Training and Classes

Learn how to apply the practices of Agile and Scrum, effectively guide change, and create engaged teams that deliver outstanding results.

Select one of our courses to learn more:

Certified Scrum Master Training
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Agile 101 – Intro to Agile & Scrum
Enabling Agile Leaders
Guiding Constant Change
Lego4Scrum – Organizational Intro

Why Choose Alluvial?

To ensure you learn critical concepts by hearing, seeing and doing, we intentionally combine numerous learning styles. All of our courses include real-world simulation, traditional learning, discussion, exercises and interactive games.

Each course is taught by a leading Agile practitioner with decades of real-world industry experience. Exercises, demonstrations, facilitated discussions, case studies, tools and template examples are tailored to the class’s needs to illustrate the principles being taught.

Everything we teach is based on real-world experience, not ivory tower theory.

Certified Scrum Master Training (2 days)

This two-day Certified Scrum Master certification course provides the jumping off point for you to become a servant leader or effective participant in a Scrum team, allowing you to deliver results with excellence. On completion of the course and passing a post-course online evaluation, you are registered as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), the most popular Agile certification, with a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance.

What you’ll learn:

In addition to learning the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, and understanding how Agile compares Agile to waterfall and other ad-hoc approaches, you will learn how to:

  • Apply proven, practical practices for front-loading essential planning in discovery

  • Plan releases and sprints
  • Track and report progress
  • Continually improve via feedback loops, both in a single Scrum Team, and across an organization
  • Effectively facilitate and participate in Scrum ceremonies

  • Build a roadmap for adopting Scrum

Who Should Attend

  • Product and Line Managers

  • Project Managers

  • Technical Leads

  • Developers

  • Testers

  • Business Analysts

  • Agile Coaches & Scrum Masters

  • Anyone interested in learning more about Scrum and Agile methods

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Certified Scrum Product Owner Training (2 days)

This two-day Certified Scrum Product Owner certification course provides the jumping off point for you to take on the hardest role in Scrum – being a Product Owner.

Being an effective Product Owner is difficult, but, if executed well, it can be incredibly rewarding through creating solutions for customers, driving value within your organization and substantially improving speed-to-market and value.

On completion of the course you are registered as a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) with a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where valuable materials and information are available exclusively to CSPOs.

What you’ll learn:

In addition to learning the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, the focus of this course is on providing field-tested techniques that have been used effectively by product owners in hundreds of real-world projects.

At the strategic level, you will learn how to articulate a clear vision with measurable business objectives, create forward looking roadmaps and sequence features to market to maximize ROI within the context of product objectives.

At the tactical level, you will learn how to effectively refine the product backlog, plan releases and sprints, work with Scrum teams to realize polished products, and track and report progress.

Who Should Attend

  • Business Customers
  • Product Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Line Managers
  • Business & Quality Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Agile Coaches & Scrum Masters
  • Anyone interested in aligning stakeholders around a shared vision

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Agile 101 – Introduction to Agile & Scrum (1-day)

This course is an excellent introduction to the values, principles and practices that comprise Agile. Starting with the history of Agile and moving through to today’s state-of-the-art tools and practices, the Agile 101 Training Course can be used as a baseline training or refresher for your group, and enables them on the journey of bringing Agile into their teams and organization.

What you’ll learn:

You will learn the essential concepts and tools of Agile, including an overview of Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean, Kanban and scaling models, while comparing them to waterfall and ad-hoc approaches.

You’ll also learn how to apply proven, practical practices for planning products, projects, releases, sprints, as well as estimation, tracking progress, reporting and facilitating key ceremonies.

Moreso, the anatomy of an Agile team will be explored while addressing the key roles and responsibilities associated with a project’s lifecycle, such as the Product Owner and Scrum Master.

Who Should Attend

  • Business Stakeholders

  • Product Managers

  • Project Managers

  • Line Managers

  • Business & Quality Analysts

  • Developers

  • UX Designers

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Enabling Agile Leaders (1-day)

This one-day class is designed for Directors and Senior Directors who have some experience with Agile approaches and are looking for ways to take their programs and teams to the next level.

With a mix of exercises, facilitated discussions and new concepts, management leaders are given tools and processes that enable them to look at their organization differently and understand which areas they need to focus their time and energy. Ultimately, the goal is to provide tools that enable leaders to developing systematic solutions that directly support the needs of each participant’s organization, as opposed to tactical fixes that simply need to be done over and over again.

What you’ll learn:

  • Leading Agile Teams & Organizations
  • Building Blocks for Agile Initiatives
  • Driving Customer Focus & Implementation
  • Building Agile Teams & Individuals
  • Building an Agile Culture

Who Should Attend

  • Directors & Senior Directors
  • Management Leaders
  • Program Managers
  • Agile Change Agents
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Guiding Constant Change (2-day)

The outcome for this two-day masterclass is for leaders to come away with a new mindset and approach for guiding their organizations in an era of unprecedented and constant change. 

Focusing on developing core skills like influencing and facilitation, organizational leaders are taken on a journey to reimagine how they perceive change, moving away from traditional approaches (e.g. managing change in a linear fashion), and instead leading with an incremental and iterative approach.

By developing a persistent and sustainable change platform within their organization, leaders will be capable of handling whatever new ideas, concepts, challenges or opportunities come their way, responding with a welcoming manner as opposed to resisting these elements. By reflecting on their culture, leaders will become aware of the nuances and biases that may get in the way of their long-term objectives. Through culture shaping, they can gently move their organization into new directions.

What you’ll learn:

  • Understand the drivers for a new approach to guiding constant change

  • Develop the ability to sponsor and try new approaches to guiding constant change

  • Learn and adopt the various types of skills and abilities required to guide an organization through constant change

Who Should Attend

  • Agents of Change

  • Actionists

  • Process Experts leading change
  • Organizational Leaders responsible for change

  • Product / Program Managers building organizations

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Lego4Scrum – Organizational Intro to Agile & Scrum (½ day)

This workshop is specifically designed for organizations that are either adopting or growing the adoption of Agile.

The Lego4Scrum workshop is designed to interactively explore the core principles of Agile as well as the Scrum roles, meetings and artifacts. Throughout the session, several teams will work together to build a single integrated product that drives towards the overall vision by applying Scrum. It is based on the Lego4Scrum simulation game available under a Creative Commons license.

What you’ll learn:

  • Understand necessity of a product vision
  • Build a customer focused backlog
  • Prioritization of the backlog
  • Estimation: Accuracy vs Effort
  • Explore the collaborative relationship between business and development
  • Plan, build and review product increments
  • Understand the value of inspect and adapt (at a process level)

Who Should Attend

This training workshop is specifically designed for delivery in an organization that is either adopting or growing the adoption of Agile.

  • Business Stakeholders
  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Line Managers
  • Business & Quality Analysts
  • Developers
  • UX Designers
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