Upcoming Sessions

Introduction to Agile and Scrum

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This 2-day introductory 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.

Participants are provided with a foundation of what is Agile, what it means to 'be Agile' over simply following another framework. This class will help an attendee understand next steps and options for them, 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 in an Agile initiative. This class is suitable for all staff even those not directly involved in the Agile processes.

  • 14 PDUs or 7 PDUs (1-day)
  • Classroom hours count towards PMI-ACP® designation
  • Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance® and PMI
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Praise for Our Introduction to Agile and Scrum Training

"Jerry was a terrific instructor and tried to address all our specific questions.  He was very enthusiastic and a great speaker.  I appreciated that he was willing to stay afterwards and answer questions."
— Lead Systems Analyst - December 2017

"Instructor is very passionate and knowledgeable, the course has a great mix of theory and hands on exercises."
— QA - December 2017

"Great instructor and presentation of materials."
— Senior Systems Analyst - December 2017

"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

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Mike Kaufman

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.


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Jerry Doucett

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.

Intended Audience

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

Learning Outcomes

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 and the Agile manifesto
  • 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)


  1. Getting Started
    • About the Course
    • Drivers for Agile Methods
    • Challenges With Agile
  2. Agile & Scrum Overview
    • Agile Fundamentals
    • Scrum Fundamentals
    • Related Technology & Engineering Practices
  3. Changing the Way We Think and Work
    • Delivering Value
    • Responding to Change
    • Being a Team
  4. Options
    • What Can You Do Today?
    • Factors to Consider When Transitioning
    • Next Steps (Training and Certifications)

Additional Benefits

Planning Cards

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.

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All attendees receive a free electronic copy of Mishkin Berteig's book "Agile Advice".

Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider

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.

General audience - staff, management and executives. No pre-requisites. 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. [This is normally a 2-day class, please make sure staff are 100% allocated for 2-days to attend the training.]