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Business Intelligence Firm Emergn & edX Launches New Course

Learners will leave course understanding how to anticipate and adapt to business changes
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Emergn, a global digital business services firm helping companies deliver valuable products and customer experiences faster, today announced the company has partnered with edX to bring its “Introduction to Agility: Beyond Methodologies” course to the edX platform.

Founded in 2012 by MIT professor Anant Agarwal and his colleagues at Harvard and MIT, edX is the premier nonprofit online learning platform that supports learners at every stage. edX now has more than 3,000 courses, 38 million users and 168 partners.

The course is based on Value, Flow, Quality® (VFQ), Emergn’s proprietary work-based education approach to building products that customers love, used by hundreds of organizations globally, including Fortune 500, FTSE 100 and Global 2000 companies such as Walmart, BBC, GSK and iRobot.

“The past year has shown just how critical the ability to anticipate and adapt to change is to the success of any organization,” said Alex Adamopoulos, founder and CEO, Emergn. “The power of learning is core to everything we do at Emergn, which makes edX the perfect partner to share our approach to improving the way people and companies work, forever.”

The introductory course will offer a unique way to approach Agile methodologies, tackling why they are often misunderstood and how to make them work better for course participants and their teams. Learners will leave the course with practical guidance that can be applied immediately, leading toward better, more impactful outcomes. The fundamental principles and practices covered in the course are key for product teams, but people working in all company departments, whether product, finance, marketing, IT or HR, can bring new and tangible skills to their role after completing the course.

“Emergn’s expertise comes directly from years of working with some of the most respected companies across the globe to transform how they develop their best ideas into valuable products and customer experiences, and that makes them uniquely qualified to offer this course,” said Anant Agarwal, founder and CEO, edX. “Emergn’s belief in the immense power of learning makes them a natural addition to the edX network and I look forward to furthering the edX mission together.”

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