Competitive Advantage via Lean-Agile Procurement (LAP)

2 Day Training

Procurement might be one of the most important processes in the organization to adapt to Agility to enable successful partnerships and valuable outcomes. The Lean-Agile Procurement Canvas (process + contract) is designed to improve both the pace of  the process, as well as the quality of the outcome and decreases the time from Idea to signed Contract with 400%, and decreases the FTE spent by over half.

In this workshop, you will

  • Understand how digitalization has changed procurement forever
  • What today´s purchasers and providers have to improve
  • Which improved solutions does the tech landscape offer today
  • Learn how to apply the Lean Agile procurement canvas
  • How different departments make use of Agile principles for better procurement
  • How Agile principles help you procure and sell the right things
  • How to make use of the Lean procurement canvas for your own business

“The lean Procurement Canvas is an agile Contract”
— Ursula Sury, Lawyer lic. iur, Vice Director Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts

 

Agility is well known, there are even agile contracts to manage agile cooperations. However, how we get there is from the last century (RfI > RfP > LoI) and not agile nor lean unfortunately.

Lean-Agile Procurement is a new, exciting simple approach for procurement, that makes fun. It’s based on agile and lean principles and focus to the business value and the people involved. The results will surprise you!-Lead time of sourcing a new partner could be reduced to days, customer problems solved and the risk -the evaluating the wrong partner- minimized.

The training is setup agile and considers the requirements and conditions from the audience. Staying competitive was never as difficult as today. You need to change how you source services & products to be able to empower people and stay ahead of your competitors.

After this workshop, you will

  • Leverage hands-on agile techniques for a more effective procurement
  • Turn your organisation more competitive through increased time-to-market with similar and better quality
  • Be a Certified Lean-Agile Procurement (LAP) specialist (Credential 1), with a one-year membership in the LAP community

The heart of the workshop: The Lean Procurement Canvas

What you will take away from this workshop

Part 1: Understand how digitalization has changed procurement forever

What today´s purchasers and providers have to improve

Together, we discuss current developments in the market and your own organization’s partner ecosystem to assess advantages and disadvantages of common procurement.

Which improved solutions does the tech landscape offer today? 

Take a tour of modern procurement’s status quo & see the industry trends driving the need for a new approach in sourcing services & products.

Part 2: Apply the Lean procurement canvas

How different departments make use of Agile principles for better procurement

Learn how Agile made Tesla, Google, ING-DIBA and many others more successful and learn how procurement- & sales strategies can profit from that.

How Agile principles help you procure and sell the right things

Learn how the LAP Approach enables you to focus on the important services and products to procure/sell to improve time-to-market significantly with similar or better quality than today.

How to make use of the Lean procurement canvas for your own business

Together, we fill in the LAP Canvas with the help of a real-world scenario. Then, you can apply it for your own cases.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in procurement, sales and agile are an advantage.

Said about the Lean Agile Procurement Canvas

“The lean Procurement Canvas is an agile Contract”
— Ursula Sury, Lawyer lic. iur, Vice Director Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts

You should join

The workshop is designed for an interdisciplinary audience of:

  • purchasers
  • sales
  • strategic buyers
  • decision-makers
  • management
  • innovation
  • business
  • delivery
    … and more.

Learn more about the Lean Agile Procurement on the official LAP website >

Your Trainer Mirko Kleiner 

Mirko is the co-founder of flowdays and owner of WAI.O.BLUE and works as an independent agile coach and ad interim manager. After over 17 years of professional experience in various positions in distributed organizations, large-scaled projects and different cultures (India, Russia, Serbia, Romania, West-EU),  he’s a known expert in setting up and management of distributed agile organizations and solving their challenges. As agile coach on enterprise level he´s currently engaged in agile transformations in companies of all sizes.

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