The Lean Startup course will teach you how to think and lead like a startup founder.
In today’s complex and constantly changing world, a successful startup needs to be competitive and delivering customer value continuously. This course will teach you the skills you need. The same skills, tools, techniques and rules that today’s “unicorn” founders and VPs have followed.
You will be taught by Simon Powers – an entrepreneur and organisational design coach with 20 years’ experience working alongside some of the most successful organisations in the world.
Introduction. Setting the scene for the rest of the day.
Creating a learning space and getting to know each other. Setting the context.
Starting up in a complex adaptive unpredictable world
Understanding the nature of complexity in a competitive market place. Choosing the right mind-set, processes and tools to gain competitive advantage and to build the right product. Covering the Lean StartUp process.
Modern leadership skills and how to use them
The role of leadership, cultivating the right mind-set, inspiring and motivating others, working on the right things (i.e. leading and not writing code).
Lean, waste, quality, and continuous improvement
Building a lean organization that is continuously learning, structurally appropriate, and producing quality products.
Economic Framework for prioritization
A look at cost of delay and how to prioritize disparate things. Playing the SAFe city game.
Using Kanban to visualize work in progress, eliminate bottlenecks, define classes of service, and get products to market quicker.
A look at other companies using the Lean StartUp approach.
Q and A
Time to ask context specific questions and engage in group discussion.
A look at the day to see what went well and what didn’t. What would we do differently?