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Orlando Business Value Workshop

2/23/2012 12:00:00 AM Courtyard Orlando Downtown 730 North Magnolia Avenue Orlando FL 32803 United States of America 28.554291 -81.377686 1300 per person



  • Course

    Date: 23-24 February, 2012
    Location: Orlando, FL, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1300 per person

    Joe Little will lead a Business Value Workshop. This course is being presented in conjunction with a Certified Scrum Product Owner course.  Click  here for more information, and see the details tab for special pricing.

    Joe is an experienced Agile coach, with in-depth practical experience in helping teams become very productive with Scrum and Agile. He co-teaches these courses with Jeff Sutherland, who co-created Scrum. Joe's blog is Agile & Business.

    Summary of the BVE Workshop

    In this workshop we will discuss many basic concepts of Business Value Engineering. Please see this article for more detail.

    We think the key benefit of this workshop is clear:  the creation of an action plan to increase the BV delivered by each team, without having the team work harder.

    We will group into teams of 4-6 at tables and do the following:

    •Develop a definition of business value for a specific project
    •Develop a BV model (a way of calculating expected business value)
    •Map out the current BVE process (see below)
    •Identify the theories and assumptions underlying the current BVE process
    •Make a plan or Business Case to improve the current BVE process

    With feedback between the teams and additional discussions, those exercises will fill the 2 day workshop.

    By BVE process, we mean those explicit or tacit things that you or your firm does to address the following kinds of questions.

    • How do we:
      • determine what the customers want?
      • innovate?
      • focus on 'the vital few'? (the Pareto Rule)
      • communicate requirements to the development team?
      • allocate people to work?
      • manage the projects?
      • deliver a 'finished' product to the customer? (Frequency, delay, quality level, test harness, training, etc etc)
      • integrate other things with the Product to form the Solution?
      • determine if we were successful?
      • learn?
      • adapt to change in all its dimensions?
    • Do we have feedback loops?
    • Is there a P-D-C-A cycle in there?
    • The attempt is to get as close to an end-to-end 'flow' as we can. (We do not wish to locally optimize, and then hurt the overall  flow.)

    The workshop and BVE is about things that happen outside the Scrum team. For the "product owner" of each team in the Workshop, we must be working on his real situation.  For others in each team, this should ideally also be a real situation (be similar to something in their real world), but may not be.

    We will also get questions and issues from the group, prioritize them, and cover them as much as possible. 

    Additional Information:
    The course will run from 9am-5pm each day. A continental breakfast, breaks and lunch will be provided.


  • Details

    Date: 23-24 February, 2012
    Location: Orlando, FL, United States of America

    Courtyard Orlando Downtown
    730 North Magnolia Avenue
    Orlando, FL 32803 United States of America
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    Regular Price: $1300 per person



    Course Material 

    Participants will receive course materials (not books) at the course. Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the course which you cannot get from books. The entire syllabus will be made available upon registering for the course so you can look it over and bring it with you to the sessions.

    Registration and Fees 

    The course fee is $1,300 for the BVE Workshop.  If you take the BVE Workshop in addition to the CSPO course offered just before the BVE workshop, the fee for both courses is reduced to $1900.  Please contact us for this option.  There is a 10% discount for groups of 3 or more. Alternately, we can offer a $100 discount for PMI or Agile members.

    Once you pay, you become registered. If your firm needs an invoice, we can generate those as well. You are not fully registered until we receive payment. Please contact Taylor Young or Beth Lee details or with questions.

    Refund policy
    90% of the course fee will be refunded for cancellations more that 7 days in advance of the course. No refunds will be provided for cancellations within a week of the course.


  • Who Should Attend


    This Business Value Workshop is for Product Owners, managers, analysts, product managers, Business Stakeholders, business analysts, and ScrumMasters. And many project managers.  ScrumMasters need this workshop, because they must coach Product Owners in these skills.

    PMPs: You can receive 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this workshop. 



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