Lengthy Business Plans = Failure?

“True risk reduction comes from testing and iterating an idea”

In a new Strategyzer blog post, Alexander Osterwalder discusses why he thinks that lengthy business plans may increase the risk of failure, especially when it comes to innovation and new ventures. A much better approach in his opinion is to use Canvases and Lean Startup methods to test and iterate ideas – a long business plan may often deter people from doing so and ‘make pure fantasies look like a good and feasible idea.’

To read the full blog post visit the Strategyzer Blog.

Business Plans Lead you to Failure more than anything else…

In this new StratChat episode, Alex Osterwalder, co-founder of Strategyzer discusses how business plans are the wrong tool for the job when exploring a new business idea. He offers tips and advice with regards to moving away from business planning to a process of more agile and cheap experimentation.

To listen to that StratChat click here

 

Webinar: Alex Osterwalder & Steve Blank, 30th June

Business Model Design for Mission Driven Organisations: Thurs 30 June, 4pm

Does your organisation value impact over revenue?

Steve Blank, renowned thinker and father of the Lean Startup movement joins Strategyzer’s Alex Osterwalder on how to adapt the Business Model Canvas for mission driven organisations in a free webinar next week.

If you’re part of an organisation which takes pride in your social impact and values lives saved, or if you’re looking to pursue a career in this field, don’t miss your opportunity to hear from the leading thinkers in strategy, business and innovation.

In the session, Alex and Steve will discuss:

  • how to adapt the Business Model Canvas for use by mission driven organisations.
  • how to go from revenue streams to mission achievement
  • examples of using the Mission Model Canvas by government and other organisations.

Places will be limited so reserve your space asap, by clicking this link.

Catch up on ‘How to Validate Business Ideas’

Replay Strategyzer’s Alex Osterwalder webinar on how to validate your business ideas

If you missed Alex Osterwalder’s free webinar (we told you about it here), you can now watch the replay via Strategyzer’s website.

In the webinar, he discusses how teams can:

  • Design, test and validate new products or services, value propositions and business models in 12 weeks
  • Minimise the risk of failure
  • Run a Lean Startup process inside the company
  • Overcome the challenges and pitfalls of running this process within established corporations.

Watch it here.

Webinar: How to Validate Business Ideas

How to Validate Business Ideas, Mon 15th Feb 2016, 4pm

webinar - strategyzer2Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder will walk through concrete steps for validating business ideas within your company. Learn valuable insights on turning your business ideas into a validated business case in as little as 12 weeks.

In this session, Alex will cover how your team can:

  • Design, test and validate new products or services, value propositions and business models in 8-12 weeks.
  • Minimise your team’s risk of failure
  • Run a Lean Startup process inside your company
  • Overcome the challenges and pitfalls of running this process within established corporations.

If you’re interested in Value Proposition Design or want to try out your business ideas with maximum impact, try this FREE webinar.

Places are limited and so book your spot here.