Lean-Agile at Mid-Scale: FLEX Essentials

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Course Overview

The goal of a company’s transformation to more effective methods should not be to follow a predefined, one-size-fits-all approach but to improve the company’s business agility. Business agility is the ability to realize value quickly, sustainably, predictably and with high quality while always having the ability to pivot efficiently.

FLEX is based on systems and Lean-thinking as applied to the development of software. It incorporates the knowledge of many leading experts in the Lean and Agile space for the past two decades and continues to evolve as we continue to learn more. FLEX solves the challenge that people want (and need) to be given a concrete, proven method while recognizing no one single framework can work for everybody. Although the path to improvement is somewhat unique for each organization, the steps to achieve it are surprising similar.

FLEX takes a four step process in helping an organization achieve its goal of improvement:

  1. See where the organization is, both its challenges and its desired goals
  2. Create clarity to leadership as to the steps required
  3. Begin a staged adoption of better methods where each step is clearly defined and specifies concrete action. As each stage is being worked on define and proceed to the next stage to enable a smooth transition
  4. Continuously improve

FLEX is able to accomplish the above in a very well-defined manner without having to reinvent new methods because the ideal roadmap for most organizations is surprisingly similar - the difference being in the implementation required, not the objective.

This course is designed to both explain why the steps promoted by FLEX are important to be accomplished regardless of approach as well as how FLEX manifests them.

See the Course Outline for the topic each segment covers.

The Full Description to describes the mechanics of the course.

Note: This course is self-paced. There are not defined class hours. The reason for this is that it is not anticipated that any student could attend to all of them. Having a course designed for everyone to attend when it is known in advance that almost nobody could attend all the sessions would be sub-optimal. The course interactions occur via:

  • discussions amongst participants on the course user group
  • assignments where partifipants work with their associates
  • via emails from Net Objectives consultants responding to participants 

Any Certifications/PDUs

12 PDUs
Talent Triangle - Strategic:
12.00 PDUs

Maximum Number in Class

1 000 (Approximate. Depends upon make up and experience level of team.)