We've just blown the doors off on team-level Agile training

May 23, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway
Adopting Scrum or team-level SAFe is not merely a framework adoption. It requires improved programming skills, experienced Scrum Mastering, understanding by directors of what Agile is, a suport system and Agile product Management. Because of this we've decided to bundle, at no extra charge, our online training in these topics with any Scrum, SAFe or ATDD course we do.
 
We are doing this because we want to provide an alternative to the limited Agile training most people are getting due to the high cost of certification.
 
The focus on certification has created the following challenges:
 
  1. the framework being taught is focused on more than what teams actually need to do
  2. teams are left without the basic Agile skills to actually get their job done so have to pay high fees for embedded coaches for the framework
  3. since these coaches are usually Agile framework coaches, the teams still have to figure out how to do Agile
 
Here are the details (note # of free enrollements and value per person):
 
  1. Scrum Master Coaching Academy (one enrollment per 25 participants - normally $1,195)
  2. Foundations for Sustainable Design (every attendee - normally $295 each)
  3. Lean-Agile at the Mid-Scale: FLEX Essentials (all managers of teams and team leads - normally $295 each)
  4. Scrum/ATDD Support System (free to everyone)
  5. Agile Product Management (free to everyone while course is being completed)
 
Online, consultant supported workshops are the best kind after initial training because it provides an on-the-job training format where people learn by doing. Our onsite workshops already have people work on their own backlogs, but now they get the support they need without having to bring in an excessive number of outside consultants. Our experience is that virtually every company has some folks already competent in Agile and just need a support system. Also, see Why you should invest in your own people.
 
See complete information, along with a comparison of our training and CSM and SAFe at the Team at our Lean-Agile at the Team page.
 
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About the author | Al Shalloway

Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 45 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas.



        

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