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Online Event – International Innovation Expert – Testing Business Ideas

Registration & Additional Information:

Wednesday 19 August 3:45pm – 5:15pm @AEST

Co-hosted with Lean Business Strategies & Agile Brisbane

Testing Business Ideas
International Innovation Expert David Bland, joining Lean Business Strategies and Brisbane Agile Meetup

Taking decisions in a highly uncertain business environment is uncomfortable and can be risky!
Efficiency seems to be the most urgent goal. Is the old tried and tested approach applicable?
Consider using experimentation to test your business ideas and take decisions based on the data that you gather.

Talk Summary
David Bland was approached by Alex Osterwalder (creator of the Business Model Canvas) to co-author a new book about ‘Testing Business Ideas’.

They had both observed a gap between sketching out an idea and finding practical ways to rapidly test it. Building on Business Model Generation, Lean Startup and Value Proposition Design books, they decided to curate a list of experiments for people who are stuck making progress on their idea.

Building on the foundation established by Joeri (Yuri) Timmermans (BIGJUMP) and John Stathakis in the joint meetup on the 23rd July, where the concepts of waste, MoSCoW and MVP were introduced, the purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate why you should test your ideas using experimentation and how you can create experiment sequences to test the desirability, viability and feasibility of your business idea.

This interactive talk David will apply the principle of “Learning whilst doing” to demonstrate the concepts of the book and facilitate an online exercise for creating your own experiment sequences.

3:45 – 4:00pm: Welcome and introductions
4:00 – 4:30pm: Why test your ideas; Advanced Business Model Generation; A Case study in rapid experimentation
4:30 – 4:45pm: Experiment sequence exercise
4:45 – 5:00pm: Q&A

Speakers BIO – David Bland, CEO and Founder of Precoil
David advises companies on how to find product-market fit using lean startup, design thinking and business model innovation. He’s the co-author of Testing Business Ideas with Alex Osterwalder. David pioneered GE FastWorks with Eric Ries (Author of ‘The Lean Startup’), advised emerging product teams at Adobe and even mentored Toyota on lean startup practices.

Before his transition into advising, David spent over 10 years of his career at technology startups. He stays connected to the startup scene through his work at Singularity University, Draper University, Backstage Capital and several other Silicon Valley accelerators.

This event is co-hosted with Lean Business Strategies and Agile Brisbane Meetup and supported by SoftEd, Australian Computer Society (ACS), Project Management Institute, PMI Queensland, River City Labs, Lean Startup Sydney Meetup, Sydney Scrum User Group and BIGJUMP – Bringing Innovation to Life

Agile: Scrum Master 2 day Classroom Course for PSM-I Exam (scrum.org)

only $595 incl. GST 

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) certification is one of the most recognised and respected credentials in the Agile space.

Our classroom course not only prepares you to pass this difficult exam, but also gives you a hands-on experience to learn how Scrum operates through a well designed in-class group simulation.

Even if you work in an environment that uses SCRUM, you will likely learn so much about how it should work and why certain practices are essential.This course helps you to pass the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master exam.

This training course is for individuals who work as part of a Scrum Team or interact with Scrum Teams as stakeholders.

Extra Benefits of Attending

  • Very high pass rate: 98% of our students pass the PSM I the first time!
  • Personalised assistance if you need extra help to understand concepts
  • You will earn 14 PDUs
If you do not have two (2) business days to be in a classroom training, BIGJUMP offers affordable Online course options for AU$275 (incl. GST)
  • Scrum Master (PSM-I)
  • Scrum Product Owner (PSPO-I)
  • Scrum Delivery Team / Developer (PSD)

Link to BIGJUMP Online Courses

Note: The fee for the exam is NOT included in the price of the course. You can optionally take the certification exam (even from home) at a cost of US$150

Online Event – Use MVP to reduce cost of outcomes

Registration & Additional Information:

Use MVP (Minimum Viable Product) to reduce the cost of your outcomes.

Talk Summary
Agile projects are sometimes seen as more expensive than traditional projects due to the frequent delivery to production, and also the cost of frequently changing requirements. In addition to this, agile projects require a lot more involvement from the business which consumes additional resources.

The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate that, through the elimination of waste, that these very things often significantly reduce the cost of the value that can be derived from the project.

The term Minimum Viable product (or MVP) has recently become overused to be synonymous with the “M” in MoSCoW. This workshop will also demonstrate that MVP is in fact a different concept. This talk will apply the principle of “Learning whilst doing” to demonstrate these principles through practical activities.

Speakers BIO
John Stathakis is an agile software project manager who has delivered a number of projects in across government and the private sector. His passion is building high performing teams, and implementing ways of working that result in delivery that delights the customer. John has spoken at both PMI and AIPM, and is a co-organiser of the Brisbane Agile meetup group.

Joeri (Yuri) Timmermans, Founder & CEO of BIGJUMP, is an experienced and collaborative Project Manager & Coach. He is specialised in helping organisations become more innovative & agile, so they can thrive in a VUCA world. He supports organisations in the execution of critical, high risk, complex business or IT Projects using Agile & Lean Business Strategies.

Please join us for an interactive and informative session. Note that the Zoom link for the meeting will be updated closer to the meeting date.

5:45 – 6pm: Pre-meetup joining (you can bring your own drinks and pizza if you like!)
6:00 – 7pm: Use MVP to reduce the cost of your outcomes with John Stathakis & Joeri (Yuri) Timmermans



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