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The Fuel Sustainability project in Timor-Leste has now been running for three months and in that time has made significant and rapid progress. The January team has spent most of the month focusing on refining the three proposed solutions, validating the findings of previous months, determining the supply chain of each solution and the associated costs and also conducting price testing in several areas of Dili. As a result of our hard work, the project is in a strong position for follow-up...

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Lean Phase: Solution, Revenue Streams   Assumptions: People living in Dili suburbs are willing to put down a full deposit on a stove.   Time Box: February Month   Key Metrics: Conversion rates of people who are approached by PEV, who then put down a deposit   Success Points: Green Light Proceed: Continued sales of stove. Move to improving customer engagement, market reach, and channels Success Point: 30% or more of people approached face-to-face will place a deposit for a...

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Lean Phase: Solution   Assumption: The briquettes developed are intuitive and simple to use, and have an appeal to customers.   Time box: 1 week testing, 1 week iteration, 1 week testing.   Key Metrics: Immediate response to the product. This can be measured quite independently and without the customer’s knowledge to remove bias. % of customers that can light and cook with briquettes without assistance or explanation. % of customers that can light and cook with briquettes...

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Lean Phase: Solution   Assumption: The stove developed is intuitive to use.   Time box: 1 week testing, 1 week iteration, 1 week testing.   Key Metrics: Percentage of customers that can use the product without assistance or explanation.   Success Points: Green Light Proceed: Major improvements are not needed to be made to the design. Continue to tweak minor issues with the stove based on feedback. Begin research into long term product quality and...

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Lean Phase: Solution   Assumption: Briquette recipes can be iterated to perform better than firewood and competitor briquettes.   Time Box: January Project Month   Success Metrics: Green Light (Proceed): Move forward with looking into future manufacturing of the chosen briquette recipe. Success Point: 75% of tests are favourable towards homemade briquettes when compared to current alternatives Orange Light (Optimise): Search for different ingredients within Dili,...

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by Ben Disher
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Experiment adopted

This range of Price Testing experiments are intrinsically connected with the Cost Analysis experiment (linked below). They should be read and understood as two parts of the same overarching feasibility experiment for each solution. https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/789450 Lean Phase: Solution Assumption: That our customers are willing to pay a price for briquettes that is above the failure points set out in the cost analysis experiment. Time Period: 2 Weeks in country,...

Alexander Teicher
by Alexander Teicher
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Experiment adopted

This range of Price Testing experiments are intrinsically connected with the Cost Analysis experiment (linked below). They should be read and understood as two parts of the same overarching feasibility experiment for each solution. https://projecteverest.crowdicity.com/post/789450 Stoves and the briquette maker have been combined as they are both a once off purchase and hence the testing is identical except for the price points and success metrics being different dependent on their cost....

Alexander Teicher
by Alexander Teicher
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Alexander Teicher

Getting your team dynamics right is a vital part of a productive workplace. Not every day is going to go smoothly and you’re going to hit plenty of rough patches. There will be days where everybody is low on energy. Maybe there was a disagreement yesterday and there’s some tension in the group. Raising team morale consistently is the perfect cure.   One of my own personal creations is the Gag List. Born from a long overnight stopover at Darwin Airport, the Gag List is a record of...

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Ben Disher

Adelaide, Australia

Joined this community on Jul 2, 2017

University or Company
UOA

Degree or Work area
Engineering

Project completed as trekker (if applicable)
Energy Assessment

Country you Trekked/are Trekking in
Timor-Lesté

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