location_city Melbourne schedule Jul 20th 03:45 - 04:30 PM AEST place EN 205 (C40) people 26 Interested

"If you don't like the weather in Melbourne, wait 10 minutes."

There isn't an application able to correctly forecast what our day will be like. Many people in Melbourne are frustrated by both the weather apps that all look the same and the unpredictability of the weather changing every ten minutes.

This interactive session will see us reflect on Agile and System Thinking principles to build a prototype through one Lean Startup cycle. Using Melbourne's weather, it will highlight how important it is to question the value brought by things that are established.

Shy inventors will have an opportunity to understand that an idea is never too big and learn a good way to start getting their dreams into reality.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

  • Short presentation (7 min)
  • Prototype build - first phase (10 min)
  • Prototype build - second phase (10 min)
    • Gather feedback from other teams' members through user testing/presentation in groups
    • Adapt the solution / late build
  • Expo: Presentation of built products (10 min)
  • Take aways (3 min)

Learning Outcome

  • Understand and apply Lean-Startup approach
  • Get familiar with the necessity to quickly build MVPs of our ideas to start testing and get feedback early on.
  • Get to reflect on Agile fundamentals and how they can impact our ways of thinking.
  • Get to understand basics of System Thinking and facilitate a better approach to deal with complex Systems.
  • Understand how our approach toward the Weather reflects the difficulties in transitioning to Agile.

Target Audience

Anyone, especially those furstrated when Weather apps change their mind in the last minute.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Just you.

schedule Submitted 5 years ago

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