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Agile Scrum Training – 2014

2014

Agile Scrum Team Training 2013 was a very successful year for our 2 day Agile Scrum Team Training Toronto & Ottawa.  We have now trained over 700 individuals and 60 organizations. Scrum Team Training Retrospective Methods In late 2013 we piloted some revisions to the Agile Scrum Team Boot Camp, the course already integrates demonstrations […]

Identifying SDLC Life Cycle Waste

Value hides amid the waste

Eliminate waste you say? But what is waste? We have all been asked at one point or another in our careers to help our companies eliminate waste. Most of us have also struggled with what that means. Merriam-Webster’s online definition of waste: loss of something valuable that occurs because too much of it is being […]

What is Agile Scrum Training Online?

By · December 13, 2013 · Filed in Agile Scrum Coaching, Agile Scrum Training · No Comments »
Agile Flip Learning Style

What Do We Mean By Agile Scrum Training “Online”? There are so many variations of  “online training” I wanted to define a few to give you a sense of the different methods and get a better understanding of what our Agile Scrum Training “online” is. Web-based training (WBT) / eLearning: These are on-demand, stand alone […]

Agile Project Management with Scrum

By · July 31, 2013 · Filed in Agile and Project Management Series · No Comments »
Scrum Roles

Agile Project Management is a confusing topic for traditional project managers.  The Scrum Methodology is a popular approach for agile software development which advocates that project management duties are spread throughout a new set of roles – the scrum team. Using Agile Project Management with Scrum, the Product Owner will be responsible for project profitability […]

Agile Project Management Training

By · July 30, 2013 · Filed in Agile Scrum Coaching · No Comments »
Agile Project Management

Agile Training and PMI-ACP Often, attendees to our agile project management training Toronto are traditional project managers with a PMI, PMP (Project Management Professional) designation, looking to learn more about agile project management and the possibility of working towards PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner). Agile to Address Uncertainty and Change Gartner says: “The level of uncertainty and […]

Agile Development – Delivering the Right Things at the Right Time

Agile vs Traditional Software Development

Agile Development is Doing Things We Already Know Differently It’s a project management framework that emphasizes… High performing teams, not high performing individuals Getting started when “just enough” detail is available Responding quickly to change Customer engagement & feedback Frequent delivery of the software that is of the highest business value It’s not fundamentally different […]

Agile Project Management – Turned Our Project into a Well Oiled Machine

By · June 25, 2013 · Filed in Agile and Project Management Series, Agile Scrum Coaching · Comments Off on Agile Project Management – Turned Our Project into a Well Oiled Machine
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About Agile, Scrum, Iterative Project Management Agile project management or iterative project management is about setting clearly defined goals. It brings accountability, speed, and quick wins that keep teams motivated. With its iterative delivery, agility, flexibility and collaboration, agile project management creates an enhanced sense of team ownership and business satisfaction.  Scrum is a specific […]

Agile Training Toronto – Drinking the Kool-Aid

Agile Training Toronto

Often, part of our client’s objective when they come to us for services is to get their development team members believing in the Agile principles and support the use of Agile practices. They will say things like “part of what we need to do is sell the teams Agile.” People are Naturally Resisters In  previous […]

Agile Requirements Training Toronto – User Stories

Agile Scrum Story Mapping

We recently facilitated our Crafting Agile User Stories workshop to a client who’s teams were already pretty high functioning with Agile methodologies and Scrum. The course was a success; we achieved another 80% NPS result.  Although most members of the teams were very familiar with Agile User Stories, they felt the course and activities taught […]

Agile Development: Embracing Change

Agile Development Toronto

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is that they must change if they are to get better. Georg C. Lichtenberg (scientist, satirist)   The heart of Agile development is change If you can only change one thing about the way your organization develops and delivers products […]