Agile Services – Scrum Certification and Coaching

Let us help you transform your business!

Let us help you transform your business!

We are dedicated to the full transformation of your company.

We provide Agile Consulting and Scrum Certification Training with most of our clients starting with our popular (1) Agile Maturity Survey to understand your current organization, building an (2) Agile Transformation Plan accompanied with training and rolling out Agile practices, and then (3) Aligning and Understanding the culture for full transformation.

After the Agile Maturity Survey we help companies follow through with:

  1. Product Definition and Vision
  2. Release Planning and Enterprise Coordination
  3. Iterative Product Delivery and Measurement
  4. Organizational Alignment and Cultural Adoption of Agile
  5. Ongoing Support at the Team(s), Program, Portfolio, and Enterprise Level

For more information on our Agile Maturity Survey, click [here].

Certified ScrumMaster Course

Certified ScrumMaster Course

Certified ScrumMaster Course (CSM)

This is a hands-on 2-day training with a focus on the role of the ScrumMaster and Agile Coach.

  • Become a CERTIFIED SCRUMMASTER
  • 100% Exam Pass Rate
  • Trained by an industry expert and published author
  • Boredom-free environment, not a death by powerpoint
  • 2 full days of scenarios, simulations, and hands on exercises
  • Maximize your retention and real life application by learning how to be a GREAT ScrumMaster or Agile Leader
  • Learn better facilitation skills and team engagement techniques
  • Understand how to scale Scrum to the enterprise, Agile management techniques
  • Learn about team culture and team optimization
  • Includes TEST PREP GUIDE with over 80+ practice test questions
  • 14 PMI PDUs 
  • 2 Year Scrum Alliance Membership
  • Peter Saddington’s book: The Agile Pocket Guide (Wiley, 2012)

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Certified Scrum Product Owner Course (CSPO)

Certified Scrum Product Owner Course

Certified Scrum Product Owner Course

A hands-on 2-day training with focus on the role of the Scrum Product Owner and Value Driver for a team.

  • Become a CERTIFIED SCRUM PRODUCT OWNER
  • Training by an industry expert and published author
  • Boredom free environment, not a death by powerpoint
  • 2 full days of scenarios, simulations, and hands on exercises
  • Learn how to be a GREAT Product Owner
  • Understand backlog management, user story creation and definition
  • Understand valuation of work and decomposition of work for sprints
  • Learn prioritization techniques and Agile Product Management
  • 14 PMI PDUs
  • 2 Year Scrum Alliance Membership
  • Peter Saddington’s book: The Agile Pocket Guide (Wiley, 2012)

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Agile Executive Training

Leaders must understand their role within transitioning to Agile. We provide a 4 hour training program that fully envelops Executives and Management into the world of Agile.

They will come away understanding:

  • The role of Leadership in Agile
  • The unique value of Agile to program and portfolio work
  • The risk reduction opportunities that Agile avails
  • The value of moving to Agile
  • The process and flow of Agile for their tactical teams
  • The engineering practices behind Agile

Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) 9-Week Program

We have an 9-week program that allows all members to receive the required SEUs for Certified Scrum Professional Designation. This course is a full 7-days over 9 weeks that require the 100% dedication and commitment. Previously executed at several client sites, we are now experimenting this with the general public, requiring at least 8 students in a pull system in which we will notify all individuals who are interested when the student threshold has been met.

The Program consists of:

  • 2 full days of workshops in first and ninth week
  • 3 full days spread out over 3 more weeks
  • Dedication to hold at least 1 personal webinar on a topic of your choosing for the rest of the group
  • Dedication to write 8 articles as a guest blogger on AgileScout.com

Please email peter@myai.org for more information, slots are currently open for the next semester program!

SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification

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SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification trained by an SPC

A 2-day course giving you the very core of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

  • Apply lean, agile and product development flow principles to improve productivity, employee engagement, time to market, and quality
  • Apply the Scaled Agile Framework based on lecture, real-world examples, and insights by Scaled Agile experts
  • Understand the skills necessary for an enterprise transformation based on the information and examples presented, and additional recommended readings and resources
  • Gain the insights into the leadership skill most effective in unlocking the intrinsic motivation of software development knowledge workers, and begin applying them in your context

Pre-requisites - 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management and experience in Scrum.

Email us for private course needs!

Project Management Institute Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

A hands-on 3-day training that covers all of the facets for applying Agile to any size project.

  • An immersive complete Agile experience building a project in simulations
  • Understanding the deeper side of Agile Project Management
  • Valuable pragmatic information on how to apply Agile to your specific company and team
  • Includes a Test Prep Booklet for extracurricular studying for the PMI-ACP examination
  • Read about one of our consultant’s experiences taking the PMI-ACP exam here.

Currently this is a private course only. Often our clients enjoy adding an extra day to a Certified Scrum course with PMI-ACP as an extra day. Email us for more information.

Custom Training and Workshops

On-site classes available!

On-site classes available!

We have held many different types of workshops for our various clients including:

  • Scaling Scrum to the Enterprise
  • Kanban 1-Day Workshop
  • Agile Product Portfolio Management
  • User Story Writing
  • Team Estimation
  • Release and Sprint Planning
  • Retrospective Workshops
  • Scaling Product Ownership
  • Team Development and Optimization
  • Executive Training
  • And more

Real Agile Transformation Experience

Come train with an experienced Scrum Trainers and Agile Consultants who have overseen multi-million dollar Agile Transformation initiatives. From small shops to 90+ team business units. From private companies to large government agencies. From highly regulated environments to multi-national complex systems.

  • Peter Saddington, Principal of Action & Influence, Inc.
  • Organizational Counselor and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  • 16+ years in software development
  • Published author - The Agile Pocket Guide (Wiley, 2012)
  • 3 Masters degrees (Counseling, Education, Religion/Psychology)
  • Keynote Speaker at International Conferences every year
  • Co-founder of a research and analytics platform measuring human behavior
  • Peter has written a ton for multiple international publications, including the following below!

scrum-master-resourcesResources for ScrumMasters

  1. ScrumMaster Job Description
  2. Essential ScrumMaster Interview Questions – When you’re hiring a ScrumMaster
  3. Career Paths for ScrumMasters in a Company – For Management
  4. Common ScrumMaster Questions for a ScrumMaster Position in a Company – For Management
  5. Top ScrumMaster and Product Owner Questions from Training – For Management
  6. ScrumMaster Manifesto – Great principles to go by
  7. 3 Common ScrumMaster Mistakes – When starting out with a new team or company

Resources for Scrum Product Owners

  1. 10 Essential Scrum Product Owner Characteristics
  2. 10 Product Owner Backlog Tips
  3. Enable and Equip your Product Owners
  4. Career Paths for Product Owners in a Company – For Management
  5. Common Scrum Product Owner Questions for a Product Owner Position in a Company – For Management

Resources for Agile Coaches

  1. Agile Coach Leadership Traits
  2. The Agile Coach Persona – The Calling + Integrity
  3. The Agile Coach Persona – What We Say Matters
  4. 5 Tips for Agile Workshops and Communication // More here too
  5. 5 Tips for Building Client Relationship
  6. 5 Tips for Multiple Coaches at a Client Engagement
  7. How to Become an Agile Coach + 6 Tips for Mentors
  8. 7 Tips for Client Engagements
  9. The Agile Change Agent
  10. 3 Levels of Change Implementation
  11. Handling Resistance to Change
  12. Making Effective Decisions
  13. Dealing with Conflict
  14. Complexities of Attitudinal Change
  15. Managing Distributed Teams [Part 1][Part 2][Part 3]
  16. The 8 C’s of Agile Coaching
  17. Agile Coaching Requires Fitness of Mind and Body
  18. Preparing Your Organization for Agile Transformation using an Agile Coach
  19. Top Women in Agile 2012!
  20. Top 200 Agile Bloggers 2012!
  21. Best Agile / Scrum / Kanban Tools List – The Most Comprehensive List of ALL Agile Tools!

Sign Up for a Certified Scrum Courses (CSM / CSPO)

We’ll be in the following places this year:

  • Atlanta, USA
  • Chicago, USA
  • Washington DC, USA
  • Dallas, USA
  • Houston, USA
  • Austin, USA
  • Orlando, USA
  • Philadelphia, USA
  • New York, USA
  • Phoenix, USA
  • Raleigh, USA
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Berlin, Germany


Example Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Course:

[After this 2-day workshop, you will be Certified as a ScrumMaster]


ALL PARTICIPANTS CAN ALSO RECEIVE 14 PDUs for PMI continuing education


Certified ScrumMaster Course – TEXT VERSION

  • Become a CERTIFIED ScrumMaster
  • Training by an industry expert and published author
  • Boredom free environment, not a death by powerpoint
  • 2 full days of scenarios, simulations, and hands on exercises
  • Maximize your retention and real life application
  • Includes TEST PREP GUIDE with over 80+ practice test questions
  • 14 PMI PDUs + Scrum Alliance 2 Year Membership

ACCELERATE HIGH PERFORMANCE

  • Be a GREAT ScrumMaster
  • Team engagement techniques
  • Learn better facilitation skills
  • Scaling Scrum to the enterprise
  • Team and enterprise optimization
  • Agile management
  • Learn about team culture
  • And much more

ALL CERTIFICATION COURSES INCLUDE EXAM PREP REVIEW
After the successful completion of this course you will be submitted to the Scrum Alliance for certification. Upon registration you will have the option to take an examination. Certification is valuable because employers are looking for people like you who have the right designation. While certification doesn’t mean you’ll be 100% effective, it’s a great start.

  • 80+ practice exam questions
  • Full review of each question in class
  • Be prepared for your certification exam

EVERY STUDENT RECEIVES FREE COPY OF THE AGILE POCKET GUIDE!

Peter Saddington’s latest book: The Agile Pocket Guide
Features include:
  • The basic tennets of the Scrum framework
  • How to apply the processes and steps required to become Agile
  • The dynamics of a successful Agile environment
  • How to build an environment of communication and collaboration for the entire organization

REAL AGILE TRANSFORMATION EXPERIENCE

Come train with an experienced Scrum Trainer and Consultant who has overseen multi-million dollar Agile Transformation initiatives. From small shops to 90+ team business units. From private companies to large government agencies. From highly regulated environments to multi-national complex systems.

  • Organizational Counselor and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  • 15+ years in software development
  • Published author – The Agile Pocket Guide (Wiley, 2012)
  • 3 Masters degrees (Counseling, Education, Religion/Psychology)
  • Co-founder of a research and analytics platform measuring human behavior

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Do you work for a company that makes a product or service? Then this class is for you!
The course is built for leaders in mind. Leaders who want to bring their teams and companies to a higher level of performance. At the team level, this role often falls on a ScrumMaster, but this class is great for anyone taking part in helping their organization succeed and become more Agile.

  • Architects
  • Board Members
  • Business Analysts
  • Developers
  • Directors
  • Engineers
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Marketers
  • Operations Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Assurance
  • Sales
  • Trainers

AGENDA

  • Definition of Scrum: Basic Scrum background and framework, principles and values which ensure the correct understanding of Scrum.
  • Scrum theory: the three legs of Scrum theory (transparency, inspection, and adaptation) are explained: responsibility, self-organization, self-management, sense of urgency, commitment, technical excellence, rhythm, discipline, respect, and courage.
  • Scrum framework: The meetings, artifacts and roles that make up the Scrum process.
  • Scrum practices: Estimation, planning, user stories, planning poker, prioritization techniques and other practices which are commonly used in Scrum.
  • Agile leadership: What it is and why it is important for a ScrumMaster. Common models of leadership.
  • Coaching and facilitation: Coaching definition, coaching scenarios, and facilitation techniques used by ScrumMasters.
  • Team Dynamics and Management’s Role for teams: The role of culture in teams and how to lead teams to high-performance.

CLASS DETAILS:

  • 2 full days
  • From 9:00am to 5:00pm daily for the two days of the course
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Materials and handouts will be provided
  • Come ready to have fun and open to new ideas
  • Wear comfortable clothing (simulations and exercises)
  • Bring business cards (A great time to network)


Contact us if you need a private or on-site course! info@myai.org 404.669.6662

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