Session #3: Velocity as a Perpetual Vaccine to a Crisis

  • Lean Startup & Idea Validation
  • Methodologies to increase your team’s speed and performance.
  • Identifying Risky Assumptions
  • Planning & running experiments to validate assumptions
  • Offense Mindset vs. Defense Mindset in times of crisis.
Proposed outline
  • 45 minutes – Building a culture that leads to speed – Lean Startup & Idea Validation
  • 30 minutes – Exercise: Mapping Risky Assumptions
  • 10-15 minutes – Peer Learning: showcase & analyze participants work
  • 10 minutes – Break
  • 30 minutes – Building & Running Experiments
  • 30-45 minutes – Exercise: Building an Experiment (+showcase & analyze participants work)
  • 10 minutes – Break
  • 15 minutes – The underlying principles of building and shipping a MVP
Learning outcome
  • Internalize the importance of speed and velocity as core values in building a startup
  • Understand the fundamental elements on which the Lean Startup methodology is based on
  • Master the ‘Risky Assumptions’ matrix and understand how to identify and evaluate assumptions
  • Understand how to develop effective experiments with the goal of validating your assumptions at speed
  • Exposure to various tools, best practices, and methodologies to increase focus and productivity


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