Instead, create a space and time where clients, sales, engineering, product and marketing advance from a fuzzy concept to an actionable plan. Together. In just one week. How is this even possible?
As leader, you pick the problem, give the initial impulse and give your team the space to explore, build connections and self-organise. They will track the windy path from goals to an actionable plan together, discovering a wealth of tacit knowledge along the way. You can participate in the workshop on equal footing or join only the opening and closing activities.
Empower them and watch valuable and viable solutions emerge in collaboration!
Co-create. Your customers are experts on the problem and keen to share their knowledge. Delight them with unparalleled transparency of the process and the power to shape, integrate and validate the solution early. A seat in the workshop with the role of design partner offers them just enough control without feeling overwhelmed.
It's also fun!
"It depends" vanishes here. This workshop creates a safe space, protected time and necessary focus for dealing with uncertainty. We acknowledge the big picture, understand each other's capabilities and challenges, and focus on moving the needle. Before you know it, everybody speaks the same language and feels confident to commit.
The telephone game is for parties, not for business.
"Mike organised a series of Lean Inception workshops for both internal and external people to iterate on the value proposition. Throughout he brings positive energy, great communication skills and a clear sense of responsibility and ownership."
I routinely work with innovative teams of all sizes that have differing needs, desires, and capacity to facilitate product development strategy, which is why I have created packages to suit different projects:
Organise and run the workshop yourself using our battle-hardened materials. While you are on your own with this package, with our comprehensive playbook, you will have the autonomy to plan and conduct the workshop as you see fit.
The Playbook comprises our industry-leading guidance, recommendations, and tools, enabling you to create tailormade workshops for your innovative project. Focus the collective efforts of your stakeholders and revisit the inception strategy when necessary with our blueprint.
We help you to prepare and run a flawless inception workshop on your own by providing direct and informative guidance specific to your project.
As well as coaching and ongoing support, you will receive all the necessary information, tools, and tactics I use to consistently facilitate seamless software projects.
A bespoke workshop attended by all key project stakeholders created, organised and run by me, Mike, an accomplished software consultant with vast experience taking ideas and turning them into well-founded software systems.
I will spend time directly understanding your unique situation, preparing sessions, scheduling, and processing outputs. These workshop sessions will help put your team on the path to success by aligning goals, creating a production framework, and providing you with the necessary resources to face challenges head-on.
If at least one or two regularly pop up in your mind or in discussions with the team, let's talk: schedule a free call. I will assess your situation and explain how this workshop can help solve your problems or advise something else.
Hi! I'm Mike Kotsur, a software consultant deeply passionate about technology and innovation. During the last decade I've helped many startups, innovation labs and product incubators to validate and develop business ideas from scratch into well-founded software systems valued by users and customers.
I can help you with your next innovative software project!