• Business Agility: Apply an Agile-Mindset To Your Business



    Understanding the mindset behind Agile will provide you an in-demand skill virtually all organizations are seeking. In this class you will learn principles, values, and practices to become more productive the next day – no matter what industry you are in. To reinforce what you will be taught, we have workshops and demonstrations that you can easily introduce to others in your team(s).

    Beyond theory, we will also provide real-world practices and techniques to make you, your teams, and your organization more effective. You will learn all you need to attain business Agility across your entire organization to keep pace with such an unpredictable and fast-moving world.

    We offer this training as either a 1, 2, or 3-day event with subsequent days exploring more in-depth topics to become a true change agent within your organization. Students who actively participate in the 3-day course and pass the exam will be awarded the first of three possible Business Agility Certifications.

    Better Certifications for Less

    Our Business Agility certification course covers everything an organization needs to take an idea to market and support it. The vast number of workshops provides real-world examples of approaches, practices, and techniques to re-enforce theory and demonstrate how values and principles are the key to cultural change. While other certifications require students to memorize terms and definitions to pass a test, ours requires something far more important; demonstrate the ability to work with a diverse group of people to actually build something.

    Financially, our courses typically cost less per day then those who may consider themselves a competitor. Individuals who wish to maintain their certifications will also notice that ours are far less expensive than the so-called competitors.

    Who Will Benefit

    This course is beneficial to anyone or any organization who recognizes the need to do more with less. This offering is ideally suited for those in roles like:

    C-Level, Executives, VPs, and Directors

    Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers

    Product and Product Line Management

    Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

    Business / Systems Analysts

    Learning Objectives

    Below are the baseline Learning Objectives (LO) for each day—but these are subject to change with customization to each group. While it may appear the latter two days have fewer LOs, the workshops are designed to reinforce them, so they are not forgotten after the class concludes. Our observation over the years has been that without reinforcement with workshops/practical experience the theory is quickly forgotten, and teams revert back to their old ways.

    Day 1

    Describe the history and movement towards Agile

    Understand the Agile culture and mindset

    Unleash the power of individuals and interactions

    Understand the requirement to focus on outcomes not the work

    Understand how to change customers observers to participants

    Recognize the requirement to continually plan over following a plan

    Day 2

    Understand how to manage large complex “requirements”

    Understand and apply Agile / Lean portfolio management

    Understand and apply product discovery concepts, practices, and tools

    Develop product roadmaps

    Understand and apply Agile planning practices and techniques

    Understand and apply Agile estimation concepts and methods

    Understand and apply continual prioritization and sequencing

    Day 3

    Understand and apply Lightweight Agile Risk Management

    Understand and apply a Lightweight Agile Government Framework

    Understand popular methods, frameworks, and practices

    Understand and apply Scrum

    Understand and apply Lean

    Understand and apply Kanban

    Understand and apply Agile across business areas

    Build a personalized transformation roadmap

    Training Topics

    Below are the primary topics of discussion. The first day establishes intent and concepts for any organization wishing to become Agile. Individuals who attend the 2nd day will combine what they learned and experienced on the first day with workshops to start taking a product from ideation to planning while considering potential aspects of a company (sales, finance, support, human resources, legal, etc.). Attendees of the 3-day course will be rewarded with additional theory and many more workshops to further demonstrate how the benefits of Agile can be realized in any business situation.

    Day 1

    Apply Agile to bring more efficiency across the enterprise

    Apply Lean to streamline processes and reduce waste

    Develop in-demand skills organizations are looking for

    Utilize practices and techniques for immediate improvement

    Enhance your leadership skills

    Support a cultural transformation

    Day 2

    Agile Principles & Values

    Lean Principles & Value

    The Scrum Framework

    The Kanban Framework

    Agile Requirement Management

    Agile Planning & Roadmapping

    Stakeholder Management

    Day 3

    A workbook of the entire presentation

    Preparation to bring true agility to your organization

    Practical knowledge about the latest mindsets to reinvent yourself and your organization

    Practical knowledge of the latest Agile frameworks, practices, and techniques

    PDUs and SEUs (16 for the 2-day and 24 for the 3-day)

    Free 1-year membership into our lifelong learning community

    Discounts on future training

    Eligibility to attain free training

    Knowledge from an actual Agile / Lean practitioner

    What You Get

    A workbook of the entire presentation

    Preparation to bring true agility to your organization

    Practical knowledge about the latest mindsets to reinvent yourself and your organization

    Practical knowledge of the latest Agile frameworks, practices, and techniques

    PDUs and SEUs (7 per day of active participation)

    Free 1-year membership into our lifelong learning community

    Discounts on future training

    Eligibility to attain free training

    Certification in Business Agility if you attend all three days and pass a final exam

    Knowledge from an actual Agile / Lean practitioner

    Earn: 7PDUs for 1-Day / 14PDUs for 2-Day / 21PDUs for 3-Day

    Price: $600 1 Day / $1100 2-Day / $1350 3-Day

    Prerequisites

    This class assumes little to no experience with Agile so anyone is welcome to attend. While this is a great class for technologists too, we advise attending the Engineering Agility course instead as there are more relevant topics and discussions for them. For those without this experience, we highly recommend the following resources before the first day of the course:

    Government and Non-Profit Organizations

    To inquire about government or non-profit discounts and courses please contact us. We will discuss your needs and tailor a class that best suits your budget and desired outcome.

    Want to Host?

    We can accommodate organizations that wish to host the training events. Generally, we require at least twenty (20) students for organization hosted courses but if you are close to the Washington D.C. area we are flexible. Please click contact Amy Zewe at amy.zewe@santeon.comto learn more about the requirements to host a training event.

    Click HERE to view course dates and register

    Payment information:

    For each course, payment is due in full at registration. Of the fee, $200 of it is refundable if you cancel with at least 48 hours notice. That non-refundable portion can be used towards another class date (of the same course). Second cancellation will forfeit the $200.

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