July 31, 2020 9:00 am —
August 1, 2020 5:00 pm PDT
San Francisco, United States of America

Most companies are expected to screw up and die within the next two decades. They will be replaced by a new generation of disruptive startups and scaleups except for the organizations that learn how to disrupt themselves.

Starting new teams and scaling up innovation is more critical than ever. The key to success is applying different practices in different stages of the innovation lifecycle. What works for a new business does not work for a mature one, and vice versa. In this workshop, you will nosedive into the major good practices for business leaders and product teams, from the moment they have an innovative idea to the day they will scale it up (or screw it up). Everything depends on the lifecycle stage of the product or service.

What you will learn

The aim of this workshop is not to simply review dozens of practices and buzzwords that will be well-known (to some participants). Instead, the goal is to take a higher perspective and achieve a foundational understanding of how all these tools fit into the larger picture of the innovative, evolving company as a family of business models with individual business life cycles. It is the perfect starting point for organizations aiming to achieve a coherent approach to a startup and scaleup culture within a corporate environment, with an equal emphasis on both disruptive and sustaining innovation.

In two days, you will see that the basic unit for innovation is the strategic business model. You will understand how each business model evolves from exploration and effectiveness to exploitation and efficiency. And you will learn how managers, leaders, designers, and developers need to organize their work differently to create an organization that can reinvent itself continuously and that can scale tremendously.



ICAgile Certified Professional - Business Agility Foundations

Workshop teaches participants to apply Lean-Agile thinking to all aspects of business innovation. That’s why attendees automatically qualify to become a certified professional through ICAgile - one of the most prestigious certifications body in the world.

This workshop is for you if

  • You are a coach, consultant, team manager, business leader, product designer, product developer, product manager, project manager, human resource manager.
  • You want to achieve a foundational understanding of how innovation tools fit into the larger picture of your business life cycles.
  • Your company aims to achieve a coherent approach to a startup and scaleup culture.

This is a foundational workshop, meaning that no knowledge or certifications of lean thinking, business agility or innovation are required. This is not an expert-level course. However, having some experience with new product development and business management (in any role) will make attendance easier.


DAY 1:

The Business Lifecycle

Change, Agility, Innovation, Value & Complexity, The 10 Business Lifecycle stages, Problem/Solution Fit, Product/Market Fit, Business/Market Fit.

The Business Quilt 

The pieces of the Business Model Quilt, Business Model Canvas, Lean Canvas, Minimum Viable Products, Pivot, Patch & Persevere.

The Innovation Vortex

The seven streams of the Innovation Vortex, Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Design Sprints, Lean Personas, Jobs To Be Done, Journey Maps.

DAY 2:

Lean-Agile Principles

Agile Manifesto, Lean Thinking.

Purpose & Objectives

Product Vision, Hoshin Kanri, North Star Metrics, Objectives & Key Results.

Performance & Metrics

Velocity, Burn Rate, Queue Length, Flow Efficiency, Burn Charts, CFDs, Pirate Metrics.

The Innovation Funnel

Innovation Board, Innovation Accounting, Metered Funding.

Lean-Agile Mindset

Growth Mindset, Mental Models.

Practical Information

Language: English.

Prerequisite: None, although we recommend some familiarity or experience with product design, product development, team management, business consulting, agile transformation, and organizational change.

Class size: Up to 20 people.

Time: 9.00-17.00 with breaks for lunch, coffee/tea, and rest.

Included: ICAgile Business Agility Foundations Certification (ICP-BAF), lunch, coffee/tea, and refreshments.

Format: participants will work in small groups to collaboratively complete exercises, will discuss their findings and will play serious games to understand possibilities for applying what they have learned. The instructor is available full-time, leading the lectures, questions, and discussions.

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