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This course is normally run as part of our in-house agile adoption approach. If this is of interest to your organisation or you would like us to organise a public course, please get in touch for a chat about dates that suit you.

 

About the course

This two-day hands-on intensive is designed for individuals with little or mixed agile experience. It is perfect for those wanting to start their agile journey and for teams wanting a common language and solid, consistent foundation. Participants will fast-track their understanding of what it means to “be agile” and explore in a fun and practical way how to “do agile” effectively on their next project. Participants learn how to use agile thinking and practices to achieve rapid delivery of high quality outputs, in tight timeframes and a constantly changing world of business priorities. This course provides participants with the option to formally test their knowledge by sitting the Professional Scrum Master (PSM1) certification assessment from scrum.org.

We take a different approach to training and use our own agilePete mind mapping app and iPads instead of powerpoint to provide course information digitally so you can personalise it as you learn.

Key takeaways

  • Agile thinking: Explore the Agile Manifesto and Principles, popular agile implementations and a generic agile framework

  • Changing roles and responsibilities: Embedded business decision makers and cross functional, self organising development teams increase productivity

  • Work together incrementally and iteratively to create predictable flow: Facilitate a disciplined, time-boxed, iterative, team based delivery process

  • Manage scope and progress transparently: Visually create a story map, size, prioritise and schedule the work

  • Become a high performing agile team: Create an environment of openness, honesty and trust

Note: The Agile Fundamentals course is based on the rules, events, and roles as described in the official Scrum Guide 2016, the acknowledged Scrum body of knowledge.

About your awesome trainers

agilePete is passionate about helping you on your agile journey. He developed this training course so that he can share with you his practical knowledge and experience. He is a certified Scrum Master and certified Scrum Product Owner with 20+ years experience as an agile practitioner, trainer and coach.  He is based in Wellington and works actively with a range of major clients supporting their agile transformation journeys. He brings a wealth of practitioner experience to his training. agilePete is passionate about delivering training that can be practically used in the workplace and has developed his training courses to share his pragmatic agile, Scrum Master and Scrum coaching experience.

Details of agilePete's agile experience can be viewed in his LinkedIn profile.

Toni is an experienced Product Owner and Agile Business Analyst with 15 years of experience across a variety of clients in the government, private and start-up worlds. Toni is passionate about ensuring the right thing is being worked on at the right time, reducing waste and maximising business value. She is a natural agilist and has successfully implemented agile approaches (both formally and by stealth) with all of her clients over the past 10 years.

Details of Toni's agile experience can be viewed in her LinkedIn profile.

Learning support

agilePete gives everyone that completes this training course his personal commitment to support your ongoing agile learning. He is always available via email for general questions about anything agile related and by cell phone if you have an issue that needs an immediate answer. But be warned, you may become as equally passionate about agile as he is!

 

Don’t just take our word for it

Pete’s passion and people skills coupled with his agile expertise make him an incredibly valuable advisor, coach and mentor.
— Chris Chamberlain | Agile Coach at Run The Red