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Experimentation in the Workplace (London M3.0 Meetup Nov 2015)

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Companies who experiment and try new things more, learn more and discover more. Rather than following best practices forever, they understand when the complexity of a situation requires experimentation - Build-Measure-Learn approach to figure out the best way forward. And complexity is all around is - in our product innovations, in our organisational social networks and in our company culture.
How are you experimenting today in your company?
What are 10 ways to run more successful experiments?
Have you heard of the Celebration Grid (see management30.com) that you could use to collectively keep track of your experiments and learning?

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Experimentation in the Workplace (London M3.0 Meetup Nov 2015)

  1. 1. Better Management Meetup London, Management 3.0 Andrea Darabos Lean Agile Coach, Trainer LEAN ADVANTAGE Ltd. Andrea@leanadvantage.co.uk Ryan Behrman Agile Coach EPAM Systems Ryan_Behrman@epam.com
  2. 2. What is ? 2 A course, a book, a community and practices for happier, learning organisations - originally started by Jurgen Appelo.
  3. 3. Why run experiments in the workplace? story
  4. 4. It’s not about the first-mover advantage; It’s about the fast-learner advantage. The only way to win is to learn faster than anyone else. - Eric Ries, The Lean Startup
  5. 5. The Celebration Grid – management30.com MISTAKES EXPERIMENTS PRACTICES LEARNING SUCCESS FAILURE
  6. 6. Good practices usually lead to success. That’s why we have them. MISTAKES EXPERIMENTS PRACTICES LEARNING SUCCESS FAILURE
  7. 7. MISTAKES EXPERIMENTS PRACTICES LEARNING SUCCESS FAILURE Though sometimes, good practices can fail.
  8. 8. We avoid mistakes (bad practices) because they often lead to failure. MISTAKES EXPERIMENTS PRACTICES LEARNING SUCCESS FAILURE
  9. 9. Though sometimes, mistakes surprise us with unexpected success. MISTAKES EXPERIMENTS PRACTICES LEARNING SUCCESS FAILURE
  10. 10. MISTAKES EXPERIMENTS PRACTICES LEARNING SUCCESS FAILURE We run experiments when we don’t know if we will succeed.
  11. 11. MISTAKES EXPERIMENTS PRACTICES LEARNING SUCCESS FAILURE With all experiments, there is a good chance of failing.
  12. 12. Learning is optimal when we have a 50/50 chance of succeeding. MISTAKES EXPERIMENTS PRACTICES LEARNING SUCCESS FAILURE
  13. 13. Let’s Workout!
  14. 14. Which behaviors were a success? (mistakes, experiments, practices) Which behaviors were a failure? (mistakes, experiments, practices) Which experiments could we try next time? Have you ran experiments (at work) recently?
  15. 15. How would you encourage experimentation in your team/company? What specific things would you do?
  16. 16. Run more experiments, faster, and cheaper. What you want to do as a company is maximize the number of experiments you can do per unit of time. - Jeff Bezos, Harvard Business Review
  17. 17. LEAN ADVANTAGE Ltd. www.leanadvantage.co.uk Say hello at: hello@leanadvantage.co.uk 10 tips for Great Experiments 1. State your Assumption 3. Make it Minimal 2. Connect it to a Goal 5. Have a Pass Condition 7. Share Progress Visually 8. Document What We Learned 9. Run one at a time 10. Sequence based on risk/investment 6. Run in a timebox 4. Think Creatively
  18. 18. 18 LONDON MGMT 3.0 MEETUP GROUP

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