December 15, 2023
||London, United Kingdom
Hotel Elephant, 1-5 Spare Street, London, SE17 3EP
(entrance through Sidecar Coffee Bar)
Playing Lean Workshop
Playing Lean is the board game where players face the hard choices of innovation without getting out of the building.
It’s our "flight simulator" for Lean Startup and innovation, the safe place where thousands of entrepreneurs have learned to fly without risking their life savings or the future of their workplace.
Combining the game in a workshop format is a great way to kickstart your learning about Lean Startup and innovation. You get to play a game, have a lot of fun and still call it work!
After the workshop, you have an overview of the method, and a handle on the most important concepts. Playing Lean creates experiential learning, the kind you do not forget easily!
Number of seats is limited to 12 to ensure the best learning experience.
This 4-hour long workshop consists of three parts.
Part 1: Executive Summary
To kick off the workshop, we'll give you the executive summary of Lean Startup:
- What is the Lean Startup and why it is relevant now?
- The five principles of entrepreneurship
- The four stages of innovation
Part 2: Playing Lean 2
The Playing Lean 2 board game comes with the Hospitality scenario, but for this one we will be diving into a new scenario - Ride Sharing Scenario!
Teams take charge of one of four startups that compete for the lions share of the emerging ride sharing market: Zuber, Sydecar, Lift, Blablarides . Can you build a new product that the customers want, faster than your competitors?
During the game, teams will do experiments, add features to the product, build the company and win new customers.
The Lean Startup approach is at the heart of the game, and every experiment will introduce new concepts and vocabulary that the game facilitator will go through.
Part 3: Retrospective
When the dust settles, we debrief. We evaluate how each team performed and the choices that were made during the game. What would you do differently?
Workshop will be held by Playing Lean co-creator Bruno Pešec.
Bruno Pešec helps business leaders innovate profitably. He is the rare innovator who can claim that he's worked on a regulation-defying freight train and an award-winning board game. In addition to his corporate experience with brands like DNV GL, DNB, and Kongsberg, Bruno runs a community of entrepreneurs of several thousand members.
“Playing Lean is a well thought out tool to introduce Lean Startup concepts into new environments, allowing players to realize in a fun way how to "think Lean".”
Jorge Castellote, Transformation & Innovation Leader, Entrepreneur
“Playing Lean is an excellent game to create an understanding of the essence of Lean Startup, provide a basis for good discussions and make theory into practice.”
Casper Lund, Growth Advisor
“People who are interested in Lean Startup and who don't want to read the book by Eric Ries, companies at the start or in the middle of a transition benefit most of playing the game because they can use it as something to reference.”
Bert Heymans, Business Analyst
Become a Playing Lean Facilitator
Would you like to learn how to run great Playing Lean workshops yourself? Join us the second day for full day facilitator training! Early bird tickets available until November 24th. Learn more here.