This is a half-day (four hour) live instructor-led course (last taught on April 14, 2021) that provides a robust foundation in core agile principles and illustrates how to apply them to generate outstanding company returns.
There are many reasons companies don’t achieve their desired outcomes including:
- Failing to allocate resources in an economically sensible way
- Assuming product-market fit without validating true customer needs and wants
- Scaling up without evidence that their business ideas/models are valid
- Prolonging product/service development times leading to delayed market entry
- Working on too many things at the same time by not balancing work in process with available capacity
In this course we show how to apply an agile mindset to avoid these types of failures by:
- Being data influenced and experiment driven
- Taking an iterative approach
- Being customer obsessed
- Having an entrepreneur’s sense of urgency for creative problem solving
- Knowing your resource constraints and obeying them
- Applying thoughtfully decisive prioritization
- Being skeptical of the status quo
This is not a course that focuses on the mechanics of using agile methods such as Scrum or Kanban (although both are briefly discussed). Rather, this course focuses on the foundational “why” that underlies all popular agile approaches. You’ll finish the course thinking like an agilist, better able to deal with the extreme uncertainty that comes with creating a business that develops and delivers products and services that delight customers.
This course is intended for startup entrepreneurs and their investors, corporate intrapreneurs / corporate innovators and their company leadership, as well as hands-on practitioners within their organizations that are involved in achieving outstanding returns.
When is the class?
This class is not currently scheduled. If you are interested in attending a public version of this class or would like a private version taught at your company, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are their multi-person (group) discounts?
Yes! Please reach out to us at email@example.com for more information.
How is the course delivered?
The course is delivered live (over Zoom) and instructor led by Ken Rubin.
What is the purpose of this "on-line course" if the event is live?
The reason for having this on-line presence is to provide a repository for the class artifacts. For example, pre-class information and the class handout materials are stored here. And, post class, you will be able to download the annotated class slides and copies of all exercises you completed during the class.
What happens after I purchase this course?
You will be enrolled in the live course. You will also have an account on this website that will give you access to all of the pre-class instructions and exercises.
Does this course qualify for continuing educational credit?
Yes! Completing this course earns you 4 PDUs from the PMI and 4 SEUs from the Scrum Alliance (use Category "Learning").