The quantity of experienced talent is at a low point and will continue to decline throughout the next 10+ years.
There are probably more unknowns than knowns:
- What is the best software or technology for ________?
- Will this company provide the support we need or even be in business in 3 years?
- What exactly is the best process for managing the preconstruction process?
- What is the best training program to accelerate the development of ________ ?
- If I invest in training _______ will they even stay with the company?
- How specifically do I measure the return on all these investments?
The truth is that there is no perfect answer to any of these questions.
If you never take a step forward then you will never “waste” a step. You will also never move any further down the road - and you can bet that at least one of your competitors is.
This is why they call it a “Strategic Direction” rather than “Exact Instructions.”
What is more important is that you start moving forward and put a great PDCA process in place. Be focused on rigorously adjusting but don’t stop moving forward.
- The Lean Startup it’s about a thought process; not about technology companies.
- Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels it’s about how to scale-up once you have gotten past the startup point of trying out something new.
Not because they have all the answers but because they will bring different perspectives, methods to evaluate the decision and continuous improvement tools.