How GE Applies Lean Startup Practices

Harvard Business Review

The Lean Startup is an approach to developing new products that came out of “Agile” software development, with “sprints” (quick deliverables) and fast learning. To make FastWorks work, changes have been made in several areas, including supplier relations, finance, and roles and responsibilities: Supplier relations. The new product team knew they needed to engage their suppliers sooner in the product development process, and also in a more continuously ongoing way.

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