Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile: What is the difference?

Methodologies such as design thinking, lean startup, and agile development help startups reduce the risk of failure due to a lack of product-market fit. Yet founders often use these terms almost interchangeably and make the mistake of using only one of them instead of combining all three to create an effective innovation process. Here, Nicolò Mantini explores the differences between these three methodologies, how they complement each other, and how they work together to help startups avoid wasting valuable resources building a product with features that no one actually wants.

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