Companies who experiment and try new things more, learn more and discover more. Rather than following best practices forever, they understand when the complexity of a situation requires experimentation - Build-Measure-Learn approach to figure out the best way forward. And complexity is all around is - in our product innovations, in our organisational social networks and in our company culture.
How are you experimenting today in your company?
What are 10 ways to run more successful experiments?
Have you heard of the Celebration Grid (see management30.com) that you could use to collectively keep track of your experiments and learning?
Which behaviors were a success? (mistakes, experiments, practices)
Which behaviors were a failure? (mistakes, experiments, practices)
Which experiments could we try next time?
Have you ran experiments (at work) recently?
How would you
What specific things
would you do?
Run more experiments, faster, and cheaper.
What you want to do as a company is
maximize the number of experiments
you can do per unit of time.
- Jeff Bezos, Harvard Business Review
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10 tips for Great Experiments
1. State your Assumption
3. Make it Minimal
2. Connect it to a Goal
5. Have a Pass Condition
7. Share Progress Visually
8. Document What We Learned
9. Run one at a time
10. Sequence based on
6. Run in a timebox
4. Think Creatively