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Raise Your Business Agility to a New Level

Training

World-Class Agile Training

  • Interactive & highly impactful training approach: you'll both learn and retain knowledge

  • Practical tools & techniques you can apply immediately to improve your Agility

  • Gain deep insights we've learned the hard way: through decades of experience in the trenches



Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®)

The Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) course is an immersion into the ScrumMaster role with hands-on activities teaching how to build high-performing Agile teams and optimize your effectiveness using Scrum.

What you’ll learn:

  • Agile values & principles – how to 'Be Agile', not just 'Do Scrum'

  • The Scrum framework – how all the pieces fit together, and what’s missing

  • The Scrum roles: Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and Development team

  • The Responsibilities – and mindset - of the ScrumMaster

  • Techniques to effectively facilitate team meetings

  • How to collect and share actionable metrics

  • Ways to help your team manage a product backlog and their daily tasks

  • Leveraging user stories for better feature definition (requirements)

  • Techniques to have high-impact Retrospectives for process improvement

  • Tools for coaching a team to high performance

  • A framework for overcoming roadblocks on the path to Agility

  • Proven solutions to common obstacles in organizations on their Agile journey

  • Long-range product forecasting and estimating methods – the Lean-Agile way

  • Techniques for scaling agile practices to many teams


what our customers are saying:

The class was absolutely fabulous. Brad was very knowledgeable. He is one of the best instructors I’ve met in my 30+ year career.
— Doug Hall, Sr. Integration Manager

Awesome. Very engaging.
— Shavaughn Swain

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO®)

The Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) is an immersion into the Product Owner role with hands-on activities teaching how build products that customers love using Agile methods. CSPO will be prepare you to be the 'CEO of the Product.'

What you’ll learn:

  • Agile values & principles –how to 'Be Agile', not just 'Do Scrum'

  • The Scrum framework – how all the pieces fit together, and what’s missing

  • The Scrum roles: Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and Development team

  • Responsibilities – and authority - of the Product Owner

  • Several impactful ways to communicate your product vision

  • Tools to succinctly make the business case for your Product

  • Techniques to deeply understand your users and customers

  • Validated learning: how to discover the features customers actually need

  • Simple tools to build an effective Product Roadmap

  • A variety of models for sequencing (prioritizing) features and projects

  • Leveraging user stories for better feature definition (requirements)

  • Patterns for splitting large features into small user stories

  • Backlog refinement (grooming) techniques to optimize your backlog

  • Long-range estimating & forecasting methods – the Lean-Agile way



This has been invaluable for me as a new Product Owner... I cannot imagine how much value Brad has just added to all of the companies represented at this class.
— Johnny Xu, Product Owner @ Granicus

I still recall my agility training in Denver from several years ago. It was monumental for my career development, and I continue to be very grateful and fortunate for the opportunity.
— Britta Eriksen, M.A.

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lead trainer: Brad Swanson, CST®, CEC

Brad Swanson started building software at age 10 on the Apple IIe and has worked as a developer, manager, consultant, and coach for 24 years. He was an early adopter of Agile practices, starting with eXtreme Programming (XP) in 1999. As a Coach, Brad has led successful Agile transformations at multi-national enterprises, startups, and everything in between. As a trainer, he has taught thousands of people across the globe. Brad is also a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) and Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) with expertise in XP, Scrum, Lean and Kanban. Brad served as President of Agile Denver from 2008 to 2013, and now serves as a volunteer Advisor to the Board.


Training Materials & Resources

Are you looking to download training materials from one of our classes? Check the email from your instructor with the password and access training materials & resources here.

Please contact us if you attended but don’t have the password.