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The Rapid Strategy Toolkit, Part 1
August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Traditional approaches to strategic thinking (and the business plans that are produced) are failing to meet your pressing and immediate needs. How do you engage your people and create confidence amongst your fellow leaders and supporters when the methods you’ve historically relied on no longer work effectively?
This 2-part workshop series not only introduces you to a way of thinking, it helps you understand and apply methods and approaches to bring a sense of purpose to your strategic thinking and execution. Book both to get the most from these workshops.
Part 1 – 17 August, 9 am to 12 pm
Part 2 – 24 August, 9 am to 12 pm
The lean start-up methodology has made the process of starting a company less risky. Those same approaches are now extensively used in mature companies to re-imagine and re-work their approach.
Lean start-ups favour experimentation over-elaborate planning, customer feedback over intuition, and iterative design over traditional “big design up front” development. They think about the “minimum viable product” and “pivoting” and all of these ideas can be adopted and applied by leaders and managers in more mature companies to bring focus and energy to the growth of their business.
Who should attend this webinar?
This webinar is aimed at business owners, leaders and managers with responsibilities for creating and executing strategies.
What will we cover?
The rapid strategy toolkit Part 1 – Lean approaches and the Value Proposition Canvas you will:
- Explore the lean start-up approach
- Learn about value propositions and how to create a Value Proposition Canvas for your own business
The rapid strategy toolkit Part 2 – The Business Model Canvas and testing your ideas for success you will:
- Learn about business models and how to create a Business Model Canvas for your own business
- Learn how to design experiments to validate thinking and test hypotheses
- Consider and prioritise which elements to include in an action plan that meets your own specific needs
What outcomes can you expect from joining us?
After attending part 1 you will be able to:
identify elements of your strategic thinking to revisit using lean start-up approaches
create your own Value Proposition Canvas
identify where you are making assumptions in your value proposition thinking
After attending part 2 you will be able to:
create your own Business Model canvas
identify where you are making assumptions in your business model thinking
design experiments to validate your thinking and test your hypotheses
create a plan to work through all activities over time
Who’ll be presenting this webinar?
Steve Hobbs works with leaders of early-stage, growing and established businesses and other organisations, focussing on the behaviours that get things done, grow people and enable change. He will help you make sense of your challenges around leadership, strategy and innovation and take action on your issues and opportunities in a creative and effective way.
This presentation is delivered in partnership with Business Gateway Growth Hub and Asking Better Questions Ltd and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire.