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Agile Training Courses And Scrum Certification for Individuals
Why Choose Us
Choose the Agile Training Courses or Scrum Certification that you need to succeed! We provide fun and engaging training for Agile practitioners, leaders, and coaches. Looking for certification? We offer the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Certification, the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) Certification and the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).
- Professional Scrum Master (2 days)
- Professional Scrum Product Owner (2 days)
- Agile for Practitioners (4 days), Northwestern University
- Leading and Coaching Agile Teams (2 Days), Northwestern University
- Agile Estimating and Planning (2 Days), Northwestern University
- Supporting an Agile Transformation (2 Days), Northwestern University
The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training is a 2-day agile training 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. This Scrum training course includes the fees to complete the PSM I Scrum Assessment.
The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) Workshop is a two-day agile training 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. The Agile workshop dives deep into the role of the Product Owner, going beyond simple product backlog management. This Scrum training course includes the fees to complete the PSPO I Scrum Assessment.
Agile for Practitioners is an in-depth, workshop-style Agile Training 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 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 Practitioner (PMI-ACP) agile certification exam.
Love the Hands-on Experience
“The Agile for Practitioners Training Course 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, February 2017)
Agile frameworks empower teams with flexible tools to manage timelines, deliverables, and budgets, and still meet stakeholder needs. Leading and Coaching Agile Teams is an Agile Training course designed specifically 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 is an Agile training course designed to prepare you to get agile projects 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. Finally, participants will learn how to forecast their releases, communicate release dates to stakeholders, and and monitor completion.
Supporting an Agile Transformation is an Agile Training course designed to provide managers, project managers, agile practitioners and other leaders an understanding of the benefits of Agile and why organizations pursue it, the differences between Agile Adoption and Agile Transformation and how to foster Agile adoption and Agile Transformation. Participants will gain an appreciation for 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.
“I absolutely recommend the Agile and Scrum for Teams course. Anthony is an excellent instructor and the curriculum is super understandable and useful. I also liked that it was specifically focused on our project.”
— Carma S. (April 2017)
“I recommend the Agile and Scrum for Teams 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 B. (February 2017)
TRAINING FOR INDIVIDUALS
- Professional Scrum Master
- Professional Scrum Product Owner
- Agile for Practitioners
- Leading and Coaching Agile Teams
- Agile Estimating and Planning
- Supporting an Agile Transformation