Lean Enterprise: Creating High Performance Organisations


Monday 5 December 2016 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
UNSW CBD Campus, 1 O’Connell St, Sydney

Friday 16 December 2016 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Rydges on Swanston – 701 Swanston Street, Melbourne



In the pursuit of radically improved performance, smart enterprises constantly evolve their system of work – from governance and financial management to systems architecture and organisational design.

In this exclusive one-day workshop, internationally-renowned author, speaker and consultant Barry O’Reilly will share an alternative future vision for organisations through Lean Enterprise. Discover practical principles and patterns to help you move fast at scale, and learn why and how to apply these methodologies throughout your entire organisation, instead of focusing on just one department or team.

Learn how to create high-performance organisations using Lean Enterprise. This challenging approach will require time and commitment, but is vital to harness the forces that can accelerate the rate of innovation in your organisation.

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Large organisations often struggle to launch innovative products, improve processes, or create environments to help their people succeed. A number of factors conspire to obstruct moving fast at scale – including competing priorities, siloed thinking, risk averse cultures and an inability to adopt an experimentation mindset.

The Lean Enterprise workshop will explain how to take a scientific approach to developing products, processes and people while running large-scale programs of work. You will also learn how to create a capability that enables your organisation to transform continuously to meet internal, market and customer demands.

This training uses the Explore, Accelerate, Transform framework to guide you through the key components of creating high performance organisations:


Develop a scientific, data-driven approach to business model innovation, product development and customer engagement. Discover products that make your users awesome and drive the growth of your business.

  • Engage the organisation (and market) with a clearly articulated product vision.
  • Embrace Hypothesis-driven development to see new ideas, products and services – even organisational change – as a series of experiments to determine whether an expected outcome will be achieved.
  • Leverage innovation accounting to make better decisions in highly uncertain environments.
  • Go and see. Get out of the building to test with real customers and users.


Rapid learning cycles are the proven rocket fuel for evolving your product quickly and safely based on customer and user feedback. Discover how to out-learn and out-execute your competition.

  • Communicate clear team objectives and goals to impact business outcomes.
  • Learn how to manage to outcomes – not output – with robust governance, tracking and reporting.
  • Map out end-to-end flow using value streams.
  • Deploy the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata to run large programs of work.
  • Improve clarity, strategic alignment and execution across the entire organisation.


The best companies pursue higher performance relentlessly through harnessing the skills and capabilities of their people. Learn how to grow a highly aligned, high velocity organisation by creating a culture of experimentation and learning.

  • Understand the management strategies, structures and skills necessary to manage innovation portfolios at scale.
  • Map out your organisation’s portfolio based on the innovation lifecycle using the three horizons model.
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement using regular reflection, feedback and coaching.
  • Implement Management Innovation across the wider organisation including planning, HR and finance.


The Lean Enterprise workshop is designed for:

  • Executives interested in strategy, leadership, organisational culture and good governance
  • Directors of product, technology, IT and operations
  • Those working in program or project management, including members of the PMO
  • Product development teams and leaders.



Barry O’Reilly works with leading global organisations on continuous improvement using Lean and Agile practices and principles. He has been an entrepreneur, employee and consultant. After several startups, his focus shifted towards larger enterprises where he has explored the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organisational design and culture transformation.

He is a co-author of Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organisations Innovate At Scale, the latest addition to the Eric Ries Lean Series with O’Reilly Media, 2015, and a Harvard Business Review must read for would-be CEO’s. He is an internationally sought after speaker and frequent writer for The Economist.

Barry is Founder and CEO of ExecCamp, the entrepreneurial experience for executives, and Antennae, its mission to help technology led businesses innovate at scale.