Adaptive Business Management - Practitioner Certification
A six-part certification course for the Adaptive Business Management Practitioner (ABM-CP), covering the three 'People' units, and the three 'Product' units of the Adaptive Business Management framework. As a Certified Practitioner, you will be able to lead and manage transformation initiatives within your organization, assisted by ABM Solution Architects, and ABM domain specialists. Through your understanding of all six aspects of the framework, you will be well equipped to navigate whatever stage of adoption your organization is currently undergoing.
Some typical objectives of Adaptive Business Management
- Deliver value to customers quicker - by improving flow efficiency
- Improve decision making - by really empowering employees
- Understand which processes to improve - and which you should leave alone
- Improve productivity - by creating cross-functional teams of specialists
- Respond to market trends quicker - by exploiting dynamic strategic planning
- Create products that sell better - by building customer feedback loops into product development
Who Should Get Certified
- Anyone wishing to be a leader or manager in an organization that is adopting, or thinking of adopting, lean or agile practices.
- Executives needing to understand the long term roadmap
- Operation Managers needing to understand the flow of work
- Functional Managers needing to understand departmental dependencies
- Team Leaders needing to understand how to align and empower their team
- Supervisors needing to understand how to guide and direct their people
- Team members needing to understand how they can best contribute.
Part 3 of 6: ABM For Individuals
Principles and Practices for Reliable Design and Production
At the end of this half-day module you will know how to apply the principles and practices for reliable design and production based on small-batch flow, which reduce risk while increasing speed and reliability.
When organizations start to adopt lean or agile one of the hardest transformations is to move to 'pull' rather than 'push'. 'Pull' invariably means that people are sometimes idle, conflicting with traditional notions of productivity. This conflict often leads in improper adoption, or even to complete failure
- Learn to manage work-in-progress through the use of pull processes, and why this is important.
- Know how deadlines slow you down and how to avoid them.
- Understand the value of small-batch processing, and serial delivery.
Traditional management is concerned with efficiency and productivity, but all too often this just results in busy people, and not valuable outputs. Most companies schedule projects in a way that makes it actually more likely that they will be late, and productivity initiatives such as Lean or Six-Sigma often make the situation worse. Adaptive Business Management believes that flow-centric processes that focus on the product, and not the activity, greatly reduce delivery times and increase quality. ABM teaches how to achieve flow using modern techniques such as Scrum, Kanban, and Critical Chain project management.