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ABA Technologies introduces a new OBM certificate, which incorporates several years of feedback from past, current and prospective students interested in OBM.
This program does not require students to do their own project in their workplace with a sponsor, although they may choose to complete their own project while taking the course. Students will work through the application of the material by following two case studies throughout the course and completing activities and discussion questions.
Project-Based Coaching Course Beta Course Now Open
Our new Project-Based Coaching beta course is now available. In this course, students will be placed in a small cohort of students and assigned to an OBM instructor and coach. Each student will be required to implement an OBM project in their workplace. They will receive coaching and feedback from the OBM instructor and cohort of students as they apply the methods and tools to their project. Students must pass the OBM Specialist Certificate to enroll in the Project-Based Coaching course.
The SPACE Model
After completion, students will be able to better identify a business opportunity in their workplace, define an OBM project that targets the opportunity, gather a project team and gain ongoing organizational support for the project and navigate the project to completion by following the SPACE model (scope, pinpoint, assess, change, embed). It may be compared to six sigma’s DMAIC, as it provides individuals and their project teams with a shared framework, set of tools, process, and language to help project teams navigate the application of an OBM project to completion in a way that is understood and supported by organizational stakeholders. Students will receive a fillable PDF toolkit based on the SPACE model in this course.
The Course Content
The course content is split into sections called “Modules.” There are 5 main modules in the Moodle course, each dedicated to a different phase of the SPACE model for applying OBM.
To complete the course and receive the OBM Certificate, students must:
Complete all reading, videos, assignments, and the discussion question in each Phase module (Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3, Phase 4, and Phase 5)
Students may spend an estimated 2.5 - 4.5 hours per Phase module.