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SCRUM ALLIANCE

Certified Scrum Master CSM

Scrum is today the most popular Agile framework, used by organizations worldwide. Scrum is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of practices that help teams deliver products in short cycles, enable fast feedback, and create a culture of rapid adaptation to change. This class teaches the foundations of Agile and provides a solid understanding of the Scrum framework with a specific focus on the Scrum Master role, as a leading change agent in the organization.

This class offers a solid introduction to Agile and Scrum principles not only for Scrum Masters, but also for anyone interested in learning about the foundations of Agile and what is needed to spark a transformation within their team or organization.

Course length: 2 days or 3 half-days
Format: On premise at your office or virtual with live instructor
Class size: 8-24 participants
Certification: This class includes the Certified Scrum Master exam administered by the Scrum Alliance for the certification.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Why Agile?
  • Agile frameworks and Scrum values
  • Scrum workflow
  • Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Retrospective, Daily Scrum
  • Scrum roles: Scrum Master, Product Owner, Development Team
  • Coaching and facilitation
  • Refinement activities
  • Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog
  • Exam preparation
Certified Scrum Master by Scrum Alliance
Certified Scrum Master training

Taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), this class takes participants through a series of interactive workshops where they can learn and apply first-hand the principles of Scrum. The goal of the class is to learn the foundations of Agile and Scrum, and prepare participants to become effective Scrum Masters or Agile Coaches in their organization. Included in the registration fee, at the end of the class the participants are eligible to take the CSM certification exam. The certification attests the ability to implement Scrum in the work environment, conduct the Scrum activities, and act as Agile change agents in the organization.

We use modern adult instructional methods to facilitate learning, create a fun and productive environment, and maturate a deeper understanding of the concepts. We use zero slides (no slides, nil, nada). The whole class is based on interactive exercises, simulations, and class discussions. We use Innovation Games to facilitate some of the exercises and learn innovation techniques that you can bring back to your teams.

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SAFe training

Course length: 2 days or 3 half-days
Format: On premise at your office or virtual with live instructor
Class size: 8-24 participants
Certification: This class includes the Leading SAFe (SA) exam administered by Scaled Agile inc.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Why Agile?
  • Agile frameworks and Agile values
  • Lean principles
  • Scrum events: Iteration Planning, Iteration Review, Retrospective, Daily Scrum
  • Scrum roles: Scrum Master, Product Owner, Development Team
  • SAFe big picture
  • SAFe roles and events
  • PI planning
  • DevOps and CI/CD
  • Solution SAFe
  • Portfolio management
  • Exam preparation
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SCALED AGILE

Leading SAFe

SAFe is today the most popular scaled Agile framework, used by organizations worldwide. SAFe is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of practices that help multiple teams organize work and deliver products in short cycles, enable fast feedback, and create a culture of rapid adaptation to change. Starting from the foundations of Agile, Lean, and Scrum, this class teaches the foundations of SAFe, explains the SAFe roles and events, and provides a solid understanding of how to run a PI Planning event.

This Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist SA certification) class is a 2-day, interactive learning experience where you can learn the key principles of SAFe and begin to apply the concepts and practices that define the SAFe framework.

Leading SAFe SA training

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and re-organize around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

We use modern adult instructional methods to facilitate learning, create a fun and productive environment, and maturate a deeper understanding of the concepts. While SAFe provides a standard set of slides to guide the class, we minimize its use and instead opt to run exercises, simulations, and group discussions to facilitate learning. The whole class is designed to be interactive. We use Innovation Games to facilitate some of the exercises and learn innovation techniques that you can bring back to your teams.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe Agilist (SA).

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Other SAFe training courses

We offer training in other SAFe certifications including SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe for Teams (SP), SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM), SAFe DevOps (SDP), and SAFe RTE (RTE). Our trainers are certified by Scaled Agile, Inc. (provider of SAFe) and bring years of experience implementing SAFe in Fortune 500 organizations.

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Course length: 2 days or 3 half-days
Format: On premise at your office or virtual with live instructor
Class size: 8-24 participants
Certification: This class includes the CSPO certification from Scrum Alliance

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SCRUM ALLIANCE

Certified Scrum Product Owner CSPO

This class introduces key aspects of the Scrum framework, and focuses on the Product Owner role. As a member of the Scrum Team, the Product Owner is the business and customer representative and has responsibility for driving the development of products that customers love.
Learn the essential skills and responsibilities of the Product Owner, including managing product backlogs, prioritizing User Stories, and acting as the representative for customer value.

 

>> For more information, see the Product Management training section.

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Course length: 2 days
Location: Delivered on premise at your office, or at a convenient third-party facility.
Class size: 8-24 participants

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Why Agile?
  • Difference between tradition planning and Agile planning
  • Challenges faced by PMO in an Agile context
  • Agile values and principles
  • Scrum workflow, roles, and events
  • User Stories
  • Product Backlog and refinement
  • Estimation with Story Points
  • Release Planning and Prioritizationn
WORKSHOP

Agile for the PMO

Agile methodologies are now an important tool-set for a Project Management Office (PMO). This class takes you through the journey of becoming an Agile enabled professional and teaches how to transition from a traditional project management approach to one that supports agility. Through a series of interactive exercises and simulations, participants learn the foundations of Agile and get a solid understanding of the Scrum process - the leading Agile framework worldwide. Learn the essential concepts and tools of Agile, including managing product backlogs, planning releases and sprints, tracking and reporting progress, and conducting stand-ups and retrospectives.

Today’s market is increasingly more competitive, as new products come on a daily basis, and entire industries get thrown upside down by innovators. Companies today cannot afford to ideate, research, and develop a new product over a long time. The risk is that by the time the product is ready for launch, someone nimbler, faster, more agile, who is able to identify an opportunity and quickly bring a solution to life, has already taken the top spot in the market.

Building upon the principles pioneered by Toyota with Kanban and formalized in Scrum in the 1990s, this class takes participants through a series of interactive workshops where they can learn and apply first-hand the principles of Scrum. At the end of the class, the participants are able to implement Scrum in their work environment, adopt a more innovative mindset, and drive a culture change in their organization.

 

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