This course has been reviewed and approved by ICAgile to award the ICAgileICPBAF Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) certification.
Business Agility Foundation explores the mindset, approaches, and skills demanded in today's dynamic and fast moving world – a world where change is constant, disruption expected, and team work is a competitive advantage. Every level and every role in today's organization must focus on customer delight and bringing innovation and continuous improvement into our work. The tools that served us well in the past do not necessarily still apply.
Today’s business requires a paradigm shift from the traditional approaches to our business challenges. To be effective, the Business Agilist must adopt a new mindset and a new set of skills, often guiding teams through methods to maximize business value. To do so requires a new mindset – the Agile mindset. The course gives you the much-needed skills for value-based approaches to help you on your path to business agility.
Acting in an Agile fashion challenges many of our learned organizational behaviors. Our individual behaviors must change so that our organizational behaviors can change. To become agile we must adopt new skills, abilities, and new ways of thinking. As a change agent for shifting the way the organization works, we first have to recognize our own blind spots and pre-conceptions.
The Business Agility course goes beyond the realms of Agile software development. Although many of the Agile techniques are transferrable, the course aims at improving business agility rather than software development.
ASPE’s Business Agility Foundations course follows a highly experiential set of learning objectives to equip participants with new knowledge, tools, and techniques they can implement immediately. Aligned with ICAgile’s Business Agility Foundation certification, the course jumpstarts the organizational and individual transformation towards a more responsive, value-driven reality. The Business Agility Foundation course is the first step towards achieving the coveted expert level in ICAgile’s Business Agility track.
- The Need for Business Agility
- How to Identify Value
- Techniques to Better Understand Customers
- Understand the Dynamics of Change, Systemic Problems, and Disruptive Threats
- Polarity Management
- Apply New Ways of Thinking such as Lean Systems Think and Design Thinking
- Dynamics Behind Growth Mindset, Breaking Paradigms
- Understand New Behaviors to Exhibit
- Understand Lean Startup Techniques and Philosophy
- Understand How to Leverage Kanban Values and Systems