Minimum Viable Products & Prototypes

Remember the days of building a sandcastle in a sandbox, or creating a spaceship out of an old egg carton and tinfoil? These are examples of Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) and/or Prototypes! Perhaps you didn’t have the money to buy the latest Millenium Falcon when you...

What Makes A Good Problem Solver?

If you ask anyone on the ITK team (or really most people I work with), they’ll tell you I am always sharing articles. I recently came across this article about one person’s progression from sweeping floors to executive leadership, and instead of just emailing it to...

Interview with Dan Ward

I had the pleasure of interviewing Dan Ward, an outstanding member of the Innovation Toolkit (ITK) team and MITRE Innovation Catalyst. (Yes, that is his actual title. Fitting, right?) Dan describes himself as a positive, energetic person and I think it is safe to say...

Interview with Kaylee White

Recently I had the honor of sitting down with a wonderful member of team Toolkit, Kaylee White! Kaylee, a Senior Agile Design Engineer in MITRE’s Agile Systems Design and Enginnering Department, is one half of Toolkit West, calling Hill Air Force Base home along with...

Switching It Up (Part 2)

Our Story From Last Week Continues…  Day Two: Brainstorming and Prioritizing Actions At the end of the first day, the facilitation team met and affinitized the feedback we’d heard, grouping it into topics for the next day. Our intent was to form the participants into...

Switching It Up: A Mix & Match Path To Success

Today’s post is the first in a series by guest bloggers Alex Feinman (with Tom Seibert and Tammy Freeman)  Sometimes, you have to mix and match methods to get the results you need. This story is example of how important it is to be able to modify and adapt the...