The LSD workshop is usually guided by experienced LSD coaches, but you can of course also provide the workshop yourself. On this page you will find useful information to get you started. At the end of the page is a template for the workshop, including links to all kinds of work forms and exercises.
What you need
The only vital ingredient to LeanStoryDesign success is curiosity at all levels of the organization. The same applies to you as a facilitator: curiosity is required, you will learn the rest.
In any case, read the three LSD books to understand the material well and do the exercises to feel the material. The books have a handy index, so you can read them very specifically.
In the online toolkit (.com) you will find a variety of working methods, exercises, instructions and more. Everything in the toolkit is free to use and royalty-free. In the workshop template you will find hyperlinks to the toolkit.
Agenda & structure
As mentioned, the LSD workshop is mainly improvisation. But it does help to use a Backlog and Kanban board as you know it from Scrum. Claim a free wall or whiteboard and create four columns on it with the names ‘backlog’, ‘to do’, ‘doing’ and ‘done’. Then paste Post-it’s with possible items in the backlog (ask the group if they have any wishes). During the breaks, always drag a set of items to the column ‘to do’ and from here to ‘doing’ and ‘done’. This gives yourself, but especially also the group, more guidance.
Tip : if you provide the workshop online, work with Mural or Miro.
Please share your experiences with LSD! We would love to hear what fun twist you have given the innovation workshop. Or which exercise caught on very well. Share it via email@example.com.
In the making
The template of the LSD workshop is soon to follow. Of course you are completely free to make your own version of the workshop.