Business Agility (BVSSH) Patterns and Antipatterns

Using case studies, group discussion and practical scenario based exercises Business Agility (BVSSH) Patterns and Antipatterns offers 2 days of engaging and interactive remote learning about 8 patterns for business agility and how to apply them.

The class is designed to enable candidates to connect the patterns for business agility with their own context, providing time to discuss and question, demystify theory and to illustrate with examples.

Candidates completing Business Agility (BVSSH) Patterns and Antipatterns are equipped with foundational skills to achieve measurable improvements in Better Value Sooner Safer Happier outcomes for their organisation.

Next class: 8th December 2022

Who is this course for?

  • Value Stream Leads & Product Owners in order to build the right product with leading and lagging measures of value. In order to learn fast through rapid experimentation. In order to structure ambition into thin slices of value.
  • Ways of Working, Agile or DevOps Leads in order to energise your organisation with a clear ‘why change’ narrative. In order to engage leaders. In order to use jargon free language and achieve transformation through rapid small steps – Start small, and start!
  • Programme or Project Lead in order to achieve goals by focussing on data not the dates. In order to set ambition in terms of outcomes with leading and/or lagging measures. In order to optimise your system of work.
  • Technical/Architecture Lead in order to influence sponsors to resolve technical debt. In order to use jargon free language for better engagement. In order to apply outcome based planning (rather than features).
  • Service or Operations Manager in order to ensure quality is built in rather than inspected at the end. In order to improve collaboration between operations and delivery. In order to establish improved metrics of importance to the whole team.
  • Coach (Ways of Working / Agility / DevOps) in order to influence senior leaders to focus on the ‘why’.  In order to improve enterprise wide communications, community and learning. In order to reduce tension between waterfall vs agile vs lean thinkers. In order to use ‘plain english’ to help everyone improve. In order to determine success metrics for ways of working improvement.

Upcoming Classes

Patterns and Antipatterns

December 8th-9th 2022

09:00-15:30 (2 x 6hr) New York

14:00-20:30 (2 x 6hr) London

15:00-21:30 (2 x 6 hr) Zurich

Online

Zsolt Berend,
Jay Goldstein

Patterns and Antipatterns

February 21st-24th 2023

11:00-14:00 (4x3hr) New York

16:00-19:00 (4x3hr) London

15:00-20:00 (4x3hr) Zurich

Online

Patterns and Antipatterns

March 21st-24th 2023

13:00-16:00 (4x3hr) Sydney

15:00-18:00 (4x3hr) Wellington

10:00-13:00 (4x3hr) Singapore

Online

Patterns and Antipatterns

May 9th-12th 2023

11:00-14:00 (4x3hr) New York

16:00-19:00 (4x3hr) London

17:00-20:00 (4x3hr) Zurich

Online

Patterns and Antipatterens

June 19th-22nd 2023

13:00-16:00 (4x 3hr) Sydney

15:00-18:00 (4x 3hr) Wellington

10:00-13:00 (4x 3hr) Singapore

Online

Course Pricing

Northern + Western Europe, US + Canada

Standard Pricing
£1,395GBP per person
($1,795 USD)
Early Bird Pricing
£1,255GBP per person
($1,615 USD)

Rest of the World

Standard Pricing
$1,895AUD per person
(Australian Dollars)
Early Bird Pricing
$1,705AUD per person
(Australian Dollars)

Course syllabus

Module 1: Agility Patterns (Part 1)
  1. Focus on outcomes – over doing an ‘Agile Transformation
  2. Achieve big through small – over achieve big through big
  3. Invitation to optimise – over inflicting one way of working
  4. Leadership role models – over delegating the change
Module 2: Agility Patterns (Part 2)
  1. Focus on outcomes – over doing an ‘Agile Transformation
    Achieve big through small – over achieve big through big
    Invitation to optimise – over inflicting one way of working
    Leadership role models – over delegating the change
Module 3: Agility Patterns (Part 2)
  1. Focus on outcomes – over doing an ‘Agile Transformation
  2. Achieve big through small – over achieve big through big
  3. Invitation to optimise – over inflicting one way of working
  4. Leadership role models – over delegating the change
Module 4: Sooner
  1. Visualise flow and discover sources of delay
  2. Create a focus on continuous improvement
  3. Measure for learning
  4. Using OpenSpace to pop the bubbles

Logistics

  • This is a 2-day class running as 2 x 6 hr days or 4 x 3 hr sessions
  • In addition to the class, includes: 45 minute 1:1 coaching session
  • Your own copy of Sooner Safer Happier as the course text
  • Early bird discount of 10% available for bookings and payment made at least 1 month in advance
  • For Private classes, please enquire for availability and bulk discount

Social and climate commitment

Price includes funding of a tree per participant making your participation in the remote class 200x carbon positive over the life of the tree, via our charity partner Treesisters.

Meet your trainer(s)

Zsolt Berend

Zsolt is an agility practitioner coach and trainer. He helps global organisations on their journey to achieving Better Value Sooner Safer Happier. He began his early career as a fellow of research in astronomy, and then spent 20 years across industry sectors in various roles applying agile and lean practices. His passion is data, measurements, insights and the creation of learning organizations.

Jay Goldstein

Jay has coached, trained, taught, and consulted Fortune 100 companies and innovators alike to bring entrepreneurialism at scale. Using a systematic approach that combines Agile mindsets and Scrum methods, he loves to empower organizations to delight their customers and bring joy to the workplace.

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