Management by Acceptance (MBA) – An agile agnostic principle


Management by Acceptance (MBA) – An agile agnostic principle





August 10, 2019 Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00 PM


 Mindroom Coworking Space, 4701 Patrick Henry Dr., Santa Clara CA 95045


Last date for On-line Registration:  
Early Bird - 07/21/2019
Regular - 08/07/2019



The purpose of this course is to the techniques necessary for aligning expectations in an agile and non-agile environment.  The course begins with a discussion of the need for managing by acceptance criteria.  It includes a walk through the four principles of Management by Acceptance (MBA) and the associated techniques for fulfilling those principles.  The course ends with practice giving feedback based upon the results. The course is intended to give managers the techniques that they can use to establish and manage expectations amongst the organization.

This is a hands-on, interactive, collaborative workshop.  Very little lecture.  Students must be prepared to work with others in groups.  Students are encouraged to bring actual goals, work items that need to be described, and metric needs to class so that we can work on real-life examples. 



  •  How MBA counteracts our natural instincts
  •  Learn why acceptance criteria need to precede any discussions on tasks
  •  Techniques for establishing mutual expectations
  •  Practice establishing feedback based on results
  •  Techniques for changing the environment to make it more conducive for productivity
  •  How to use the acceptance criteria template to solidify expectations




About the Instructor:










Brian Levy is the President of BridgePort Digital, a digit transformation firm specializing in Lean, Agile and DevOps transformations that have measurable results to a company’s bottom line.  While others in the industry have avoided metrics, Brian has been able to consistently improve productivity by over 30% within 6 months of operation.  He’s accomplished this through coaching executives through strategic planning and the pioneering techniques of Management by Acceptance.  As an avid fan of continuous improvement, Brian often takes the time to engage in executive coaching personally in order to learn new skills to transfer to his employees.  However, his real joy is in putting his Scrum@Scale Trainer status to use in the classroom and training others in the techniques which lead to organizational optimization. That joy is most often utilized via training underrepresented minorities in careers related to software development and using my 8-year old daughter to explain Management by Acceptance concepts.


Project Management Education Hours: 

Earn 8 PDUs (Technical - 8)

Meeting Leader: Hanu Malineni

Program Agenda:

08:30 AM - Sign In and Networking

09:00 AM - Workshop Begins

12:00 PM - Lunch Break

12:45 PM - Workshop Resumes

5:00 PM – Adjourn


Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Lunch will be provided.

Attendees should indicate whether they want a vegetarian meal during the registration.

Plan Ahead Registration:

Early Bird:  PMISV member: $140     Non-PMISV member: $190

Regular:  PMISV member: $190   Non-PMISV member:  $240

At-the-Door Registration:  No walk-ins allowed. Please register for the course online in advance 


Cancellation Policy:

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members.

  • Cancellation before Early Bird Registration Date: Full refund
  • Cancellation between Early Bird Registration Date and Regular Registration Date: $30 cancellation fee; remaining amount refunded
  • Cancellation after Regular Registration Date and Day before workshop (by 5:00 PM Pacific): 50% refund

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Event Properties

Event Date 08-10-2019
Event End Date 08-10-2019
Registration Start Date 06-13-2019
Cut off date 08-08-2019
Individual Price $140/$190/$240
Location Mindrome Coworking Space & Private Office
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