Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Productive conversations with Lean Coffee

Presented at Cleveland Lean Startup Circle. A brief how-to on Lean Coffee to set the stage for facilitating a Lean Coffee session. Lean Coffee is a format for meetings and always generates great dialog for those who participate. It’s really quite simple - there’s no agenda and everyone contributes topics they would like to discuss. We each vote on the topics that sound the most interesting and those with the most votes we bring into a light-weight Kanban board and start talking.

  • Login to see the comments

Productive conversations with Lean Coffee

  1. 1. Nicole Capuana 01/14/2014 Productive Conversations with Lean Coffee Creative Commons License - Photo by jenny downing on Flickr
  2. 2. Welcome - we meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month February 2/11 Startup Weekend & Startup Bus - why you should go! March 3/11 Learn & Practice the Design Studio Method April 4/8 Looking for some UX love? May 5/13 Intro to frameworks & designing with grids June 6/10 Marketing and growth hacking for your startup when you don’t have much money July 7/8 What to do when you realize you need to pivot?
  3. 3. What is Lean Coffee? A simple and democratic way to discuss topics and have conversations that people want to talk about. It’s structured but agenda-less Started in 2009 – Seattle Jim Benson & Jeremy Lightsmith Today – all over Creative Commons License - Photo by roger.karlsson on Flickr
  4. 4. How does it work? • Set up Kanban • Generate topics • Review & Vote (2 votes a person) • Tally & Talk
  5. 5. What do you need? • Post-its • Markers • Timer
  6. 6. 8 minutes then vote Thumb up - keep talking Sideways - neutral Thumb down – move on to next topic
  7. 7. Unconference • Principles of Open Space • Whoever comes are the right people • Whatever happens is the only things that could have • Whenever it starts is the right time • Whenever it's over it's over • The law of 2 feet - if you are neither learning or contributing it is your responsibility to respectfully use your own 2 feet to find some place you are learning or contributing
  8. 8. It’s that easy Creative Commons License - Photo by benjaminasmith on Flickr