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Lean Phase: Customer Segment   Question: Do consumers recognise that they have the problem we are trying to solve? Who could be our early adopters?   Purpose: To validate our assumed early adopters.   Assumptions: Our early adopters are assumed to be living in one (or more) of three demographics: Rural Urban-Rural Slum Assumptions made about our early adopters within those demographics can be found in the problem definition experiment:...

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Lean Phase: Problem   Question: How do our customer segments define the problem?   Purpose: Empathise with customer segments to define the problem.   Assumptions: Households do not have access to electricity at night Households do not have consistent energy throughout the day Current energy prices are too expensive for households Households without electricity have experienced ill health effects Existing infrastructure does not support current needs...

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Project Summary

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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Adopted Experiment

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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Adopted Experiment

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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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

Country you Trekked/are Trekking in
Timor-Lesté

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