Tom Meloche founded the world famous agile software house Menlo Innovations Inc. which was the basis for the best selling book Joy Inc.—How we built a workplace people love. Business guru Tom Peters begged his followers to read this book and apply its principles. Mr. Meloche teaches the true secret of Menlo style productivity and joy—ceremony. He is a leading expert on how to use ceremony to improve quality, increase agility, and foster human joy.
Tom Meloche’s audiences enjoy his high content presentations and immersion focused workshops.
The Power of Ceremony
Secreted away inside of weddings, graduations, religious services, and sporting events are powerful ceremonial techniques for dramatically increasing human performance—ways to grow productivity, strengthen relationships, improve your bottom line, effectively manage change, and build a more fulfilling life.
For over two thousand years, ceremony has demonstrated its power to transform our world. Ceremony is an intrinsic tool in religions, militaries, schools, and governments. Executives, entrepreneurs, and front-line managers miss a huge opportunity when they cannot formally describe what ceremony is, how it works, or how it may be leveraged in their organizations.
Ceremonial systems are humanity’s true heritage; rediscover their power.
Duration: 15 minutes to 1 hour
Agility for the Entire Enterprise
Would you like to boost overall enterprise productivity 400 to 800 percent? Would you love to create innovative new products that dominate your marketplace? Would you like to create a workplace employees love? Would you love to do all of these simultaneously? For two decades agile principles have delivered amazing outcomes to ambitious software teams—dramatically boosting productivity while increasing human joy. Learn how to achieve these results across your entire enterprise.
Modern challenges we face are amplified by massive complexity and unrelenting change. Our primary weapons to face these challenges are our human brains, which are highly biased and error-prone. Agile overcomes all of these obstacles through:
- Continuously correcting using feedback.
- Speeding delivery through focus.
- Simplifying management with ceremony.
- Fostering quality through small cycles.
- Scaling agility via isolation interfaces.
Learn what these techniques are, why they work, and how to apply them yourself. Also discover the five most common mistakes people make trying to become agile. Leave with a profound understanding of the elements and next steps required to begin to unleash Agile for everyone else!
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Five Essential Agile Metrics
The first question every executive asks about agile is “What are the metrics?” Dozens of agile metrics have been proposed, most are bad, some are aweful. Tom teaches you the good, the bad, and the ugly. Along the way learn the five metrics you actually need and why. The five key agile metrics you actually want will keep your executives happy and, more importantly, you can actually use them to help your organization become agile.
No matter what part of your organization is increasing its agility—sales, marketing, customer service, strategic planning, product development, accounting, delivery, or operations—the same core metrics can help move them forward. Explore examples across all of these groups and leave with a profound understanding of why it is essential to have very few highly focused agile metrics.
Leave this session with the fundamental tools required to measure and understand the effectiveness of your agile initiatives.
Duration: 45 minutes to 90 minutes
Facebook Game Changers
Facebook has radically raised the game in on-line advertising and lean startup data collection. In the past year alone they have singlehandedly reinvented the world of digital advertising. Take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to grow your business, increase your sales, and get insightful feedback from your customers.
There is a good reason Facebook stock has risen so high, investors know an amazing secret—Facebook has cracked the mobile advertising code and created a dramatically innovative new way for you to reach your customers. Facebook is now a game changer. Everything you thought you knew about digital advertising is obsolete. Discover what changed, why, and how to take advantage of the new mobile web.
Discover How To:
- Double your website traffic for as little as $2 a day.
- Increase sales as much of 30% with 15 minutes of work.
- Automatically follow-up customers with targeted and precisely timed offers.
- Squeeze up to 300% more revenue out of existing email and phone lists.
- Get US clicks for as little as 2-cents each.
- Turn website visitors into long-term prospects.
- Build a lean startup data collection machine!
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