This 1 day class will provide a high level understanding of Agile and Scrum, with a focus on the principles and the human aspect of working with an Agile mindset. It includes some key terminology, the main drivers and challenges associated with Agile, a cursory view of Scrum, and some of the core concepts behind Agile thinking.
This class will help an attendee understand what Agile is and is not, and will provide an understanding of next steps and options, including Scrum training and certifications.
NOTE: This is an introductory course. It is NOT a certification course, and should not be used to prepare to actively lead or participate on an on Agile initiative.
- 7 PDUs | 7 SEUs
- Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance® and PMI
Praise for Our Introduction to Agile and Scrum Training
"A well-rounded and balanced introduction to Agile approaches and mindsets."
— Agile Team Member
"This is a great introduction for anyone interested in learning about how to think and work using Agile practices."
— Senior Project Manager
About Your Instructors
Agile Enthusiast, Trainer, Coach, Father & Honest-to-Goodness Developer!
Mike Kaufman helps large enterprises innovate to deliver high-quality software and implement breakthrough development initiatives. He helps organizations adopt Agile practices by focusing on team dynamics, team creation, and one-on-one coaching. Mike thoroughly enjoys training and has facilitated classes for a wide variety of clients.
Agile Enthusiast, Trainer, Coach, Father, Photographer & Kayaker
Jerry Doucett helps large, multi-national enterprises innovate and deliver quality software and process development initiatives. He provides guidance, facilitation and mentorship to leaders and delivery team members as they apply and scale Agile and Lean approaches such as Scrum, SAFe, Kanban and Lean Startup. By fostering an environment of continuous improvement and learning, he helps people find the 'sweet spot' where they are truly excited to be at work while exceeding customer expectations and delivering true value.
This course is intended for those that are new to or curious about Agile but are unsure about making a commitment to more detailed or certification-based training. It is also suitable for those that would like an introduction so they may begin their journey towards being Agile
By successfully completing this course you will learn the fundamentals of Agile Thinking including:
- the human equation of Agility
- some key drivers and challenges for Agile methods
- the principles behind Agile, the Agile mindset, and Agile thinking
- What Agile is, and what Scrum is
- some key terminology and expectations
- what your options are (certifications and training)
- Getting Started
- About the Course
- Drivers for Agile Methods
- Challenges With Agile
- Agile Fundamentals
- Scrum Fundamentals
- Related Technology & Engineering Practices
- Delivering Value
- Responding to Change
- Being a Team
- What Can You Do Today?
- Factors to Consider When Transitioning
- Next Steps (Training and Certifications)
All attendees receive as many decks of Estimation Cards as they want! You're guaranteed at least 1 deck but the instructor often brings extra. Each deck includes four sets, therefore most Scrum teams need 2 or 3 decks. Feel free to ask for as many decks as you need.
All attendees receive a free electronic copy of Mishkin Berteig's book "Agile Advice".
As Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance®, BERTEIG instructors regularly facilitate Certified Scrum training seminars. BERTEIG is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute: our Certified ScrumMaster® and Certified Scrum Product Owner® courses have been approved by the PMI for Category A PDUs: details at CCRS.PMI.org; our Certified Scrum Developer® is valid for Category B PDUs.