3D Systems, a global leader in the 3D printing market, was growing fast — too fast. They needed to quickly get hold of competing projects and strategic priorities, and the next global strategy meeting was only days away.
The ultimate two day offsite: make sure the stakeholders were prepared and take them through two days of intense Agile frameworks-driven decision making.
- Preparation Boards
We gave all the meeting participants four days to complete a matrix outlining all their competing projects by their business relevance and size.
- Cover Story
When the meeting kicked off, we used the Cover Story framework to help everyone develop a vision of success with a hypothetical Harvard Business Review case study.
- 20/20 Vision
We then combined all the key Cover Story elements and prioritized them with 20/20 Vision.
- Impact Effort
With vision established, we went back to the preparation boards, combined them and reorganized around two axes: 1. Impact on the company and 2. Effort/Risk/Complexity.
- Fund a Project
Initiatives from the Impact Effort exercise were scored using a Decision Engine framework and then funded independently by diverse teams.
- Remember the Future
Finally, we worked backward from a Perfect Future Outcome to establish a series of tasks and milestones to reach the objective.