Training for Project Team

The purpose of this training is to enable potential team members of Business Design projects to become a valuable member of a project team. The goal is not only to teach them tools and methods but also to convey and experience the work attitude we need and expect throughout a Business Design project. After the training, everyone should leave the room with a strong feeling of respect, anticipation and excitement about the upcoming project. They should know their individual roles, the key steps in the process and some selected tools and methods. They should also gained an understanding that Business Design projects are both demanding and manageable due to the fact that the entire process is highly structured, proven and supported by a professional coach with many years of experience.

Tips

Never start a Business Design project when the members of the project teams are NOT trained. It is almost impossible to guide  a team towards valuable output and train them on the methodology at the same time. A training is about learning and a project about output (for a sponsor).

Duration

2 days

Participants

Max. 20 potential members of a Business Design project team

Preparation

  • Learning output defined with HR department and/or sponsor of the training

  • Agenda defined and aligned with HR department and/or sponsor of the training

  • All tools & materials prepared and printed

  • Case study prepared with Project Charter and some insights form a "fake" Discover phase

  • Participants invited, travels and accommodations arranged

  • Room & catering booked or organized

Tools & Materials

Tools & Materials

(for 20x participants)

Example Agenda

Day 1

Time

Activities

Format*

Stakeholders

08:30 - 09:00

Arrival and "Good Morning Coffee"

B

All

09:00 - 10:00

Welcome and introduction to Business Design

  • Guiding principles

  • Process

  • Roles

  • Deep dive: Setup & Discover phase

P

Trainer

10:00 - 10:15

Presentation of a case study including a Project Charter and some sample insights from a "fake" Discover phase

P

Trainer

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee break

B

All

10:30 - 11:00

Teamwork to get acquainted with case study materials

T

All

11:00 - 11:15

Deep dive: Design phase

P

Trainer

11:15 - 12:30

Ideation: Design of idea scenarios within the scope of the Project Charter

  • Definition of primary target groups

  • "Job(s) to Get Done" statements

  • Design of product and / or service scenarios (surprising > unbelievable > out of this world)

  • Consolidation to one scenario

T

All

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

B

All

13:30 - 15:30

Design of business models incl. consistency check

...optional: Briefing of prototyping engineers and designers

T

All

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee break

B

All

15:45 - 17:00

Visual storytelling with videos


T

All

17:00 - 17:30

Wrap-up

  • Today's (personal) highlights

  • Reflection of teamwork and learning output

  • Outlook 

D

Coach

Day 2

Time

Activities

Format*

Stakeholders

08:30 - 09:00

Arrival and "Good Morning Coffee"

B

All

09:00 - 09:30

Reflection of day 1 incl. "movie time" and reviewing the visuals / prototypes (may need more time here)

D

All

09:30 - 10:00

Deep-dive: Validate phase

P

Trainer

10:00 - 10:45

Collection of analogs & antilogs and definition of test focus

T

All

10:45  - 11:00

Coffee break

B

All

11:00 - 12:30

Derivation of questions (= exploration) and hypotheses (validation) incl. setup of experiments

T

All

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

B

All

13:30 - 15:00

Design of lean offerings / MVP

  • Functional requirements

  • Non-functional requirements

  • Scribbles / prototyping of key features

T

All

15:00 - 15:15

Coffee break

B

All

15:15 - 15:45

Add-on: Introduction to prototyping and/or field research with customers

P

All

15:45 - 16:45

Task management

T

All

16:45 - 17:00

Deep dive: Decide phase

P

All

17:00 - 17:30

Wrap-up and farewell

  • Today's (personal) highlights

  • Reflection of teamwork and learning output

  • Outlook

D

Coach

* P = Presentation | D = Discussion | B = Break | T = Teamwork