Monday Oct 30th

Startup Tours (Gold Pass Only)

10:00am
Startup Tours (Until 4:45pm)
Robyn Rapp  |  Slack Technologies, Inc.  |  @RobynKatzman

Get inside three of San Francisco’s most innovative startup and scaled-up organizations and learn more about their lean techniques during our kickoff day of Startup Tours. This year’s destinations include Slack, Zendesk, Pivotal Labs, and thoughtbot. Startup Tours are a great way to connect with business leaders fluent in the latest modern management techniques while networking early with like-minded attendees. (Our definition of a “startup” is a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty.) To join this exclusive experience, register or upgrade to a Gold pass!

#enterprise
#startup
#leanimpact

Tuesday Oct 31st

1:00pm
Registration Opens
The Village
1:30pm
Making the Leap: Enterprise Transformation the Lean Startup Way (Limited to 200 Gold Pass holders) (Until 6pm)
The Village
Marilyn Gorman  |  Lean Startup Co.  |  @CvlleMarilyn
Eric Ries  |  Lean Startup Co. & LTSE  |  @ericries

*Times are subject to change as we continue to add programming

When GE, one of the most admired companies in the world, started their Lean Startup journey, leaders recognized that it would ‘take a leap, not a step’ to be successful.

Join Eric Ries and Lean Startup Labs senior faculty member Marilyn Gorman to get through the tactics necessary to make this kind of leap during this highly interactive workshop based on Eric’s new book, “The Startup Way.”

Aimed at enterprise leaders, culture-influencers, and experienced Lean Startup practitioners, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the Lean Startup journey— from project methodology to culture transformation—in a variety of global organizations, including GE, where Marilyn was a core member of the FastWorks team.

You will work through a series of exercises and tools, giving you the opportunity to energize the entrepreneurial spirit in your own enterprise, and to walk away with a better understanding of how to meet the demands of modern organizational work.

Note: This workshop is for a limited number of Gold Pass holders, reserved for purchasers on a first-come, first served basis until venue capacity is sold out.

#enterprise
#ericries

Wednesday Nov 1st

8:00am
Women’s Breakfast: Female Innovation Leaders Discuss How They Disrupted Their Industries (Open to all levels of pass holders; until 9am)
Monica Marquez  |  Google  |  @inclusiveleads
Melissa Moore  |  Lean Startup Co.  |  @melissazmoore
Kirsty Nathoo  |  Y Combinator  |  @ycombinator
Geeta Wilson  |  Humana Inc.  |  @geetsabrit

The Women’s Breakfast is a chance for all female-identified Lean Startup Week attendees to network, share resources, and learn from thought leaders who’ve cracked the innovation codes in their industries. The breakfast includes a panel discussion with these leaders as well as time for connecting with likeminded entrepreneurs. This event is open to all female-identified people, and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women and non-binary people.

9:00am
Lean UnConference (in partnership with Lean Startup Circle, for Gold Pass attendees) (Until 12pm)

The Lean UnConference allows attendees to take the reins and lead discussions on the issues that matter most to them. Sessions are presented by attendees with a crowd-sourced agenda, with up to eight presentations taking place simultaneously. The concept behind the UnConference is for attendees to connect with and learn from each other.

#enterprise
#startup
#leanimpact
12:45pm
Growing and Scaling a High Performance Culture (Workshop, for Gold Pass attendees)
The Village
Jez Humble  |  DevOps Research and Assessment LLC  |  @jezhumble

Since the early days of agile, we’ve known how to run small engineering teams in an efficient and productive way. But the question of how to grow engineering teams is still a vexing one. In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss how to measure culture and performance, and how to create and grow high performing teams.

This workshop, aimed at both enterprise and startups, will draw on the experiences of participants, including Jez’s own experiences (both good and bad) in the context of both startups and huge enterprises. He’ll also present results from the research program he has has been involved with over the last four years into the culture of high performing teams, which gathered data from over 20,000 individuals across over 2,000 organizations worldwide.

#enterprise
#startup
#scaling
#growing
#high-performance culture
Lean Product Roadmaps: Setting Direction While Embracing Uncertainty (Workshop, for Gold Pass attendees)
The Village
Bruce McCarthy  |  UpUp Labs  |  @d8a_driven

Roadmaps were once required for any technology-related effort, but in the past decade they’ve become controversial. A traditional roadmap is not flexible enough for the Lean and Agile methods many organizations have adopted, and it is often light on the strategic context necessary for teams to internalize the overall vision. Many have abandoned roadmaps altogether, but retain this nagging sense that they are missing the strategic big picture.

Product people want a document that:
• Puts the organization’s plans in a strategic context
• Focuses on delivering value to customers and the organization
• Embraces learning as part of the product development process
• Rallies the organization around a single set of priorities
• Gets customers excited about their product direction

At the same time, a product roadmap should not:
• Make promises product teams can’t keep
• Require a wasteful process of up-front design and estimation
• Be conflated with a project plan or a release plan

Fortunately, there is a new generation of product people developing a new breed of product roadmap. Bruce has assembled these best practices into a flexible framework that provides a powerful toolset, and represents a new paradigm in product roadmapping that’s focused on results rather than features and dates.

This workshop, aimed at startups from the early to high-growth stages, is based on Bruce’s new book “Roadmapping Relaunched: Setting Product Direction While Embracing Uncertainty” (due out form O’Reilly in September). Join him for hands-on relaunching of your roadmap.

#startup
#productroadmaps
The ROI of Innovation: Demystifying Innovation Accounting (Workshop, for Gold Pass attendees)
The Village
David Binetti  |  Lean Startup Co.  |  @dbinetti
Hugh Molotsi  |  Lean Startup Co.  |  @hughmolotsi

“What’s the ROI?” There is no question more perilous to corporate innovators. Answer too small, and you won’t get funded—the project is too risky. Answer too big, and you risk career suicide should actuals fall short of projected. You’re forced into the impossible position of making predictions at the precise moment you have the least amount of information. It can be paralyzing—but there is a way out.

In this workshop you’ll learn how to answer the ROI question through Innovation Accounting: the strategies and tactics which enable corporate governance in the face of extreme uncertainty. Attendees will learn how to:
• Understand the differences between traditional and innovation accounting
• Recognize the NPV Death Spiral and avoid it
• Establish the metrics and KPIs that lead to successful projects
• Value pre-growth initiatives without fear
• Measure and reduce risk

This is a hands-on workshop designed for corporate innovators as well as the finance and accounting teams that support them. If you’re excited about finally learning what Innovation Accounting is all about, then first seek professional help—but after that come join us for the cure.

#innovationaccounting
#enterprise
2:45pm
Break
3:15pm
A Playbook for Achieving Product/Market Fit (Workshop, for Gold Pass attendees)
The Village
Dan Olsen  |  The Lean Product Playbook  |  @danolsen
Elliot Susel  |  Lean Startup Co.  | 

In this workshop, Lean Startup Co. Senior Faculty Members Dan Olsen and Elliot Susel will teach you a simple but effective process for achieving product/market fit. They will share the top advice from Dan’s book “The Lean Product Playbook,” including the Product/Market Fit Pyramid: an actionable model that breaks product/market fit down into five key elements. They will explain the Lean Product Process, a six-step methodology that guides you through how to:

1. Determine your target customer
2. Identify underserved customer needs
3. Define your value proposition
4. Specify your MVP feature set
5. Create your MVP prototype
6. Test your MVP with customers.

Elliot and Dan will zoom in on how you design your learning experiments, will review the different types of MVP experiments at your disposal, and will provide advice on selecting the most optimal MVP experiment for your project.

This interactive session will be filled with real-world examples, exercises, and a comprehensive case study. You’ll leave this workshop with pragmatic advice and tools you can put to work the next day.

#enterprise
#startup
#product/market fit
The New Set of Innovation Metrics You Should Keep in Your Tool Kit (Workshop, for Gold Pass attendees)
Alex Osterwalder  |  Strategyzer  |  @AlexOsterwalder

In this workshop, aimed at enterprise attendees, Alex Osterwalder introduces a new set of innovation metrics to better manage innovation projects, make better investment decisions, and improve resources allocation. The first set of metrics helps visualize progress from idea to validated business case in innovation projects. The second set of metrics helps measure the health of a business (innovation) portfolio as to growth, future growth, and potential disruption.

#enterprise
#innovationmetrics
Roadmap to Lean Enterprise Transformation: Where to Start? (Workshop, for Gold Pass attendees)
The Village
Sonja Kresojevic  |  Spinnaker  |  @sonjak18

Large enterprises facing disruption struggle to transform quickly enough—from becoming more innovative to improving processes, culture, and ways of working. Transformation programs are often linear, multi-year engagements not focused on continuous learning and improvement.

In this workshop, Sonja Kresojevic will uncover how proven approaches embodied in Lean Startup, Agile, and Adaptive Portfolio Management can be combined into a single cohesive framework that can serve as a catalyst for powerful shifts in your organization. She will share details from an award-winning Lean Enterprise transformation program at Pearson as well as lessons learned from applying the framework with her other large enterprise clients.

You will leave the workshop with an example of a transformation roadmap that will enable you to kick off and significantly accelerate your own organization’s Lean Enterprise journey.

#enterprise
#enterprisetransformationroadmap
6:15pm
Ignite Opening Night: Lightning Lean Inspiration Talks (Open to all attendees; until 8:15pm)
Skot Carruth  |  Philosophie  |  @Skotcarruth
Ed Ceballos  |  Design Sprint School  |  @EdCeballos
Brant Cooper  |  Moves the Needle  |  @brantcooper
Sarah Cooper  |  TheCooperReview.com  |  @sarahcpr
Gabrielle Guthrie  |  Moxxly  |  @greatergabsy
Jessica Hall  |  3Pillar Global  |  @jesshallway
Hien Lam  |  Ohm Works  |  @thehienlam
Aline Lerner  |  interviewing.io  |  @alinelernerLLC
Judith MacCormick  |  BoardFocus  |  @mac_boardfocus
Abbie Moore  |  Adopt-a-Pet.com  |  @tweetacritter
Sajid Shaikh  |  Veritas Technologies LLC  |  @sajidws
Tara Velis  |  Balanzs  |  @TaraVelis

Ignite offers a dozen speakers the chance to deliver lightning talks on their advice around and experience with Lean Startup. It’s always been a big hit at Lean Startup Week, and not just because it doubles as a happy hour where attendees can meet and toast with one another.

You’ll hear talks focused on:

• Lean hiring practices
• Lean experiments in hardware
• Useful Lean tools for framing experiments
• Using radical candor in Lean teams
• Treating Lean learning & application as its own MVP
• Putting Lean into practice in your personal life, and more!

#enterprise
#startup
#scaling
#designthinking
#leanimpact
#growthboards
#cross-functional teams
#leanteams
#leanhiring
#MVP
#leanhardware
#sustainablegrowth
#leanleadership

Thursday Nov 2nd

Main Conference Day 1

8:00am
Registration Opens
The Village
9:00am
Opening Remarks: Eric Ries & Heather McGough (Until 9:15am)
The Warfield
Heather McGough  |  Lean Startup Co.  |  @UrbanitySF
Eric Ries  |  Lean Startup Co. & LTSE  |  @ericries
9:10am
Working Towards Ethical Startups
The Warfield
Anil Dash  |  Fog Creek Software  |  @anildash

As the worst behaviors of startups and tech companies continue making news, it becomes more important than ever to think about how we build products and companies that are humane and ethical. Anil Dash will discuss how the stakes are even higher than we think, and what it takes to build companies that are worthy of the trust that our customers and communities invest in us.

#startup
#sustainableinnovation
A Path to Growth: Discovering Solutions with Exponential Impact for Citi’s Clients & Customers
The Warfield
Vanessa Colella  |  Citi Ventures  |  @CitiVentures
Hugh Molotsi  |  Lean Startup Co.  |  @hughmolotsi

Vanessa Colella, Head of Citi Ventures and Chief Innovation of Citi, will talk to us about their new structured model to create a rich portfolio of validated growth concepts across Citi’s businesses. Grounded in the disciplines of venture capital and Lean Startup methodology, the model enables employees to have the opportunity to test new ideas and approaches in a low-risk way. She will reveal details of the program, including how and why Citi Ventures has infused the skills and mindset of entrepreneurship deeply in the fabric of Citi to solve critical pain points for clients and customers.

#enterprise
Finding Your Way: Insights from Intuit’s Lean Startup Journey
The Warfield
Bennett Blank  |  Intuit Inc.  |  @BankBen

Intuit has been on a journey to discover how the company might learn from the Lean Startup movement and apply what’s been learned to the way teams work. Bennett Blank, Innovation Leader at Intuit, will share the most impactful steps Intuit took to get started and what changes they are making currently to sustain that progress. You’ll learn tricks about how to create the change required to work in a new, better way, how to make these changes stick in your own organization, and what questions still remain for Intuit to resolve.

#enterprise
#startup
#scaling
#leanimpact
Culture as Product: How to Roadmap The Tough Stuff
The Warfield
Justin Rosenstein  |  Asana  |  @rosenstein

The most successful tech companies share a product design passion for perfecting every detail of their user experience; those that don’t tend to hit a wall and often flame out once in market. But there’s another design imperative forming in the conversation about what makes a world-class tech company.

In this talk, Asana co-founder Justin Rosenstein presents a new approach to thinking about your startup’s culture from the ground up, mapping the idea of intentional culture design to the familiar tenets of product research, design, and management when thinking about how to create and maintain a winning culture “roadmap” in your organization. Justin makes the case that using this culture roadmap maximizes the results of your company (from revenue to retention), helps your organization adapt to market shifts, and manifests the full potential of your business.

#culture
#startup
#leanteams
10:20am
Break
10:35am
Beating Corporate Inertia to Win Big in Innovation
The Warfield
Stephen Liguori  |  Liguori Innovation  |  @StephenLiguori
Ignacio Julia Vilar  |  ING  | 

What’s the secret to corporate innovation? Is it investing heavily in digitization? Is it about appointing a Chief Innovation Officer or a Head of Fintech? Is it about buying fintech startups? Although these might all be elements of a successful strategy, corporate enterprises will not beat their disruptors if this is all they do.

The secret to corporate innovation, according to ING, is adopting an entrepreneurial culture. In ING’s case, this way of working, which they call PACE, is a combination of Design Thinking, Agile, and Lean Startup. And they realized that in order to make this culture work, their leadership had to realize it does not have a monopoly on good ideas. They also had to leave the corporate inertia at home and open up to truly accelerate innovation.

In this fireside chat, ING’s Ignacio Juliá Vilar will discuss with Liguori Innovation’s Steve Liguori the cultural strategy that allowed this leading bank to make the big transition from a traditional bank to a truly innovative enterprise.

#enterprise
#entreneurialculture
Empowering the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Employees
The Warfield
Jyoti Shukla  |  Nordstrom  | 

Nordstrom has focused on being an entrepreneurial company for the last 116 years, with a culture that empowers sales teams to listen, connect, and provide exceptional customer service at every given point. This energy runs across the core business and has been a huge igniter of change for the company.

Nordstrom’s latest transformation involves the translation of the in-store salesperson to a digital entrepreneur lean/strategic leader. In this session, Jyoti Shukla, Vice President of User Experience of Nordstrom, will share her expertise on how the process of identifying key employee traits from different disciplines throughout the organization is helping Nordstrom build strong entrepreneurial (or intrapreneurial) teams, in-store and out. Learn what leaders should be looking for to build this capability within their teams, how to nurture an entrepreneurial culture in your organization, and hear about her experiences using Design Thinking and Lean Startup UX processes to empower her team move farther faster.”

#enterprise
#leanteams
Protecting Your Organization from Disruption
The Warfield
Alex Osterwalder  |  Strategyzer  |  @AlexOsterwalder

In this talk Alex Osterwalder outlines how senior leaders can protect their organizations from disruption by managing a portfolio of existing businesses models, new innovation projects, and future growth engines. He will reveal a new concept that helps companies visualize if they are ready for the future or if they should fear disruption.

#enterprise
#innovationportfolio
Lean Impact: Amplifying Social Good Using Lean Startup
The Warfield
Ann Mei Chang  |  Lean Impact  |  @annmei

Are you a social entrepreneur, nonprofit, company, donor, foundation, or consultant seeking to deliver massive social impact? Lean Startup approaches are just as valuable in the social sector, despite a number of unique complexities in this area. Hear practical and inspiring stories of how organizations broke through these challenges to create better solutions for long-standing social problems.

#leanimpact
11:50am
General Lunch
Roundtable Discussions (Open to all attendees)
The Warfield
Cindy Alvarez  |  Microsoft  |  @cindyalvarez
True Bey  |  True Health-Lifestyle Refinement  |  @truebey
Ann Mei Chang  |  Lean Impact  |  @annmei
Jean Dahl  |  Deloitte Consulting LLP  |  @agile1jjd
Kara DeFrias  |  Qualcomm  |  @karadefrias
Gail Ferrera  |  Deloitte Consulting LLP  |  @leanagilist
Iynna Halilou  |  Yunus&Youth  |  @iynna_halilou
Cynthia Jaggi  |  Living Economy Advisors and Gatherwell  |  @cynthiajaggi
Laura Klein  |  Business Talent Group  |  @lauraklein
Hien Lam  |  Ohm Works  |  @thehienlam
Stephen Liguori  |  Liguori Innovation  |  @StephenLiguori
Judith MacCormick  |  BoardFocus  |  @mac_boardfocus

Small discussion groups led by speakers, ambassadors, and experts, each of whom will be posing a question based on issues connected to the enterprise, startup, or social good sector, for you to discuss solutions to as a group.

Lunch will provided by Slider Shack (burgers). All lunches will have vegetarian options. You may go out to the food trucks if you prefer that option to the lunch being provided. This session starts 15 minutes after lunch begins.

#enterprise
#startup
#leanimpact
Partner Lunch & Learn: Facilitation Secrets from Pivotal Labs (Open to all attendees)
The Village
Joanna Beltowska  |  Pivotal  |  @jbeltowska
Martina Hodges-Schell  |  Pivotal  |  @polaroidgrrl
Matt Parker  |  Pivotal  |  @moonmaster9000

How do you get a room of people from A to B? How do you get someone to step back from their “solution” to clearly define a problem? How do you get stakeholders with different agendas to work together? Join this Lunch & Learn with Pivotal Labs’ Matthew Parker, Head of Engineering, Martina Hodges-Schell, Head of Product Design, and Joanna Beltowska, Head of Product Management, to learn concrete facilitation techniques from Pivotal Labs that you can immediately use to make your meetings more effective.

Lunch will provided by Curry Up Now (Indian). All lunches will have vegetarian options. You may go out to the food trucks if you prefer that option to the lunch being provided. This session starts 15 minutes after lunch begins.

#enterprise
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
Startup (Village)
Impact (Village)
1:20pm
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
Scaling Teams From Hyper-Growth Through IPO
Jeff Jordan  |  Andreessen Horowitz |  @Jeff_Jordan
JP Mangalindan  |  Yahoo Finance |  @jpmanga
Eric Ries  |  Lean Startup Co. & LTSE |  @ericries
#startup
#scaling
#ericries
#hypergrowth
Impact (Village)
Speed Mentoring
Cindy Alvarez  |  Microsoft |  @cindyalvarez
Pratima Arora  |  Atlassian Inc. |  @pratima_arora
David Bland  |  Precoil |  @davidjbland
Kristen Brillantes  |  GV | 
Kristen David  |  How to Manage a Small Law Firm |  @kdavid12
#enterprise
#startup
#leanimpact
1:50pm
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
What the Private Sector Can Learn from Government (No, That’s Not a Typo)
Tiffani Bell  |  The Human Utility |  @tiffani
Kara DeFrias  |  Qualcomm |  @karadefrias
Vivian Graubard  |  New America |  @vivigraubard
Marina Martin  |  New America Foundation |  @MarinaMartin
Eduardo Ortiz  |  US Digital Service |  @eduardoortiz
#enterprise
#government
#leanimpact
2:20pm
Break
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
Startup (Village)
Impact (Village)
2:35pm
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us
Tim O'Reilly  |  O'Reilly Media |  @timoreilly
#enterprise
#startup
#sustainableinnovation
Startup (Village)
Making Diversity & Inclusion an Actionable, Trackable Metric at Your Company (Until 3:40pm)
Cassie Divine  |  Intuit Inc. |  @divinecassie
Michael Ellison  |  CodePath |  @michaelwellison
Helen Kim  |  eBay, Inc. |  @helenkim357
Michele Perras  |  Pivotal |  @micheleperras
#enterprise
#startup
#leanimpact
#leanteams
#diversity
#inclusion
Impact (Village)
Speed Mentoring
Cindy Alvarez  |  Microsoft |  @cindyalvarez
Pratima Arora  |  Atlassian Inc. |  @pratima_arora
David Bland  |  Precoil |  @davidjbland
Kristen Brillantes  |  GV | 
Kristen David  |  How to Manage a Small Law Firm |  @kdavid12
#enterprise
#startup
#leanimpact
3:00pm
The Innovation Mission: Lean Startup in the Department of Defense (Until 3:40pm)
The Warfield
Matt Davis  |  National Security Agency  | 
Erwin Godoy  |  Freddie Mac  |  @ErwinAGodoy
Marilyn Gorman  |  Lean Startup Co.  |  @CvlleMarilyn
Heather McGough  |  Lean Startup Co.  |  @UrbanitySF

It’s been a year since Lean Startup Co. embarked upon our journey with the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Geospatial Agency (NGA), and having coached over 20 intelligence agency teams, it’s time to share what we’ve learned, what we’ve accomplished, and what still needs exploration.

#government
#leanimpact
3:30pm
Break
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
Startup (Village)
Impact (Village)
4:00pm
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
The Human Element: Organizational Assessments to Improve Team Performance (Until 5:10pm)
Janet Brunckhorst  |  Carbon Five |  @janakin
Courtney Hemphill  |  Carbon Five |  @chemphill
#enterprise
#leanteams
Startup (Village)
Startup Office Hours: Putting Lean Into Practice in Growing Companies
Marcus Gosling  |  The Long-Term Stock Exchange |  @marceire
Zach Nies  |  Techstars |  @zachnies
#startup
Impact (Village)
Innovation, Impact & Design Thinking for Social Good
Dante Cassanego  |  Juntos |  @dantec
Karin Lion  |  Digital Green | 
Ben Lyon  |  DFS Lab |  @bmlyon
Shalu Umapathy  |  IDEO.org |  @shalu_u
#designthinking
#leanimpact
#humancentereddesign
#socialgood
4:40pm
Break
4:55pm
GE’s Startup Way Strategy: Fireside Chat with Eric Ries & GE FastWorks Co-Founders Viv Goldstein & Janice Semper (Until 5:40pm)
The Warfield
Viv Goldstein  |  General Electric Company  |  @vivgoldstein
Eric Ries  |  Lean Startup Co. & LTSE  |  @ericries
Janice Semper  |  General Electric Company  |  @JaniceLSemper

GE’s FastWorks program has become the prime case study of crafting, scaling, and institutionalizing a system of continuous innovation inside a multinational conglomerate. Eric has often used the company, and FastWorks’ co-founders Viv Goldstein and Janice Semper, as examples of how to effectively scale the Lean Startup methodology and make entrepreneurship a core function in large organizations. The FastWorks leaders play a big role in Eric’s new book, “The Startup Way,” and as such we’re excited to bring Eric, Viv, and Janice to the stage for a fireside chat teasing out further themes from the book, including: convincing CEOs and nervous middle managers to embark on a new methodology, clearing other major obstacles to innovation, and redefining how companies recruit, develop and assess talent.

#enterprise
#FastWorks
#leancoaching
6:30pm
Attendee Networking Dinners (Open to all attendees; registration required)

Spend more time with like-minded attendees at one of our three networking dinners. We’re hosting dinners for Corporate Innovators (Spanish food at Thirsty Bear), for Coaches & Consultants + Government & Educational Organizations (Italian food at Jones), and for International Entrepreneurs/Startups, U.S.-Based Startups & Social Good/Mission-Driven Organizations (soul food at Farmerbrown). Click here for more info.

#enterprise
#startup
#leanimpact

Friday Nov 3rd

Main Conference Day 2

9:00am
Opening Remarks: Eric Ries (Until 9:05am)
Eric Ries  |  Lean Startup Co. & LTSE  |  @ericries
9:05am
Lean Strategies in Community & Political Organizing
The Warfield
Brian Forde  |  United States Congress  |  @BrianForde
Meena Harris  |  Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign  |  @meenaharris
Alicia Stewart  |  CultureFit  |  @aliciastew

Political and community organizing is supposed to focus on constant validated learning—listening to constituents and building a platform around their needs. But working against this build-measure-learn cycle is the fact that campaigns by their very nature have expiration dates, where you’ve either won or lost in the end. In this post-Bernie/Trump era where it’s clear that organizing practices are shifting, how can we rethink campaigning in an innovative way that meets the needs of constituents? How can we move from short term thinking and spending to sustainable changes for the long run? And what can the private sector learn from thought leaders who are already involving lean practices in their campaign efforts?

Join Brian Forde, U.S. Congressional Candidate in Orange County, CA and Meena Harris, founder of Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, as they discuss these issues with our Lean Startup Week host, media entrepreneur Alicia Stewart.

#government
#leanimpact
#socialgood
Building a New Engine in the Air
The Warfield
Laura Klein  |  Business Talent Group  |  @lauraklein

The Lean Startup has given us some amazing tools for building innovative products and finding new business models. But what happens when your company already has a business model? How do you disrupt your business model without destroying your business? Innovating inside an already successful company requires a new set of tools for overcoming internal resistance, not losing your current customer base, and knowing when to give up existing revenue streams. In this talk, Laura Klein, author of “Build Better Products” and “UX for Lean Startups” shares some tips for companies who want to find new business models before the old ones stop working.

#enterprise
leanbusinessmodels
Beyond Experiment: Aligning Innovation With Corporate Strategy
The Warfield
Tendayi Viki  |  Benneli Jacobs  |  @tendayiviki

The Lean Startup toolbox is great for taking innovative products from idea to scale. However, within large companies, our innovative products are developed within a broader context. The ultimate goal of innovation is to help the company achieve long-term success and meet its strategic goals. This talk explores how intrapreneurs can take innovation beyond running experiments and ensure that their work in aligned to corporate strategy. Such alignment can help avoid our innovation projects becoming ‘orphans’ with no company support for scaling. The notion of an innovation thesis to guide innovation with large companies will be presented along with examples and case studies.

#enterprise
#sustainableinnovation
strategies
Innovation Portfolio Management: Investing In the Right Ideas
The Warfield
Martin Eriksson  |  Mind the Product  |  @bfgmartin

Based on the lessons learned from interviewing product leaders all over the world for his best-selling book “Product Leadership,” Martin Eriksson will share how scaling organizations keep track of their product and innovation portfolios, implement governance, and ensure they’re investing the right resources in the right ideas—all while staying nimble and lean.

This talk will cover the most common challenges for established companies trying to innovate, and how to circumvent them through an organizational adoption of lean principles and the innovation/product boards needed to oversee them.

#enterprise
#innovationportfoliomanagment
10:15am
Break
10:35am
Improve Overall Performance by Distinguishing Signal from Noise in Data Sets
The Warfield
Mark Graban  |  KaiNexus  |  @markgraban

Entrepreneurs are often caught between being short on time and having to make accurate assessments of performance. By using simple statistical methods, we can avoid overreacting to every up and down in our performance measures, though, saving time and reducing frustration by not asking for “special cause” explanations for data points that are essentially noise in the system. Mark Graban will share expert tactics for shifting leadership focus from the old standby of drilling into random metrics to instead using data points correctly to systematically improve overall performance for the long term.

#enterprise
#startup
leanmetrics
Stop “Innovation”
The Warfield
Brant Cooper  |  Moves the Needle  |  @brantcooper

In this keynote, Brant Cooper, NYT Bestseller and CEO of Moves the Needle, will discuss the entrepreneurial spirit in the enterprise without using the term “innovation.” For decades, big companies have used the term “innovation” to justify everything from open seating floor plans to employee competitions that generate ideas that go nowhere. Just stop. Enterprises adopting “The Startup Way” must focus on creating value and growth. Brant will discuss the 10 steps to innovat- er, growth transformation.

#enterprise
growthtransformation
Defining Your Innovation Strategy to Succeed at Scale
The Warfield
Jean Dahl  |  Deloitte Consulting LLP  |  @agile1jjd

When companies first start out, innovation is what causes them to thrive. However, as organizations grow, competing priorities arise, and innovation winds up taking a back seat to core products that compete for its scarce resources (time, effort, and money).

In today’s disruptive business climate, organizations need to actively develop and support a strategy at the enterprise portfolio level that encourages and supports innovation, instead of crushing it. Companies that want to survive and thrive must do more than merely pay lip service to this commitment. They need to commit to a strategy that makes sense based on its mission, vision, and value proposition; then allocate that spending to ensure they are linking their strategy to execution by developing products that not only deliver business, but consumer value as well.

In this keynote session, Jean Dahl will offer practical advice on how enterprise-level companies can define their Strategic Decision-Making framework, determine their Innovation Strategy based on this framework, and then link it to their product development engine to ensure consumer-based innovation is being created and delivered.

#enterprise
#scalinglean
11:25am
General Lunch
11:40am
Partner Lunch & Learn: The Innovator’s Rosetta Stone for Corporate Finance
The Village
Brant Cooper  |  Moves the Needle  |  @brantcooper

Face it, Corporate Finance speaks its own language. So does the Innovation Team.

Innovators love change, but working to change the thinking of finance—a team dedicated to maximizing the profitability of the core business—is difficult, to say the least. What’s needed is a way to integrate the innovator’s needs into the language and systems that dominate in the boardroom.

In this interactive Lunch & Learn, Moves the Needle’s Simeon Sessley and Brant Cooper will discuss how to translate between these two worlds. They will provide tools and tips while leading you through an exercise that actually gets you started in building a bridge between those seeking to protect today’s execution engine and those inventing tomorrow’s.

Lunch will provided by MoBowl (teriyaki bowls). All lunches will have vegetarian options. You may go out to the food trucks if you prefer that option to the lunch being provided. This session starts 15 minutes after lunch begins.

#enterprise
#corporatefinance
Lunch & Learn: Using the “Red Bead Experiment” to Clarify Best Use of Performance Metrics (Open to all attendees) (Until 12:40pm)
The Warfield
Mark Graban  |  KaiNexus  |  @markgraban

In Eric Ries’s books, he cites and mentions W. Edwards Deming, the American statistician and management guru who was deeply influential to Toyota and other companies around the world.

One of Dr. Deming’s key lessons was the need to understand variation when looking at performance measures and evaluating individuals. How do we separate signal from noise in our view of performance? How can we avoid overreacting to every up and down in our results? How can we stop wasting time searching for root causes and special explanations for the effect of “common cause variation” in a system?

Deming’s famed “Red Bead Experiment” is a hands-on way to understand these principles in fun and practical ways. During this Lunch & Learn, you’ll have the chance to participate in this exercise, to learn from observing and reflecting upon some of the silly things executives and managers do in their attempts to cajole better performance out of a bad system.

Lunch will provided by Sam’s Chowder House. You may go out to the food trucks if you prefer that option to the lunch being provided (there will be two food trucks parked outside The Warfield for easy access). All lunches will have vegetarian options. This session starts 15 minutes after lunch begins.

#enterprise
#startup
leanmetrics
11:45am
Meet the Authors (Until 12:40pm)
Sarah Cooper  |  TheCooperReview.com  |  @sarahcpr
Martin Eriksson  |  Mind the Product  |  @bfgmartin
Mark Graban  |  KaiNexus  |  @markgraban
Bruce McCarthy  |  UpUp Labs  |  @d8a_driven
Dan Olsen  |  The Lean Product Playbook  |  @danolsen
Alex Osterwalder  |  Strategyzer  |  @AlexOsterwalder
Tendayi Viki  |  Benneli Jacobs  |  @tendayiviki
Christina Wodtke  |  Stanford University  |  @cwodtke

Swing by our book signing table to meet the speakers who’ve written excellent modern management books over the past year—and get your books signed by them too.

1:00pm
Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Until 3:10pm)
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
Startup (Village)
Impact (Village)
1:00pm
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
Getting Your “Old School” Company to Embrace a New Innovation Strategy
Michael Hagler  |  Clevertech |  @clevertech
Amee Mungo  |  GoKart Labs |  @amungo
James Warren  |  JMI | Share More Stories |  @warrenjwric
Geeta Wilson  |  Humana Inc. |  @geetsabrit
#enterprise
#scalinglean
#leantransformation
Startup (Village)
Using Lean to Create High-Velocity Teams
Christina Wodtke  |  Stanford University |  @cwodtke
#enterprise
#startup
#leanteams
Impact (Village)
Applying Lean Data to Rapidly Assess Social Impact
Amy Ahearn  |  Acumen |  @amyahearn11
Yon Jimenez-Macuso  |  Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center | 
Emma Lalley  |  New Story |  @emmaclalley
#leanimpact
#socialgood
#leandata
1:30pm
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
Transforming P&G’s Innovation Approach
Kathy Fish  |  Procter & Gamble | 
David Kidder  |  Bionic |  @davidskidder
#customerdevelopment
#enterprise
#scalinglean
2:00pm
Break
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
Startup (Village)
Impact (Village)
2:15pm
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
How LegalZoom is Building a Culture of Experimentation & Entrepreneurship in the Legal World
Stacy Conlon  |  Lean Startup Co. |  @thezengirl
Frank Monestere  |  LegalZoom.com, Inc. | 
#enterprise
#scalinglean
Startup (Village)
Driving Accelerated Growth Using Lean Marketing Techniques
Pam Webber  |  99designs |  @pamwebber_sf
#enterprise
#startup
#leanmarketing
Impact (Village)
Lean Impact Mini-Workshop: Scaling Innovations for Social Good
Ann Mei Chang  |  Lean Impact |  @annmei
#leanimpact
#socialgood
2:45pm
Enterprise: Sponsored by Bionic (Warfield)
Common Potholes of Digital Transformation & Using Lean Startup to Avoid Them
Siobhan McFeeney  |  Pivotal |  @mcfeeney1971
Opal Perry  |  Allstate |  @_OpalPerry
#enterprise
#digitaltransformation
Startup (Village)
Engineering Your Startup to Innovate at Scale
Randy Shoup  |  Stitch Fix |  @randyshoup
#startup
#leanengineering
#experimentsatscale
3:20pm
Break
3:45pm
The Power of Moments in Creating Organizational Change
Chip Heath  |  Stanford  | 

Whether you’re embarking on bringing an innovation practice such as Lean Startup into a small startup, working to create collaborative cross-functional teams, or hoping to scale your grassroots efforts to the larger enterprise level, you’re aligning your goals with a new set of people. You’ll be more successful as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur if you can create experiences that make employees, customers, and partners more enthusiastic about embracing your idea or product during these critical times. This talk will use the framework from Chip Heath’s new book, “The Power of Moments” (October 3, 2017), which describes four essential building blocks of moments that really matter. Chip will show you how to apply these building blocks to critical setbacks, transitions, and milestones as the change agent in your organization.

#enterprise
#startup
#leanimpact
#leanteams
4:30pm
Office Hours with Eric Ries
Eric Ries  |  Lean Startup Co. & LTSE  |  @ericries

Get those burning questions for Eric answered during our Q&A session with attendees. This is your chance to have the Lean Startup guru offer advice related to your organization’s specific challenges, or just hear his words of wisdom for the other folks in the room. We’ll be taking questions via Slido, allowing everyone to upvote the questions they feel are most pressing and relevant.

#enterprise
#startup
#leanimpact
6:30pm
Lean Innovation Bootcamp: A Techstars Startup Weekend (Gold Pass holders) (Until 11:00pm)
Jim Hornthal  |  GLIDR by LaunchPad  |  @Hornthal

Friday, Nov 3 at 6:30pm to Sunday, Nov 5 at 5pm*

Put all that Lean Startup knowledge into practice at Startup Weekend. This is an immersive experience crafted for our conference where you’ll collaborate in teams to put the methodology directly into use to create your own lean startups, with the goal of launching an MVP in 54 hours. This weekend-long interactive program — for everyone from startup to enterprise level — offers attendees the chance to gain the full entrepreneurial experience by pitching ideas and building teams on Friday, experiencing hands-on mentorship and heads-down hacking on Saturday, and wrapping things up with investor-style presentations on Sunday.

We’ll kick the weekend off with a keynote talk from Jim Hornthal, Executive Chairman, GLIDR by Launchpad.

Agenda

Friday, Nov 3rd

6:30 PM Registration
Arrive at General Assembly, 225 Bush Street to check in

7:00 PM Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 PM Welcome & Speakers
Program begins. Review agenda for the weekend, introduce organizers and facilitators, coaches if they’re present, and speakers

Opening Speaker: Jim Hornthal, Executive Chairman, GLIDR by Launchpad

8:00 PM Pitches Start
Have an idea? Get up and give a 60 second pitch!

9:00 PM Voting
Participants vote for the top pitches to work on over the course of the weekend

9:15 PM Form Teams
Team formation and idea discussions

10:00 PM Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday, Nov 4

9:00 AM Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 AM Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

10:00 AM Workshop
Taking the uncertainties out of your business / Empathy in surveys, how to talk to your customers: Zach Nies, VP of Education at Techstars

10:30 AM Coaches arrive!
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help.

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

6:30 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 PM Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday, Nov 5

9:00 AM Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 AM Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 PM Lunch

12:30 PM Presentation Practice with Coaches
Coaches arrive and will give presentation feedback. Final hours of worktime should be used to incorporate feedback from practice sessions.

2:30 PM Tech Check
Mandatory tech-check for final presentations

3:00 PM Final Presentations

4:30 PM Judging & Awards

5:00 PM End

#enterprise
#startup
#leanimpact

Saturday Nov 4th

Startup Weekend (Gold Pass Only)

9:00am
Lean Innovation Bootcamp: A Techstars Startup Weekend (Gold Pass Holders)

*Times are subject to change as we continue to add programming

Put all that Lean Startup knowledge into practice at Startup Weekend. This is an immersive experience crafted for our conference where you’ll collaborate in teams to put the methodology directly into use to create your own lean startups, with the goal of launching an MVP in 54 hours. This weekend-long interactive program — for everyone from startup to enterprise level — offers attendees the chance to gain the full entrepreneurial experience by pitching ideas and building teams on Friday, experiencing hands-on mentorship and heads-down hacking on Saturday, and wrapping things up with investor-style presentations on Sunday.

We’ll kick the weekend off with a keynote talk from Jim Hornthal, Executive Chairman, GLIDR by Launchpad.

Agenda

Friday, Nov 3rd

6:30 PM Registration
Arrive at General Assembly, 225 Bush Street to check in

7:00 PM Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 PM Welcome & Speakers
Program begins. Review agenda for the weekend, introduce organizers and facilitators, coaches if they’re present, and speakers

Opening Speaker: Jim Hornthal, Executive Chairman, GLIDR by Launchpad

8:00 PM Pitches Start
Have an idea? Get up and give a 60 second pitch!

9:00 PM Voting
Participants vote for the top pitches to work on over the course of the weekend

9:15 PM Form Teams
Team formation and idea discussions

10:00 PM Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday, Nov 4

9:00 AM Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 AM Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

10:00 AM Workshop
Taking the uncertainties out of your business / Empathy in surveys, how to talk to your customers: Zach Nies, VP of Education at Techstars

10:30 AM Coaches arrive!
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help.

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

6:30 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 PM Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday, Nov 5

9:00 AM Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 AM Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 PM Lunch

12:30 PM Presentation Practice with Coaches
Coaches arrive and will give presentation feedback. Final hours of worktime should be used to incorporate feedback from practice sessions.

2:30 PM Tech Check
Mandatory tech-check for final presentations

3:00 PM Final Presentations

4:30 PM Judging & Awards

5:00 PM End

#enterprise
#startup
#leanimpact

Sunday Nov 5th

Startup Weekend (Gold Pass Only)

9:00am
Lean Innovation Bootcamp: A Techstars Startup Weekend (Gold Pass Holders)

*Times are subject to change as we continue to add programming

Put all that Lean Startup knowledge into practice at Startup Weekend. This is an immersive experience crafted for our conference where you’ll collaborate in teams to put the methodology directly into use to create your own lean startups, with the goal of launching an MVP in 54 hours. This weekend-long interactive program — for everyone from startup to enterprise level — offers attendees the chance to gain the full entrepreneurial experience by pitching ideas and building teams on Friday, experiencing hands-on mentorship and heads-down hacking on Saturday, and wrapping things up with investor-style presentations on Sunday.

We’ll kick the weekend off with a keynote talk from Jim Hornthal, Executive Chairman, GLIDR by Launchpad.

Agenda

Friday, Nov 3rd

6:30 PM Registration
Arrive at General Assembly, 225 Bush Street to check in

7:00 PM Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 PM Welcome & Speakers
Program begins. Review agenda for the weekend, introduce organizers and facilitators, coaches if they’re present, and speakers

Opening Speaker: Jim Hornthal, Executive Chairman, GLIDR by Launchpad

8:00 PM Pitches Start
Have an idea? Get up and give a 60 second pitch!

9:00 PM Voting
Participants vote for the top pitches to work on over the course of the weekend

9:15 PM Form Teams
Team formation and idea discussions

10:00 PM Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday, Nov 4

9:00 AM Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 AM Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

10:00 AM Workshop
Taking the uncertainties out of your business / Empathy in surveys, how to talk to your customers: Zach Nies, VP of Education at Techstars

10:30 AM Coaches arrive!
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help.

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

6:30 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 PM Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday, Nov 5

9:00 AM Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 AM Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 PM Lunch

12:30 PM Presentation Practice with Coaches
Coaches arrive and will give presentation feedback. Final hours of worktime should be used to incorporate feedback from practice sessions.

2:30 PM Tech Check
Mandatory tech-check for final presentations

3:00 PM Final Presentations

4:30 PM Judging & Awards

5:00 PM End

#enterprise
#startup
#leanimpact