How can we have something like “a startup culture” in our company?
How can we get new products to become fast-growing scaleups?
How do we reorganize ourselves for optimal execution and innovation?
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. The workshop helps attendees understand how innovation works across the lifecycle of a business, and it makes them aware of their role in the creation and delivery of innovative products and services in continuously changing environments.
What You Will Learn
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. The Shiftup Business Agility & Innovation Leader workshop teaches participants to apply Lean-Agile thinking to all aspects of business innovation.
That's why attendees automatically qualify to become an ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF).
Coaches, consultants, team managers, business leaders, product designers, product developers, product managers, project managers, human resource managers.
This is a foundational workshop, meaning that no knowledge or certifications of lean thinking, business agililty 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.
Agenda of the First Day
The Business Lifecycle
Change, Agility, Innovation, Value & Complexity, The 10 Business Lifecycle stages, Problem/Solution Fit, Product/Market Fit, Business/Market Fit
The pieces of the Business Model Quilt, Business Model Canvas, Lean Canvas, Minimum Viable Products, Pivot, Patch & Persevere
The Innovation Vortex
Stakeholder Management, The seven streams of the Innovation Vortex, Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Lean Personas, Jobs To Be Done, Journey Maps, Dilemmas, Paradoxes
Agenda of the Second Day
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
Growth Mindset, Mental Models
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 this workshop, participants will work in small groups to collaboratively complete exercises. They deepen their knowledge by discussing their findings with the instructor and their peers. And they play serious games to understand variations and possibilities for applying what they've learned in practice.
The instructor is available full-time, leading the lectures, questions, and discussions.
Jurgen Appelo is the Founder/CEO of startup Agility Scales, the author of Management 3.0 and Managing for Happiness, and quite familiar with all the latest trends. He was once Entrepreneur of the Year in The Netherlands. He completed over EUR 1M of investments for his new company, and he is the founder of two other businesses, both of which are profitable. Jurgen was named Europe’s nr 1 Leadership Author (see ranking on Inc.com).