What is Lean-Agile Procurement?
Lean-Agile Procurement is an agile approach to manage complex sourcing projects. Many people still use written RfP processes, but for complex projects, a written RfP does not handle complexity well. Lean-Agile Procurement is a faster, more engaging and fun approach to sourcing. The time to select a partner is reduced, the most important customer problems are solved first, customer-supplier collaboration is encouraged, and the risk of selecting the wrong partner is minimised.
How can I learn more about Lean-Agile Procurement?
You can download our Guide to Lean-Agile Procurement, which we have authored with our partner, and Certified LAP Coach, Anthony Boobier of Nomad8.
How do I become LAP-certified?
You can attend one of our LAP certification workshops. We offer:
- Public 2-day LAP1 workshops. The next is on March 4 and 5 2024. To register, please complete the webform on this page.
- Private (in-house) 2-day LAP1 workshops
Do you provide LAP services?
Yes. We recommend that LAP is lead by an LAP-1 Certified Practitioner, supported by a Certified LAP Coach. Many organisations engage us to help them apply LAP to their project. We have a selection of certified LAP practitioners and our Certified LAP Coach, Ant Boobier to support you. We also provide private half-day group workshops to help you and your team understand LAP fundamentals before embarking on LAP for your project or organisation. Our LAP Advisory services include:
- Certified LAP Coaching and Practitioner advisory to help clients deliver their sourcing project using LAP
- Big Room Workshop planning and facilitation
- Certified LAP Coaching and Practitioner advice to prepare a supplier for a Big Room Workshop
You can also read more about LAP at the LAP Alliance website here.
When will the next public LAP1 Certification workshop be?
Our next 2-day Public LAP Workshop is scheduled for March 3rd and 4th. Previously this was scheduled for February 2024.
Who leads the certification workshop?
The 2-day in-person workshops are led by Ant Boobier, New Zealand’s only LAP Certified Coach, and Sarah Blackie, CEO, Esby & Co. Ant and Sarah have supported and trained a number of organisations on Lean-Agile Procurement. Part of the training includes sharing these experiences as well as global case studies and lessons learned.
How do I register my interest?
Register your interest by completing the form on this page. Our workshop is filling up so don’t sit back and wait! LAP1 Workshop fees are $2,480 ex gst per person. Please note there is a small surcharge if you wish to pay by credit card/p-card.
Is Lean-Agile Procurement for me?
Perhaps you are an executive, a procurement manager, an account manager or a project manager. Our workshops are designed for an interdisciplinary audience. If you’d like to learn and apply a faster, more engaging and effective approach to sourcing, LAP is for you. LAP has been applied successfully by private and public organisations all over the world.
Where can I find out more?
Email us to learn more: email@example.com
Explore the benefits and case studies of Lean Agile Procurement on the official website.