We have a saying: You don’t need to know the color of your drapes to start building your house.

Streamlining solutions in a fast paced world means making quick, optimal decisions towards your objectives. Reducing wasted time by avoiding unnecessary analysis and focusing only on the information you need to take that next step.

Based on the science and practices out of NASA and the Stanford University, our facilitated Rapid Evolution Workshops are a top down, principles based approach to technology design and delivery. Aligning solutions specifically to the needs of the business, and refining them iteratively as those needs become clearer.

With similarities to the well known approaches of Agile and Lean, the success of Rapid Evolution Workshops relies on three key principles:

  • Collaborate Quickly:  Make decisions with the information you have and don’t have.
  • Communicate Effectively: Right information at the right time, no barriers.
  • Formulate Iteratively: Deliver from the top down, define only the details you need.

Taking an integrated learning approach to help your team deliver better solutions, faster, and more effectively well into the future.

Format and Agenda

The aim of Rapid Evolution Workshops is to produce an outcome for your business aligned to some specific objective. Tailored specifically for your business, we focus on solutions; Agreeing to achievable deliverables as part of your team, and working with your team across the workshop to produce them. From detailed designs to strategy documents and everything in between, we provide a set of enriched tools and frameworks to help your team along the way.

Workshops are typically run as 5 x 3-hour sessions. Sessions are typically conducted in the morning allowing teams to attack each session with a fresh mind and follow up in the afternoon on their own with workshop action items.

Condensed, 2 day workshops are also a possibility.

Session Agenda

Session 1: PlanHow to define a problem outcome statement
Identifying key needs and requirements using Persona Value Mapping
Agreeing on priorities and objectives
Session 2: DefineHow to assesses and analyse needs and requirements
Introducing traceability and quality management
Defining functional and solution architectures
Session 3: DevelopDeveloping component and system designs
Assessing available technology
Session 4: DeliverReviewing component designs and assessing capability
Developing short, medium and longterm roadmaps
Session 5: ReviewApplying critical review methods to ensure quality
Assessing outstanding activities
Retrospectives and their role in critical review

Who should do this workshop?

Forward Thinking Organisations & Start-ups: looking to align technology solutions to their business strategy

Technology & Business Teams: with a need for increased quality and efficiency in their technology delivery, or to overcome a specific challenge.

Established Organisations: seeking to give a new project every chance of successes through an effective, collaborative kick-off workshop.

For more information

Please contact us for more information, or to book a more detailed conversation on how Rapid Evolution Workshops can help deliver solutions faster, and more effectively for your business.