We talked quite a bit about the challenges of getting buy-in from clients to go agile. It was alluded to, but just to state more explicitly - the language you use often makes all the difference. Concepts like "lean" or "innovation" are hard sells, they are seen as too esoteric. However, even the most pointy-headed manager gets "growth" and "costs". My two favourite resources for selling growth to "dinosaur" companies are Dave Gray's "Gamestorming", and Jeanne Liedtka's "Designing for Growth".
0 · August 23
I think news sites could definitely benefit from a variation of this method. (i.e. Globe and Mail, National Post...) — developing stories, citizen journalism... all connected in a thread of sorts with a combined summary. A general example of one take on this idea: http://www.theverge.com/apple/2...
0 · August 21