"How many of us are one person at home and a completely different person at work? This may be the biggest danger of the modern workplace: that we are practically forced to live a lie most of our waking hours and then we go home to self-medicate - literally or figuratively - to avoid looking at our side of the mask." Rich Sheridan, Chief Joy Officer

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A hands-on approach to learning The Menlo Way™

We offer classes and active workshops on everything we do. Don’t worry; we won’t torture you with PowerPoint presentations. In our workshops, you’ll roll up your sleeves and get lots of hands-on practice doing everything from managing a project to doing field observations or writing automated unit tests. Even our overview classes are less about passively listening and more about having a conversation. Join us for a few hours, or take the Deep Dive for a week. We can customize our courses for your organization’s unique needs, too. And we can take them on the road. Take a look below at what’s currently on offer. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know. Most of our courses have grown out of customer requests.

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Intro to The Menlo Way™ workshop

Interested in gaining a better understanding of The Menlo Way™? Come experience Menlo’s joyful and disciplined methodologies on which we have built our business culture.  Learn about our pairing practices, open and collaborative workspace, 40 hour work weeks, philosophy of making mistakes faster, High-Tech Anthropology®, and more!

This one day workshop will give you a great taste of The Menlo Way™ and provide you with take-away materials. 

All workshop dates are contingent upon minimum participant enrollment.  

Duration: 1 Day Cost: $850.00

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Deep Dive into The Menlo Way™ workshop

Deep Dive Into the Menlo Way™ is an in-depth experience of everything Menlo. This 5 day overview and workshop combines Intro to The Menlo Way™ (Day 1), Project Management:The Menlo Way™ (Day 2), and High-Tech Anthropology® (Day 3-5).

Throughout this week-long excursion, you will have the opportunity to understand how our methods work and become more knowledgeable on why we have created certain processes. Every participant will be provided with take-away materials from each workshop to guide you through implementing these learned practices in your own work environment.

All workshop dates are contingent upon minimum participant enrollment.

Duration: 5 Days Cost: $4,250.00

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Project Management: The Menlo Way™ workshop

At Menlo Innovations, we have developed creative and impactful project manager processes that encompass the values and practices of “agile” and "lean" design and development. Our project managers are the magic behind the juggling act of: overseeing project goals and delivering project expectations, advocating for the client’s needs, managing project budgets and ensuring the client experience is joyful. To facilitate this juggling act, Menlo has devised project management strategies that are enacted the minute a potential client walks in the door!

This one day workshop is structured using the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide and Standards. Your interactive experience includes writing story cards, estimating project time with your team, building work authorization boards to track project status, and communicating project status with clients. Every participant will be provided with take-away materials to guide you through implementing these learned practices in your own work environment.

All workshop dates are contingent upon minimum participant enrollment.

Duration: 1 Day Cost: $850.00

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High-Tech Anthropology® workshop

Anthropology is known as the “science of humanity.” Key elements include in-depth examination of people and places, immersion in the area of interest, and the significance of observation. Our High-Tech Anthropologists® study end-users in their own work environment, observe and ask questions around their current systems and processes, and use work flows and mind-maps to capture and distill information to create designs focused on the goals of the target users.

In this three day workshop, you will be immersed in the High-Tech Anthropology® process and discover how to design a joyful user-experience. With a team of Menlo’s High-Tech Anthropologists®, you will have hands-on experience with observations, writing story cards, and writing personas and using them to map target users, all which build the foundation for user-friendly products and services! Every participant will be provided with take-away materials to guide you through implementing these learned practices in your own work environment.

All workshop dates are contingent upon minimum participant enrollment.

Duration: 3 Days Cost: $2,550.00

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Lead with Joy

This two-day immersive workshop, led by Richard Sheridan, will explore some very specific and practical ways to change the course of leadership to one that focuses on increasing the human energy, engagement and results of the teams you are leading. 

Date: March 25, 2019 Duration: 2 Days Cost: $3,000.00/person

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Pairing

Discover how pairing on tasks and strategically rotating resources through project teams/departments or roles will cultivate a learning environment, provide more flexibility in meeting business milestones and keep the environment buzzing with the energy of learning.

Duration: 1 Day Cost: $850/person

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