Disrupting Business With Design Thinking
At Redvespa we like to live life at the intersection of business analysis and design. We’re delighted to offer you the opportunity to disrupt your business with design thinking the Redvespa way! Disrupting Business with Design Thinking is written for those of you wanting to incorporate design thinking into your existing capabilities and practices. It differs from the many design thinking books available – it is intended for the business analysis community with an interest in design thinking and also for anyone wanting to grow their people, practice or capability in design.
Disrupting Business with Design Thinking incorporates Design Thinking concepts and frameworks from many design companies around the world, paired with business analysis concepts and techniques.
New Website is here!
We’ve launched the re-vamped Redvespa website! The new site now makes it much easier to navigate, has a lot less content – making it an easier read, and allows users to search more effectively, making the whole customer experience a lot better.
It also allows us to better share our ongoing development of Redvespa Business Analysis resources. Previously we’ve kept a lot of these internal, but now we’ll be sharing them on a platform that is easier for you to access. The Free resources on the site include; PictureThis!, Doodles in the Workplace, popular Blogs, our Design Framework, with more to come.
Below are a selection of pages we think may be of interest to you! Please go ahead and check them out.
Our Agile Story
The Redvespa Agile story started over a year ago, with the Auckland office taking the lead. Now with our newly created position – Agile BA to the CEO – with incumbent Trish Macintosh based in the Bay of Islands, our Agile way of working is in full flight. Trish shares the Strategic Redvespa Agile story.
Where to start?
Here’s the scenario: It’s that time of year to get the leadership team together and plan the strategic goals for the company for the year. So you have your workshop and the CEO presents his or her vision and goals for the year. The workshop gets everyone motivated, everyone contributes and we can all clearly see how the vision aligns with the values of the organization and what we need to achieve.
You’ve been there before, right? The question is how do we go about achieving those lofty goals set out in the strategy document? We need an operations plan. We need everyone in the organization understanding the strategic goals and working towards them. We need people doing the right stuff to make it happen. We need to understand how we get there. And we need to know when we’ve finished the job.
Redvespa Workshop Extravaganza
Over the week of 29 August – 2 September we hosted over 60 people over 4 days for the Redvespa Workshop Extravaganza. Run over 2 days in Auckland and Wellington we had the work-shopping expertise of Kupe Kupersmith, Georgiana Mannion, Glen McCloy and our very own Blair Loveday and Moana O’Neil.
The workshops covered topics such as Design Thinking, Knowledge Management, Playful Techniques and Lean Decision Making – and were a roaring success. You can check out the #REDWE blog one of our consultants – Kathryn Wood – wrote about the 2 days!
We’d like to thank all our attendees; including clients, BAs and students from Summer of Tech.
Below is a bit of the feedback we’ve had, so it looks as though we’ll definitely be running something similar next year! We can’t wait to see more of you then!
Comment on Blair and Glen’s workshop – “Shaking the tree in the Design Thinking world, really enjoyed the presentation”
Comment on Georgiana’s workshop – “Excellent in all aspects. Higher level of engagement than expected which was one of the best parts of Georgiana’s workshop. Exciting content with perfect delivery.”
Comment on Moana’s workshop – “Moana was able to fully involve all participants in the workshop by continuously asking questions and relating her topic to situations we could all connect with which made it easy to stay engaged.”
Comment on Kupe’s workshop – “Kupe’s workshop was captivating and I found it very easy to become engaged. He made the time speed by and continuously involved the listeners.”