Lean Business Models: Providing Real Solutions to Customers

This talk and mini workshop aims to address:

  • Why some agile implementations have not hit the mark
  • Incorporating design thinking into existing agile frameworks
  • how to bring focus to the real customer need and not what the business thinks they need
  • Rapid innovation techniques with Brainwriting
  • mini-workshop to practise an effective Ideation technique.

Outline/Structure of the Talk

Context setting

Problems with some agile implementations

Why benefits of agile are not being realised

What are the gaps

Tieing Product Management into the Agile process

Why Ideation sessions work to help companies innovate

Brainwriting during Ideation

Breakout excercise to practise Brainwriting

Learning Outcome

Participants will leave with knowledge of how to start incorporating Product Management into their agile process along with practise participating in a Brainwriting session.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in delivering the right thing for their customers.

Prerequisites for Attendees


schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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