Succeed in Product Development and Project Management

Deliver every project On-Time, Under-Buget, and to High-Quality



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1. If you want to learn to succeed in Product Development and Project Management,

2. if you want to be part of a winning Product Development team,

3. if you want to learn how to
- quantify the set of values your stakeholders see as success,
- prioritize and communicate alternatives systematically,
- collaborate on architecture and design logically and visibly,
- handle risks intelligently,

4. if you want to get the whole team; operations, developers, engineers, sales, management,
to work focused and coordinated towards deliver value to your stakeholders early, continuously and frequently,


... then you have come to the right place.
Welcome to the Gilb Academy

We shun;

fads, watered-down popularisation, and oversimplification used by many to make techniques easy to sell to any fool.

Just Saying

Everyone is talking about Agile methodologies, right?

We all know that waterfall project styles don’t work. But what almost no one understands about Agile methodologies, is how Agile, simply by not focusing on what success is for their customers, is failing in creating success as seen by these customers. We have found that to succeed in projects; you have to capture the real needs of the customers, the improvements they desire. This improvement is not a function, not a technical solution nor a user story. It is improvements in their lives, improvements in their work. We have found that to succeed in your projects, you must get this right, you must prioritize stakeholder value first.

Vision & Values

For our clients, OK is not good enough. Their projects can be complex, and their environments competitive.

We are here to ensure that they (you?) excel in project management and product development, with ecstatic customers and a relaxed team.

We are obsessed with delivering the absolute most effective and helpful techniques known.


Tom & Kai Gilb
We Deliver #ValueFirst

Tom Gilb


He is recognized as the founder or major driver of several technical disciplines such as ‘software metrics’ and ‘evolutionary project management’, as well as being an innovative pioneer in Inspections, and the inventor of the planning language Planguage. He is directly recognized as the idea source for parts of the Agile and Extreme programming methods (primarily the incremental cycles).

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Kai Gilb


Experience from decades of practice from all over the world with both tiny projects, as well as in some of the worlds largest corporations and projects, is carefully incorporated through a relentless vision of excellence, farsightedness, clarity, efficiency, practicality and simplicity. If you want to learn to succeed in projects & product development, Kai Gilb is obsessed with helping you making it happen.

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Gilb Academy Services

Consultancy Services

We are here to help you succeed in delivering projects, on time, under budget to demanding quality levels.

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Lecturing Services

Need a speaker that can set the key for the rest of a conference. Or do you need someone to entertain you at you...

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ValueFirst Online Course

Learn to Succeed in Product Development Master how you gather, specify and communicate the requirements most critica...

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Workshop: Value First

Held in Oslo, Göteborg, Vienna, Linz, London, Munich & Amsterdam (or Breukelen) Defining Success...

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Workshop: Quality Control of Software Projects

This next workshop will be in Oslo Norway in Norwegian. Kvalitetssikring av softwareprosjekter Lær hvor...

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Weekly Principles with Kai & Tom Gilb

Weekly Principles with Kai & Tom Gilb How to learn something that remains useful over time, that one can build ...

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Kick-Ass Project

This 18-day online video workshop is custom made for Startups and Small projects. Very powerful for projects with one...

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Competitive Engineering

Free! A Handbook For Systems Engineering, Requirements Engineering, and Software Engineering Using Planguage. Direc...

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Value Certification

Training courses and followup that entitle the participants to certification on a range of subjects, and to various l...

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