Why Radical Project
projects are characterized by higher levels of uncertainties – technical,
market, and organizational, – patterns of their journey to the
marketplace are unlike those in incremental innovation projects.
Approach to Project Management
The improvisation-driven model is one approach
to radical innovation project management. It works well when the unknowns
are high and the players are seasoned. This model doesn’t discard structure,
just as there is a clear structure to good
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Rather than having it overlaid
from the outside, though, the improvisational approach builds structure from
the inside as it is needed. That’s why it requires a critical mass of
experienced people to work.
The improvisational model is limited by three
approach overlaps phases rather
The power in the flexible model is that the development
process and tools are explicitly designed to support this overlap.
requirements to make the flexible approach work are:
→ a multidisciplinary core of highly
→ the use of frequent
→ high level of
vendor and customer inclusion