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9 lean lessons at the new york times


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9 Lean Lessons from The New York Times - Challenges, Successes and Learnings from bringing a modern approach to product development at the iconic American institution.

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9 lean lessons at the new york times

  1. 1. 9 Lean Lessons at The New York Times
  2. 2. The Pilot 3 opportunities · 6 weeks · 3 teams
  3. 3. Challenges, Successes and Learnings brought to you by the number “3” and the letter “C”. (with apologies to the Children’s Television Network.)
  4. 4. Capacity Make sure your participants have dedicated time available.
  5. 5. Collocation Project rooms don’t cut it. Get teams constantly together, even if you need to rent a room!
  6. 6. Capability gap Teams may not have perfect skills or tools, so encourage them to get creative. There’s always some way to test.
  7. 7. Champions Participants who “get it” go out and make things happen, and can be your strongest cheering squad.
  8. 8. Collaboration Cross-functional members working towards the same goals from the beginning? Awesome.
  9. 9. Customer focus Getting out of the building reinforced for teams how ideas need to be (and can be) validated quickly.
  10. 10. Conditions Pilot programs help identify prerequsites that will ease adoption for existing teams.
  11. 11. Confirmation Real-world opportunities demonstrate to execs and teams alike that yes, it can work here.
  12. 12. Conventions Running through discovery sessions several times enable us to share learnings, processes and tools with other teams.
  13. 13. Thank you! Al Ming