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Innovation Through Understandingsm
The toughest part of innovation? Accurately predicting what customers want, need, and will pay for. Even if you ask them, they often can’t explain what they want. Now, there’s a breakthrough solution: Innovation Games. Drawing on his software product strategy and product management consulting experience, Luke Hohmann has created twelve games that help you uncover your customers’ true, hidden needs and desires.
You’ll learn what each game will accomplish, why it works, and how to play it with customers. Then, Hohmann shows how to integrate the results into your product development processes, helping you focus your efforts, reduce your costs, accelerate time to market, and deliver the right solutions, right from the start.
Innovation Games will be indispensable for anyone who wants to drive more successful, customer-focused product development: product and R&D managers, CTOs and development leaders, marketers, and senior business executives alike.
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About the Author xix
Part One: The Why and the How of Innovation Games 1
Part Two: The Games 47
Prune the Product Tree 48
Remember the Future 56
Spider Web 62
Product Box 68
Buy a Feature 76
Start Your Day 84
Show and Tell 92
Me and My Shadow 96
Give Them a Hot Tub 102
The Apprentice 106
20/20 Vision 110
Speed Boat 118
Part Three: Tools and Templates 127
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