Barry O'Reilly

Blow Up the Business Case

and other Lean techniques for the enterprise

Date: This event took place live on March 25 2015

Presented by: Barry O'Reilly

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Part 3 of 3, The Lean Enterprise Live Training Series

Writing a well-crafted business case may be key to securing funding, but it has little impact on whether your initiative succeeds or fails. A clear product strategy and knowing which initiatives to start, stop, or continue will serve you better in the long run, especially if your goal is creating a high performance organization.

Join Barry O'Reilly as he presents an alternative, evidence-based approach to making investments and managing and prioritizing your organization's projects and products. He'll show how using techniques such as customer discovery, hypothesis-driven development, and innovation accounting can minimize risk, inform your teams, and get the optimal return on your efforts.

About Barry O'Reilly

Barry O'Reilly works with ThoughtWorks, consulting with leading organizations on continuous improvement using Lean and Agile practices and principles. He has been an entrepreneur, employee, and consultant. After several startups, including one of Europe's first mobile gaming development companies, his focus shifted towards the enterprise where he has explored the intersection of business model innovation, portfolio management, product development and organisation culture.

Adapting lessons learnt from his experiences, Barry began working with organisations to accelerate innovation and product delivery. He has helped deliver products within many different industries and technical environments, for companies based in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. A frequent speaker, writer and blogger on industry topics related to innovation, organizational leadership and strategy, he uses a lot of Post-Its.

Twitter: @barryoreilly

Co-author of Lean Enterprise, part of the Eric Ries Lean Series with O'Reilly Media.