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 4 of 6: ABM For Planning
Principles and Practices for Responsive and Predictable Governance
At the end of this half-day module you will know how to apply the principles and practices for responsive and predictable governance to create competitive strategic alignment throughout the whole organization.
When organizations start to adopt lean or agile their strategy and governance processes work against being adaptive and the business imperative to budget and plan comes into conflict with the operational need to be flexible. The result is often a crippling reduction in the effectiveness of the whole organization.
- Know how to create multi-year strategies.
- Understand why cadence is important in synchronizing plans and actions.
- Learn how to create resilient plans under conditions of uncertainty.
How can managers and shareholders be sure that they are getting what they paid for? Whether it is the annual budget, a project charter or a market initiative, traditional planning demands predictability and accountability. Adaptive Business Management, on the other hand, believes that while businesses need to be able to budget for valuable resources, results are not the same as desired outcomes. ABM believes that plans are not as valuable as planning. The ABM governance framework is an iterative, progressive framework that balances the need for being able to respond to change, while providing the business with the ability to reliably plan into the future.