VFQ Foundations Course

Unlock your potential by rediscovering curiosity, experimentation, and re-building a discovery- and learning-focused mindset.

What will you learn

In this course you will learn the 3 guiding principles and 3 essential practices of VFQ; enabling you to transform and sustain modern, agile, and customer focused ways of working that help you create solutions which better meet the needs of your customers.

3 Guiding Principles

Deliver value early and often

The rationale behind incremental and iterative delivery and a practical guide to realizing the benefits.

Optimize the flow of work end to end

Expose the mistaken assumptions that lie behind many project failures and replace them with a focus on the smooth flow of work through the system.

Discover quality with fast feedback

A crucial principle that connects the three themes of the course: value, flow, and quality, underpinning successful product or software development.

3 Essential Practices

Essential Practice - Value Definition

A customer-centric approach and a toolset to uncover what value really is, in your context.

Essential Practice - Experimentation

A systematic approach to provide you with answers to your questions, help you discover new insights and generate new questions for further exploration and discovery.

Essential Practice - Visualization

The tools and techniques to develop alignment, a common understanding within a team or organization, and the ability to track and demonstrate work at the various stages of the End-to-End process.

Course outline

SESSION 1

Why Change?

  • How the fast-paced modern environment is impacting how we approach work
  • Why we need to work and think differently in a complex environment
  • How work differs between complex and complicated domains
  • The principles and practices that allow you to navigate today’s world

SESSION 2

Deliver Value Early and Often

  • Define what value is
  • Explore why delivering early and often increases value
  • Learn new tools to discover and define value
  • Break value down using value propositions and prisms

SESSION 3

Optimize the Flow of Work End to End

  • What flow is and how the flow of ideas impacts modern organizations
  • How we can assess our own company’s flow
  • Why visualization is a key tool for flow systems
  • How to design a system flow to deliver value early and often
  • How to start optimizing your flow of work end to end

SESSION 4

Discover Quality with Fast Feedback

  • Understand what quality means
  • Consider the importance of feedback and the impact it has on the quality of output
  • Learn how to analyze existing feedback loops within your process and suggest key improvements
  • Design and apply new explicit feedback cycles within your own team and organization to positively impact your work

Pricing

Start with the VFQ Foundations

VFQ Foundations is included when you buy the Product Management or Agile Practitioner Courses.

Product Management Course

For true business agility, you need to consider everything that happens to bring new ideas to market. The Product Management Course helps you understand all the work that comes before you get to the point of defining and delivering product features. You’ll learn about business models, personas, and MVPs – helping you to become a more customer-focused Product Manager.

Agile Practitioner Course

As a Product Manager or Product Owner, you are responsible for delivering highly functional products to meet the needs of all stakeholders. With our VFQ Agile Practitioner Course, learn the skills to improve the end-to-end flow of your best ideas and make your value proposition from the Product Management Course a reality.

Books that help you

VFQ Essentials Bundle

This book bundle is for those looking to go deeper into learning about the principles of Value, Flow, Quality, and how to implement them with their teams and projects. This bundle will take you to the heart of agility’s foundational aspects and how to view your work through the lens of Value, Flow, and Quality.

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