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 1 of 6: ABM For Leaders
Principles and Practices for Effective Management & Leadership
At the end of this half-day module you will know how to apply the principles and practices for effective management and leadership to create flatter management that is optimized for both control and autonomy.
While organizations are adopting lean or agile, it is common to find conflicts arising between management and employees. Managers struggle with giving up control while still being responsible for results.
- Understand the role of the Servant Leader
- Know when to delegate, & how much to delegate
- Master the art of making your intentions clear
The answer to scaling management has, since the rise of the American railroads in the 1900’s, been hierarchy. Companies use hierarchy to organize responsibilities, and to enforce accountability. We now realize that dividing work between managers and workers no longer meets the complex demands of the modern workplace. Adaptable Business Management believes that managers are there to serve the workers, not the other way round. ABM teaches that flat management structures are best, and that decisions are best made by those who are doing the work. Control is maintained through a system of directives and back-briefs – a proven leadership technique since the 19th century