HELPING TEAMS THRIVE
Agile Training, Scrum Certification and Coaching for Teams
Why Choose Us
We provide fun and engaging classroom training for Agile teams to learn together and master Agile and Scrum. Looking for certification? We offer training leading to Scrum Master Certification, Scrum Product Owner Certification and the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). Call us today or use the contact form to get a free quote for onsite training.
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— Max Schoen, Key Account Manager, Weston
The Agile and Scrum training for teams is designed as a hands-on training workshop delivered to entire teams at the same time, including the Product Owner and the Scrum Master. The benefits of this Agile training approach is that it accelerates team development, the team benefits by using their actual sprint work in the course exercises, and the team can share their specific challenges and make decisions on improvements. There is also a significant team-building benefit of this training approach which accelerates team development. This course can also include team training on Kanban.
The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training course is a 2-day workshop 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.
As Agile and Scrum Coaches, we come alongside your Scrum Teams and help them grow through teaching, mentoring, and feedback appropriate to the team maturity level. We observe key Scrum events, and provide one-on-one coaching for Scrum Masters and Product Owners. Most new Scrum Teams require coaching, especially in the first 6 sprints. Our experience has shown that within 6-9 sprints, teams require less and less coaching and are well on their way to self-organization.
We also work with the leaders in the organization, and the Agile Champions team to help address organizational impediments and support Agile Transformations.
Team level assessments provide insights into team health, performance, and maturity. Vitality Chicago Inc. offers a Scrum Adoption assessment which measures 50 key adoption criteria and provides a gauge of the team’s maturity. We also offer a Team Health Survey which captures team member opinions about 12 key team dimensions. Both surveys can be used quarterly to help teams see strengths and weaknesses, areas where they have improved, and areas where they may want to further improve. Vitality Chicago Inc. can also make recommendations to managers and leaders regarding systemic challenges or patterns seen across teams.
— 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