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Agile Process Improvement

Course type:
Classroom
Duration:
Delivery:
Classroom
Without exams

Agile Process Improvement classroom

Agile process improvement is a value-based approach to continuous improvement. It provides a framework designed to help organisations implement change projects in an agile way and maximise the return on investment from improvement initiatives. Agile process improvement combines the flexibility of agile with powerful tools coming from Lean Six Sigma and other improvement methodologies. The course combines workshops and coaching with actual project work on real life improvement projects.

Course overview

About the course

This course is structured across four one-day workshops over a period of 4 to 6 weeks. You will be required to complete some pre-course prior to attending the workshops. There are no exams associated with the event however in order to receive your course attendance certificate you must attend each of the four workshops. 

What's covered?

Each workshop covers the key principles of Agile combined with the key tools for process improvement from Lean and Six Sigma.

  1. Programme overview
  2. Agile process improvement overview
  3. Plan for your agile process improvement project
  4. Workshop 1 – Voice of the customer tools (Stakeholder analysis, requirements flow down techniques, Gemba, user stories, incidents and defects analysis, brainstorming)
  5. Workshop 2 – Voice of the process tools (Process models, SIPOC diagrams, value analysis, waste identification)
  6. Workshop 3 – Root cause analysis tools (5 why’s, cause and effect matrices, fishbone diagrams, visual data analysis)    
  7. Workshop 4 – Process change tools (Creative techniques, brainstorming, prioritisation, lean tools for process improvement) and pilot projects 
  8. From pilot projects to full scale deployment

Duration

The course is structured across 4 one-day workshops over a period of 4 to 6 weeks. In between workshops a minimum gap of 1 week is required, to allow delegates to make progress on their real-life projects and ensure project progress is “in sync” with training activities.    

Target audience

The course is designed for cross-functional teams working on specific improvement projects and is therefore only available as an in-house offering. Typical delegate profiles include:  

  • Project Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Heads of change and transformation
  • Service Managers
  • IT professionals
  • Lean & Six sigma experts
  • Subject matter experts
  • Customer experience teams
  • Change champions

Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Learning objectives

Upon completing the four core workshops, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify improvement opportunities in their organisation 
  • Apply team problem solving techniques to investigate the root causes of process problems
  • Manage rapid improvement projects in weeks rather than months
  • Run workshops, stand-up meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Use agile principles to promote a culture of experimentation, operational excellence and innovation
  • Use agile tools to build a shared narrative across improvement teams and business stakeholders and secure buy-in for change initiatives
  • Use Lean, Kaizen and Six Sigma tools to drive continuous process and service improvement

What's included?

  • Four x 1-day workshops
  • Support from ILX on project selection and team composition
  • Remote access to an ILX trainer for support and project coaching throughout the duration of the programme
  • Agile process improvement course materials

Pre-course

You will need to complete pre-course prior to attending the workshops. This will be issued approximately two weeks prior to each event.

Course videos

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