IESE Insight
Hypothesis-Driven Experimentation
Fecha: 18/02/2019
Autor / es: Röthke, Claudia; Gregory, Robert Wayne; Káganer, Evgeny
Tipo de documento: Technical Note
Áreas: Information Technologies; Innovation and Change
Departamento: Information Systems
Idiomas: English
Referencia: SIN-57-E

When addressing customer needs through new offerings, it is essential to carry out hypothesis-driven experimentation and develop the kind of products that consumers really want. Often what you think customers want diverges substantially from what customers actually want. This technical note introduces and explains the essentials of hypothesis-driven experimentation, which is predicated on the idea of systematically and iteratively reducing uncertainty about the relevant customer problems and the most effective solutions to these problems. The goal of this technical note is to explain the role of experimentation and constant learning in the development and management of products and services in the digital age. Each step is explained thoroughly: from gathering assumptions, translating these into hypotheses, testing them with various quantitative methods and finally synthesizing the lessons learned. Principles for putting hypothesis-driven experimentation into practice are introduced.

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