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Accelerate your Lean Enterprise Transformation

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Many organizations these days face two big challenges.

  • Externally they face faster more nimble competitors, regulatory and policy complexity and uncertainty, and rapidly shifting customer expectations.

  • Internally their siloed culture, the reliance of leaders on their historical knowledge, an aversion to small investments and a lack of capacity to move quickly and responsively, limits their capacity to react effectively.

While deploying Lean Startup and various forms of Agile development for delivery teams is a necessary step, it is not sufficient when management continues to rely on legacy behaviors and a traditional mindset. What we have observed in numerous companies is that for real change to take hold, a holistic approach is required. It requires a fundamental rethink of how organizations operate and behave.

This workshop offers an intensive, practical and direct approach to help change agents and leaders overcome these challenges and map out a path to shift the mindset and mechanics of their organization. Typically we see attendees from a wide variety of domains with job functions that range from Innovation, Product Management, Portfolio Management, Business owners, and leaders representing Finance, Strategy, and Technology functions. Our goal in this workshop is to help attendees understand the critical components on the journey to becoming a Lean Enterprise and being able to immediately apply the lessons and tactics employed in a variety of companies.

In this hands-on workshop, attendees unpack the goals of their Lean Enterprise Transformation and examine the boosters and blockers they will encounter during their journey. Through a review of lessons learned from other transformation case studies, attendees map out their first/next step forward and emerge with a short and long-term roadmap.

From the team that managed the award-winning Lean Enterprise transformation at Pearson (40,000 employees), we bring you a hands-on workshop that goes deep into the mechanics and mindset of the Lean Transformation Journey.


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. What you need are proven approaches to applying change at scale, employing the best principles of Lean Startup and Agile and delivering substantial returns that drive growth and innovation across your organization.


This workshop gives you an opportunity to learn directly from the team who have been deploying a Lean Enterprise approach across multiple global companies. The lessons learned from those engagements feed directly into this workshop, enabling you to kick off and significantly accelerate your own organization's Lean Enterprise transformation.

This workshop is part of our ongoing series where we unpack the why, what and how of a successful transformation program. The team of expert instructors will share with you a range of case studies that highlight some of the challenges present for all companies starting their Lean Enterprise journey. The key lessons learned from Pearson and elsewhere will be dissected into specific and actionable takeaways. We will uncover how the buzzword heavy approaches embodied in Customer Driven development, Lean Startup experimentation, Agile Delivery and Adaptive Portfolio Management can be combined into a single cohesive framework that can be the catalyst to drive powerful shifts in your organization's culture, processes and outcomes. You will leave the workshop with your first draft of a transformation roadmap ready to stimulate wide-ranging conversations and drive focused action, as soon as you return to your office.

What you will learn:

Why transformation is needed and how to respond

  • Build a shared understanding of the key internal and external drivers of change
  • Identify the burning platform in your business
  • Create a clear set of KPI’s you will use to measure the success and progress of your transformation program against business goals
  • Discuss blockers and boosters you may encounter on your transformation journey

What effective transformations look like

  • Introduce and analyze the core components of Lean Enterprise Transformation: Lifecycle framework, Product Development best practices, Investment Governance, Portfolio Management and Community & Culture.
  • Review case studies from large enterprises deploying a Lean Enterprise Approach, identifying key lessons, strategies, and artifacts

How to deliver effective transformation

  • Build a customized roadmap to chart your organization's path forward - i.e Where to start, what tactics to use? - using the Lean Enterprise Transformation canvas


Which companies have attended this workshop and what are they saying about it?

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"This was powerful stuff. I came away with a strong appreciation of the challenge my company faces as it transforms its culture and practice, as well as the strategies we need to employ to be successful. Hearing about success and failures at large, global companies like ours was tremendously valuable. I started using the framework provided day 1 back on the job."

-Mike Merrill, Senior Director for New Product ETS

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Engagement Warning!

If you enjoy spending your company's L&D budget to attend dull training sessions where the main feature is an opportunity to check your email in peace, this workshop is not for you.

This will be a fast-paced, highly interactive workshop. This will be a lecture free zone. We will be sharing our stories from the trenches and will be pushing you to share your stories and goals in a safe space.

This workshop will deliver highly focused, actionable outcomes and that will require your full engagement. Don't say we didn't warn you!


A key learning from our experiences has been ensuring that executives and key leaders are the drivers of organisation-wide transformations. This workshop is designed to get Executives and Transformation leaders in organizations of all sizes ready to take on that role. Whether you are just starting to consider building a Lean Enterprise or have already started taking the first steps in your journey, you'll leave this workshop ready to apply Lean Startup and Agile principles at scale to enable your organizational transformation.


If you have questions about the workshop content, ticketing or logistics, drop us a note at events@myspinnaker.co

Spinnaker team:

Sonja Kresojevic is a co-founder of Spinnaker and a senior executive with 20 years of global experience building products and driving agile and lean transformation for companies in the media, publishing and education sectors. She is a passionate innovation strategist that understands what it takes to bring Lean Startup and Agile into the enterprise. Most recently an SVP in the Chief Product Office at Pearson, leading the implementation of the Global Product Lifecycle, award-winning innovation program focused on transforming product portfolio investment management and delivering a faster and more entrepreneurial focused organization.

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Jonathan Bertfield is a co-founder of Spinnaker, Senior Faculty member at Lean Startup Co and an Instructor on General Assembly's Enterprise team. He is a mentor at Google's Lean Launchpad Accelerator and New York University's Stern Business School annual Business Plan Competition. He has been leading product teams at large enterprises and startups for over two decades in a career spanning the UK, Israel, Silicon Valley and New York at companies such as Scholastic, Business Insider and Sesame Workshop. His consulting clients include Pearson, US Dept. of Defense, Merck, Vanguard, Legal Zoom, Marriot, Axa, USAA, K12, Citibank, News Corp, and The Associated Press.

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Adam Berk is a co-founder of Spinnaker, and founder of an early sharing economy startup, neighborrow.com. He has been helping entrepreneurs design and run experiments for as long as he can remember and is focused on helping them identify and manage the biggest risks in their business models. He teaches product teams at early stage start-ups and massive global companies to apply the concepts of being “Lean”. As a coach and trainer of product teams, Adam has worked at Pearson, Google, Sodexo, Techstars, KauffmanLabs, TechPeaks, Bizdom, AOL, ESPN, News Corp, AMEX.

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