Training and Services

All training is available as a stand-alone session or as part of an Agile program.

 

Putting Agile To Work

This in-person one-day class introduces the “why,” with emphasis on the economic impact of Agile; the “what,” with emphasis on comparing Agile with a more traditional development flow; and enough of the “how” of Agile to help you support an Agile team as an executive or stakeholder. No previous Agile experience needed.

 

Agile for Teams

This in-person two-day class is based on the premise that Agile development is better learned through doing rather than studying. While some time is spent on the “why” and “what,” most of the class time is focused on “how” with simulated experience and exercises that introduce the “why,” the “what” and enough of the “how” of Agile to get you and your team started introducing Agile to your business, firm or enterprise.

 

Leading SAFe® (4.5)

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) gives you a strong foundation in the most popular model for scaling Agile. This in-person 2-day class prepares you to move from team-level Agile to the next steps. We teach Scaled Agile’s material under license. Here is their description of the class:

 

“Develop a set of skills that are in demand worldwide—and empower your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a SAFe 4 Agilist (SA). During this two-day course, you’ll learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.

 

You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace. You’ll also get practical advice on supporting Agile teams and programs, empowering a Lean Portfolio, building a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinating large solutions.”

 

Generally, a solid understanding of team-based Agile (Scrum, or another), is needed for this course.

 

Business Agility Foundations

If you are leading a business, team or other enterprise and are not conversant in Agile concepts and practices, your organization’s existence could be at risk. The Coaching Agile Business Agility Foundations class will give you and your team what you need to address this challenge and start using Agile to improve business outcomes.

 

People at every level and in practically every role in today’s organizations are required to focus on customer delight, and bring innovation and continuous improvement into their work. This is a hard challenge and one that requires limbering up muscles we often haven’t used for many years. The highly experiential set of learning objectives equip participants with new knowledge, tools, and techniques to implement immediately. The ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF) is intended to jumpstart the organizational and individual transformation towards a more responsive, value-driven reality.

 

Target Audience: Anyone interested in the paradigm shifts necessary to enable organizational agility in today’s innovative business climate will find the Business Agility Foundations course compelling. Although this is a generalist certification and an entry point to several of ICAgile’s tracks, it is not intended to be a direct substitution for the ICAgile Certified Professional credential. Those already holding the ICP are likely to find this course compelling, especially if they are on a journey towards business agility outside of a software development context.

 

Agile for Political Action

Whether in start-up or looking to jump-start an existing operation, this prototype 2-day class is intended to give your team a set-up for fast success. Most of the class time is focused on “how” with simulated experience and activity tailored to your real targeted issues. The outcome will be tools you can use right away to reach your goals: An initial backlog, an Agile Roadmap, and more.

 

Personal or Team Coaching

Coaching is available via phone or in-person.

 

Custom Engagements

Almost all engagements fit into this category. The most successful ones focus on clearly defined business outcomes, identified at or near the beginning.