I followed the similar methodology in 3 days workshop in Helsinki in 2003. It was an amazing meeting for me – very valuable for any future projects and my creativity.
I think it can be useful even today.
Our panel was divided into many sessions and topics.
We concentrated on:
- strategy elements,
- reviews from customers and
- trends in the market
- technology changes
- totally brainstorming ideas what new things, products, services we can add to Nokia.
What tools we used:
- yellow cards
- 7 hats
- process creation
- many reports, data – now I would name it – BI dashboards
- simple one-to-one talks
I remember that I spent each day for over 14 hours of thinking, creating and analyzing topics.
It was really amazing time. I learned more than during many other training sessions.
Simply such workshop is really worth to do.
They have to have a very good team and leaders for each panel.
I also remember such situation when I worked in Procter&Gamble.
It was a one-day event but also very fruitful. We found a very efficient solution in our multimillion project.
Sometimes you can use the same techniques for your product management cycle.