Simplify Product Development with Dan Ward & Public Spend Forum

Teams that value speed, thrift, and simplicity tend to outperform teams that don't. But why? In this free learning path from Public Spend Forum featuring Dan Ward, we'll introduce you to the way of fast, inexpensive, restrained and elegant (FIRE) methods that ignite innovation and help teams deliver value by embracing constraints and maximizing creativity. Through carefully sequenced videos and readings, you'll come to understand the core values of FIRE and appreciate how heuristics can improve decision-making and team communication.

  1. The Journey of a Thousand Miles...

    ...begins with one step. In this path, we will take that first step and several more as we ponder a central point:Teams that value speed,...

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  2. Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained & Elegant

    What is FIRE, and why is it so useful for product development? In this introductory video, Dan provides an overview of Fast, Inexpensive,...

  3. The Real Secret

    What if I told you the truly impossible is best accomplished with the very little? You'd probably ask for evidence, and I wouldn't begrud...

  4. Heuristics for the Win

    FIRE isn't about the things we choose to do, its about the things we choose NOT to do. But taking things off the table is harder than put...

  5. In Chaos We Trust

    Heuristics are helpful guideposts along the roadmap of product development, but some decisions won't get made without strong data to back...

  6. Now Keep Walking

    I hope you've enjoyed this introduction to FIRE, and appreciate the positive impact that simplicity can have on the product development c...

  7. The Tao of FIRE, Part 2 + Webinar

    Are you interested in continuing along the path to FIRE enlightenment? Please take a moment to answer a few short questions and you'll be...

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