FIRE: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods by Dan Ward

By Dan Ward

Noted army know-how professional Dan Ward's manifesto for developing nice items and initiatives utilizing the equipment of fast innovation.

Why do a little courses carry their product less than price, whereas others bust their funds? Why do a little bring prior to time table, whereas others adventure unending delays? Which items paintings better—the speedy and thrifty or the sluggish and costly? Which state of affairs results in more advantageous equipment?

With approximately twenty years as an engineering officer within the U. S. Air strength, Dan Ward explored those questions in the course of excursions of responsibility at army study laboratories, the Air strength Institute of expertise, an intelligence corporation, the Pentagon and Afghanistan. The trend he spotted printed that the main profitable undertaking leaders in either the private and non-private sectors introduced top-shelf items with a skeleton staff, a shoestring finances, and a cannonball agenda. over the top funding of time, cash, or complexity truly diminished innovation. He concluded the key to innovation is to be quick, low-cost, basic, and small.

FIRE offers an unique and sensible framework for pursuing quick, frugal innovation. A story-filled combination of popular culture and engineering perception, FIRE has whatever for everybody: strategic strategies leaders can use as they forged a imaginative and prescient, actionable rules for managers as they make company judgements, and useful instruments for staff as they layout, construct, examine and try out new products.

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