Saturday Workshop Virtual (Apr 2018)

April 14, 2018
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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This event is Sponsored by Regis University, College of Business and Economics

PDUs for this event: 3.0

PDU Category: Technical 3.0

Saturday Workshop (Apr 2018) Better with Lean Design Thinking and Agile

Speaker: Somnath Ghosh


Build a Better Product with Lean Startup, Design Thinking and Agile



Innovative organizations are changing their approach to building new products and services for their savvy customers. Leveraging Lean Startup practices business owners are figuring out what products will give them the best chance for success. Employing Design Thinking, they are making that connection with their consumer base from the onset and getting feedback early. Utilizing an iterative Agile approach, organizations are able to validate early and go to market faster with quality products.

The Lean Startup way is a systematic process for quickly vetting program and product ideas and raising our odds of success.

Design thinking is an approach of really understanding and matching people's needs with what is technologically feasible and what is a viable business strategy. Adopting creative strategies, innovative teams solve complex product problems that sometimes start with an idea with so many unknowns.

Agile development is iterative, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams.

Agile development is iterative, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams.

This facilitated workshop provides a hands-on technique to achieve an early focus on reality based minimal viable products (MVP) that the organization leadership can all agree on and support.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the stages of Lean Startup and Design Thinking
  • Cultivate a mindset of starting with the customer in mind
  • Rapid decision making by proving out MVP
  • In a group setting, leverage your customer and teams collective input for problem solving and define a way forward


About the Presenter: 

Somnath Ghosh is a Global Lead Partner with Tata Consultancy Services. He is an Enterprise Agile and DevOps Transformation Consultant, with over 20+ years of strategic consulting experience in software development, Agile enablement, and change management. As a thought leader he guides organizations to achieve dramatic improvement and efficiency of their product delivery. 

Som is a frequent conference speaker on the latest practices and advances on Project Management, Agile and DevOps. He is a regular contributor at speaking events with PMI Mile Hi and PMI Pikes Peak.



Important direction to the room:

Regis University – Modular A2 room A185

The University campus is close to the Federal’s exit off highway I-70.

This room can be accessed from Regis Blvd also known as West 50th Avenue.

Use Parking Lot 6 at entrance #6.

From the parking lot 6, drive north. Turn left towards Liquor store. Go through gates.

Go north to Parking Lot #7. Park.

Walk (meander) north through Parking Lot #5

(PLEASE SEE the map is attached)



In case of an unforeseen change, such as weather, our contact method will be email. Please make sure we have an active email that you see before you leave home the day of the event and the night before



Refund and Cancellation Policy:

You will be required to review and accept the PMI Mile Hi Chapter Refund and Cancellation Policy as part of your registration.  Please review it here.

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Special Notes for the Virtual Meeting:

  • Registration for this event ends the Thursday evening prior to the event at 5:00 p.m.  If you must register for this event after that time, contact the Help Desk ( up to 3:00 p.m. Friday (note that a late fee may apply).
  • The Go To Meeting link will be sent out by the Help Desk the Friday morning prior to the event.  If you have not received the link by Friday at 12p.m, contact the Help Desk (  Please ensure that you have the Help Desk email noted as a "safe sender email" so that it does not end up in your Spam box.  Refunds will not be given if you do not contact the Help Desk prior to 3pm and you are not able to gain access to the meeting Saturday morning.
  • You must log into the Virtual Meeting with your full name as seen on your registration, if you do not, you will be listed as not attending the event.



$20.00 Member Price
$25.00 after 11:45 pm April 12
$15.00 Earlybird rate before April 8

$25.00 Non-Member
$30.00 after 11:45 pm April 12
$20.00 Earlybird rate before April 8


Map to the classroom Saturday Workshop April 14, 2018