Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs act as "servant leaders," helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions.
Certified Product Owner (CSPO)
Certified Scrum Product Owner® professionals have been taught the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that enable them to fulfill the role of Product Owner on a Scrum team. CSPOs are typically the individuals who are closest to the "business side" of the project. They are charged by the organization to "get the product out" and are expected to do the best possible job of satisfying all the stakeholders. Great Product Owners are critical to creating great products!
A SAFe Agilist (SA) leads the organization in adopting SAFe, Agile and Lean principles, guides executives in identification and prioritization of value streams, and supports teams in implementing SAFe practices, launching Agile Release Trains, and conducting PI Planning activities.
Leading SAFe (SAFe Agilist SA)
SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)
A SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) supports the teams in implementing SAFe practices, launching Agile Release Trains, and conducting PI Planning activities. The SSM certification signifies that you are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing your value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.
EXPERT PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
Companies around the world understand that the speed of innovation is increasing and they need the right skillset to stay ahead of the competition. Effective product managers adopt Agile practices, focus on their customers, and empower their teams to deliver the highest value. This class taps into decades of experience building digital products and teaches the most effective methodologies to create and prioritize a backlog, identify an MVP and plan a release.
Design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving and strategic innovation. Design thinking is not a process so much as a mindset. It is a philosophy rooted in understanding the user's’ perspective, which requires stepping away from your desk and observing and interacting with your users out in the field. This approach empowers you to uncover the root cause of problems, and to experiment with solutions that truly move the needle for your organization. This intense and interactive workshop will introduce you to the design thinking fundamentals while exploring how to apply the methods to your own projects.
Agile For Executives
The wave of Agile adoption continues grow in both the commercial and federal sector. Organizations of all types are experiencing the benefits of embracing agile. At the same time, the more broadly and deeply organizations transform, the more leadership support becomes critical for success. Agile transformations require all levels of the organization to be aligned and engaged in the change management. Executive leadership plays an incredibly important role. This one day course will give you the opportunity to learn more about the importance of leadership engagement in the agile transformation, and allow you to share your questions, concerns, and insights with your peers.
Upcoming public classes
CERTIFIED ScrumMaster (CSM certification)
July 12-13, 2018 - Richmond, VA
SAFe Leading Agile class (SA certification)
September 27-28, 2018 - Arlington, VA
Interested in a Course?
We can develop a training program for your organization and offer discounts for multiple courses. Please contact us directly.