When strategy

meets reality.



Strategic Agility:

Innovation &

Lean Startup


In today's dynamic and hyper-competitive environment, organizations can't afford to have their employees stuck in a tactical mindset. At every level, employees must understand the perishable nature of value and how it is created and captured, analyze different courses of action, and move with greater speed and agility in execution. In short, we have entered an era in which all employees must develop the skills to create and maintain competitive advantage.

Strategic Agility Framework
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Learning Objectives

Apply the 5-step ADAPT Cycle and tools in your current role to increase your strategic agility and accelerate the creation of value in the organization.


​​Managers and individual contributors at all levels, including both intact and cross-functional teams.

Delivery Options

  • One-day course delivered on-site 

  • Customized virtual delivery




​​What's Strategic Agility?

•  Strategy as the deliberate reduction of alternatives

•  Strategy meet reality

•  Deliberate vs. emergent strategy

•  Execution vs. Innovation

•  The perishable nature of value

•  De-constructing a value proposition

​​Step 1: Analyze

•  Explanatory vs. exploratory inquiry

•  The group think danger zone

•  Three categories of adaptive challenge

•  Inflections points

•  The cost/value matrix

•  Innovation & recombination

•  Incremental & derivative vs. radical & disruptive innovation

•  The consequence map

Step 2: Decide

•  The VCTR model of decision making

•  Path dependence

•  Decision traps

•  Trade-off discipline

​​Step 3: Align

•  The danger of being mostly aligned

•  The 5 alignment questions

Step 4: Prototype

•  The hypothesis & the prototype

•  Performance criteria & goals

•  Minimum viable product

​​Step 5: Test

•  Overcoming status quo bias & loss aversion

•  The question funnel

•  Iteration & accelerated learning

•  Gathering local knowledge

•  Grit & failing forward

3-3-3 Plan


Sample Content

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Materials (Participants receive)

  • Smart Card deck of key concepts, tools

  • 90-Day post-workshop drip-feed of development resources 


Pricing is based on a per participant license plus training facilitation

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