Beyond Experiments: Aligning Innovation With Corporate Strategy

Lean Startup Week – San Francisco

In this keynote, Tendayi talks about the importance of developing an innovation strategy to avoid random innovation projects in companies. Developing an innovation thesis to guide strategic decision making. How to align innovation projects with corporate strategy. How strategy can help with transitioning successful innovation projects into the core business.

A Practical Guide To Innovation Accounting

Lean Startup Summit – London

In this keynote, Tendayi talks about innovation as the combination of great ideas and profitable business models. How to manage innovation by aligning leadership tools with how innovators works. Making incremental investments that increase as teams show traction How to use innovation accounting to track progress and make investment decisions

Innovation Is For Everyone

Innovation Is For Everyone – The Conference, Malmo

In this keynote, Tendayi discusses how companies can make sure that they have a democratic process for managing innovation. How developing an innovation ecosystem with metered funding and the right questions at the right time helps open the innovation process to more people within the company.

Lean Canvas Workshop

Rockstart Accelerator – Amsterdam

In this workshop, Tendayi coached startup teams in Rockstart Accelerator to use the Lean Canvas. The teams learned how to design business models using a range of “what-if” scenarios. They also learned how to review their canvas for risky assumptions. Finally, they were coached on how to design experiments to test their riskiest assumptions.

I’ve taught alongside Tendayi on several occasions and it’s always been both a pleasure for me and a top-tier experience for the participants. He brings great charisma and cheerful candour paired up with real expertise and insight into putting Lean Startup to work for companies both small.

Rob Fitzpatrick

Author of The Mom Test

I’ve had the pleasure of listening and learning from Dr. Viki on several occasions. His grasp of evidence-based product development processes and ability to communicate them along with other lean and agile ideas are second to none.

Jeff Gothelf

Author of Lean UX & Sense and Respond

Dr Viki’s work on product development at large companies is the competitive advantage in the innovation age. I would never miss a chance to hear him speak about applying Lean Startup and working with him is an insightful and rewarding experience. Indeed, Dr Viki is the Michael Porter of innovation!

Stuart Eccles

Chief Product Officer at Percolate Inc.