Many companies struggle to foster innovation within their existing teams. The challenge is usually cultural – how to marry the need for experimentation, freedom to “fail fast” and a creative license to throw away the “old ways of doing things” with compliance to corporate standards and security practices. Towa Software has a service offering that helps companies try fresh ideas quickly outside of the corporate bureaucracy before bringing them in-house for productization once they have proved to be successful.
We call this program “Lean Labs”, and it works like this: a dedicated, self-sufficient team staffed by Towa Software engineers works on a customer problem with the client’s subject matter experts. The team moves fast, uses the latest technologies and aims to solve the business use case to demonstrate measurable value to the business stakeholders. The project takes anywhere from 4-12 weeks and costs under $100K.