Lean Innovation Thinking and the Agile Mindset
An end-to-end lean innovation framework unleashes the power of Agile by connecting the core principles with approaches leveraged from Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Business Model Innovation, DevOps and Test Driven . Lean Innovation holds the customer value stream at the core of all decisions, priorities and methods. Learning about the products, features and services that customers value highest in the most efficient manner drives this framework. Organizational operating models need to be focused on assessing the problem-solution-market fit. Only then will the ideas that we assume drive customer value be truly validated. This is not accomplished from one methodology nor a dogmatic adoption of several methodologies. By understanding the tools and techniques within a lean innovation framework, leaders and practitioners can make the correct choices of when and how to apply each component to their organization to minimize waste and maximize customer value.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
We will start by summarizing the entire lean innovation framework, touching briefly on the core methods leveraged and the integration points. There are several principles that are fundamental to thinking in a lean innovation manner and that are required to drive change in the organization (e.g. outcomes over outputs, products over projects).
Then we'll explore deeper the concepts to leverage in the framework from the following methodologies
- Objectives and Key Results
- Design Thinking
- Business Model Innovation
- Lean Startup
- Agile (@ Scale)
- Continuous Testing
Lastly, we'll cover how this framework lends itself extremely well to organizations that are re-orienting towards a way of working that is Journeys and Platforms based. Within this section, we'll touch on the impacts to culture and institutional mindsets—in most cases, the greatest challenge to adopting lean innovation.
- Understanding of the way all the methodologies interact to drive customer value
- Appreciation for tool selection over procedural execution
- Ability to adopt components of the framework in your organization
Agile Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Product Owners, Product Managers, Architects, Software Developers