Experimentation is key for business leaders and teams today. Many times, the context is changing so quickly that we don’t have time to complete an entire roll-out before having to make a final decision. That can lead to a mindset of experimentation, where it is encouraged to try things out, see what works and what doesn’t.
In supporting experimentation in our team we want to:
- Encourage and reward trial and error
- Create safety around not getting “things right”
- Provide team members with time and resources to experiment, beyond their every day team responsibilities
- Facilitate an evaluation of projects or “Experiments” that are completed or are even at the midpoint
Questions we may ask at project reviews include:
- What’s working?
- What’s not?
- What are the things that need to be abandoned or tweaked?
- What additional resources do we need?
- What unknown obstacles have become visible?
- What is the big learning we are taking?
- What is the one thing/ or the many things we are going to do differently going forward?
- Who else can we learn from (including our own past projects?