About the Dojo
As Target's unique immersive learning environment, the Dojo builds new or improves Product, Lean, Agile, and DevOps muscles. Target was the first to create this unique environment to help the organization change it's culture and mindset quickly. Teams leave their normal workspace and come down to the Dojo for a period of time to accomplish two goals:
- First, deliver on their current work. Teams do not build fake applications; they focus on their real-world product work, deliver against their backlog, and add value to their customer.
- Second, learn how to acquire and develop long-standing skills. Learning is essential to the Target culture and to keeping up with the ever-changing world of technology. Teams must be willing to commit to learning and accept that they may need to slow down to accelerate that learning.
These two goals are essential to come into the Dojo; continue to deliver value while learning something new or improving a current skill.