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Learn to Succeed in Projects & Product Development

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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.

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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 thrive on 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 in both tiny companies with tiny projects, as well as in some of the worlds largest companies 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 delivers.

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Gilb Academy Services

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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Consultancy Services

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

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Workshop: Value First

Held in Oslo, Vienna, Linz, London, Munich & Breukelen (Amsterdam) Defining Success Requirements - Hi...

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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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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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Competitive Engineering

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

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Value Planning Book - The Digital Version

About the Book Value Planning (VP) means you will elicit and clarify critical stakeholder values quantitatively, and...

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Evo Book manuscript

Project Management & Product Development how successful people manage projects delivering stakeholder values and...

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