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Agile and Scrum Training Courses

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Upcoming Agile and Scrum Training Courses

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Supporting An Agile Transformation
$830
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Agile Estimating and Planning
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Agile for Practitioners
$1285
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Featured Agile Courses

With Vitality Chicago as your agile training company, you get the benefits of our extensive training curriculum and experienced trainers who provide the role-based training you need for your agile journey — away from “waterfall” or chaotic ways of working.


We teach participants how to use agile approaches to build solutions incrementally, get feedback regularly, and deliver value throughout, rather than in a big-bang delivery at the end. Agile succeeds over traditional or waterfall ways of working by featuring close customer collaboration, small & self-managing teams, and timeboxed iterations.

Vitality LogoAgile for Teams (2 days)

The Agile For Teams Training Course is a hands-on agile workshop delivered to entire Scrum teams including the Product Owner and the Scrum Master.

Vitality LogoProfessional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) (2 days)

The Professional Scrum Product Owner Training is a two-day course 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.

Vitality LogoAgile for Leaders (2 Days)

Our Agile For Leaders Training Course is focused on providing leaders and executives with the understanding tools they need to oversee Agile and Scrum teams.

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Agile Training FAQ

Agile training is instruction in the four Agile Values and 12 Agile Principles so that participants can understand and apply the Values and Principles to develop a product or execute a project. Agile training usually provides guidance on how to use a specific agile approach with the most common being the Scrum Framework.
An Agile Training Plan outlines the goals, audiences and needs, timeframe and costs for agile training. Learn about how to make the best use of your training budget using our recommended plans for agile training in How to Develop Your Agile Training Plan.
Agile training has a significant payback. For teams that are not using agile ways of working, learning about agile and Scrum and how to apply them can lead to increased productivity, better alignment and faster delivery of value. Training for teams that are using “agilish” approaches has great payback as well because frequently teams are misusing agile or following a process blindly – sometimes this is called Zombie Scrum. For more on this topic, check out our post, Why you need agile training.
Agile training helps teams to speak the same language and understand the “why” behind the agile ceremonies, which enables them to respond to changing priorities and boost productivity and predictability. Teams that use agile effectively have been shown to deliver value to customers faster and with higher quality.
Anyone who wants to maximize the productivity gains from agile ways of working should take training. This is most important for agile teams and the Scrum Masters that support them. Second most important are Product Owners and leaders in the organization. Aspiring agile coaches also need training in a wide range of topics to effectively guide teams and organizations in their agile journey.
Timeframes and costs for training can vary widely depending on geographic location, delivery method and whether the course includes certification. Individuals can join a public agile or Scrum certification course for $1,000 - $2,000 per person. Group certification training can range from $15,000 to $30,000 for up to 25 people.
Scrum and agile are not the same thing. Scrum is the most popular framework for implementing agile though there are other approaches like Kanban, Lean Software Development, Extreme Programming (XP), DevOps and others that fall under the agile umbrella.
There are many different approaches to certification in agile since there are over 300 certifications today. To learn about the most popular introductory agile certifications, check out this post A Quick Guide to the Best Agile Certification.
To become certified in Scrum, you must take training from a trainer who is certified by one of the Scrum associations. We recommend training from Scrum.org and Scrum Alliance. Scrum training is role-based. There is certification for Scrum Masters, Team Members (developers), Product Owners, and Leaders.

Testimonials

“The integration of real-world examples and exercises is really the bread and butter of why I think this course is great. Combined...

Mitch Smith – Product Engineering Manager: Design System Platform

“The DASM was a fantastic virtual course with the presentations being easy to follow, easy to digest and very relevant inter-active

Dan Zilai – PMI Calumet Chapter President

"I really like how Gary took the time to answer questions we have about our real work issues. He gave really good recommendations that I am planning to implement on my own team."

Meredith Palomino - Program Project Manager

"Besides the Scrum materials and understanding of the theories behind it, I found the way the instructor taught the course to be most useful as Gary approached it as a conversation instead of just a textbook and reading materials. It was very interactive and I feel more was learned in a conversation mode style of teaching instead of just book and memorize."

Michael DuCharme - Business Technology Analyst

“I worked with Vitality Chicago for Agile Training and Coaching Support for my company’s transition to Scrum. The training classes were very highly rated by my colleagues, with the perfect combination of instruction and practice. The coaching was very beneficial in helping to establish the right ways of doing Scrum.”

Veronica Hancock - Director, Software Engineering

"Anthony trained and coached us at Bank of America and Northern Trust. Without his help we would not have gotten far. If you want your organization to become more agile, your first call should be to Vitality Chicago."

Dave Sohmer - SVP Technology and Operations

“I recommend the Agile and Scrum for Teams agile training course. It’s an effective introduction and gives you a great entry into what Agile can do for projects. I got a great grasp of the Agile philosophy and how it can be applied to different work situations.”

Jamie Birkner - Director of Content Strategy and Marketing

"The course was very useful for me to understand what Agile is SUPPOSED to be...as the project that I'm in is..."

Lianne Bosko - Property Technical Underwriter

"This is a no fluff course and is full of real-world examples and explained from someone who has been there and done that."

Andrew Barban - Agile Coach