Lean Innovation Training
Bring the speed and agility of entrepreneurial product and service development into your organization
An Entrepreneurial Approach
You and your teams will leave our workshops with a shared understanding of Lean Startup and related principles and methods, and a vision for how these approaches can be applied to your organization. Our trainers bring a breadth of corporate and startup innovation to their work, with many war stories to add color and enhance understanding!
Startups are trying to eat your lunch one little bite at a time. Beat them at their own game!
Where should we focus?
We want to prepare your team to compete. Tell us what you’d most like to get from the training.
Closer to the customer
Knowing your customer’s problems/pain points and solving for them is the key to success. Lean startups are expert at finding unsatisfied needs and targeting them. We’ll train your team to start with the pain and build pain relievers.
“There are no facts inside the building, so get the heck outside.”
— Steve Blank
Stronger business cases
Assumptions should not be confused with facts. Wishes should not be confused with reality. Our training will encourage you and your colleagues to engage customers early in their planning vs. sitting behind a computer building powerpoint decks and forecasting spreadsheets. Assumptions will be challenged. Wishes will be tested.
“No business plan survives first contact with customers.”
— Steve Blank
Training participants will be encouraged to see what works and what doesn’t in the real world, conducting rapid, low-cost, low-risk tests and pilots. Insights will guide actions.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lean startup approaches aim to achieve the fastest path to revenue for a new product or business. Your team will be taught to think in terms of low-cost, fast to market, minimally viable products, versus massive, time-consuming, new product development efforts.
“If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.”
— Mario Andretti
Equip & Empower Your Talent
Our training programs can be structured in a huge variety of ways to suit your needs and budget. From 1-hour keynotes, to multi-day workshops, we can build the training you need to accomplish your goals. Some examples of the workshops available and the kinds of topics they tackle.
Lean Startup Fundamentals
Value Proposition Development
Business Model Development
Channels & partners
Revenue & cost model
We will customize our training workshops to tie directly to your learning objectives and ideally, your organization’s strategy and values.