I wrote this as a reply to Does Lean Startup Methodology Apply to Consumer
Startups?" However, due to comment length restrictions on
that blog, I am posting my comment here and welcome your
"An enterprise will pilot products and iterate with a vendor: Let's run a 6 month consulting engagement/pilot to evaluate if this new database solves the problem."
Only an enterprise where there is a major disconnect between management and engineering will opt for this path. In enterprises where needed data I/O …