Lean Startups and Intrapreneurship: Brussels 2014

Join us in Brussels!

Applying the Lean Startup Model in Government and Corporations

Applying the Lean Startup Model in Government and Corporations

Learn about navigating the unique challenges and opportunities when creating Lean Startups in Corporate and Government Environments:

Lean Startup for Intrapreneurs!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

18:30 Kickoff

19:00 – 21:00 Presentations and Q&A

Brussels Enterprise Agency (ABE-BAO-BEA) – Free parking!

Avenue du Port 86C, B211- 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Carl Danneels of Plethon and Jeanne Goldie of 52weekturnaround.com will share their expertise on how to navigate the special challenges, responsibilities and politics when working in an existing corporate or government structure. Understand how to apply the Lean model, communicate the vision, measure and valuate results while managing the politics of Intrapreneurship. Please join us for this informative session.

Food will be provided. Admission is Free.

The Speakers:

 

Carl Danneels

Carl DanneelsCarl is manager of Plethon, a company established in 2003, offering Integral project and portfolio management services to customers in different industry sectors.

He is a bridge builder across cultures and management paradigms and a strong supporter of sustainable/agile project management approaches (focusing on self-organisation & emergent order rather than top-down control). He is a board Member of the Agile Consortium Belgium and a former Board Member of PMI Belgium. Update: Carl’s Presentation

Jeanne Goldie

Jeanne GoldieJeanne is a startup and turnaround strategist for businesses, the person hired when a business wants to fix something that’s broken or create something entirely new. For the past fourteen years she has worked in the Financial Services industry leading organizational strategy after doing similar work in the tech, government and non-profit sectors.

Jeanne shares her insights at 52weekturnaround.com, a website that helps teams reevaluate, restructure and rebrand their current trajectory using strategic change management. Gathering the best resources, coaches, and advice the site helps readers see challenges with fresh eyes and deliver real-life solutions.  Update: Jeanne’s presentation.

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Going the Distance

convincing your coworkers

Persuasive selling of your idea doesn’t always stop when you get the initial green light.

Last night I had the great pleasure of joining a group of entrepreneurs in Belgium as they rehearsed pitches for their lean start-ups.  It was fascinating to watch a group of people, passionate about their projects, pitch them for an audience.

The group was led by two terrific facilitators, both successful entrepreneurs themselves (and hopefully you’ll hear from them in a Five for Friday shortly!) who gently guided the group through the challenge of creating a sales pitch, and creating quantifiable results.  Both leaders talked about their adventures in pitching investors, partners, bosses and other stakeholders as they worked on previous projects.

All of which reminded me that we are ALWAYS pitching when you are trying to create change in an organization, even after you’ve gotten the initial go ahead to start your project.  You will be selling co-workers on giving precious resources to your project and convincing others to overrule their skepticism of change and try your new process. You may have convinced one executive sponsor to give you the initial green light but unless your project only takes a day or two, you will have to continue to sell its value as you continue, especially if resources constrict, the market or competitive landscape changes, or if there are internal changes.

What was your projects initial sales pitch? Is it still as compelling or relevant today?

And to the Lean Startups group in Brussels…amazing job! Want to learn more about the idea of Lean Startups? Read this!

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Speed Read an Organization with our Easy Guide

Thinking about making a move? Size up your Corporate Landscape or any other company you may be thinking of moving to by using our free guide, Reading the Terrain. Get your copy today by putting your email address in the subscription box. And no, we won’t spam you, you’ll just get our weekly update of articles.

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