Buzzwords or phrases are great to try to convey an idea quickly and easily to a wide number of people, however, they should not set your policy on how to do things. One particular phase “Fail Fast, Fail Often” has been used a lot when talking about Innovation, Agile Development and now Dev Ops. I hate it!
Everybody wants to innovate or drive innovation, however, it seems very difficult for us to come to a common definition or set of terms when describing it. Innovation is not a thing, it is a process, and typically people describe abstract processes differently and use terminology that comes from other activities. In this post, I want to create a framework for innovation terminology to help people new to the topic understand how these terms relate to each other.