Similar in style and content to our longer Rapid Evolution Workshops, Rapid Design Intensives were originally developed to suit a specific client’s needs. Our client needed an ultra-intense, get in and get out style workshop to identify gaps and challenges in their business and technology strategy. The client was ecstatic, if not a little overwhelmed, by what was uncovered in a single day.

Make no mistake, we do not use the word “Intensive” here lightly. It is a big day, designed to get into the nub of your problem and get out. Consistent with our overall integrated learning approach, we provide a background understanding of the process and methods along the way.

RDI’s can be used to focus on Business and Technology strategies, project planning, idea validation, business crisis management, and other problems requiring rapid alignment to stakeholder needs.

Format and Agenda

Rapid Design Intensives are run as a one-day condensed workshop with the key stakeholders in your team. In addition to attacking your specific challenge, the workshop is designed to improve your team’s knowledge and capabilities in these areas:

  • Understanding Problems and Ideas
  • Capturing and Assessing Stakeholder Needs
  • Defining Solution Behaviors
  • Ensuring a Quality Outcome

Due to its intense nature, participants should have at least some background in business, innovation, or technology, but is not compulsory.

Session Agenda

9:00 – 9:10Introduction & House Keeping
9:10 – 12:00Persona Value Mapping: Identify stakeholders and their respective needs.
12:00 – 12:45Review, prioritisation, and gap analysis of PVM outcomes
12:45 – 1:30Lunch
1:30 – 2:30Functional architecture:  System flow
2:30 – 4:30Solution Assessment: component requirements and selection criteria
4:30 – 5:00Review and summary: Next Steps

While designed to be run on-site, it is possible to run virtually over four sessions. If you have specific needs in this area, let us know and we can discuss some of the options.

Who should do this workshop?

Start-ups and Venture Capitalist firms: Looking to quickly validate an idea or concept

Project Teams: looking for a pre-planning or kickoff workshop for their project

Established Enterprises: Who need to apply rapid focus to a specific challenge or opportunity.

For more information

Please contact us for more information, or to book a more detailed conversation on how Rapid Design Intensives can help attack your challenge or opportunity more effectively in your business.