Explore an experimental approach to run innovation and transformation projects.
HOST: TVW Founding Member Greg Serikoff
Parkour aims to engage multidisciplinary teams in accelerating projects with great autonomy. It gives them easier access to the most relevant tools and practices, in order to quickly produce solutions and develop their skills. The life of the project is punctuated by short and useful activities. As they progress, each team chooses their next activity, whichever angle of attack seems most relevant.
Based on the principle of cell division, experimental team members become more autonomous as the Parkour program is deployed and can, in turn, provide support to the new teams.
This approach was designed by Codesign-it!, a collective of independent collaborative designers and facilitators and is under Creative Commons license
Any methodology has its peculiarities and strengths, which may be relevant depending on the contexts and phases of the innovation. During this 90-minutes workshop, we will explore the Parkour Manifesto, the implementation modalities, and what this approach enables. We will discover how Parkour draws on all existing methodologies, or those to be invented, to offer teams the most relevant range of guidelines. We will also go through different categories of “beacons”: these short activities that enable you to lead your project, inspire you, serve users or shape solutions.
In this dynamic and participatory workshop, we will explore:
- How to allow several teams to each build their own innovation path.
- How to monitor, document, and measure impact throughout the project.
- How to provide autonomy to the team so they can provide support to new teams themselves.
You can learn more about the Parkour approach at https://viaparkour.com/.
Greg Serikoff is a senior innovation strategy designer and facilitator based in Paris, France. He is a founding member of The Value Web and of Codesign-it!, and a former member of the ASE network. In the past 20 years, Greg has developed his research and practice by focusing on collaboration, leadership, complex systems, and creative environments. He designs and facilitates collaborative projects in the fields of strategy, transformation, management, learning, and innovation. He also teaches collaborative innovation at universities in Paris and Geneva.
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