Lean Forward is a framework for shaping products customers love.
It is designed to be easily integrated with an Agile process such as Scrum.
Teams working with Lean Forward focus on outcome rather than delivery of features. They are data driven and put customer first.
Using Lean Forward, organisations can become learning organisms that are constantly innovating and growing.
Lean Forward is all about establishing a learning organisation and the core of the process is what we call the LUNA, Meaningful Learning Loop.
The loop has 4 organisational habits:
Read more about the LUNA Loop here.
There are two main categories of Lean Forward teams:
Sometimes these teams overlap and they can be hard to distinguish from each other but generally speaking, Explore teams are working with more immature ideas and concepts while Growth teams work with mature products.
Lean Forward suggests a balance of the two categories of teams in a portfolio setup. The framework is designed to minimise the risk of exploring, to ensure an organisation that is always ready to take the next step.
Lean Forward has its roots in lean product development methodologies such as Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Lean UX and Customer Development and in marketing tactics such as Growth Hacking.
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