We know that getting early feedback is essential in innovation. Quick rounds of experimentation drive new product creation.
Sometimes ideas stagnate due to cultural differences – expectations of upfront planning, scheduling and budgeting in a very traditional way, while ideas need further development in iterative manner.
Sometimes ideas get tangled organizationally with many related requirements and stakeholders being involved with points of view that lack alignment.
Another form of stagnant idea is something that is not thought through from customer perspective- thus lacking convincing story.
Ideas can also be so big that finding a way to get into rapid iterations seems impossible.
Even in small teams ideas can get tangled when there is lack of concrete clarity, thus making progress in practical demonstrable way impossible.
There are also instances where determined work is being done to research and analyse ideas into innovations often leading into analyses paralyses.
When new concepts hit one or more of the above situations, we have repeatedly seen both small start-ups and major enterprises end up sitting with their innovative ideas for months, investing their internal effort and time, yet making no concrete progress.
Dtal has created a very intensive and rapid process to address all of the above situations through a short workshop that produces:
Dtal runs workshops where Ideas are transformed into Innovations that are ready to execute. Workshop can be run in one or two day format depending on the scale and nature of the idea at hand.
Instead of spending internal time and investment working on ideas, customer can engage Dtal team to collaborate and collectively create alignment behind a concrete actionable plan driving business outcomes, with customer centric perspective built in, inclusive of budgetary and timeline understanding of a realistic execution just within a few days.
Workshop utilizes analyses, information and knowledge the team around the idea has gathered and possesses, and then deepens the understanding of it from multiple angles, including people, business and technology. Story telling techniques are used to introduce people and customer perspective as a core lens that drives linking aspects of the idea together in a way that serves the intended purpose. Workshop then establishes a map that is driven by outcomes and is the bases for backlog. As part of the collaboration visuals are produced that help make ideas concrete.
When compared to traditional consulting, these workshops are driven by actual results leading to building products in iterative agile manner, allowing for lean enterprise and lean start-up strategies to be used. To reach to this point workshop focuses on participation and collaboration throughout and does not include any traditional presentations or talks.
Making ideas alive is not about making another set of Power Point slides, but getting the idea into concrete build – measure – learn loop quickly.
Dtal helps customers validate their business idea by providing means of placing testable solutions in front of customers quickly. This we do by means of Design Sprint as well as Lean Start-up combined with rapid Agile delivery of working software.Validating your ideas improve your product market success
Dtal works within organizations and teams by coaching and embedding into the teams to make Agile transformation happen together with people involved with all aspects of the work from idea to delivery.Increase productivity and iterate faster with Agile
Dtal designs and delivers software projects in rapid 1 or 2 week iterations using Agile practices that multiply the efficiency and speed of innovation.Get first version within 2 weeks and test it's actual value