Make Your Organization's
Most Important Decisions at the Right Time
with the Right People and the Best Available Knowledge
Make decisions that won't be revisited later.
Focus your team's attention on the most important decisions.
Build leaders' confidence in the project team.
Turn today's Key Decisions into tomorrow's Known Solutions.
Eliminate long, slow loopbacks at their source.
"I have used Rapid Learning Training since 2017 and felt very comfortable with the knowledge and how to apply it. Through Advanced Certification classes, I have found deeper understanding of the principles behind the framework and how it could be tailored to fit my organization to use my
teams more efficiently."
Konstantin Derman, Engineering System Manager Group Leader II, Werfen North America
"Through the years, I gained quite some experience driving the quality of project teams. But with the Advanced Certification Classes, I got even more insight into the advice I often give. This will help me coach better"
Ingvar Hendriks, Freelance Project Manager
HIM | Hendriks Interim Management
Coach your teams to make Key Decisions at the right time, with the right people and the best available knowledge.
This series, consisting of four one-hour online classes will help your teams consolidate the knowledge they've gained into recommendations that your decision makers are more likely to accept.
This online class will give you the skills you need to drive more effective Key Decisions:
Video Lessons Supplemented with
Group Coaching and Discussion
Video Lessons with Unlimited Viewing
This course uses a "flipped classroom" model — the most effective teaching method for online adult learners. All core content is delivered via professional videos, with each lesson broken up into short modules that can be viewed when it is convenient for you, and reviewed as often as you like.
You will have the opportunity to get live coaching on a Key Decision of your choosing, either from a current program or from a case study. Your peers will use the exclusive Key Decision Reviewers checklist to provide useful feedback. When you know how to write a great Key Decision report, you know how to help others.
Networking with Advanced Peers
Through the classes, you'll connect with a select group of peers who are working towards similar goals with Rapid Learning Cycles in their organizations. The exercises will provide ample opportunities to share experiences with others and ask for feedback to the extent that you are comfortable. Focused discussions will provide opportunities to share experiences and build connections that persist after the class.
Who Should Attend This Online Class?
In a Rapid Learning Cycles program, anyone can be the owner of a Key Decision. This class would be especially valuable for:
This class will be especially valuable for anyone who mentors other team members around how to own Key Decisions, gather input from stakeholders and write Key Decision Reports. The coaching methods used in the class can be leveraged to the situations where you need to coach others.
The Role of Key Decisions in Driving PD Performance
The first lesson explains the central role that Key Decisions have within the Rapid Learning Cycles framework. We'll share why it's important to identify Key Decisions and how to focus the team on closing the right Key Decisions by treating Known Solutions and low impact decisions differently.
Good Key Decisions Lead to Focused Knowledge Gaps
Once you have a Key Decision, then you need to identify the Knowledge Gaps you need to close. It's easier to do this if the Key Decision is focused, clear and aligned with decision makers' expectations.
Integrated Knowledge Gaps for Solid Recommendations
When it's time to make the Key Decision, the owner will integrate the best available knowledge into a recommendation — whether or not all possible Knowledge Gaps have been closed. We'll show you how to compare and contrast the different options to develop the best recommendation.
Prepared Decision Makers Lead to Decisions that Stick
The decision that gets made at an Integration Event is the final outcome. In the last module, we'll show how to get decision makers ready to make the Key Decisions that are theirs to make at an Integration Event, and what happens next.
In this course, you’ll have the opportunity to learn directly from Katherine Radeka.
Katherine has helped product development teams around the world, with a special focus on climate tech, renewable energy and medical devices. She's the person to call when the world needed your solutions yesterday.
She is also the best person to call if you need to pull together an international team to support global adoption of Rapid Learning Cycles.
Katherine is the author of The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product: How Innovators Use Rapid Learning Cycles to Get Their Best Ideas to Market Faster and co-author with longtime collaborator Kathy Iberle of When Agile Gets Physical: How to Use Agile Principles to Accelerate Hardware Development.
Kathy Iberle was the first person certified as a Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Advisor, and has been an affiliate with Rapid Learning Cycles Institute from the beginning.
Kathy has a strong interest in effective problem-solving methods that drive data-driven decision making, and she played a key role in developing these aspects of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework. She is the co-author of When Agile Gets Physical: How to Use Agile Principles to Accelerate Hardware Development.
Kathy’s background is in mixed hardware/software engineering with a focus on quality engineering. She has worked with a wide range of products – everything from printers to early web applications to cardiology and scientific instruments. In the course of her adventures in the high-tech world, she’s developed or improved many types of development processes for teams both large and small.
Kathy lives in Vancouver, Washington where she runs her own consulting business and enjoys hiking, camping, and snowshoeing in her spare time.