This course transforms an output-based enterprise into an impact and outcome-driven enterprise. Eliminates silos and instead, prioritises initiatives around value-delivery.
Here you will learn techniques and practices to help define value that aligns with corporate vision and strategy, to engage stakeholders at broad levels, and to measure customer value at scale. The world around us is changing at an ever-increasing pace. It is full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. In that sort of world, how do you decide which initiatives will deliver organisational value? This course looks at how to maximise value across the organisation and it is more than just dollars and cents!
Enterprise Product Owners, Program and Portfolio Managers, Product Owners, Product Managers, Senior Business Analysts, and other Value Managers need to look at the overall business value across a variety of proposals to answer questions such as: which initiatives to select, how much to spend, and when to stop. They have to look at the bigger picture to ensure their initiatives are aligned with company strategy and articulate value at the organisation level.
This course awards the ICAgile Certified Professional – Enterprise Product Ownership certification from ICAgile. ICAgile is the International Consortium for Agile. ICAgile is a certification and accreditation body, who collaborate with worldwide agile thought leaders to develop learning programs that lead people to agile mastery.
DragonsArm is a Member Organisation of ICAgile and consist of a group of ICAgile Authorised instructors.
The course focuses on the behaviours and skills necessary to transform an output-based enterprise into an impact and outcome-driven enterprise. It also looks at eliminating silos to organise initiatives around value-delivery. The learning objectives highlight techniques and practices to help define value in alignment with corporate vision and strategy, to engage stakeholders at broad levels, and to measure customer value at scale. Participants who complete this course will be exposed to case studies of value-based organisations and learn leading-edge thinking to apply at work.
The world around us is changing at an ever-increasing pace. It is full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. In that sort of world, how do you decide which initiatives will deliver organisational value? The course will go into specific tools and techniques to help you keep initiatives on the value track. The course takes us through the Enterprise Product Ownership as a team sport, not just for an individual. Through a combination of exercises, case studies, and lecture, we will better understand how to lead an organisation towards value outcomes aligned with enterprise goals.
We will also look at the different faces of value and how our mindsets may be preventing us from reaching our potential.
The Nurturing Enterprise Agility: Scaling Product Ownership course gives you the tools and techniques to manage value generation at a broader level. It provides the essential, value-based skills needed to lead organisations towards greater agility.
This course is an intermediate/advanced level workshop. Participants should have taken the Business Value Analysis (ICP-BVA) course or have an understanding of the Agile Product Owner role. The course examines enterprise planning techniques that require some ability to visualise at the enterprise level.
A fun, but intensive 3-days of learning. The course is made up of a mixture of training, discussions, and active group exercises. Participants get a chance to discuss both hypothetical situations and some items from their own experiences.
While the learning and the certifications are important, it is the discussions, group exercises, and the combined experiences of people in different situations that give the extra value to those attending.
These experiences cannot be gained from reading or online courses.
The Nurturing Enterprise Agility: scaling Product Ownership course is intended for anyone who strives to lead organisations towards greater efficiency and to achieving tangible results and will benefit from these essential skills. Course attendees may include:
- Enterprise Product Owners
- Program and Project Managers
- Portfolio Managers
- Product Owners
- Product Managers
- Product Leadership
- Value Managers
- Anyone on their path to becoming a Value Manager
- The Senior Business Analysts
- Anyone who makes decisions about the selection of initiatives to fund
- Anyone wanting certification in ICAgile Enterprise Product Ownership (ICP-EPO)
- Anyone wanting to become an ICAgile Certified Expert in Product Ownership
This course will help you build your value-based approaches to maximise business value with practices and techniques.
The Need for Product Ownership at Scale – There are common problems and challenges with product ownership at the enterprise level. This section focuses on the need and the challenges in a VUCA world.
Enterprise Product Ownership as a Team Sport – Product Ownership is a distinct discipline that applies at many levels, crosses many initiatives, and encompasses many roles. We will better understand the extended Product Ownership Team and how Product Owners interact with other roles and disciplines.
Value Leadership – To maximise value to the organisation, the Enterprise Product Owner must understand organisational goals and strategies and move to an outcome-based approach. In this section, we will look at connecting our initiatives to enterprise goals, how to select initiatives, and select a scope. Also, we will look at how to facilitate value outcomes and reach decisions.
Facilitating Value – Product Ownership at scale often involves facilitating events to help others focus on value. To do so requires facilitation skills and techniques. We will look at techniques to help stakeholders focus on overall value rather than just an initiative.
Value Context Around Initiatives – To achieve organisational value, change initiatives must align with the organisation’s strategic goals. In this section, we will look at the multiple dimensions of value and value in the context of time.
Value Beyond Initiatives – We will look at a variety of tools to select initiatives to fund. As complex communication and social environments, we cannot forget the impact of change initiatives on people. We will look at change management concepts and frameworks.
The Bigger Picture – Shifting focus from detailed tasks to the big picture helps the Enterprise Product Owner view an initiative at the right level. They need to step away from the details of the problem being solved and focus on ensuring the correct value elements are identified. This requires an understanding of stakeholders. The Enterprise Product Owner must also understand the range of initiatives that are underway and the process for moving ideas through the pipeline.
Analysing Beyond an Initiative – Key to discovery and value creation is ideation and invention. We will add to our toolbox of techniques with ideation activities. This section also covers the constraints and the risks that we undertake with change initiatives.
Building for Discovery – Sometimes the value of our initiatives comes from what we learn or discover. In this section, we will look at building for discovery versus building for delivery – experimentation, rapid feedback, and learning.
Discovery Beyond an Initiative – Agile methods emphasise the delivery of value to the customer. Here we look at the various forms of waste, prioritising to build the right things and ongoing alignment with enterprise goals.
Real experiences are discussed over the three days to show how the various learning objectives can, and have, worked in practice with previous teams.
Our trainers are chosen not only because of their knowledge and abilities to teach these classes but also because of their various experiences in real life situations. These are not classroom-only people, we are all hands-on and keep that way.
Learn from our success and our failures and the numerous teams and organisations we have helped along the way so that you can understand how to implement the teachings of the courses.