Rapid Learning Cycles workshop
WHAT IS RLC

Rapid Learning Cycles is agile for innovation and R&D

Rapid Learning Cycles is tried and tested agile methodology to manage innovation under high-cost and high-uncertainty, ideal for the development of products, services, or innovation.
Both in the context of an established organisation or in a start-up context.

Next Agents is the affiliate for the Nordic countries for the Rapid Learning Cycles framework.

WHY RLC

Innovation work is often characterised by chaos

Agile approaches were born out of the need to solve issues associated with high rates of change, uncertainty, and complexityon projects.

Rapid Learning Cycles is an adaptation of Agile for innovation and R&D, particularly for hardware and other physical products — and other parts of the business where decisions are irreversible or expensive to change. In these areas, the assumptions that drive the practices and tools of Agile Software Development do not hold true. Instead, we use the principles of Agile to deliver value early, while avoiding the waste of revisited decisions.

ADVANTAGES OF RAPID LEARNING CYCLES

Speed


Faster time-to-market through an agile process to get things right the first time.


Alignment


Transparent team-work promotes employee engagement and gives management control of development


Flexibility


Built to adapt to change, perfect to manage uncertainty. It can be implemented as a stand-alone framework or with Stage Gate.


Knowledge Library


Create and grow an extensible knowledge so that future teams don’t have to re-learn the same things.


TRUSTED ACROSS INDUSTRIES

Rapid Learning Cycles is a robust framework used in diverse industries

A tried and tested agile methodology to manage innovation under high-cost and high-uncertainty, ideal for the development of products, services, or innovation.
Both in the context of an established organisation or in a start-up context.

BUSINESS CASE

How SONION uses Rapid Learning Cycles

Sonion is a Danish global leader in designing and manufacturing components and solutions for hearing instruments.
Sonion uses Rapid Learning Cycles to build and document knowledge to accelerate future innovations.