Invite-Only Interactive Enterprise Session

You spoke and we listened. This invite-only workshop is designed specifically for enterprises seeking guidance & inspiration on implementing Lean in their organizations. Join our distinguished guests John Paul Farmer (former White House Deputy CTO), Dan Ward (Author “Fire” and formerly of the US Air Force) and Simeon Sessley (Innovation Leader, GE).

These leaders in the Lean community will help us navigate through 3 key areas of interest: Organizational Change, Lean Teams, and finally, Lean Tools. The session will be moderated by Drew McManus, VP Product Management at Pivotal Labs. The session is designed to be interactive and the success of it depends on your participation. Please come prepared with your questions & comments.

Giving Voice to Good Ideas

Every business leader knows that, in theory, good ideas can–and should–come from anywhere in your organization. But in reality, the voices of introverts and people far-removed from decision makers often go unheard. Hugh Molotsi, Vice President of the Intuit Labs Incubator and self-proclaimed introvert, talks about how Lean Startup methods at Intuit have helped surface game-changing ideas from quiet employees, front-line staff and unexpected corners of the organization.

How HP Shipped Faster–Much Faster

It’s no secret that product leaders in big companies who need to test new ideas quickly are often stuck with slow release cycles and rigid team processes. How can you overcome the legacy approach? Kathryn Kuhn discusses the calculated tradeoffs her Hewlett-Packard innovation team made in order to speed up its product development cycle, bringing a complex product to market in a matter of months.

Convince Colleagues to Use Lean Startup: The Stealth Approach

When a team at Google felt uncertain about which pieces of their work drove real value for customers and had an impact on the bottom line, Blair Beverly, a Manager in Google AdSense, suggested they try Lean Startup methods. He explains how he’s working to win over colleagues and management, using a counter-intuitive process to adopt the ideas.

An Experiment on Stage

Telefonica, a Spanish broadband and telecommunications company, is one of the largest mobile network providers in the world. What happened when the employees wanted to experiment with a new handset idea? Susana Jurado and Maria Olano, Innovation Managers at the company, have a detailed and instructive story to tell this afternoon–and in an on-stage experiment, they preview that talk from the main stage.

Case Study: Lean Product Development in a Very Big Organization

Telefonica, a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider with operations in Europe, North America and South America, is one of the largest mobile network providers in the world. What happened when the employees wanted to experiment with a new handset idea? Susana Jurado and Mario Olano, Innovation Managers at the company, have a detailed and instructive story to tell.

How We Funded 1,000 Experiments

What would happen if your organization funded every single new product idea from any employee, no questions asked? This past year, Adobe did exactly that. Mark Randall, Chief Strategist, VP of Creativity, shares surprising lessons and tangible results from Adobe’s new Kickbox process–including details about how experimentation has transformed good staff into great innovators.

Introducing Lean Startup in Your Corporation

Lean Startup is a proven method for invigorating and sustaining innovation in established companies. But understanding and introducing the practice can be a challenge. This full-day workshop focuses on Lean Startup principles in the enterprise and case studies from corporate entrepreneurs, plus it includes a real-world, hands-on exercise to help you truly learn and connect the ideas with your everyday work. Led by Brant Cooper, author of The Lean Entrepreneur: How Visionaries Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Markets, and including guest speakers from enterprise corporations, the session covers:

*Lean Startup principles for the enterprise
*Strategies for implementing these principles within your established organization
*Rapid experimentation tactics that you can apply to projects immediately
*Reducing risk by identifying a “minimum viable product”
*Key organizational systems and capabilities required for success in innovation

This session is highly relevant for executive leadership teams; innovation groups and incubators; product managers and product teams; and functional teams such as HR, Finance, etc.