Business
Agility Foundations (ICAgile Certified)

Goal

The aim of our Business Agility Foundations workshop is not to simply review dozens of practices and buzzwords but to take a higher perspective and achieve a foundational understanding of how all these tools fit into the larger picture of the innovative, evolving company as a family of business models with individual business life cycles. It is the perfect starting point for organizations aiming to achieve a coherent approach to a startup and scaleup culture within a corporate environment.

During this workshop, you will understand how each business model evolves from exploration and effectiveness to exploitation and efficiency. And you will learn how managers, leaders, designers, and developers need to organize their work differently to create an organization that can reinvent itself continuously and that can scale tremendously.

Formats:
Collocated- available now
Online- available now
Self-paced- from Jan. 2021; pre-order now to take advantage of early-bird pricing 

Participants who finish this program (in either collocated, online, or a self-paced workshop) qualify for an official ICAgile Business Agility Foundations certificate.

This workshop is for you if

  • You are a coach, consultant, team manager, business leader, product designer, product developer, product manager, project manager, or human resource manager.
  • You want to achieve a foundational understanding of how innovation and business agility tools fit into the larger picture of your business life cycle.
  • Your company aims to achieve a coherent approach to a startup and scaleup culture.

This is a foundational workshop, meaning that no prior knowledge or certifications of lean agile thinking, business agility, or continuous innovation are required. This is not an expert-level workshop. However, having some experience with new product development and business management (in any role) will make attendance easier.

This workshop is for you if

  • You are a coach, consultant, team manager, business leader, product designer, product developer, product manager, project manager, or human resource manager.
  • You want to achieve a foundational understanding of how innovation and business agility tools fit into the larger picture of your business life cycle.
  • Your company aims to achieve a coherent approach to a startup and scaleup culture.

This is a foundational workshop, meaning that no prior knowledge or certifications of lean agile thinking, business agility, or continuous innovation are required. This is not an expert-level workshop. However, having some experience with new product development and business management (in any role) will make attendance easier.

Modules & Topics

The Business Lifecycle
Change, Agility, Innovation, Value & Complexity, The 10 Business Lifecycle stages, Problem/Solution Fit, Product/Market Fit, Business/Market Fit.

The Business Quilt
The pieces of the Business Model Quilt, Business Model Canvas, Lean Canvas, Minimum Viable Products, Pivot, Patch & Persevere.

The Innovation Vortex
The seven streams of the Innovation Vortex, Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Design Sprints, Lean Personas, Jobs To Be Done, Journey Maps.

Lean-Agile Principles
Agile Manifesto, Lean Thinking.

Purpose & Objectives
Product Vision, Hoshin Kanri, North Star Metrics, Objectives & Key Results.

Performance & Metrics
Velocity, Burn Rate, Queue Length, Flow Efficiency, Burn Charts, CFDs, Pirate Metrics.

The Innovation Funnel
Innovation Board, Innovation Accounting, Metered Funding.

Lean-Agile Mindset
Growth Mindset, Mental Models.

Practical
Information

Prerequisites: None, although we recommend some familiarity or experience with product design, product development, team management, business consulting, agile transformation, and/or organizational change.

Formats: You can choose between collocated in-person classes (two days), facilitated online workshops (multiple sessions), and self-paced (all year long).

Practical Information

Prerequisites: None, although we recommend some familiarity or experience with product design, product development, team management, business consulting, agile transformation, and/or organizational change.

Formats: You can choose between collocated in-person classes (two days), facilitated online workshops (multiple sessions), and self-paced (all year long).

Certification

Attendees automatically qualify to become an ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF). On top of that, with this certificate, they make significant progress in the Shiftup Qualification Program.

Certification

Attendees automatically qualify to become an ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF). On top of that, with this certificate, they make significant progress in the Shiftup Qualification Program.