Lean Agile at the Team

Agile Training for Teams and Specific Roles: Scrum, Kanban, and More

Net Objectives has the most comprehensive and effective approach to preparing teams for the transition to Agile methods. Our team-level training is performed within the context of the entire discovery and delivery value stream that the teams find themselves in. Doing this avoids the challenges team-centric Agile training often creates when organizations attempt to get their teams to work together.

As thought leaders in every team level framework or method (Scrum, XP, Kanban), we can provide training that meets the specific needs of your team. While we do provide class Scrum and Kanban training, we strongly suggest your considering our Lean-Agile based approach to team-process we call Leanban. Leanban avoids many of the "Agile wars" while providing a consistent approach that can be tailored as needed to the context in which teams find themselves. For more information see our Leanban Resources page where you can get both a whitepaper and a soft copy of the Leanban Primer.

Why we offer such a broad range of training. Most Agile training companies offer only Scrum based or Kanban based methods. While Scrum has a good track record of success at the team level, it's success rate at the enterprise level leaves much to be desired. Much of this limited success is due to the fact that different challenges face different organizations. Everyone agrees a one-size fits all approach won't work, yet many companies offer just one size. Those who offer a Kanban based approach suffer from a typical lack of attending to the eco-system within which the teams work. Bottom line is both Scrum and Kanban bring something to the table. An integrated approach is a more effective approach.

Our Lean-Agile approach has the added benefit of laying the groundwork for successful team collaborations since the focus in on business value realization not mere team completion. It is very easy for us to deliver short extensions to our basic team level trainings that include how development groups of less than fifty can more effectively work together.

Note that we're listing only our standard trainings here. We frequently tailor our courses to take advantage of knowledge our clients already have or to account for unusual circumstances where normal methods may not be effective.

Level: Foundational
Length: 2 Days
PMI Recognized: No
A major challenge with requirements is misunderstanding them. The people who define, implement, and test the product all have a different understanding of what needs to be done. This misunderstanding begets waste, slipped schedules, and mistrust within the organization. This course teaches how the...
Level: Foundational
Length: 2 Days
PMI Recognized: Yes
Implementing Leanban for Your Team is the first team level Agile workshop that integrates Scrum, Kanban and the Kanban Method into one, well-defined, tailorable approach.  As thought leaders in all three approaches as well as in Lean from which all of these methods sprang, Net Objectives is...
Level: Foundational
Length: 2 Days
PMI Recognized: Yes
Implementing Lean-Agile for Your Team (ILAFYT) is a course which provides a solid understanding of the principles, key tenets, and practices for implementing a lean-agile approach. The course is specifically intended for the ‘whole’ team – all skills necessary to define, prioritize, build, and...
Level: Intermediate
Length: 2 Days
PMI Recognized: Yes
Certification by Net Objectives. Net Objectives is not affiliated with the Scrum Alliance.This two day course teaches how to be a Scrum Master using Lean principles to manage an iteration as well as increase visibility of the team's process to management. Both are essential to improve efficiency...
Level: Advanced
Length: 1 Day
PMI Recognized: Yes
This course is intended for teams that have been trained by the Scrum Alliance or Scrum.org whose training typically does not include lean-flow.  This is not an advanced course intended for for attendees of our own Implementing Scrum for Your Team as these concepts are included there.  Both...
Level: Intermediate
Length: 3 Days
PMI Recognized: Yes
Lean-Agile Project Management Certification by Net Objectives prepares a person to play the role of the Lean-Agile Project Manager. In today’s world it is critical that one know why Agile works, not just be given a set of practices to coach the team in performing. While Scrum is a popular Agile...
Level: Intermediate
Length: Half-Day
PMI Recognized: Yes
Are you running the right number of meetings in the right way? At most organizations, the most common complaint is that they have too many wasteful meetings. Meetings that provide little value is such a prevalent phenomenon in corporate culture today that they are just considered an evil part of...
Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 Days
PMI Recognized: Yes
We have trained hundreds of Scrum teams. We have also talked to hundreds of other teams using Scrum. We have found that many Scrum teams start out with great success only to plateau. This stagnation occurs for several reasons.
Level: Foundational
Length: 2 Days
PMI Recognized: No
Kanban can be used at all levels in SAFe®, from the Portfolio to the team level. This workshop helps SAFe practitioners understand Kanban, the differences between Kanban and Scrum, and how to apply Lean principles to create and adapt their Kanban process. By the end of the workshop, participants...
Level: Foundational
Length: 3 Days
PMI Recognized: No
“Built-In Quality” is a core value of SAFe®, of doing Lean-Agile at scale. It is what allows quicker delivery of Business value. One of the key practices in realizing Built-In Quality is Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD). This course describes how the triad (customer, tester, and developer...
Level: Foundational
Length: 3 Days
PMI Recognized: No
Among other things, Agile Software Development requires a high degree of flexibility in the coding process. As we get feedback from clients, stakeholders, and end users, we want to be able to evolve the  design and functionality to meet their needs and expectations. This implies an incremental...