Agile for Finance and Control (AFC)

Gladwell Academy
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The two-day Agile for Finance and Control training is designed to help financial analysts & support them in their contribution to an Agile organization.
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Your finance department prepared to enable organizational Agility

The Agile for Finance and control training is aimed at creating a synergy between the controlling function of finance and the risks involved with the innovation process. The lessons delve deeper into how the correct use of the budgeting and management reporting processes enables the innovation of the organization in a powerful way.

The main aim of the course is to exploit complexity and innovation through adequate financial management. Participants do not need any prior knowledge of the Agile method. In this course, they learn briefly about topics that are indispensable for achieving time to achieve optimal organizational Agility.

Our trainers have both theoretical and practical experience. They operate actively in the field on a daily basis through their advisory assignments. This gives them insight into the challenges that arise at the intersection of financial planning and control and Agile working methods. By means of various exercises and best practices you will be provided with the necessary tools to have a direct impact in your organization.

Trainer knows much more than presented on the slides. This helps in being flexible on the content, to make side-steps and to elaborate/deep-dive where needed or where desired by the audience.

Certification

AFC Exam & Certification

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive the certification for Agile for Finance and Control (AFC).


Program

Two-day training program

The Agile for Finance & Control training is a two-day training program. Each day starts at 8:30 and ends at 17:00, and includes a [30-minute] lunch break and [an afternoon break]. The program consists of two active days during which considerable use is made of practical examples from our own experience. Additionally, there is plenty of opportunity to translate the acquired insights for the benefit of your own situation.

Day 1

Lesson 1: Why change?
Why is it necessary for an organization to adapt the work processes to the agile way of working? The need for agility, delivering value to the customer as quickly as possible, explained.

Lesson 2: Funds allocation in a fast-changing environment
In a rapidly changing environment it is difficult to operate without adjusting plans. How can the budgeting process handle this optimally?

Day 2

Lesson 3: Benefit tracking
In a world of innovation, there is a lot of uncertainty, this also applies to the products that are under development. How do you determine the value of the products under development and how do you determine at an early stage whether they are successful?

Lesson 4: Internal reporting
How do you record the results achieved.

Lesson 5: Making a start
There is no time to lose in this rapidly changing environment. Tools to make a start with a new approach and to put the things just learned into practice as quickly as possible.

Audience

This course is meant for, among others:

  • Finance and business professionals with responsibility for delivering effective and agile finance project management
  • Project and team leaders
  • Program managers
  • Business controllers
  • Managers F&C
  • Heads of PMO
  • Auditors and accountants

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