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Design Thinking is an approach to create solutions/products that start and end with the user. It is an iterative process in which we seek to understand the user, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternate strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with our initial level of understanding. This hands-on session is an adaptation of the Stanford D.School Virtual Crash Course on Design Thinking. The workshop is a structured framework that anyone can use to build design into their products.
What will we do?
Hands-on experience of early-stage product ideation. The participants will have the experience of taking a problem statement and designing a product that solves it, in a structured manner using tried and tested techniques in industry.
How we will do it?
We will walk through the five stages of product ideation and design, and implement concepts on the example problem as we proceed.
At the end of the workshop, participants will have learnt to take a problem and convert it into a product idea, and validate it.
The most radical period of change in industrial history is nearly upon us. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, where billions of people have access to vast knowledge and unlimited processing power, brings with it great complexity. Traditional engineering frameworks will no longer be enough to navigate the messiness that lies ahead. Technology will lie at the heart of every industry, and organizations will have to undergo a paradigm shift to harness it and develop innovative business models. This calls for the role of orchestrators who can navigate organizations through all the messiness.
This session will be delivered by Saptorsi Hore -COO of ThoughtWorks and Sneha Prabhu - Product Manager, ThoughtWorks Products.
In a world where businesses are increasingly becoming tech-led, three new types of businesses have evolved:
- Physical, now digital: Brick and mortar businesses are replaced with fully online models. Netflix is a fantastic example of having revolutionized the traditional cable companies.
- Digital native: Products that would never have existed if the technology for it hadn't come first, like FitBits.
- Digital engines: Businesses that power other digital businesses. Amazon Web Services is the engine that drives a phenomenal number of modern day businesses
In all, business models are evolving, and technology is at the heart of it all. This pushes the boundaries on how we solution, analyze, develop and measure. The role of business analysts has to evolve to be catalysts for re-imagining how technology is leveraged for future businesses.
In this talk, we talk about the paradigm shift in technology and businesses, the unique role that Agile Business Analysts can play, and the new age Agile Manifesto.