Uncertainty is there, everywhere, and our goal shouldn’t be to predict the unpredictable but to face its existence and manage it in the best possible way. This talk introduces the use of visuals as a powerful approach to manage uncertainty and face our everyday challenges. Our goal is that everybody leaves the room with visual experiments to spread at work.

We will follow the story of our product development team - their reformation into new delivery teams, their move to greater agility and their delivery of goals - and share the visualisation experiments we ran to help our teams with communication, direction and understanding the big picture.

Some of the main challenges we will be sharing our visual experiments to are:

  • lack of alignment, high level picture and roadmap clarity
  • sharing an idea, a strategy or a new piece of knowledge
  • analysis and communication of results
  • process definition and clarification
  • uncertainty around product’s progress, deadlines and scope
  • Collaboration and facilitation in co-located and remote situations

As we go through each of the challenges we will present the underlying process that has emerged. We will share with the audience a set of steps that can be easily applied to improve the way we explore the best answer to a problem in order to generate a visual or tangible outcome.

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

 

  • Introduction
  • We all need to face uncertainty
  • Sharing our visual experiments to manage uncertainty
    • Communicating the big picture
    • Communicating direction / process / strategy
    • Communicating detail
    • Communicating progress towards a goal
    • Co-located/remote collaboration and facilitation

 

 

  • Summary
  • Q&A

Learning Outcome

 

  • Learning new techniques and formats for communicating visually
  • Gain insight from visualisation experiments and understand the underlying benefits of using visuals
  • Experiment with the shared process to generate a visual solution to a given challenge
  • Get some useful recommendations on how to grow in the use of visuals - whether you can draw or not.
  • Leave the room with at least one visual experiment to spread at work
  • Understand the idea of facing uncertainty and rapidly adapting through the generation of visual answers

Target Audience

This talk is addressed to all those who believe that uncertainty shouldn’t be avoided or falsely predicted but managed and want to explore visual ways of facing our everyday challenges.

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