The location is less than optimal due to echo from the metal walls of the containers, small tables, and is if that was not sufficient perturbation we also introduced external observers in the second half, putting extra pressure on the players. There are a few lessons learned here but we moved forward.
And the projects came out, emerging from the hands of those scientists and visionaries, each one with an interpreted nickname or description, beginning with the "Creation of Venice" bridging them all into a complete project portfolio management. But, this post is about the workshop and we cannot include here the explanation or details of each project, otherwise it would become too long.
Still it took about about one hour of very animated discussion to get the flow re-established and gain speed towards a shared model. In these cases, unless there is a new external development that requires parking, a way out is to let them ventilate and go through the complete reasoning together until the landscape takes shape. And that is exactly what happened. There followed the "Human Brain Development", "Minimal Path", "3D®" and "SoundSight" projects, all completing the scene.
The major outcome for the foundation during the shared model exercise is to identify non-obvious links and dependencies between projects but also to observe the evolving image of the foundation through an emotional intelligence lens. Assessing the organization's profile from the point of view of the interacting projects is important to transmit a clear image that reflects the identity and intention as a whole.
Here the simple guiding principles from this particular workshop:
And finally, the simple guiding principles rated with pink bricks, building a second chance one brick at a time.