Business Agility Workshop Series:

Organize Around Value

​​Enhance business agility by ensuring that your organization contributes to delivering value and customer-centric outcomes rather than organizing around “departments”.

It's a known fact that for most organizations, traditional silo based teams and project management have consistently failed to produce desired results. In this workshop, 'Organizing around value,' we will evaluate how value flows within the organization and how to organize systems and teams that align with the Operational Value flow. Using a real world case-study, we will demonstrate how virtual teams and programs should be structured that will cross multiple silos and focus on continuous value delivery.

The workshop is meticulously crafted to equip leaders and managers with the essential tools and insights required for designing Teams, programs and portfolios that will ensure the flow of value is not impeded.

Join us to redefine your approach to value and steer your organization toward heightened success.

Workshop Highlights

Workshop Duration : One day

Course Outline

  • Defining and Mapping Operational Value Streams
  • Optimized Grouping for Faster Value Delivery
  • Forming Agile Teams with a Dual Focus
  • Understanding System and Product Contributions
  • Empowering Self-Managed Teams and Team of Teams

Attendees Will Learn

  • Participants will learn the importance of organizing around value while learning how to define value streams from both customer and stakeholder perspectives to maximize efficiency and value output
  • Attendees will learn the strategies for grouping products and systems based on various criteria, focusing on reducing dependencies and accelerating the delivery of value to the customers

Who should attend

  • Executives and Leaders
  • Program & Project Managers
  • Product & Product Line Managers
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, & Solution Architects

If you are interested in any of our workshops or certifications courses for your team, the first step is take advantage of our free consultation call. During this call we will discuss your current challenges and needs, and see how best we can help you.

It's worth your time. So, let's go ahead and schedule.

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What attendees are saying about
our programs

Isabel Ribeiro-Atwan

Senior Director, Program Management Office, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

I want to say, thank you for the great training. Your style of training is very engaging and made for some great interactions, causing people to think a little more about how they work and where we can improve. Working the scenarios through real-life projects was a real benefit for us, as well as the mock Scrum meeting.

Wanda Kellum

MITRE

Thank you for conducting a wonderful training session here at MITRE yesterday.  I received tons of positive feedback about the course from the attendees.

Melissa Andrews

Sr Consultant, IvoryCloud

Thank you again for the thoughtfulness you put into our user story workshop/training.  Wanted to give you some of the feedback I’ve received: Content was great and relevant! Loved that we were able to use real examples of our own work Examples provided by G were really helpful Excited to start using some of the new techniques Hearing about Agile from an external source (to our project) was helpful Gives us a great launching point for slicing our workload Presentation and workbook were great to have and the workbook is nice to reference We are very excited to work with you in the future!

Angela Kelly

Cisco Systems

This course was very eye-opening for me. I love the way the content was broken into small sections within a chapter. In addition, the interactive activities really brought the content to life. Lastly, being able to discuss my "real-world" scenarios was great.

Donna Hardy

Cisco Systems

I liked the pace of the course. I loved the printed course materials that we can keep and take notes on plus the digital content we downloaded. Instructor was easy to understand and had a firm grasp of all course content - able to relate it well to the students.

Trey Cauley

VP Engineering, Iridia

I already recommended you to a few colleagues – it was by far the best Agile training I’ve attended.

Joe Gabel 

Kaiser Permanente

I liked the quick pace, relevant examples, and the ability to discuss how well it applies to us. 

John P. Vetashick

Technology Training Specialist, USPS

An Agile Expert Certified Training class was recently conducted here at the USPS Wilkes-Barre Solutions Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The training was a three day class conducted from 04-20-15 through 04-22-15. Our class consisted of 16 employees, most were developers, a few Business Systems Analysts and two Business Project Leaders. The 16 students came to class with an array of different Agile backgrounds, some with very little Agile experience or exposure. After he discovered that the students were of varying degrees of the understanding of Agile, Gourab essentially restructured the class to insure that each student was able to receive the maximum benefit of the three day class. The Agile instructor Gourab Nanda did a really fine job instructing the class given the varying Agile backgrounds of the class. The students were kept quite busy during all three days. All 16 students furnished me with verbal high words of praise for Gourab. I would state that given the comments that I received from the students and Gourab that the three day class was indeed very successful. I would personally recommend Gourab to teach Agile Certified Training to all of the USPS Solution Centers or any Corporation utilizing the Agile Expert Certified Methodologies.

Bruno Tojo

Project Manager, Omron

Thanks for joining us last week. The training was helpful and informative. The feedback has generally been very positive.

Aaron Heagerty

Omron

Knowledgeable instructor, good format, information was presented well and was pertinent.

Alana Lombardi

American Express 

Gourab related the materials to our workplace and made things easy to understand. Great course. Good mix of interactive and lecture components

Falko Buttler

VP of Engineering, Plushcare

I had time to connect with the team on the training. Overall the team really enjoyed the training and were really pumped to put some of the learnings in action right away. They implemented planning poker, made some JIRA workflow and automation changes and we have a list of further actions to take. One area of improvement that came up was the wish for more practice work during the training. The team was split on how much more but if there are ways to engage the team in small exercises more that may help. Because the training was on Zoom, the exercises helped keep participants engaged. Thanks again for the great training. I am sure we'll do another round of training in the future.

Melissa Solomon

Program Director, DDB

The Agile for Everyone Course was a great introduction to Agile fundamentals as we embark on our agile transformation with our project managers. Gourab ensured the training was tailored to our environment and was a great blend of instruction, examples and activities. 

Brandon Dineff

Philips

Taking the Scrum Master training was a great experience that allowed my team and others in our organization to learn the fundamental of the Scrum/Agile methodology. This course was very interactive and the instructor was very engaged in understanding our organization’s needs. Overall I would recommend this course to anyone that is interested in learning and applying these concepts in their daily work. 

Tami Hrivnak

Innovation Officer, NATO

Gourab's Scrum and Product Owner training was extremely valuable for our NATO teams. Due to Covid-19 we had to move our training from in-person to an online format. Gourab ensured the two-day training was engaging and interactive. The material was relevant and the practical exercises really helped our teams understand how to integrate the lessons into our daily work and processes. I highly recommend Gourab and his team! 

Randy Diboll

USAF/Fearless

Well-taught course. The instructor was very good at keeping the students focused on the important elements of Scrum and it’s different roles and attributes. Patiently kept us on track and didn’t let us stay into incorrect thinking. 

Michael Witbeck

NCTC

The instructor did a wonderful job of focusing on the most important teaching points. Greater discipline for students to avoid side conversations! 

Ian Dias 

Hughes Network Systems

The course was extremely useful in helping me understand the principles of Agile methodologies and the role of various players in a Scrum team as well as identifying pitfalls.

 Ethan Vu

Hughes Network Systems

Very informative. The content of the training was very useful. The instructor helped to facilitate the discussion. Hands-on activities were also helpful. 

 Quaseem Misbah

Bloomberg

The teaching method was great and detailed and covers our expectations. 

Keith Wurst

RTI

The course was excellent. I enjoyed the in-class activities and the teacher was an expert. 

Timothy Small

Duke Health Technology Solutions 

Hands-on learning case-study. The instructor’s concepts were clear and answered questions. 

Dan Gilvary

Customers Bank

Instructor - very well-spoken, and encouraged participation. 

 Rafael Sautos

Customers Bank 

The interactive exercises to get us involved in agile. It brought the ideas to life while discussing our own projects and business. 

 Heather Viszlay

Honeywell

Have been doing Agile and Scrum but learned additional techniques and realized there are meetings we should have and responsibilities that other Scrum roles should have. 

Sean Klein

Development Manager, Farragut Systems

I wanted to thank you for the extremely successful training sessions. Your classes have caused a lot of excitement at all levels within Farragut. The teams are already implementing good changes for the correct reasons. The teams have a new understanding of why and have a new sense of autonomy. 

 Shannon

NCTC

The instructor knows the material. Well-arranged for the student’s w/o prior knowledge of the business area. We were very short on time but I would have liked a little more activities and examples. 

 Walter Williams

NCTC

The instructor's knowledge was very good. He was able to hold class attention throughout the course. 

 Hillary Martine

Customers Bank 

Gave a good foundation and presentation of concepts and was mixed with hands-on. 

Andre Stroud

NCTC

I like the importance placed on leadership. A lot of info presented in an easy to understand and digest format. 

Caurie Hoisington

NCTC

It really helped me understand the SAFe and applied it to our business model. Thank you! 

 Tony Bennett

Federal Government

Very informative and usable approaches. Immediately useful techniques. Tight time for all the information. 

Justine Kuntz

PCMS Datafit

Physical take-home materials. Real-world examples and training. 

 Joe Waldeck

PCMS Datafit

Agile concepts were helpful to understand and apply to what we do. 

 Iesha Lane

Chenega Corp.

I like the visual and hands-on parts of the class I feel there can be more hands-on practice and/or examples throughout the class.

 Conner Sullivan

Infinitive

Slides and diagrams gave a helpful breakdown of concepts. More non-tech/software examples. 

 Seetha Gopal

Jaytech Corp

It was informative, I enjoyed the instructions and interaction. 

 Kim Milazzo

American Express

Very Interactive. Instructor assisted us to relate Scrum to our everyday roles. 

Ashwin Saboo

Angarai International

Personal interaction with every participant. Solving real world on our needs.

Rahul Dhankhar

Reily Foods Company

We discussed fundamentals there was a mock session to understand the agile ideas in detail. The session clarified lots of doubts and there was an emphasis on agility over blindly following the process.

 Desikar Itarish

Angarai International

The instructor was able to align the material to own organization sees requirements. We as a team were able to expand our individual learning experience. 

 Reniece Perry

SAIC

I like the rate at which the class was taught. I like the training material. The teacher was very knowledgeable. 

 Paula Hidulg

Rockwell Automation

The instructor taught the best practices and why these are the best practices. He was flexible in the training to allow our team to get the best benefits from the class.

Harold Barnes

Reily Foods Company

The course was clear, concise, and the presentation of materials was orderly. The development of concepts flowed logically. Gourab obviously knows the material and can present and adapt to the audience.

 Matthew Milian

Bachardi

I liked the fact that it was interactive and we were able to apply the concepts to a simulation exercise. 

 Peter Gregoire

Time Warner Cable

Interesting content and good of hands - on practice elements. 

 Dawn Winters

QinetiQ

I thought the practice in class on day two a lot of questions gave us a good indicator at how it works. 

 Patty Schied

QinetiQ

A lot of Q and A and the exercise was especially beneficial to understanding instructor was very knowledgeable. 

Jack Whalen

Reily Foods Company

Gourab was an incredibly thorough, helpful, and professional teacher. I don't believe I would've understood the Agile framework as well without his guidance.

Lauren Shifman

B Lab Global

Great balance of activity and content delivery. Relevant content and amount of content, breaks, etc.

 Bolarinna Oreagba

SAIC

Very, interactive, interesting, instructor knowledgeable. 

Rose Valente

Guardian Life Insurance

The course was hands-on and informal. The instructor was flexible and open to answering all questions. 

Marie-Christine Brunelle

Straumann Group

The trainer came on-site for in-person training and gave space for discussions. The training covers from business goals to single teams objectives and the whole business in mind.

Anne Erney

Guardian Life Insurance

The course was organized for a small group and we had lots of real-life examples to talk through. 

Brandon Dineff

Philips

Taking the Scrum Master training was a great experience that allowed my team and others in our organization to learn the fundamental of the Scrum/Agile methodology. This course was very interactive and the instructor was very engaged in understanding our organization’s needs. Overall I would recommend this course to anyone that is interested in learning and applying these concepts in their daily work.

Jeff Eynon

Guardian Life Insurance

The content was good and I like that the test is included in the price. 

William Yenkevich

Guardian Life Insurance

The course is tailored to our needs and has interesting examples. 

Neeti Wadhwa

Guardian Life Insurance

I liked the Course material. The faculty was knowledgeable and I liked the way he used some real-life examples to explain. 

Lori Rogora

Guardian Life Insurance

I liked the case study and the ability to ask questions. 

Brian Croll

Guardian Life Insurance

The course was relevant and detailed. I liked the quality of the materials, the instructor and Labs. 

Charles Welsh

Kaiser Permanente

The Instructor was clear and answered complex questions very well. 

Kurt Lane

Reily Foods Company

I really enjoyed the change in my perspective from the beginning to the end of the course. My questions and concerns from a "faulty" perspective that was not agile, shifting that, I was able to think about those questions in a different way that led me to a confidence that this approach will overcome previous failed attempts.

Saddia Cheema

Kaiser Permanente

The class was very interactive. A lot of information was shared, which I’m hoping will benefit my everyday duties. I was very well engaged. 

Kenyetta Cole

Kaiser Permanente

I liked the format of the class, the class was very interactive. 

Kim L Rich

Kaiser Permanente

I liked the project and role-playing the scrum processes/steps. 

Erin Griffin

Kaiser Permanente

I liked the Instructor and how clearly knows the material. The workbook was very helpful. 

Zhanyou Huang

General Manager, Product Development, Hexagon Mining

Absolutely a pleasure to work through these sessions. Excited to see the entire team started questioning what we have been doing repeatedly and thinking about changes/improvements. Kudos to you for listening and coaching my team. I am very positive that we will make something good happen. Yes, I will need your help here and there down the journey. 

Sara Grivno

Bank of America

The instructor was able to speak well to the highly technical audience from personal experience and was very relatable. Provide a take-home version of the answer key for the small booklet and include a page # for where it can be found in the material. 

Strauder P

Vice President, Project Delivery & Transformation, Jacobs

I wanted to send a note and say I am truly enjoying the Agile Training session. As a global leader working in a global function and transformation, this helped better fill in some key gaps in better ways we can look at our complex problems and uncertainties in driving change.

Venkatesh, R

Marketing Professor, Pittsburgh University

A week has passed and we are deeply thankful for your workshop for PDM students at the Katz School.  We were informed and we were challenged.  Much appreciated!

Alana Feigenbaum

Delivery Operations – North America, LogicInfo

The team had some great feedback. I think most of what they said makes sense based on where we are, and what we’re trying to do. 

Paul Grossman

IT Manager, Rowan University

 particularly appreciated learning about all the latest and current agile and scrum practices. Two of my favorites were: (1) coverage of (changes to) the daily scrum, and (2) Calculation of team Capacity (something that in the past had been very cumbersome and rather inaccurate -- it's nice to see a cleaner way to estimate capacity based on a full-day of the entire team's availability!)

Iesha Lane

Chenega Corp

I like the visual and hands-on parts of the class I feel there can be more hands-on practice and/or examples throughout the class.

Tami Hrivnak

Gourab's Scrum and Product Owner training was extremely valuable for our NATO teams. Due to Covid-19 we had to move our training from in-person to an online format. Gourab ensured the two-day training was engaging and interactive. The material was relevant and the practical exercises really helped our teams understand how to integrate the lessons into our daily work and processes. I highly recommend Gourab and his team! 

Renee LaCour

Reily Foods Company

It was engaging, interactive, and covered more than what I expected. Working through the case studies allowed me to see how the Agile Scrum Methodology truly works.

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