Guided Strategic Experimentation

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Businesses face constant pressure to innovate while effectively managing risks and resources. The key to staying ahead lies in the ability to rapidly validate ideas, refine strategies, and adapt swiftly to evolving customer needs. Enter Rutabaga, a revolutionary platform designed to streamline and optimize the product development process through its unique guided strategic experimentation framework […]

Rutabaga: Strategic Command for Product Innovation

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In today’s fast-paced and competitive market, the ability to rapidly adapt and respond to customer needs is paramount. Yet, many companies struggle with fragmented customer feedback scattered across various departments and tools. This disjointed approach not only slows down decision-making but also results in missed opportunities to align product strategies with real customer needs. Enter […]

4 Ways to Cultivate Insight-Driven Collaboration in Your Product Organization

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In the rapidly evolving landscape of product development, fostering an environment where collaboration is driven by customer insights is crucial for sustained success. Organizations that effectively integrate customer insights into their operational strategies tend to outperform their peers. Rutabaga’s platform facilitates this integration, enhancing team synergy and strategic alignment. Here’s how you can foster insight-driven […]

Embracing Shu Ha Ri in Product Development

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Reflecting on my journey of growth and learning in the startup world, I’m reminded of the powerful framework, that is also one of our core principles at Rutabaga, of Shu Ha Ri. First, let’s have ChatGPT define Shu Ha Ri for us:  Shu Ha Ri (often written as “Shuhari”) is a concept in martial arts […]

Why Innovation Efforts Fail

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A recent McKinsey survey found that 94% of business leaders are unhappy with their innovation efforts. Meanwhile, research by Capgemini reports that 80-90% of innovation labs fail. Yet, the need for innovation isn’t letting up. Companies that don’t innovate are at serious risk of being disrupted. We all know iconic brands that no longer exist, […]