Start the Path to
High Velocity Innovation

Virtual Rapid Learning Cycles Program Manager
Certification Workshop

Innovators Can't Accelerate Product Development Without New Ways of Thinking

  • No one thinks their innovation or product development teams are fast enough.
  • Long slow loopbacks cause project delays, cost overruns and a loss of confidence.
  • The typical shortcuts, made by teams under pressure, make these loopbacks more prevalent and more damaging.
  • Loopbacks are not addressed and may even be exacerbated when teams try to become more "agile".
  • Teams have not fully adapted to the changing work environment which makes online collaboration a necessity.

 

When You're Ready to Use the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework We Are Ready to Show You How Step-by-Step

You may have tried to...

  • Impose schedule and/or budget pressure to try to force creativity.
  • Isolate your innovation teams from the rest of the organization to “protect” them.
  • Encourage teams to “act more like a startup” by hacking away at the product until it works.
  • Apply software development methodologies to tangible products.

. . . we have a breakthrough framework for repeatable results.

The Virtual Rapid Learning Cycles
Program Manager Certification Workshop Helps You

Accelerate Your Program from Idea to Launch

Focus

Identify the high impact / high unknown decisions that trigger loopbacks when made too early and without sufficient knowledge.

Flexibility

Pull learning forward to build the knowledge needed to make good decisions, and delay decisions as long as possible to preserve flexibility.

Confidence

Make decisions with the right people, at the right time with the best available knowledge, avoiding the churn of long, slow loopbacks — getting innovation to market faster.

Can't We Just Do This
On Our Own?

When teams try it on their own they can get discouraged or even misinterpret a key concept in the framework in such a way that the team gets frustrated and abandons the RLCf before it has a chance to start working for them.

We've created a workshop that will take the guesswork out of implementing the framework.

When teams get that training and support, they are able to master the RLCf faster, adapt it to their organizations’ specific environments faster, and start getting results faster.

They accelerate from Idea to Launch, and make a difference faster.

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Can't We Just Do Agile?

Agile practices built for software developers rarely work for tangible products without heavy adaptation — and may in fact exacerbate the problems because these practices don't eliminate the root causes of the obstacles that the teams experience.

The Rapid Learning Cycles framework specifically addresses the root causes of these obstacles so that innovative products flow smoothly from idea to launch.

When teams use the framework they get their best ideas to market faster, increase capacity for innovation, gain more confidence in their teams’ ability to innovate and ultimately realize more organic growth.

 

I had some doubts about sending all our Project Managers and whether they would learn how to use Rapid Learning Cycles better for their own projects. But I am sticking with the decision to send them all as it is another positive experience with Rapid Learning Cycles when they are applying it together with RLC enthusiasts from other companies and more attention to the thinking behind the framework. The best part of the class was the three baskets that help determine which elements of Rapid Learning Cycles drive success and therefore must be applied rigorously, and which ones can be left for the team to decide.

The class prepared us very well for explaining Rapid Learning Cycles to teams that will work with it and convincing stakeholders of the logic behind it. The workshop will give you the tools and insights that you need to judge and positively influence the quality of the plans of the teams that you guide. With that the learning on how to successfully apply Rapid Learning Cycles in your company will be accelerated.

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The Details

This Class Includes:

  • Four half-days of live sessions to go deeply into the Rapid Learning Cycles framework from the perspective of the team's leadership.
  • Reusable training materials and the license you need to distribute them to your pilot program team so that you can introduce them to the Rapid Learning Cycles framework without reinventing the materials.
  • Pre-recorded video covering key content that you can review multiple times on your own time to help you get ready for your first real event, so that you can walk into that event well prepared to lead your team through the process.
  • Templates and checklists for key preparation and follow-up tasks.
  • Access to our video library of core content for Rapid Learning Cycles to help you prepare new team members for their first event.
  • One year membership to CardSmith, our recommended tool for Virtual Kickoff Events (in coordination with your company’s videoconferencing solution).

Total Time Commitment:  20 hours over one week

Format: Pre-recorded video + four 3-hour live web conferences

Date / Time Options: We run these classes on an alternating schedule between Regions. If these dates don't work for you, go ahead and schedule an interview — we'll work with you to find dates that will.

Region A:  EMEA / Eastern US
Week of January 11
Live sessions:

Tues - Fri:  14.00 to 17.00 CET
Tues - Fri:  8:00 to 11:00 am EST

Region B:  Western Americas / Asia-Pacific
Week of December 7
Live sessions:

Tues - Fri: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm NZDT
Mon - Thurs: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm PST

 

Virtual Program Manager Certification Workshop for Teams

$2497 each
  • Four live half-day sessions to go deep into the RLCf
  • Updated reusable training materials that you can share with your teams to introduce them to the Rapid Learning Cycles framework.
  • Private Action Planning Session for your group
  • Pre-recorded video of key content to review before your first real event
  • Templates and checklists for key preparation and follow-up tasks
  • Access to our video library of core content for Rapid Learning Cycles to help you prepare new team members for their first event
  • One-year membership to CardSmith
  • One additional one-year membership to CardSmith for each registration
  • To receive the bundle pricing and features, add at least four registrations to your shopping cart

Virtual Program Manager Certification Workshop

$2997
  • Four live half-day sessions to go deep into the RLCf
  • Updated reusable training materials that you can share with your teams to introduce them to the Rapid Learning Cycles framework.
  • Private Action Planning Session for you
  • Pre-recorded video of key content to review before your first real event
  • Templates and checklists for key preparation and follow-up tasks
  • Access to our video library of core content for Rapid Learning Cycles to help you prepare new team members for their first event
  • One-year membership to CardSmith

Your Instructor: Katherine Radeka

You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with Katherine Radeka, 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.

Katherine leads this workshop, often with one or more Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Coaches and Consultants to ensure that everyone receives real-time feedback and coaching.

After completing the workshop and a few other certification requirements, you will join the Rapid Learning Cycles® Professionals Community, a growing user group with special learning opportunities, regular update calls and resources to help you go deeper into the framework.

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Complete Agenda and Resources

Pre-Work:
  • Introduction
  • How to Set Up the Environment
  • Prepare Your Team
  • Virtual Event Facilitation

Day One:

  • The Core Hypothesis
  • Key Decisions


Day Two:

  • Knowledge Gaps
  • Prioritizing Knowledge Gaps


Day Three:

  • The RLCf Event Structure
  • The Learning Cycles Plan
  • Wrap-Up and Final Check


Day Four:

  • Real Time Knowledge Capture
  • Learning Cycle and Integration Events


Completion

  • Steps to Wrap Up an Event
  • The Transition to Late Development
  • Your Action Plan
  • Class Wrap Up

Board Templates in CardSmith:

  • Core Hypothesis (2 layouts)
  • Key Decisions (3 layouts)
  • Knowledge Gaps (3 layouts)
  • Learning Cycles Plan (3 layouts)
  • Facilitator's Preparation Checklist and Process Flow
  • Facilitator's In-Event Checklist and Process Flow
  • Facilitator's Wrap-Up Checklist


Additional Materials:

  • Virtual Kickoff Event Preparation Workbook and Slides
  • Face-to-Face Kickoff Event Preparation Workbook and Slides
  • Program Manager Workbook with all materials for all modules not in the Kickoff Event workbooks.
  • Communications Templates for Team Members
  • Simple Virtual Rapid Learning Cycles Plan Template with procedure to populate with data from CardSmith.

 

The Guarantee

We guarantee results.

We offer ongoing support to our Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Professionals by phone, email, and through online forums to make sure that you never slow down or get stuck as you use the Rapid Learning Cycles framework for the first time. If you run into any difficulties using the ideas we’ve taught in the workshops, please contact us right away to make an appointment. Chances are, we’ve seen your challenge before, and we can help you overcome it. And if you've given it an honest try, reached out for help and it's still not working, we'll refund your registration fee.