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Lightning Round Workshop

Salted Stone's Lightning Round workshop is a fast, tactical process designed to blast through strategic roadblocks and jumpstart forward momentum.

By combining elements of Agile project management with the principals and approaches of Design Thinking, we can speed up the time it takes to get the answers you need to move forward confidently.

During our one day, in-house workshop, we'll bring together the relevant Salted Stone experts to help you resolve a single strategic challenge by identifying the true blockers, interrogating the context that's creating them, ideating creative solutions, selecting the best option and storyboarding your path forward. Five experts, five hours, one solution — that's the Lightning Round.

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What is it?

The Lightning Round is a day-long innovation workshop that brings together key stakeholders from your business with a custom-designed team of five Salted Stone team members to resolve your most pressing strategic challenge.

By pulling everyone together in a framework of structured ideation and collaboration, we’ll fast-track the problem solving process and end the day with a clear, detailed plan of action.

I’m ready to start moving forward

The five phases



Context setting

How you frame the question you’re trying to answer will shape which answers are even possible. We’ll start the day by clarifying our purpose to ensure inputs and outputs are aligned with your overall goals and ambitions.




Solutions developed in a vacuum are often very difficult to apply in specific circumstances. That’s why our team of domain experts will engage your team in conversation to understand exactly what factors will impact our ideation and planning.




We’ll use innovative group ideation exercises to generate a lot of ideas quickly, and then vote together to select a core group of three that are worth deeper consideration.




Using the three lenses of feasibility, desirability, and viability we’ll work through our three solutions to identify the one that’s most likely to succeed, and refine the idea until it’s crystal clear.




The final activity of the workshop is about making a plan of action. That means we’ll map out all the processes and assets necessary to put our solution into place, so that we know exactly what needs to be done next.


What you’ll get

  • A day-long workshop, including lunch and snacks
  • Five Salted Stone experts, including a certified Lightning Round Facilitator
  • Access to all workshop materials, including detailed notes
  • Documentation of our plan for operationalizing the solution we’ve developed, including proposed costs and timelines.
  • Peace of mind knowing that, by the end of the day, you’ll have a game plan for solving that problem that’s been keeping you up at night

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