About this Publication

Transforming a company’s digital product development capabilities is a monumental task that can leave even the most seasoned leaders feeling completely overwhelmed.

Traditional approaches to training often fail to have their desired impact. Instead of transformation, you get piecemeal improvements that don’t lead to significant change.

Here’s the truth: if you want learning that sticks, you need a dojo.

In Creating Your Dojo, experienced dojo coaches Joel Tosi and Dion Stewart guide you through creating a dojo—an immersive learning environment— within your organization. A dojo enables your teams to learn new skills within the context of their real-world work. You’ll create a thriving product development culture where team members feel empowered to solve their own problems. Your organization will improve the quality of the products they deliver, reduce delivery cycle time, and create innovative products with better product/market fit.

About the Author

Dion Stewart is a coach, mentor, developer, author, and international speaker. He helps organizations improve their product delivery, addressing practices from product discovery through DevOps. For the last few years he has helped multiple organizations create dojos and has lead project-to-product organizational model transformations, often combining the two. A long-time proponent of agile methods, he was first exposed to the values, principles, and practices that were eventually codified into the Extreme Programming methodology as a Smalltalk developer in the late 1990s. He’s been learning better ways of building digital products and helping organizations improve their product delivery ever since. He recently co-authored the book"Creating Your Dojo: Upskill Your Organization for Digital Evolution". The book guides organizations in how to become learning organizations through the use of immersive learning centers called dojos. He enjoys working in situations where he is able to combine his interests in learning models, organizational change, and product development. Outside of work, Dion enjoys playing and recording music, meditation, and tai chi. For more information, visit dojoandco.com.

Author of 'Create Your Dojo - Upskill Your Organization for Digital Evolution'. Helping organizations embrace continuous learning