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Skunkworks projects

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What are Skunkworks projects and some best practices + cases.

What are Skunkworks projects and some best practices + cases.



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    • Skunkworks projects
    • Me?
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      s.type =“Creative Technologist”; s.website = “sam.serrien.be”; s.email = “samzzi@gmail.com”;
    • Origin?
      Originated from Skunk Works, official alias for the Lockheed Advanced Development Projects
      Responsible for U-2, SR-71 Blackbird, F-117 Nighthawk, F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II .....
      “An organization given a high degree of autonomy and unhampered by bureaucracy, tasked with working on advanced or secret projects”
    • U-2
    • SR-71 Blackbird
    • F-117 Nighthawk
    • F-22 Raptor
    • F-35 Lightning II
    • So basically....
    • Insanely cool stuff made by seriously funky smart people.
      Fo’ shizzle
    • ‘Skunkworks project’
      “A skunkworks project is one typically developed by a small and loosely structured group of people who research and develop a project primarily for the sake of radical innovation.”
    • The team
      Multi-disciplined is +
      Everybody needs to trust eachother
      Everybody on the same level though the one that came with the idea tends to take ownership
      Teamwork and motivation is key
    • It starts with an idea
      Hell yeah,
      clipart FTW 
    • Next steps
      Put together a team (not too big)
      Start designing, developing, creating ...
      Finish it up
      Push live
    • 1 sprint
    • No overthinking
    • Just do it
      copyright by nike .. blablabla (c) 2011
    • Afterwards
      Measure success and define next steps
      Keep as is
      Take down
      Convert to normal project and create planning
    • Cases
    • Ninja’s
      These Days recruiting campaign
      3 people
      6h from concept to live
      1 tweet started it all... generated +-13,000 reactions
    • Fartcha
      Just for funz (superawesomecool concept :p)
      5 people
      Kicked off with 1 coding night
      Started 9 december – finished for 95%
      ... Live since this night (because I wanted to show u guyz )
    • Meet Mojo
    • Say bye bye mojo
    • Just don’t loose your project mojo because you’re seeing it to big or start overthinking it or because you’reafraid that not everything is just exactly like you wanted it to be.
      Just do it 
    • Gelijkloon
      To support a cause
      4 people
      6h from idea to live
      1 tweet started it all
      generated +2000 unique visits in less than a day (BE only)
      (sorry for all that spam yesterday btw )
    • Why?
    • For the kick of it 
    • http://labs.thesedays.com
    • kthxbye