Weekly status reports: hypotheses, pitches, tasks

We have prepared a template for each team to prepare weekly. It covers your current vision of your product/service,  your key hypotheses, and how you plan to test them. We provide some hypothetical examples to get you into the spirit applying these ideas, which were discussed last week, to your own situations.

The framework we are using is the “lean startup” approach, or more generally framing your knowledge as hypotheses, rather than facts or assumptions. You progress by identifying the most critical assumptions and testing them as early as possible. Some will fail the tests, setting off the process of rethinking what you are doing. Others will “pass” the test but still lead to recalibrating and adjusting.

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