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COURSE OFFERINGS


Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®)

2-Day Certified 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 will be customized into a 1/2 day or full day 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)


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We show you pathways to achieve business goals through offerings tailored for your company. We strive to prevent you from falling into common pitfalls and anti-patterns during your Agile transformation.  Our Ignite Agility program gives you more than just a coaching engagement. 

We start with leadership, understanding the business reasons for Agile.  Secondly, we assess your current state to make sure you are ready.  Thirdly, we teach and coach your teams to work together towards your business goals in a consistent framework.  Finally, we build your internal capability, so that you don’t need us anymore. 


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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Facilitation for Agile and Scrum Practitioners

Great agile organizations and teams collaborate and communicate effectively. But, how do you get diverse professionals to effectively communicate, collaborate, and deliver value?  Facilitation. 

Facilitation is key to successful Agile organizations.  Facilitation is essential for all Scrum events, healthy team dynamics and changing organizational mindsets. 

This workshop is highly recommended for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Agile Leaders.  Facilitation is the greatest fundamental skill for successful Scum Teams.

In this two-day workshop we focus on the art of facilitation.  This is an interactive workshop where participants will work together in a safe environment to learn and then practice facilitation techniques in a variety of settings. 

The learning objectives are:

  • Foundations of facilitation

  • Facilitating Scrum Events

  • Advanced facilitation techniques

    • How to recognize appropriate techniques for different situations

    • Describe the stages of facilitation and techniques for each stage

  • Identify and address dysfunctional behavior

  • Facilitating virtual teams and sessions


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Certified Scrum Professional® - ScrumMaster (CSP®-SM)

DESCRIPTION

Certified Scrum Professionals® - ScrumMaster (CSP®-SM) challenge their teams to improve the way Scrum and Agile principles are applied. They have demonstrated experience, documented training, and proven knowledge in Scrum.

If you are ready for a practitioner-level program that validates your knowledge and skillset in your role as Scrum Master, you may be a candidate for the CSP®-SM certification.

Requirements:

·      A valid Advanced-CSM® with the Scrum Alliance is required for those taking this course

·      At least 24 months of work experience specific to the role of Scrum Master within the past 5 years validated via candidates’ Scrum Alliance profile

·      Completion of the 2 Day CSP®-SM

·      Completion of post-course work


About the Program:

In-Class Learning consists of interactive discussions and exercises for learners to share with one another. Additional exercises and simulations provide learners the opportunity to practice in a safe space to better prepare for applying learnings at work. Topic areas include:

·      Lean Thinking plus Agile and Scrum Roots

·      Scrum Master Core Competencies including Facilitation, Coaching and Training

·      Scrum Mastery

·      Service to the Development Team and Product Owner including Starting New Scrum Teams, Craftsmanship and Coaching

·      Service to the Organization including Coaching Structure and Culture Change as well as Scaling Scrum

 

Post-Class Learning consists of practices learners will complete in their own context and are required to complete the CSP®-SM credential. These practices involve applying facilitation and reflective techniques that a Scrum Master would perform in executing the role effectively.


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The next phase of Agile & Scrum Training, our Advanced Certified ScrumMaster program will help you gain a deeper understanding of today’s most valuable Agile and Scrum objectives, as well as how you can apply them to everyday, real-world situations.

  • Scrum Mastery

  • Agile Facilitation

  • Agile Coaching

  • Service to the Development Team

  • Service to the Product Owner

  • Service to the Organization

  • Lean and other Agile methods

Full Learning Objectives are here: https://goo.gl/F9EC8B

Mandatory Experience for Participants:

  • CSM with 1+ years of experience

Certification:

To be eligible for the A-CSM certification you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be an existing CSM

  • Complete a pre-class reading

  • Be prepared to share your personal experiences

  • Attend and participate in the 2-day class

FAQs:

(Q) - What do I need to bring? Nothing! Just your desire to become the best possible Scrum Master

(Q) - How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email info@coleadteam.com for any questions

(Q) - What's the refund policy? 100% refund for cancellations two (2) weeks prior to event. Contact info@coleadteam.com for conflicts that may arrise within the last two (2) weeks


Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP)

Learn core concepts of the Kanban Method. Design and implement a task board on the single-team level.

1 -day class

All experience levels are welcome. No previous Kanban training or experience is required.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand core concepts of the Kanban Method

  • Learn the 4 types of Team Kanban systems and when each is appropriate

  • How to run daily Kanban meetings

  • How to proceed to the next level with Kanban

Who should attend?

Team members and managers who want to understand key concepts in Kanban and get started.

Benefits

Become faster and more responsive, with better risk management and governance.

Certified Training

Training certified by Lean Kanban University

Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP) professional credential


Kanban System Design (KMP I)

Learn the Fundamentals of the Kanban Method.

Experience Kanban with a simulation game and hands-on exercises to design a Kanban board.

2-day class

Attendees are expected to have read “Kanban” by David J Anderson or “Kanban from the Inside” by Mike Burrows.

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Learning Objectives

  • Visualizing different types of work

  • Visual Board design and ticket design

  • Dealing with interrupt work and multi-tasking

  • Understanding pull systems

  • Understanding classes of service

  • How to create flow in the work

Who should attend?

Managers and team members who want to start a Kanban initiative or get more out of their current Kanban system.

Certified Training

Training certified by Lean Kanban University

Step 1 in earning the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential certificate



Kanban Management Professional (KMP II)

Gain the knowledge necessary for the rollout and daily operation of a Kanban system.

Learn how to manage and evolve it over time.

2-day class

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Attendees are expected to:

  • Have read Kanban by David J Anderson or Kanban from the Inside by Mike Burrows.

  • Prior attendance in the Kanban System Design or other LKU Foundations-level class is preferred.

Learning Objectives:

  • Kanban Management Professional (KMP) professional credential

  • Dealing with resistance to WIP limits

  • Understanding asymmetrical commitment

  • Rollout phases for a Kanban initiative

  • Developing a service orientation

  • Managing evolutionary change

Who should Attend?

People who are currently using a Kanban system, have prior experience with Kanban, or are currently in the KMP training series.

Certified Training

Training certified by Lean Kanban University

Step 2 in earning the Kanban management Professional (KMP) credential certification