Fibonacci Maru - The Unbeatable Product Development Simulator

The Kobayashi Maru is a Starfleet training exercise designed to test the character of cadets in the command track at Starfleet Academy. The Kobayashi Maru test was first depicted in the opening scene of the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and again appears in the 2009 Star Trek film. The tests describe a no-win scenario or a solution that involves redefining the problem and testing one's character. This exercise was the inspiration for the Fibonacci Maru. Teams will be put to the test as they develop a product and release it to their customer base. As the feedback and metrics pore in real time. Will the teams stay the course or pivot based on the build measure learn cycles? This is a 90 minute highly interactive workshop that will educate Agile professionals on developing products using the Lean Startup to plan and shape the product.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. 25 Min - The Session opening
    • Intro of Speaker and Team
    • Background on how I came up with exercise based on an experience report to set the stage on the creation of this exercise.
    • Lean Startup - Intro the Lean Startup
      • Identify MVP
      • Validated learning
      • Build -Measure - Learn Cycle
      • Pivot or Preserve
  2. 10 Min - Break into teams, distribute materials, introduce the exercise.
  3. 10 Min - Build the story map, prioritize the stories, and identify the MVP for the first release.  At the end of the ten min start the first 6 min iteration
  4. 35 Min - Start the 6 min iteration teams will use their story map and the self-building product to create their potentially shippable product.  Repeat step 4 - 5 times
    • Once the MVP is reached the teams will begin receiving statistics, sales reports, and customer feedback via email and social media (Twitter). Teams will need to continue Build -Measure - Learn cycle throughout the rest of the iteration. With the option to pivot or preserve depending on the learning.  
  1. 10 Min - Debrief and Q and A

 

Learning Outcome

Teams will learn how to use the Lean Startup to build the right product by gaining critical validated learning, Using actionable metrics instead of vanity metrics As they go through the build measure learn life cycle in real time.

Target Audience

Business people, Lean Startup Curious, Product managers and Owners

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