Techniques for effectively de-risking projects and products

Session Category :  Workshop 
March 19, 2021
16:15  -  17:30

Coming up with fit-for-purpose solutions can be difficult.
Often, the project begins with a solution in the sponsor’s mind. The team may not know how the idea was put together, and there could be better alternatives.
This interactive and informative workshop introduces ‘Lightning Decision Jam’ (LDJ) as an approach. Teams can use it to reveal the underlying problems and gain early buy-in from stakeholders (especially sponsors). This gives a better direction to build the right thing, hence de-risk project/product decision.

Lightning Decision Jam is a sub-set of techniques adopted from the ‘Design Sprints’ Framework developed by Google Venture. It breaks down a problem, enables prototyping and testing at speed. LDJ uses various techniques to frame problems, generate and shortlist ideas. It is a proven approach to help the team and stakeholders become aligned within a set timeframe, and identify tangible next step.

LDJ is a useful plug-in for agile teams. Participants attending this workshop will: 1. Learn about Lightning Decision Jam and how it helps the team frame problems, gather ideas and engage stakeholders; 2. Have the chance to practise a range of techniques and models from LDJ; 3. Learn about some practical tips for f2f and remote workshops; 4. Identify opportunities to use the techniques when returning to the workplace

In an effort to foster a psychologically safe space to share, this session will not be recorded.