BTS Guided Implementation / BT Operating model

BTS Guided Implementation workshops are a set of handbooks, methods and tools, which take your organization towards operating the way described in the Business Technology Standard. The workshops have been designed by Sofigate professionals and are now harnessed to meet the needs of Business Technology Forum in the form of Guided Implementation workshops! 

We welcome you to join us in mentored design workshops, where Sofigate professionals will walk you though the design & thinking behind the concepts and you can then design your own with all the helpful templates and tools provided.  

These Guided Implementatio workshops are here to take you from theory to action!  

You can pick and choose your required extensions in the order you wish and which brings the most benefits to your organization. Learn to plan, develop and operate with the BT Standard – These Guided Implementation workshops give all you need for harnessing the potential of technology to create value for your business. 

Description

In this 4-week intensive set of workshops you will be guided to:  

  1. Build a BT Operating Model for your organization and become one of the first certified BTOP designers! 
  1. Internalize the link between strategy and the Operating Model 
  1. Build understanding about BT Operating Model and its possibilities 
  1. Get tools and templates to help you in the development of the Operating Model  
  1. Learn about suitable Design Methods and facilitated workshops 

You will also gain valuable in-sight from Change Readiness Assessment and learn how to adapt them to any case in your organization. 

Benefits

Participants in this set of mentored workshops will learn how to design a BTOP for their own organization! They will understand how Value Streams can operate in their own unique ways, learn about Facilitation and Design Thinking, learn how to assess readiness for change and how to define a change plan, become a certified BTOP Designer. 

The participants will also gain access to a community of like-minded people with similar backgrounds and most importantly shared ambition to bring BTS into life. 

Who should attend? 

 This set of workshops is for all Organizational, Business or Process designers with the ambition to create an Operating model for the whole organization based on the BTS methodology. You can be a CIO, a Business Designed and Capability lead, a Head of Operational Excellence or anything around or outside the BT organization; our only requirement is that you have a BTS Green card and that your ambition is to be a BTOP designer! 

Modules

Workshop 1: BT Operating Model in action
Spring 2021
Online

Length: 0,5-day virtual workshop with Sofigate BTOP Designers

Get familiar with organising governance, end-to-end flows, capabilities, roles and responsibilities according to Business Technology Operating model.

Self-design: Organization Maturity Assessment
Spring 2021
Online

Think about your organization, talk to required peers and fellow leaders and perform an assessment of your ambition level.

Workshop 2 & Self-design: Defining Strategy & Value Streams
Online

Length: 3-hour virtual workshop with Sofigate BTOP Designers

Understand the connection between business technology and strategy. Realize how to create value with operating model by using the value streams and define your own!

Self-design: Change Plan
Online

Length: Appr. 1 day of interviews or idea hackathon.

What are the biggest and most important changes your organization must go through in order to nudge into the ways of the Operating Model?

Gained so far:

  • Understanding BTOP in action
  • Introduction into Roles & Responsibilities
  • Mapping of the organizational maturity and ambition level
  • Understanding of strategy and value streams
  • Value Streams in your own organization
  • Change Plan – The biggest changes and the value of those for your organization

 

Workshop 3 & Self-design: Build your own BT Operating Model
Online

Length: 0,5-day afternoon virtual workshop mentored by Sofigate BTOP Designers

Build your own BT Operating Model using the templates provided. Your mentors will be with you though-out the day, facilitate and assist by asking the right questions, which help you to re-structure the contents.

 

Self-design: 1. Finalize Operating Model & 2. Revise Change Plan
Online

Finalize the Operating Model and fine-tune contents with peers in your organization. Revise the Change Plan made earlier – is it still valid or should something be added?

Workshop 4 & Self-design: From Concept to Execution - Implementation Roadmap
Online

Length: 3-hour virtual workshop with Sofigate BTOP Designers and Agile Coaches

Create a solid plan with concreate activities and time-line, which matches your readiness assessment. How to take the new operating model in use within your organization? The plan may include elements of communication, training, mentoring, rollout, Agile development model etc..

Gained at the end:

  • Understanding BTOP in action
  • Introduction into Roles & Responsibilities
  • Mapping of the organizational maturity and ambition level
  • Understanding of strategy and value streams
  • Value Streams in your own organization
  • Change Plan – The biggest changes and the value of those for your organization
  • Self-designed BT Operating Model
  • A feasible roadmap on how to take the concept into action

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Training dates

Workshop dates are in spring 2021 and yet to be finalized 

As the situation and official Covid-19 guidelines in Finland demand, we will conduct the whole training virtually using virtual collaboration platforms and tools. Our coaches and facilitators are highly skilled in making sure the virtual experience interesting, exciting and participatory! 

The workshops are always followed by a self-design week, where you will urged to take the learnings into action. 

 

Workshop costs 

 The cost of the full set of workshops and guidance is 5000 € (+ VAT). Business Technology Standard uses virtual platforms, which don’t require licenses from the participants, so there are no additional costs from our side. 

 

Changes and cancelations

A full refund will be provided for cancellations received up to 7 days prior to the course date. Alternatively, the participation can be rescheduled at a mutually acceptable date or substituted by another participant from the same company or organisation.

Refunds will not be given for a “no show” on the day.

 

Certificates & Pre-requisites 

 Pre-Requisites: A BTS Green card is mandatory in order to understand the framework behind the BTOP 

 Certificates gained: A BTOP Designer – certificate  

 

Other Available Extensions

Contact us

For more information, please contact us at btacademy@sofigate.com

Need training for your entire organisation?

The length and content of our training programmes can be tailored to fit your organisation’s specific needs. Please contact us for more details!

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THE TEAM

Matti Vesala

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Sami Laurinantti

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Ari Nuutinen

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Elena Van Leemput

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Jari Tietäväinen

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Sakari Hyppänen

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Liisa Korkiakoski

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