Innovation Sprints

The Innovation Sprints are designed for cross-functional teams that have a need to quickly assess the impact of an innovation theme and activate their organization to start making improvements.  The program is perfect for teams that are seeking to kick-start a new innovation theme in their organization. The sprints are based on the Simple Business Design framework and have specific content related to the type of innovation, such as sustainability, digital, and agility.

Your Outcomes

The cross-functional team participating in the sprints will achieve the following outcomes…

  • Clarity about the baseline position of the organization and unlock creativity from within the team on how to accelerate.
  • Confidence about how to start in an achievable way and maintain momentum through structured accountability.
  • Control through the identification of risks and the next best actions to accelerate strategic innovation.

The Journey

The Alignment Workshops are comprised of 5 half-day sessions across 3-4 weeks. Working with the sponsor, we begin with a structured start with a clear agreement on goals to be achieved and your current confidence levels on different dimensions of your business.

Each of the workshops typically involves a holistic approach based on all areas of the Simple Business Design framework and is enhanced with information and speakers based on the specific theme of your sprint goal. 

Your Investment

The participants of the Innovation Sprints will need to invest time in some pre-work, the five half-day sprint sessions and having discussions with other people between the sessions. Each of the workshop sessions is 4-5 hours and there will be homework such as validating topics with others and reflecting on concepts between the sessions.

The Alignment Workshop program costs EUR 20,000 (excl. VAT) for two coaches to facilitate up to twelve participants. Additional coaching is EUR 350 (excl. VAT) per hour per coach.

Your Coaches

The coaches for the Innovation Sprints include Chris Parker, the founder of Ebullient Business Designers, as well as a rich diversity of expert coaches and consultants from our community.  The Sustainability Sprint is facilitated by experts from Qhuba.  

van beek

These are confusing times. If you want to get rid of the clutter and focus on what will really help you to accelerate your business have a look at the ebullient canvas as we did for two businesses. Chris, with whom we have worked before, has guided us through the process and helped us to focus on what will really push us forward. The outcome: simplicity of strategy and clarity of execution. If you want a few days of fun and innovation, Chris is your guy!

Jessica van Beek

Frequently reflecting on your company is a must for every entrepreneur, but often falls short due to everyday challenges. Working with the simple business canvas of ebullient was an easy entrance to straighten and refresh my thoughts on my changing business environment. It is both a simple and a confronting process, though insightful and powerful. I’m convinced that it will accelerate your business as well.  You will love the way Chris leads you through the process. He has the ability to ask the right questions at the right time and provides a trusted and fun atmosphere to get the best output for you, your team and your customers.

Lars Falch

I can highly recommend trying out the simple business canvas. Not only does it help you as an entrepreneur to ask yourself the right questions on what you’d like to achieve, but also it facilitates you to make the connection to how and with whom you’d like to achieve this for your business. I does it with utmost simplicity and it does not take a lot of your time.   It does focuses on the key topics you always need to take into account and balance when starting, growing or improving your organisation (big and small). In this way it will support and accelerate your own thought and decision making process.

Michiel Ooms

Using the simple business canvas was simple, quick and insightful. Chris guided us carefully to build it up in steps and iterate so that the final version feels robust. It makes a coherent, focused plan to achieve strategic aims faster while taking account of the realities on the ground. Chris has a talent for fostering teamwork while clearly identifying pain points and addressing them; and creates a fun atmosphere to accomplish work.

Simon Brod

I was skeptical at first, being a serial entrepreneur with four companies under my belt. However, the Ebullient experience was super helpful as I pushed through a pivot in our strategy. Working with Ebullient felt like a conversation to me. I’d answer someone else’s questions, and that would give me new ideas (super quickly) to ponder. It felt much faster and more certain than just thinking through things alone. If you need to change directions (or set your first direction), I recommend Ebullient!

M. Wittenstein

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