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skunkworks

A project undertaken by a highly motivated group of people who are given autonomy to work without the normal company restrictions. Typically referring to projects for software or electronics that are sometimes developed in secrecy, the term was derived from the Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Program "Skunk Works" and popularized by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin in their 1984 book "A Passion for Excellence."
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"Companies should begin dabbling with blockchain and start skunkworks projects just to gain some exposure to it," Tatro recommends.
While this started as something of a skunkworks effort by the Jeep personnel--all of whom are engaged with the brand in ways that most companies wish their employees even had 5 percent of the commitment--with their developing things in spare moments, it has become part of the Jeep culture, creating Jeeps for Moab that have elements which may become part of production vehicles.
That model's conceptual framework was developed in a skunkworks operation in Chino, California, but that shop has since been darkened, if not totally closed.
Cosplay props created by Scythe's SkunkWorks and Niha Novacaine were open to the public at the IGX Game Face zone for photo sessions.
The surfboard, produced in partnership with eco-friendly manufacturer Skunkworks was recently tested by Lucy Campbell, the UKs top female surfer.
General Raymond, with more Skunkworks and Manhattan Projects, will you have greater speed?
"This person was the primary source of ideas for the company, and that model is also typical of startups." In the 1970s, so-called skunkworks were popular--independent team working within an established company to drive innovation.
In 2014, Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations 'skunkworks' produced a limited edition F-Type roadster called Project 7.
At the University of Waterloo "skunkworks," an OSB panel and plywood panel are exposed to identical temperature and humidity conditions over the same time period; the panels were side by side in a climate chamber.
On a visit to consummate the purchase of the OBJ, I observing that he worked out of an office labelled "skunkworks" On the other side of that door grew the idea of the Ottawa Senators' new home outside of town.
The Johns Creek High School Networking Club (or the Skunkworks, as it's affectionately called) formed practically overnight, with more than 30 students signing on.