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Why innovative teams play Hacky Sack

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8 tips to develop more innovative, collaborative practices in your organisation.

I usually use these slides as an introduction during training courses for tech, marketing and product management teams. Let me know your thoughts.

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Why innovative teams play Hacky Sack

  1. 1. Innovative teams play Hacky Sack 8 tips to develop more innovative, collaborative practices in your organization. jimmay@outlook.com | | @jim_may www.roadmapadvisor.com.au@jim_may
  2. 2. Background Value is only generated via a deep, shared understanding of customer needs jimmay@outlook.com www.roadmapadvisor.com.au|| @jim_may @jim_may
  3. 3. What is “a day in the life of” your customer? How can we: Improve their daily work lives? (easier, faster, better..) Create value? Generate revenue for shareholders/value chain participants? jimmay@outlook.com www.roadmapadvisor.com.au|| @jim_may @jim_may
  4. 4. Challenge How do you create the right mindset & work-culture? jimmay@outlook.com www.roadmapadvisor.com.au|| @jim_may @jim_may
  5. 5. New ideas are “old” ideas colliding, in context http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NugRZGDbPFU so immerse teams in the customer context jimmay@outlook.com www.roadmapadvisor.com.au|| @jim_may @jim_may
  6. 6. Get out of the building Interview plenty of customers jimmay@outlook.com | @jim_may jimmay@outlook.com | @jim_may
  7. 7. Dig deeper for the root cause Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Real solution is found here jimmay@outlook.com www.roadmapadvisor.com.au|| @jim_may @jim_may
  8. 8. Share “ownership” of ideas... jimmay@outlook.com | @jim_may jimmay@outlook.com www.roadmapadvisor.com.au|| @jim_may @jim_may
  9. 9. ...But take responsibility for tasks / projects / deliverables jimmay@outlook.com | @jim_may jimmay@outlook.com | @jim_may
  10. 10. Be both creative... …and disciplined / scientific jimmay@outlook.com www.roadmapadvisor.com.au|| @jim_may @jim_may
  11. 11. Brainstorm – critique – edit. Repeat. When everyone knows which “mode” we’re in, Helmuth von constructive. meetings are more collaborative andMiltke the Elder jimmay@outlook.com www.roadmapadvisor.com.au|| @jim_may @jim_may
  12. 12. Think solutions past the complexity peak Complexity Complexity Peak A Simpler Solution Time & understanding of a problem jimmay@outlook.com www.roadmapadvisor.com.au|| @jim_may @jim_may
  13. 13. Plan as far as your next learning milestone So execute relatively short projects (experiments), then pivot as required Helmuth von Miltke the Elder jimmay@outlook.com www.roadmapadvisor.com.au|| @jim_may @jim_may
  14. 14. Next steps Use these ideas to: •Energise and inspire teams. •Re-think meeting agendas. •Simplify processes and documentation. •Add traits to consider when recruiting. Coming up next: •A Lean Product Manager’s Toolkit. jimmay@outlook.com www.roadmapadvisor.com.au|| @jim_may @jim_may
  15. 15. www.123rf.com/photo_7599802 Thanks! jimmay@outlook.com www.roadmapadvisor.com.au|| @jim_may @jim_may

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