3. September 2019

Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Scrum

Observations on agile Methodologies

In recent articles I described a few notable differences and similarities in Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Scrum, namely the three most prominent industry standards in the context of agile teamwork.

At the HPI we illustrated our main observations in an overview that would show what happens within teams that work in these modes.


Design Thinking in a nutshell

We work in small teams that learn, discuss and explore together.

We focus on aspects of desirability, knowing that aspects of viability and feasibility need to be explored later on, as well.

We iterate between making observations (lower left corner) to interpreting these observations (upper left corner) to deriving to new ideas (upper right corner) to manifesting these ideas into prototypes (lower right corner) which help us to make a) new observations (cycle) or derive to a need-solution-fit (exit).