2015 Lean Startup Conference Program Details
Talks about Leadership/ManagementReturn to full program
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Morning Plenary9:45 AM - 12:30 PM
- Lean Startup at GEMark Little, GERoom: Herbst
As GE’s Chief Technology Officer and Leader of GE’s nine Global Research Centers, Mark Little embraced the Lean Startup methodology to improve business outcomes. Mark will describe specific examples where he helped the organization use Lean Startup to help drive speed and innovation with cross functional teams across GE.
- Managing Through Hyper-GrowthRoom: Herbst
Technology is moving faster than ever before. Traditional methods for technology management, recruiting, and product development are increasingly irrelevant. How do you grow and manage your team/company through periods of hyper-growth? A talk by Aditya Agarwal, VP of Engineering at Dropbox and former Facebook Directer of Engineering.
- How to Become an Innovation LeaderRoom: Herbst
Mastering lean startup principles takes practice, but teaching an entire company how to do it at scale is a entirely different leadership challenge altogether. Meet Bennett Blank, who was responsible for scaling Lean Startup at Intuit. Bennett will share what he discovered along Intuit’s journey, and best practices for making the leap from individual ability to organizational capability. You’ll learn tips and tricks for leading change, transforming your organization and your career in the process.
Afternoon Breakouts2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
- Getting Lean to Stick2:00 - 3:00 PMJanice Semper, General ElectricRoom: Cowell
Through a strategic imperative known as Simplification, GE is undergoing sweeping organizational change to become faster, more agile and more customer-focused. The company is transforming the way it works through an initiative known as FastWorks (GE’s Lean Startup approach), the way it defines and builds its culture, and the way it accelerates the growth of its employees and teams. Janice Semper, co-founder of FastWorks at GE and a principal architect of the company’s Culture of Simplification effort, shares her thoughts on the company’s progress and lessons learned on the journey thus far, and the implications for next steps.
- Accelerate Beyond The Lean Startup2:00 - 3:00 PMRoom: C205
You know that Lean Startup techniques have helped your company move forward, and you know your competitors are successfully using those same techniques. To stay ahead of the competition, you need to find new ways to accelerate your company. The key is to use Lean to balance exploration and operation within your company. In this experience report, Zach Nies and Rachel Weston Rowell will share techniques and stories from startups to large organizations that have accelerated their growth by applying Lean thinking to how they operate their company and how they explore through uncertainty.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Morning Plenary9:45 AM - 12:30 PM
- How to Intentionally Design a (Lean Startup) CultureRoom: Herbst
The ability to test and launch new value propositions and business models is essential to grow and thrive. Creating such a Lean Startup culture is exceptionally hard for existing organizations, especially for large ones. They are streamlined to execute known and proven business models. They are not optimized to invent new ones.
In this talk Alex Osterwalder shows you how to intentionally design an innovation culture alongside a solid execution culture. The inventor of the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas introduces Strategyzer’s latest tool, the Culture Map.
This practical tool was co-developed with entrepreneur and author Dave Gray. It helps teams and companies asses their existing organizational culture and intentionally design a desired one.
Afternoon Breakouts2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
- Being a Lean Startup Entrepreneur: A Conversation with Frank Chen, Tejal Shah and Reshma Khilnani.2:00 - 3:00 PMRoom: Southside
Frank Chen, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, shares his insights and expertise with the Lean Startup community about what it takes to start and build a successful business. He’ll then sit down with Reshma Khilnani and Tejal Shah to discuss the challenges of being an entrepreneur, what they’ve learned on the road to success, and how they applied Lean Startup to help get them there.
- How to Intentionally Design a (Lean Startup) Culture2:00 - 3:00 PMRoom: BATS
The ability to test and launch new value propositions and business models is essential to grow and thrive. Creating such an Lean Startup culture is exceptionally hard for existing organizations, especially for large ones. They are streamlined to execute known and proven business models. They are not optimized to invent new ones.
In this hands-on workshop Alex Osterwalder shows you how to intentionally design an innovation culture. You will learn how to use the Culture Map, Strategyzer’s latest tool after the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas. Through practical exercises Alex will show you how to asses your existing organizational culture and intentionally design and test a desired one.
The Culture Map is the result of a collaborative project between Strategyzer and entrepreneur and author Dave Gray.
- Management Framework for Fast-Growing Early Stage Companies3:30 - 4:30 PMRoom: C205
As entrepreneurs, we’re seldom taught how to manage the companies we build. Learn those skills in this interactive session so you don’t build an organization that manages by crisis. Join Alan Lobock for this interactive session that will focus on scalable practices to establish and maintain accountability and sound managerial practices in a growing organization.
Among the skills you will learn: Establish a learning organization that will surface issues quickly for swift resolution; Run a productive weekly meeting; Use core values and other tools to hire the right people for the right position in your organization; Establish specific, measurable, and attainable metrics with which to measure progress and identify challenges; Document processes to ensure uniformity of practices that will yield reliable outputs.
- Accelerate Beyond The Lean Startup2:00 - 3:00 PM
- Managing Through Hyper-Growth