In my capstone paper for graduation from UPenn, I advocated the following 4-stage implementation for internal collaborative software inside an organization:
I’ve simultaneously been thinking about the characteristics of what makes successful entrepreneurs so dynamic, and it seems to be a combination of everyone doing everything, strong vision, a constant need to innovate, but most important is the ability to rapidly pivot into new products, directions, markets, or services. My stages within Iterate are:
This is essentially a return to Assessment/Planning/Implementation, but I don’t think that as worded it accurately captures the need to pivot. The speed of technology, collaboration, and innovation requires one to get out of a shipping product mentality and towards being in perpetual beta, constantly trying out new features and optimizations. So I think I either need to add pivot under iterate or replace iterate entirely with pivot. APIP is a better acronym any, I guess.