Case Studies

Improve Speed to Market with Co-Design and GoWall   You and your team need to design and develop the next generation product. It’s complex, it needs to happen fast, and you have a limited time for R&D. The solution? Use the Co-Design methodology combined with GoWall. Co-Design is an R&D process that professional designers use to empower, encourage, and guide teams (including marketing, operations, production and finance) to collaboratively develop a product or service. This methodology reduces...

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Navigating Complex Projects with Map Day and GoWall   A project manager needed to launch a project that required several teams to get it done. The business wanted the project completed quickly for one of their largest customers, but the teams responsible for the launch were concerned about resources, timelines and costs. The teams had no experience working together, and some were remote.   Using Map Day project management methodology and GoWall, the project manager took a top-down and...

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When a 1-hr Meeting Becomes a 20-min Sprint   Challenge   Imagine you’ve got 1 hour scheduled for your meeting, 10 attendees participating and 10 topics to discuss, define and prioritize. Two people are delayed so the meeting starts 5 minutes late.  It takes another 5 minutes for introductions and to set the context for the meeting. And you need 3 minutes to introduce each of the 10 topics.   This leaves you with 20 minutes to get the meaningful feedback...

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The CEO of a European app development company wanted to hear his employees’ feedback and ideas about the direction of the company. He used surveys and polls, which only 60 to 70 percent of employees completed. It was a decent return, but he wasn’t hearing from everyone and the ideas weren’t free-flowing. Plus, the surveys required several email reminders, and the CEO had to give everyone at least a week to complete them....

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A global, non-profit organization identified ineffective meetings as the cause of gaping productivity losses, and decided to make a change. Looking deeper, they found one practice that was directly impacting productivity—the use of handwritten “post-it notes” during meetings. Participants would place their notes on a whiteboard, and a meeting leader would group the notes by topic for everyone to view and discuss....

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Innovation Forums Jump-start Flagging Account   Challenge   A national account manager at a Fortune 100 company was looking for new ways to fuel growth in his telecommunications account. To “think outside of the box” he needed access to his company’s distinguished engineering community, the organization’s top executive technical talent that was located worldwide. These were the people who had achieved the highest technical level possible in the company. These executives interacted with the firm’s largest customers to solve their...

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“Without GoWall, I would not have been able to accomplish what we did in one day” - Mark Morgan, Professional Facilitator   Challenge   Mark Morgan, a GoWall partner and professional facilitator, conducts strategy and leadership sessions for companies around the world. One of his clients, Proterra, is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission electric buses. Recently, Proterra asked Mark to design and facilitate a session with their senior leadership team to establish the direction of...

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A European app development company met every two weeks for retrospective meetings after their Agile sprints. The product manager noticed that the same people did all the talking during the retrospectives, and that created unbalanced participation. It skewed the insights in favor of an outspoken few. This was a real problem, as the product manager needed to hear from everyone – introverts included – for Agile product development to succeed....

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A Fortune 100 company had a critical imperative: Hit an ambitious revenue target to assure growth in the new fiscal year. But challenges mounted, and by the middle of the first quarter, the company had only realized 10 percent of the goal. Key stakeholders were given a nearly impossible directive: Meet for two days, discuss the highly complex issues involved, and deliver a plan to meet the revenue goals. Thirty-one team members from Marketing, Sales,...

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