Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development (APS-SD) is a 3-day hands-on course where students experience how to deliver quality software using Scrum with Agile and DevOps practices. Students work in Scrum Teams over a series of Sprints, creating code on a realistic software system to learn Scrum while using Scrum. The course, formerly known as Professional Scrum Developer, includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Developer I certification exam (PSD I).
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In this two day class, students learn to apply Professional Scrum. They experience new, agile ways of working that enable teams to deliver more value, satisfy stakeholders and work better together. Students work together as a team in a series of Sprints to solve complex problems, facing similar challenges that they face outside of class and learning how to use Scrum to address them.
These Sprints enable students to see the practical application of Scrum and to understand the value of an Agile mindset. Additionally, these Sprints expose common missteps and misunderstandings often seen while using Scrum, allowing students to develop an awareness of the associated symptoms and how to correct them. Students not only learn Scrum; they learn how to use Scrum well.
An Agile coach acts as a catalyst to the agile team by empowering the team to reach their goals by facilitating agile thinking and improving team practices.
The coach provides focused guidance and enhances awareness of the business goals and objectives by acting as a role model, teacher, facilitator, mentor, and team builder.
Thus, the Agile coach ushers in positive transformation by changing the organizational culture and redefining the work paradigm to reflect an agile mindset.
ICP-ACC, one of the two Continuous Learning Certifications (CLCs), focuses primarily on the mindset, roles, and responsibilities of an Agile Coach.
In this unique workshop, the candidates experience both the ‘doing’ and ‘being’ of agile coaching.
The intentional focus on real-world practical scenarios equips the aspiring, the in-transition, and the existing coaches with the right skills and tools to craft powerful ways to address challenges in a better manner. The participants learn the underlying competencies required to be successful Agile coaches who can deliver the desired team and organizational outcomes.
This training is focused primarily on the mindset and role of a Human Resources Partner, People Manager and Senior Leadership Team in an organization looking to introduce Agility in talent management. It is also for the coaches for Human Resources Teams. Participants will take away purpose, motivation, and techniques to use with HR Teams and Leadership. We focus on growing Agility to bridge the cultural divide that can come about in organizations in restructuring both their culture and their physical structure to accommodate success.
Learn to be an effective facilitator to enhance agility within teams and organizations. Agile Team Facilitation (ATF) training helps quickly learn how to become a more effective Agile facilitator with Agilemania. Our coaches use a mix of discussions, simulations, games, and case studies. The Agile Team Facilitation course is the first step towards achieving the coveted expert level in ICAgile Agile Coaching track (ICP-ATF certification).
The training gives skills to design and conduct collaborative meetings while leading teams toward greater maturity levels, more effective outcomes, and self-management.
The ICP-ATF is one of two knowledge-based certifications on the Agile Coaching Track. It focuses primarily on an agile team facilitator’s mindset and role while also providing group facilitation tools and techniques for effectively designing meetings and workshops that both engage the entire audience and drive towards agreed-upon outcomes. Through obtaining this certification, course participants will develop an appreciation for the art of facilitation as key to fostering collaboration and enabling self-organizing teams. Besides, participants will build their facilitator toolkits and gain experience facilitating specific agile practices most relevant to their organizational context.
In today’s Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) environment, business agility is more and more critical for success. The tools that served us well in the past don’t necessarily still apply. Change is constant, disruption is an expectation, and innovation is a competitive advantage.
People at every level in organizations must focus on customer delight and bring innovation and continuous improvement into their work. Aligning teams and organizations around a vision and a strong sense of purpose are essential to enable high performance. It also provides a key source of inspiration, engagement, commitment, and organizational cohesion. During two highly immersive days, participants learn by doing. They explore scenarios and apply techniques to envision and design the future, experience new ways of thinking, and work in teams. Business agility foundation training is vital to adopt agile ways of working for enterprises.
The Enterprise Agile Coaching is the second of two knowledge-based certifications on the Enterprise Agile Coaching Track. This certification focuses on the field of Enterprise Agile Coaching, explores the core elements of an agile transformation, and links the core enterprise coaching competencies in a way that empowers coaches to act as agents of change in organizations.
The Learning Outcomes also delve into the pursuit of professional mastery and Enterprise Agile Coaching’s ethical considerations. They then look at elements central to agile transitions, such as organizational and human change processes, transformation strategies, addressing organizational impediments, and communicating, educating, and facilitating enterprises. As an advanced path, most Enterprise Agile Coaching courses involve combining classroom learning and ongoing group discussions around practical experience in the field.
The nature of leadership has changed over the period. The longstanding top-down, command & control leadership style is not successful in the current and adaptive work environment. These environments require a paradigm shift in leaders and their understanding of what constitutes effective leadership.
This set of Learning Outcomes focuses on developing leaders who are adaptive and agile in their leadership style.
Leaders learn to lead themselves first and create an environment that will allow agility to thrive. In this two-day Agile leadership training, participants learn why we need enterprise agility, the vital personal competencies to lead the transformation, and the organizational elements required to survive and thrive in today’s turbulent environment.
In order to succeed with agile, teams and organizations should focus first on “being agile” as a foundation for success in “doing agile.” Agile fundamentals ICP training learning objectives delve into key concepts such as adaptive planning, value-driven development, team collaboration and frequent feedback for continuous improvement. The course also covers the history of agile, the agile manifesto, the agile principles, and some widely applied frameworks and practices.
Students come away with a solid understanding of core concepts as they prepare to embark on their agile journey. Consequently, participants leave the course more confident in five key areas:
- The intention behind agile practices
- Value-driven development
- Adaptive planning
- Customer engagement in agile
- Putting lean agile into action
The Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) is a 2-day hands-on workshop that uses a combination of instruction and hands-on exercises to help managers and other leaders who work directly with agile teams understand how to best support, guide, and coach their teams to improve their agile capabilities. The workshop provides a foundation for the role that leaders play in creating the conditions for a successful agile transformation. Leaders and managers are critical enablers in helping their organizations be successful, yet the role of leaders and managers in an agile organization can be quite different from what they are used to. This workshop uses a combination of instruction and team-based exercises to help participants learn how to form and support agile teams to achieve better results, and how to lead the cultural and behavioral changes that organizations must make to reap the benefits of an agile product delivery approach.
Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) is a 2-day course that teaches Scrum practitioners how to apply Kanban practices to their work. Through theory, case studies, and hands-on exercises, participants will understand the importance of transparency and flow as it pertains to the Scrum framework. Scrum is the defacto standard for how Agile teams work. Scrum exists only in its entirety and functions well as a container for other techniques and practices. Scrum Teams keep improving how they work, based on what they learn by inspecting and adapting on an ongoing basis.
In this class, students will learn how additional practices from Kanban can be introduced into their Scrum Teams without changing Scrum. They will learn how to add the right practices and the benefits that their Scrum Teams can achieve from using Scrum with Kanban.
Professional Scrum Master (PSM) is a 2-day course that covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework, and the role of the Scrum Master in it. This course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises, and teaches what is at the heart of the Scrum and Agile movement. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master I certification exam (PSM I)