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How to Develop Your Agile Training Plan
If you are planning an agile pilot or even a full blown agile transformation, a critical consideration is Agile Training. After all, people need to understand Agile and Scrum in order to do their job effectively.  This post will help you to understand the key considerations for planning, what types of training are appropriate for various audiences, how much agile training will costs, and the timing of training.

Key Planning Considerations:

Scrum Teams Aren't Chickens and Pigs

People don't use the pigs and chicken metaphor in Scrum much anymore. I tend to agree with the reasons for avoiding it - it tends to create an Us vs. Them mentality. 

Us is the Scrum Team, or the pigs. The "committed" individuals who are responsible for delivering the solution. "Them" is anyone else - the chickens. The chickens are only involved and not committed like the pigs.

Agile and Scrum Success Story - Bank of America

Do you think that your organization is too large or too old to succeed with Agile and Scrum? This article describes how the leadership team for the Global Markets at Bank of America invested in Scrum Training and Agile Coaching to successfully adopt Agile and Scrum.  The move from waterfall to Scrum was the firsts step in a broader Agile Transformation which was led by key Agile Leaders.  A detailed write-up of this Bank of America Client Success story is available for download.