FLEX as an Operating Model

An operating model is a representation of how an organization works and is defined and used in order to help make decisions throughout the business development process.

A framework is a set of roles, events, artifacts, and the rules that bind them. While frameworks are intended to have practices added to them, the frameworks themselves are mostly immutable. Operating models, on the other hand, are designed to help organizations create their own roles, events, artifacts and the rules that bind them and have these evolve over time as the organization evolves.

Operating models should have the following:

  • a “to be” state to provide guidance
  • a method to determine if the operating model is achieving its intended result
  • a support structure to help coaches navigate the challenges that are likely to occur
  • a set of terminology to use
  • a set of agreements on how people should work together (e.g., the guardrails)

FLow for Enterprise Transformation is Net Objectives’ approach to agility at both mid and large scale. It goes beyond framework by being an operating model. As an operating model it provide guidance for:

  • The vision, mission and strategy of the organization
  • The workflows used to realize value by the organization
  • The values of the organization
  • Leadership and management methods used by the organization
  • Lean-principles to guide decisions made on who the organization can improve its operating model
  • Metrics used to guide decision making
  • The methods for continuous improvement of the people and the systems within which they work
  • The tools used by the organization
  • The Guardrails system: agreements made within the organization amongst each other
  • A starting point that fits the organization using it

This webinar discusses how FLEX can be used on its own or to wrap frameworks such as SAFe or LeSS to enable them to be more effective.

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May. 29, 2018
9:00am to 10:00am
Cost: Free
Questions or problems with registration or directions? Contact Mike Shalloway for assistance.
Presented By:
Net Objectives
Talent Triangle - Strategic:
1.00 PDU

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