Agile Training teaches participants 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 and self-managing teams and timeboxed iterations.
Agile training is based on the Agile Manifesto – a set of 4 Values and 12 Principles that serve as a framework for agile ways of working
Agile training covers a wide range of topics under the umbrella of agile. These courses are typically focused on a specific audience or role and are intended to help participants adopt an agile mindset and agile ways of working.
Some agile training courses include professional certification. The most common professional certification is Scrum since Scrum is the most popular agile technique in use today. Agile and Scrum certification courses focus on specific Scrum roles including Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Leaders and Team Members.
Our Agile Training and Certification courses are comprehensive, but we understand how organizational structures can differ across industries. We do our best to cater our approach to your unique teams, strengthening the needs and processes of each member. You also have the option to attend Agile training courses in the manner that best suits your needs, whether you want to experience live online Agile training, self-paced instruction or in-person classes.
Yes, you really do need to invest in Agile Training and certification. Here’s why:
Without training, you have all the costs and none of the benefits
Avoid confusion and thrashing
Unlearning what doesn’t work
Avoiding the mish-mash of mixed Agile approaches
Poor Agile and bad Scrum harms other teams and becomes the standard
To facilitate change and continuous improvement
Agile Training is important because without it, teams tend to misuse agile terms and concepts or waste valuable time thrashing. Agile and Scrum training will help to get the team aligned on a common set of terms and processes.
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Please use the following selections to determine which course would best satisfy your training need.
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.
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.
Anyone who wants to maximize the productivity gains from agile ways of working should take training. This is most important for those who help teams adopt agile such as Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches. Second most important would be agile team members, Product Owners and managers, and leaders in the organization. Managers and leaders are often overlooked in training and that is a mistake because they have the greatest influence on whether agile teams are able to be productive with agile and Scrum.
Agile training timeframes and costs can vary widely depending on geographic location, delivery method and whether the course includes certification. All examples below assume the location is within the United States.
Private Group Course with Certification
(2 day course)
(Up to 24 individuals)
Public Individual Course with Certification
(2 day course)
Online Self-paced Course without Certification
(2 day course)