We help you “move the needle”

You have no time, a stretched team, and uncertainty about how you’re going to achieve your aggressive goals.

We can help.

We meet you where you are, augmenting current capabilities with “exploration” work to:

  • Uncover near term revenue opportunities
  • Lay the foundation for future growth
  • Improve operational efficiency

Whether you are a leader seeking to increase internal collaboration, a product manager testing new product ideas, or a marketer looking for new customer acquisition channels, “exploration” management and tactics are required.

What if we could improve these without a huge time investment?

We Teach

Moves the Needle offers tailored programs based on Lean Innovation principles that deliver bottom-line results.

Programs

  • Digital Transformation Accelerator — 1-3 month program to launch new product initiative
  • Exploration Sprints — 3-5 days intensive, learn-by-doing workshop
  • Value Stream Discovery — 1 day workshop to bring progress metrics to existing projects
  • Product Management Workshop — 1 day workshop to develop PM best practices
  • Exploration Days — 1-2 day employee “hackathon” applying Lean Innovation
Benefits

  • Solutions to real business challenges
  • Evidence-supported product ideas
  • Inspired, engaged employees
  • New leadership skills that drive change
  • Improved communications flow

We Coach

Our experts develop your coaches to help teams uncover new growth opportunities, while improving work prioritization and execution efficiency.

Programs

  • Center of Excellence Development — Create and coach internal function that supports spread of exploration skills throughout the organization.
  • Coach the Coach Program — Developing or up-leveling internal Lean Innovation coaches.
  • Growth Board Development — Implementing internal investment process for evidence-based project approval and prioritization.
  • Project Impact Metrics — Implementing system for tracking progress toward impact for internal projects.

    Benefits

    • Scaling exploration capabilities
    • Internal coaches sustain and accelerate gains
    • Teams make immediate impact
    • Leaders catalyze the new way of working
    • Implementation of metrics that track impact

    We Advise

    Moves the Needle advisory services align people’s work with strategic priorities, supporting both short and long term goals.

    Programs
    • Digital Transformation Consulting — Development of blueprint for building a new digital business.
    • Needs Portfolio Analysis — Analysis of product portfolio across time horizons from the perspective of market needs.
    • Scaling Agility — Managing and structuring work based on cascading missions from top of organization to ground floor.
    • Entrepreneur in Residence — Executive coaching for dealing with uncertainty across product lines, innovation, and human resources.
    • Product Management Function Development — Establishment of product management function in the business.

    Benefits

    • Evidence based project prioritization
    • Org design that reinforces business agility
    • Better resource allocation and alignment
    • High-performance, evidence-based culture
    • More proactive and strategic leadership