We are
daring futures

We're all about realising ambition through collaboration, and we specialise in working with technology delivery talent and their organisations.

We offer executive, team and organisation optimisation coaching, supporting individuals and teams, in getting more joy and impact from collaborations.

If this is of interest, please read on.

Example Client Outcomes

Government Agency - De-risking a pioneering digital service

The agency was tasked, by the UK's Prime Minister, with delivering their first digital service, whilst simultaneously transforming their business operations to run and maintain it. As trusted advisors, we provided accelerated delivery coaching support for the multi-vendor delivery team, as well as executive coaching support for civil servants new to their roles and context. We also provided organisation optimisation coaching support, to enable the business to operate this pioneering digital service confidently, and effectively. Originally budgeted at £8.5 million over 5 years, this digital transformation has been delivered on time and under budget, by ~25%, and doing so in a technically complex, multi-vendor and politically sensitive landscape. The cost saving to the UK taxpayer for this new service will be ~£38 million over its initial 5 year business case.

Financial Institution - Innovating improved speed to market

One danger of utilising digital delivery techniques (Agile) is that the delivery capability can become a victim of its own success. An unstemmed flood of innovation ideas from the business can paralyse engineering, which was the case for this financial institution. Together with the client, we designed a 2-pronged strategy - the implementation of an innovation lab, and accelerated delivery coaching for the delivery teams. This digital transformation saw an innovation capability established, upstream of the delivery teams, which acted as a filter, only allowing validated projects through. The lab also acted as an education capability, allowing those new to digital delivery, the opportunity to learn whilst adding value to their projects. This not only improved the speed and quality of project deliveries, it enabled faster and lower cost prototyping methods to be used where appropriate, saving the client >£00’s millions and significantly de-risked their strategic investment spend. All of this was done within a rigorous governance framework, transformed to support and not impede the work.

Rapid Growth Startup - Post M&A product management capability

Digital transformation can also bring stability and governance throughout the business, as was the case with this rapid growth startup. Following a period of initial rapid growth, and several acquisitions, the company needed to consolidate its products support and development, as well as the operation and support. During an initial phase of work we provided coaching support for the implementation Lean-Agile product delivery methods, migrating product and service delivery from traditional and ad-hoc methods. We also provided coaching support for the creation of a product management capability within the business. The transformation then focussed on the challenges of scale, such as operating model, channels, and customer engagement / service innovations. The digital transformation work endured after we completed our work together, improving the organisation's value, taking the company from startup to IPO in 5 years, raising £62 million, before being sold for >£100 million.

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We're steadily growing our practice and we're always on the look-out for our next daring adventure. Could this be with you? Why not contact us today to arrange a conversation, to see if we're a good fit for each other?

Behind every great venture, leaders first engage with daring futures. Shouldn't you?

“According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.”

about us

We believe people are natural born builders.  As children we loved to build stuff; products of play became games, art, shared imagined worlds, and gifts for others.  As adults we’re happiest when we’re building and collaborating, with the products of play becoming relationships, careers, as well as products and services for sharing with our customers.

We believe that building at work brings joy and impact to the world.  It’s great to build, and it’s even better when we build together, and share what we’ve built.

We believe that, over time, stuff gets in the way of us building. For example, build plans getting confused and we build something that isn’t joyful, or we’re not proud to share it.  Even worse, we stop building altogether, because we become afraid of building something that’s wrong, or that nobody wants.  And we stop experiencing the joy that came from building; we feel lonely because we’re no longer playing together, and we feel sad that we have nothing we’re proud to share.

Keep calm and build.

We are Daring Futures, and we love building too. And we love to experience great products and services, just like you do.

We have over 35 years of experience, working with organisations large and small, in both public and private sectors.  Through research and practice, we know what works, and as importantly, what doesn’t.  We are students of success, understanding the principles and practices necessary to create it, and we’ve turned this study into a method to support those who to dare to build successfully.  Our method is called the Daring Way™, and features our playbook Discover, Deliver, Delight™.   We’re delighted to be able to share these with you now.

Whatever product you are building – you (your career or skillset), your team (collaboration), your digital products and services, or your organisation (operating and business model) – we’re confident that we can be of service to you.

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This then, is how we collaborate to realise your ambition.

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