Agile Training, Scrum Training and Agile Coaching for Individuals

Why Choose Us

We have a solid track record of helping organizations deliver business results with Agile and Scrum. We’ve provided Agile Training and Scrum Training to over 90 teams in various industries.  We’ve provided Agile Coaching to support dozens of  Fortune 500 organizations through their Agile Transformation. 

I Love the Hands-on Experience

"The Agile for Practitioners Training was helpful in providing a good foundation. I love the hands-on experience through the various exercises."

— Lakecia Whimper, Technology Project Manager at American Institutes for Research (Agile for Practitioners, Feb 2017)

Professional Scrum Master (2 days)

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training is a 2-day course that covers the principles and empirical process theory of Scrum and agility, the Scrum framework itself, and the specific role of the Scrum Master. The PSM class introduces the principles and empirical process theory underpinning the Scrum framework. These are foundational insights upon which the rules and roles of Scrum are explored and discussed. The focus on the Scrum Master role includes advanced thinking tools for servant-­leadership and behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation, and scaling Scrum.

Price: $1199

Scrum Product Owner (2 days)

The Scrum Product Owner Workshop is a two-day training that covers the principles of Scrum and agility, the role of the Product Owner, building and sustaining a product vision, and managing a Product Backlog.  The Agile workshop dives deep into the role of the Product Owner, going beyond simple product backlog management.

Price: $1199

Agile for Practitioners (4 days), Northwestern University

Agile for Practitioners is an in-depth, workshop-style course that will teach participants the principles and values of Agile, and help them apply Agile practices and techniques to their current projects. This is a highly interactive, hands-on course that leverages real-world examples from Scrum, Lean, Kanban and other Agile methods. Participants will learn how to estimate in Agile and how to plan at the release, iteration, and daily levels. Participants will work in teams to experience and apply Agile principles to the course exercises and discussions. This course covers the content and will prepare participants for the PMI Agile Certified Practioner (PMI-ACP) exam. 

Leading and Coaching Agile Teams (2 Days), Northwestern University

Agile frameworks empower teams with flexible tools to manage timelines, deliverables, and budgets, and still meet stakeholder needs. This course is designed for those managers, leaders, Scrum Masters, project managers and others who lead and support agile teams. Participants will learn the mindset, values, and principles that make Agile techniques work for teams. They will also learn some of the key differences between traditional and Agile approaches to delivering solutions. Most important, participants will learn and practice the key leadership and coaching skills needed to support self-organizing Agile teams. Participants will come away with the tools and understanding they need to create an environment for Agile teams to thrive.

Agile Estimating and Planning (2 Days), Northwestern University

Agile estimating and planning helps to get a project off on solid footing. Planning for Agile projects starts with the big picture of product roadmaps and release plans, and drills down into the work that an Agile team will do within an iteration. Participants will learn how to plan for iterative and incremental solution development, and how to address change in a plan. The course also looks at the two types of estimates used on agile projects, relative estimates in story points and absolute estimates in ideal days. Participants will learn when to use each of these, and how to include the entire team for more accurate estimates that team members will support. 

 

Supporting an Agile Transformation (2 Days), Northwestern University

The purpose of this course is to provide managers, project managers, agile practitioners and other leaders an understanding of the differences between Agile Adoption and Agile Transformation, the benefits of Agile, and how to support the successful Transition from Waterfall to Scrum. Participants will appreciate the magnitude of an Agile Transformation and some of the key planning considerations for an Agile Transformation to be successful. The course provides a broad understanding of popular agile methods, how Agile relates to culture, how organizational change succeeds, and some of the patterns that have proven effective when introducing Agile to organizations or leading Agile Transformations. Participants will develop and present their custom agile transformation roadmap and communications tools.