6 May, 2021

Fleks Hybrid Model – with Hélio Costa | Interview

Hélio Costa’s latest creation is more than just a tool. Indeed, I’d say it is more than just a collection of tools. The Fleks Hybrid Model is a whole approach to doing projects. Its emphasis is on flexibility and it is a true hybrid of predictive and adaptive thinking. Hélio calls it Fleks.

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Hélio Costa

Hélio Costa is a former fighter pilot of the Brazilian Air Force. And he is also a PhD in systems engineering and computer science, with 25 years of experience in Project Management.

Hélio is a teacher, writer, speaker, consultant, who has trained more than 15,000 people in companies and business schools. To help him, he has developed many tools, techniques, and models to help people improve their management processes.

Here are the Key Points in our Conversation about Hélio’s Fleks Hybrid Model

  • 00:00 – Welcome
  • 01:45 – What do we mean by the term Hybrid?
  • 03:46 – Why did you build the Fleks model?
  • 07:18 – How is Fleks different from other project management tools?
  • 09:36 – The focus on the Fleks Hybrid model
  • 11:31 – How the Fleks Hybrid model is structured
  • 12:26 – Organization Tier of the Fleks Model
  • 13:29 – Value Management and the VMO
  • 14:52 – The Goal of the VMO in the Fleks Model
  • 15:22 – Business Analysis
  • 16:16 – Production / Delivery in the Fleks Model
  • 17:01 – Roles in the Fleks Model
  • 17:50 – Same Artefacts at different Levels
  • 19:10 – Downflow and Upflow
  • 21:18 – How much does the Fleks Methodology cost to learn and use? [Ans: $0]
  • 22:53 – The Vision for Fleks in the Future
  • 25:14 – Training and Certification in Fleks
  • 28:04 – Where to Learn more about the Fleks Hybrid Model
  • 30:34 – A message to wrap up
  • 32:53 – Bonus Explanation of the Fleks Model
  • 38:07 – Another bonus insight from Hélio
  • 38:58 – Close

Learn all about the Fleks Hybrid Model…

Read Hélio’s full article on Fleks:
‘Hybrid Project Management: Get Better Results with the Free FLEKS Hybrid Model’

An access all the Fleks resources at https://fleksmodel.com

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Mike Clayton

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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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