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The innovation slider

Konstantin Kudryashov shares some thoughts on the relation between predictability and innovation.

Every time I meet a client to discuss their new project plans, I encounter the same question: “I want my software to be unique and different. How much will it cost?” The problem is that unique products and true innovation are difficult to estimate, and even harder to accurately budget for. Helping a business find the balance between the innovation they need, and the predictability they want led me to create the Innovation Slider, a tool you can use to harmonise the split between innovation and predictability in software projects.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.