The Sputnik story: Innovation at a large company -- a possibility or an oxymoron?
How do you innovate at a multiple-billion dollar company that may not be as nimble as it once was. The Dell XPS 13 laptop, developer edition began life as “Project Sputnik” a scrappy skunkworks project to pilot an Ubuntu-based developer platform. Thanks to the power of the community, this concept went from project to product in a little over 6 months. Although the progress was quick it was not easy and the small team came up against a lot of resistance and often hostility. Come hear about the lumps they took and the 5 key lessons they took away.