Business Agility and Innovation Leader: Shift Up

Duration: 2 days , Course language: english, Material language: english, Material: paper
Business Agility and Innovation Leader: Shift Up, no exam (Early Bird)
1 Pcs
Business Agility and Innovation Leader: Shift Up (2 days), 21.01.2020
1050 €
+ vat.. 24%.
Oppiasopimus price: 1 050,00€


“Your business needs it, you ask employees for it, you incent them to deliver it, but in the end, do you really get it? I’m talking about innovation. When the Conference Board queried CEOs in 2018, it found that one of their most important concerns was “creating new business models to adapt to disruptive technologies.”

Unfortunately, many companies, even those with innovative histories, struggle to keep up with the torrid pace of change in their industries. (HBR 2019)”

How can we make our organizations thrive with innovations? That is what this course is for!

The Shiftup Business Agility & Innovation Leader is a two-day certified course created by innovation expert Jürgen Appelo and supported by the certification board ICAgile. Within this course, we introduce the principles and common practices of Lean-Agile business innovation. We also help attendees understand how innovation works across the lifecycle of a business. Finally, we make them aware of the role each and every employee has when it comes to creation and delivery of innovative products and services in continuously changing environments. The course is a combination of facilitator-led instruction, peer discussion, and team exercises.

In these two days, you will see that the basic unit for innovation is the strategic business model. You will understand how each business model evolves from exploration and effectiveness to exploitation and efficiency. And you will learn how managers, leaders, designers, and developers need to organize their work differently to create an organization that can reinvent itself continuously and that can scale tremendously.

The Shiftup Business Agility & Innovation Leader workshop teaches participants to apply Lean-Agile thinking to all aspects of business innovation. That’s why attendees automatically qualify to become an ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF).

Foundational Course

The aim of this workshop is not to simply review dozens of practices and buzzwords that will be well-known (to some participants). Instead, the goal is to take a higher perspective and achieve a foundational understanding of how all these tools fit into the larger picture of the innovative, evolving company as a family of business models with individual business life cycles. It is the perfect starting point for organizations aiming to achieve a coherent approach to a startup and scaleup culture within a corporate environment, with an equal emphasis on both disruptive and sustaining innovation.


In this workshop, participants will work in small groups to collaboratively complete exercises. They deepen their knowledge by discussing their findings with the instructor and their peers. And they play serious games to understand variations and possibilities for applying what they’ve learned in practice. The instructor is available full-time, leading the lectures, questions, and discussions.

The workshop makes use of digital materials offered through an app on smartphones and tablets (Android only, for now). Attendees are suggested to bring their own, but some extra devices will be available for shared usage. Additionally, the instructor will bring some physical, printed materials to support the discussions, games, and exercises.



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Coffee served at 8:30am.
Coffee served at 8:30am.


Within these two days, following topics will be covered:

  • The Business Lifecycle
  • The Business Quilt
  • The Innovation Vortex
  • Purpose & Objectives
  • Performance & Metrics
  • The Innovation Funnel
  • Lean-Agile Principles
Cancellation terms

If you can not participate this course, you can send someone else instead of you. If cancellation is done less than 14 days before the course start, we will charge 50% of the price. In case of no show without any cancellation, we will charge the whole price. Cancellation fee will also be charged in case of illness.

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