Agility 11
Raise Your Business Agility to a New Level


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 Scrum Master® (CSM®)

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Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®)

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Certified Agile Leadership I (CAL I)

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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

I have done Agile for years but still found lots of great new techniques & ideas. It also helped me revisit why I believe in Agile.
— Shawna B., Director of Product

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.

Certified Agile Leadership I (CAL I)

Business Agility is the capability for your entire organization to deliver value more quickly and adapt to the accelerating pace of change in the global economy. The Certified Agile Leadership (CAL 1) course teaches Leadership Agility -- the mindset, skills, and techniques required to guide a 21st century organization to achieve true Business Agility.

What you'll learn in CAL 1 Training

  • Why Agility is a business imperative in the era of complexity

  • The values, principles and benefits of Agile methods

  • The mindset and behaviors of effective Agile leaders

  • Techniques to increase employee engagement

  • The 3-Stage Leadership Agility® Model for advancing your personal leadership skills

  • How to scale Agile practices across a large organization

  • Powerful change management frameworks

  • Case studies of transformational leaders and Agile transformations

The Leadership Agility program has given me a lot of valuable, actionable feedback. It has really made me think about the different levels (individual, team, and organization) of interaction and how I behave at each level. I really appreciate the focus on not just my weaknesses, but also my strengths. It gives me a good idea of what I should continue to do while I also have areas to improve. Brad is an excellent coach and has given me many good insights. He has provided many good suggestions on tools that I can use while I’m working on my improvement items.
— Trevor P, Director at a national telecom company


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

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