How mature are your ideas?

Ask this question in a workshop to a round of engineers and product managers. After a few blank stares you will start hearing comments like “we’re ready to build it”, or “they’re pretty sound”, and “well, we actually have no idea what this is all about”. Quite often we hear completely different opinions about the same item. Try it yourself, it works. Stunning, isn’t it?

It is of course a matter of perspective. Everybody evaluates an idea from their personal point of view. Which is ok, as long as they understand the other’s viewpoint – usually that is too much trouble, so there is conflict.

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