and increase the succesrate for new products.
GEMBA have together with Professor Robert G. Cooper, the creator of Stage-Gate®, done a paper on Agile-Stage-Gate®.
You can find it here: InnovationManagement.se .
The article describes a new model for managing the innovation process based on the best from Stage-Gate® and Agile development:
- Stage-Gate® – transparent, risk-management by gates/decision-points, documented successful and widely used for NPD and product innovation worldwide
- Agile development – adds speed, agility, iterations with users and flexibility in outcome – known from software development and on it’s way into physical product innovation
Evidence so far promising – Agile-Stage-Gate® may lead to:
- Shorten development time from idea to launch by speeding up development work in each stage
- Higher success rate due to more iterations with users and reflections on user needs in all stages
Feel free to contact Partner Tomas Vedsmand (firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 4036 5502 for more info or find more info here on Agile-Stage-Gate®.