COURSE OFFERINGS


Certified ScrumMaster®

2-Day Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Course

This intensive two-day course will prepare you to take on the ScrumMaster role and is taught by a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer®. We’ll cover pragmatic, time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, long and short-range planning, project execution, and progress reporting. We’ll also examine many facets of Scrum, including the project lifecycle, roles, events, and artifacts.

You will participate in exercises, in-depth discussion, case studies and techniques to help illustrate practices and principles. After completing the course, you will be eligible for ScrumMaster Certification with the Scrum Alliance®. You will also receive a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance®, an organization that provides valuable materials and resources exclusively to CSMs.

You do not need to have substantial experience working in an Agile environment, but it helps if you have some experience managing projects. Anyone looking to gain an understanding of the Scrum framework will benefit from this course.

This class will cover:

  • The basics of what Scrum is and how it fits into an Agile process
  • How the ScrumMaster role differs from a traditional project manager
  • The process for organizing, planning, and executing a Scrum project
  • Strategies for applying the Scrum framework to your job in the real world

Participants eligible for 14 Education Hours for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner® application and 14 PMI PDUs (Professional Development Units)


Certified Scrum Product Owner®

2-Day Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Course

This intensive two-day course will prepare you to take on the Product Owner role and is taught by a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer®. We’ll cover the Scrum framework but more importantly, what it means to function as the Product Owner, or Customer, for a Scrum team.  You will learn about managing stakeholders, creating and refinement the Product Backlog, emerging detail with Product Backlog Items and User Stories including Acceptance Criteria and the Definition of Done.

You will participate in exercises, in-depth discussion, case studies and techniques to help illustrate practices and principles. After completing the course, you will earn the Certified Scrum Product Owner® credential with the Scrum Alliance®. You will also receive a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance®, an organization that provides valuable materials and resources exclusively to CSPOs.

This course will benefit Product Owners, product managers, business analysts, c-suite, executives, sr. directors, sr. managers or anyone interested in learning about the Product Owner role in Scrum.

This class will cover:

  • The basics of what Scrum is and how it fits into an Agile process
  • What the Product Owner role is and how it differs from a traditional product manager or project sponsor
  • The process for creating, refining and maintaining a Product Backlog
  • How to collaborate with the Scrum team to maximize business value with each Sprint
  • How Scrum can enable your business to respond more rapidly to changing market, business and customer needs

Participants eligible for 14 Education Hours for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner® application and 14 PMI PDUs (Professional Development Units)


Agile Leadership Workshop

Leaders new to Agile must understand that their role is going to dramatically change.  Command and control styles must evolve.  Providing strategic clarity and removing impediments becomes the Leadership Team's primary focus.  

Workshop participants will learn the tools and techniques to organize, empower, and support their Agile Teams.  Also, participants will create a Leadership "backlog" that identifies and prioritizes the work for the Leadership Team.  Creating high-performing Teams that can adapt to any opportunity is the key metric that Agile Leaders want to focus on.  

The #1 misperception of Leaders is that having a group of Agile or Scrum Teams makes you "Agile". Leadership must commit to change in support of their Teams.

We customize this private workshop to the specific needs of the Leadership Team. Based on the objectives of the workshop, it is customized into a 4 or 6 hour workshop.

Leaders & Managers in the Agile organization:

  • Are instrumental in fostering shared vision, removing obstacles, enabling self-organizing teams, motivating and inspiring the organization to better serve their customers
  • Play a critical role in assisting the organization with the changes that will occur to structure, roles and process in beginning an Agile transformation
  • Will need to undergo a potential shift to a more responsive management and leadership style

In order for managers to be successful in the agile organization, it is critical that a common understanding exists across the project teams and leadership team.  This common understanding includes what is agility, the purpose of the continuous pursuit of agility and managers’ roles in this pursuit.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • How to Organize, Motivate and Support Agile Teams
  • Influence the Environment to Enable Change and Improvement
  • Support the Complex Nature of Product Development (Software, Hardware, Services, etc) 
  • Uncover Gaps between Vision of Teams, Leaders and Current Reality
  • Remove Barriers to Achieve the Organization’s Vision

THIS CLASS COVERS:

Agile Overview

Establish Common Understanding of Organization’s Goals for Agile Adoption
Review Agile and Scrum Refresher:  Understanding the Incremental Nature of Change

Leadership and Agility

Purpose of Leadership in the Complex Organization
Shifting Focus from Traditional Management to Agile Management
The Importance of Shared Vision and Commitment

Management Role

Identifying Vision Gaps within the Organization
Identify Potential Obstacles to Implementing Agile in your Organization
Enabling Self-Organization
The Agile Manager:  Designer of Environments

Contact us at info@coleadteam.com to understand how this workshop can provide an immediate lift to your Agile journey.  


Agile Team Bootcamp

In this three-day course, you will put Agile knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to work. The classroom will consist of simulations providing participants with the opportunity to practice Agile principles and processes working in a team setting.  Your instructor will drive each team through Agile processes from Vision down to Daily planning and execution.

Anyone looking to learn the Agile and Scrum basics will benefit from this course.  It is highly recommended that teams attend together to achieve the maximum benefits and leave the class with practical work product for their projects.

This class will cover:

  • Agile Introduction & Overview:  Why Agile?
  • Popular Agile Methods
  • Forming the Agile Team:  Agile Roles
  • Product Vision and Levels of Agile Planning
  • Creating the Product Backlog
  • Creating the Product Roadmap
  • Relative Estimating vs. Ideal Time
  • Preparing for and Conducting Release Planning
  • Preparing for and Conducting Sprint Planning
  • Sprint Execution:  Collaborating, the Daily Scrum, Reviews and Retrospectives
  • Measuring & Communicating Progress with Agile Methods

Participants eligible for 14 Education Hours for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner® application and 14 PMI PDUs (Professional Development Units)


Scrum@Scale™ 

As a company transforms through the implementation of Scrum, it will eventually arrive at the need to scale that framework for broader deployment. There is no “one-size” fits all solution that can deliver results across disciplines or industries. So why do conversations about scaling Scrum focus on finding a prescriptive solution?

The answer for large scale scrum implementation is Scrum@Scale™. Scrum is fractal in nature and scales to any size which allows for context-driven solutions and for unique, customized Scrum implementations.

Scrum@Scale™ is modular and tailors to the unique needs of your 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.

Join Angela Johnson, one of the only approved trainers by Scrum Inc, to show you how to apply basic Scrum and Lean product development skills to scale Scrum from one to many teams across any size initiative, across the disciplines of software and hardware.

Click here to learn about opportunities to learn about scaling.


Agile Requirements and Story Writing Workshop

In this two-day course, you will put Agile and Scrum knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to work in order to achieve writing great agile requirements and user stories. The class provides lots of opportunity to practice drafting product visions, product road maps, identifying user roles, writing stories and more all in a learning environment.

This class is ideal for a new Product Owner, a business analyst making the transition to working on an Agile or Scrum Team or anyone who has been tasked with creating the Product Backlog for an Agile project.

This class will cover:

  • Scrum Roles with emphasis on the Product Owner
  • Developing User Roles and Personas
  • Developing the Product Vision
  • Creating a Product Roadmap
  • Creating a User Story Map
  • Refining and Ordering the Emergent Product Backlog
  • Use of Story Writing Workshops to Generate User Stories
  • Techniques for Capturing Acceptance Criteria and Definition of Done

 

Participants eligible for 14 Education Hours for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner® application and 14 PMI PDUs (Professional Development Units)


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