Collaborative Leadership Team Among First to Achieve Scrum@Scale Training Certification

Scrum@Scale® training session scheduled for October25-26 in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – September 28, 2018 – Collaborative Leadership Team (CoLead Team), an industry leader in providing Scrum and Agile coaching and training, has announced it is now certified for leading Scrum Inc’s Scrum@Scale™ (S@S) curriculum. One of the first and only organizations certified to lead S@S training, CoLead Team has two certified S@S trainers on staff and will be hosting at S@S session on October 25-26, 2018 in Minneapolis. The upcoming session will be led by Dee Rhoda, CSP®, ICP-ACC®, CLP, Scrum at Scale Trainer®.

The brainchild of Dr. Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum and the founder of Scrum Inc., S@S framework is an advanced management technique for organizations that are ready to expand upon the success they have been achieving with Agile and Scrum.

“As a company transforms through the implementation of Scrum, it will eventually arrive at the need to scale that framework for broader deployment,” said Angela Johnson, founder and CEO of CoLead Team. “There is no ‘one-size’ fits all solution that can deliver results across disciplines or industries. Companies have products that impact each other and Scrum@Scale teaches them how to optimize their investments and teams to meet their customers’ most important needs.”

Johnson was instrumental in launch of the program in late 2017; leading a S@S pilot program for the training courses. Following the pilot, the program was formally introduced at the Scrum Alliance 2018 North American Global Scrum Gathering® in Minneapolis earlier this year.

The modular system is tailored to the unique needs of an organization without introducing anti-Scrum patterns or unnecessary waste. The training is designed to teach the responsibilities of the leadership, the product owner function, and the teams themselves in complex contexts.

About Scrum@Scale LLC

Scrum@Scale is a training and certification company that provides Scrum Practitioners with the most current learning thy need to Scale Scrum, to teach others the Scrum@Scale framework, and to address complex problems using the framework, while delivering high-value products and services. We do this by delivering rigorous training, openly sharing knowledge, and being the go-to thought leader regarding organizational transformation. Learn more at

Scrum@Scale LLC is a joint venture between Scrum Inc. and Scrum Alliance, two of the world’s leading authorities on Scrum.

About Collaborative Leadership Team

Founded in 2010, Collaborative Leadership Team is an industry leader in providing Scrum and Agile coaching and training to companies in a variety of industries including: software, hardware, services, marketing and more. Practicing what they teach, the employees of the Twin Cities-based company use Scrum to manage their services organization. The breadth and depth of Collaborative Leadership Team's experience extends beyond Scrum and includes Kanban, eXtreme Programming, Facilitation and Organizational Change for business agility.