Training and Classes

We offer a wide range of Agile and Scrum training.  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

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 execute with excellence. On completion of the course and passing a post-course online evaluation, you are registered as Certified Scrum Master (CSM), the most popular Agile certification, with a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance (www.Scrumalliance.org).

You will learn the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, comparing Agile to waterfall and to ad-hoc approaches. You will learn how to apply proven, practical practices for front-loading essential planning in discovery, planning releases and sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and continually improving via feedback loops, both in a single Scrum Team, and across an organization. You will learn how to effectively facilitate and participant in Scrum ceremonies. You will also learn how to build a roadmap for adopting Scrum.

The course will blend numerous styles to ensure you learn critical concepts by hearing, seeing and doing, including simulation, traditional learning, discussion, quizzes and fun games.

This course is taught by leading Agile practitioners with ?decades of real-world industry experience at companies? ranging from small businesses to large enterprises.  Exercises, demonstrations, facilitated discussions, case?studies, tool and template examples and more are interwoven throughout to illustrate the principles being taught in a comprehensive fashion interactively tailored to the class’s needs, based on real world experience, not ivory-tower theory.

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, as speed to market and value will grow substantially. On completion of the course you are registered as a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) with a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance (www.scrumalliance.org) where valuable materials and information are available exclusively to CSPOs.

You will learn essential concepts and tools of Scrum. The focus on this course is providing real-world techniques that have been proven effective by product owners in hundreds of actual 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.

This course is taught by leading Agile practitioners with decades of real-world industry experience at companies ranging from small businesses to large enterprises. Exercises, demonstrations, facilitated discussions, case studies, tool?and template examples and more are interwoven ?throughout to illustrate the principles being taught in a comprehensive fashion interactively tailored to the class’s needs, based on real world experience, not ivory-tower theory.

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)

The Agile 101: Introduction to Agile & Scrum Training 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, the Agile 101 Training Course can be used as a baseline, or refresher for your group, and enables them on the journey of bringing Agile into their teams and organization.

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 will learn how to apply proven, practical practices for planning products, projects, releases, sprints, as well as estimation, tracking progress, reporting & facilitating key ceremonies.  More so, 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.

The course will blend numerous methods, frameworks and practices to ensure you learn critical concepts through lecture, exercises, learning games, discussions and group activities.

This course is taught by leading Agile practitioners with decades of real-world industry experience at companies ranging from small businesses to large enterprises, as well as the public sector. Exercises, demonstrations, facilitated discussions, case studies, tools & template examples and more are interwoven throughout to illustrate the principles being taught in a comprehensive fashion interactively tailored to the class’s needs, based on real world experience, not ivory-tower theory.

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)

1-day Class for Director / Snr 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 enabled to look at their organizations differently and understand which areas are needed to focus their time and energy in. Ultimately, the goal is to provide tools for leaders for developing systematic solutions as opposed to tactical fixes that simply need to be done over and over again.

Areas of Focus:

  • 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 2-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 core skills like influencing and facilitation, leaders are taken on a journey to reimagine how they perceive change, moving away from traditional approaches to managing it in a linear fashion, and instead guiding it through a much more incremental and iterative approach.  By developing a persistent and sustainable change platform within their organization, they will be capable of handling whatever new ideas, concepts, challenges or opportunities come their way, responding a welcoming manner as opposed to resisting these elements. More so, by reflecting on their culture, they 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants understand the drivers for a new approach to guiding constant change in their organization.

  • Participants have the ability to sponsor and try new approaches to guiding constant change.
  • Participants have an understanding of 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)

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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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