OBM Specialist Certificate: August 2021 Term
Course Start Date: August 30, 2021
Format: Online. Students will complete all reading, videos, assignments, and discussion questions in the learning management system, Moodle. Students will be added to the Moodle course when they register, and the first required module will become available on the course start date. The 17 hour 30 minute duration reflects the estimated time to complete the required course components.
The course content is split into sections called “Modules.” There are five main modules in the Moodle course, each dedicated to a different phase of the SPACE model for applying OBM. The modules will become available to students as the course progresses (i.e., every 10 days a new module opens).
To complete the course, students must:
- Complete all reading, videos, assignments, and discussion question in each Phase module (Phase 1: Scope, Phase 2: Pinpoint, Phase 3: Assess, Phase 4: Change , Phase 5: Embed) in Moodle.
- Submit the Feedback Survey.
- Submit the Course Completion Survey.
There are approximately 45 minutes of videos in each module. It is estimated that students will spend about 3-4 hours per module to complete the videos, reading, discussion questions, and activities.
The timeline below includes suggested due dates for all required content. Students may progress at a slower pace if they wish. All required content must be completed/submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) Friday, December 5, 2021.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Identify examples of business opportunities and their associated metrics
Describe potential OBM projects linked to business opportunities
Gather an appropriate project team and supportive stakeholders
Practice navigating a project to completion using an OBM approach by following the SPACE model (scope, pinpoint, assess, change, embed).
Achieve lasting improvements in results linked to the business opportunity