Training and learning resources
Sooner Safer Happier offers training programs and accessible learning resources to enable organisations to achieve better outcomes
Business Agility (BVSSH) Patterns and Antipatterns
Business Agility (BVSSH) Value Outcome Leadership
Kanban System Design (KMP1)
Why our training is different
Our courses are designed to maximise your learning outcomes. Delivered virtually or in-person through back-of-the-room facilitation, we offer different training programs and courses that are engaging and interactive. Participants can sign-up for the publicly offered courses or private in-house sessions can be organised for groups within an organisation.
Our training is designed to enable participants to connect the learning to their own context, provide time to discuss and question using real-life stories, and to practice the concepts to demystify the theory. All of our courses heavily rely on case studies, group discussion, and practical scenarios-based exercises.
Our expert facilitators are able to spend more or less time on particular concepts as guided by participants so learning can be prioritised where it will be most valuable, and make sure that the core concepts are covered in the program.
Our experience sets us apart
Our courses are delivered by deeply experienced Ways of Working practitioners with over 20 years of experience in the fields of telecom, healthcare, IT, financial services and more. With a passion for agile and lean practices, measurements and delivering Better Value Sooner Safer Happier, we share real-life stories that we have experienced first-hand to bring the learning outcomes to life.
Not only are we experienced practitioners, we are expert trainers and facilitators. Having delivered multiple training programs, we will ensure that you have fun, learn and can apply the concepts to your context.
“At The Smith Family we have been looking for ways to improve how we work with the aim to deliver more outcomes more quickly to the families and students we support. When the offer was made to me to take part in the BVSSH Patterns and Anti-Patterns course, I viewed it as a chance to be exposed to a new way of thinking about business transformation. The structure of the course, based upon anti-patterns and patterns struck a lot of chords and highlighted that we could improve our approach in many areas. The course materials, which includes the book Sooner Safer Happier by Jonathan Smart et al., are based on reusable templates which can be translated to your context and are easy to understand and apply. The training itself, which was delivered virtually with attendees on my course from Europe, S.E. Asia and Australasia, was clearly and expertly delivered by the facilitators.”
“In the short time since attending the course, I have been able to introduce several new concepts to how we work that are improving our planning, specifically around linking strategy to execution, and we are also looking at how we can extend our business transformation into areas outside digital and technology through small experiments and encouraging innovators in order to attract early adopters to grow our organizational outcomes. For me, the BVSSH Patterns & Anti-Patterns course will be one of those pit spots that I look back on as a catalyst for our next steps to delivering improved value outcomes to our families and students.”
“This is a good course to help you to take your big ideas and break them down into attainable pieces of work that impact your business objectives.”
“Extremely relevant to our context. I enjoyed discussing and unpacking the patterns and concepts as a group. I learned a lot from these discussions.”
“What I loved about this session was that the theory was balanced with practical real-life examples you could apply in your work context. It really brought it to life for me. A massive thank you to our trainers.”
“This was a brilliant course covering all angles of the methodology, whilst also being interactive and with prompts to adapt knowledge in the current environment.”
“The interactive board game is a game changer. It really helps to bring all the concepts together. I found the Kanban system design course very interesting and really enjoyed the activities.”
“The methods for distinguishing classes of service and costs of delay were most useful, and our discussions on the impact to culture on literally everything. The training style and content makes it easy for participants to follow along and gain a better understanding. Also loved the cognitive biases shared.”
A strategic partnership
For a broader range of training in agile coaching and practices we have no hesitation in recommending our strategic partners Adventures with Agile. Since 2016 AWA has changed the lives of 8000+ learners across 70+ countries in 300+ organisations with 99% customer satisfaction scores. AWA’s emphasis on mindset and culture sets this training apart from other providers. Classes are delivered by expert trainers via a global faculty.
Bestselling business agility book
An indispensable guide for leaders who truly want to transform
Jonathan Smart and co-authors, who are business agility practitioners, thought leaders, and coaches, reveal patterns and antipatterns to show how business leaders from every industry can help their organizations deliver better value sooner, safer, and happier through high levels of engagement, inclusion, and empowerment. It leaves no stone unturned by touching on how to change and how to lead with practical examples of what to consider.
Exercise: How to create an outcome hypothesis
Are you looking for support to help shift your focus from output to outcome? Are you looking to experiment to keep up in today’s Age of Digital world? This simple exercise enables everyone to understand, measure and improve the identification and delivery of value.