The general format of the workshop is:
- Prototype the current state.
- Learn about principles that might help.
- Prototype a future state.
- Document and validate solutions.
- Create actions to implement the solutions.
The Project Prototype is the most common version of this workshop. This generic form starts by having the attendees "act out" a project—people represent the project, goals, project manager, and so forth. This is done through a "project prototype" exercise which involves 10 and 15 people being actively involved with in the presentations. Ropes and large rubber bands are used to represent constraints, blindfolds for ignorance, name tags to identify roles. It is very visual. Instruction is given on how we might change the way we run projects and then the audience tests out those techniques through a second prototype. New ideas on the how to structure the project are written on flip charts as action items. At the end, the action items are reviewed to determine what group should responsible for implementing the change.
What you will cover:
- Improving how projects are run by improving project leadership
- Understanding why people have difficulty accepting change
- Modeling change in a fun and physical manner to help adoption of change