Testimonials

"The course is well designed and delivered. The exercises are well designed to enforce the learning objective."

Joe Henderson Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"The quote at the start of the session was a good reminder to continue to engage, and familiarise myself with scrum, and other methodologies like Agile etc. A little bit of knowledge is dangerous, and understanding how my colleagues in Dev and Product work will help me improve and develop. I've always said I've taken a consultative approach in my various roles, and this course was a great reminder to continue to apply it, and listen! Also, Karim is an excellent speaker, very engaging and framed Scrum perfectly."

Simon Burdett Sales Engineer CSM course with Karim Harbott

"Excellent course content, which was delivered effectively by the trainer. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and have benefited greatly from attending."

Nigel Sterrick Resource and Demand Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Would recommend agil8 to all PO's."

Usman Barki Product Owner Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"One of the best courses I have attended. Interactive and informative."

Paul Gibbons Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"This course cemented my understanding of the PO role and the role it plays in a successful scrum team. I can't wait to practice what I've learnt with my feature team."

Gordon Galway Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"Should be attended by anyone planning to use scrum."

Jonathan Tout Software Engineer  CSPO course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Great course that provides you with techniques for applying scrum in your jobs."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Very good course interactive with plenty of examples and discussions on all points."

Anonymous CSM course with Karim Harbott

"CSPO provided an incredible foundation to product ownership, handing over the practical tools to create amazing products."

Anonymous Product Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"I attended my CSM training in April 2016 and even though there is a different trainer for my CSPO the quality of training and materials is absolutely brilliant."

Ojetunde Sangobiyi CSPO course with David Hicks

"Very useful and eye-opening to how we work."

Anonymous CSM course with Karim Harbott

"Provided excellent insight into how scrum should work and that process can be refined to be more pure."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Good training session covered a lot of material but always a good sign when the time says."

Umar Malik Project Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"Outstanding informative training well worth the time and effort."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Excellent starter course for newbies in agile and scrum. Recommend to all who want to drive agile scrum adoption at their own/client organisations."

Koushik Sil CSM course with David Hicks

"Very engaging and informative training with real life examples."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"I approached the training course with base knowledge of scrum from a web development background. The training was great at expanding on theory as well as highlighting personal experience and I left feeling inspired to what the future may hold."

Anonymous Front End Developer CSM course with David Hicks

"Very good course. It helps in understanding the scrum and role of every individual involved."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Very pleased with the training, enjoyed it and learnt a lot however still a lot of work in front of me."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"This was a very comprehensive and pragmatic course. Very well presented by Dave Hicks."

Steve Makin CSM course with David Hicks

"Agil8 CSM course was great Karim our trainer was super knowledgeable and engaging. Although I'm not currently in a scrum master role I'll be able to apply 90% of what I learnt straight away. A worthwhile two days."

Andy Overall Tech Services Director CSM course with Karim Harbott

"Excellent experience, very valuable."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great content accurate examples and a very engaged and experience trainer. Great opportunities to learn from other professionals."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Fantastic course would highly recommend to colleagues of other professions in the industry. Dave brought a wealth of knowledge"

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"An excellent course, David is an engaging presenter who uses simple, relatable analogies that I will be able to put into practice to engage others in Agile scrum techniques."

Stephanie Walker Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"Well structure content, practical advice and great conversations."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"CSPO provided an excellent intro to scrum framework. The trainers experience and teaching skills were way above expectations. I'm glad I choose Agil8."

Sophia Denham CSPO course with David Hicks

"Fantastic course that gives you agile methods you can immediately apply."

Simon Leighton Developer CSM course with David Hicks

"I had limited knowledge of SAFe prior to this course. I am now confident I can take this back to my own business and influence a positive journey of change. Thanks."

Robert Stanley Lead Systems Engineer SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

"Easily digested course material and enjoyable with interactive activities."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Overall a very enjoyable and interesting course that should help future proof my future career."

James Cooper CSM course with David Hicks

"Thorough and applicable training that offers the industry framework that its missing."

Andrew Southall Tech Lead CSM course with David Hicks

"Dave provided an engaging and hugely informative two days on the PO course. "

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"A fun and in depth introduction into agile methodology I now have a much deeper understanding that I did despite working in an organisation which uses scrum."

Anonymous Marketing Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Well delivered course. Very interactive. Made learning and understand very easy and informative."

Niranjan Soni CSPO course with David Hicks

"Relaxed and informal but provided a great level of scrum knowledge with some real world examples."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Came highly recommended from a PO at my company. Although I had a loose understanding of scrum already it has been really valuable getting a formalised summary with many real world examples."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"The course is the perfect length to cover everything with insights into real world scenarios."

Anonymous CSPO course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Excellent short course to get started with. I'm in a product owner role. Very engaging and confidence building."

Sumesh Puthiyaveetil Director CSPO course with David Hicks

"The course gave a comprehensive and very informative introduction to Scrum. I can see how it is so much better than waterfall, Now I just have to find the place to start implementing it."

Anonymous IMP Services Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"David was a great trainer who delivered an engaging course. The 1st step towards changing the way products are made."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Fun course that teaches more than expected in 2 days. Applied knowledge definitely recommended."

Iris Ozgur CSM course with David Hicks

"Fantastic, interesting course which brought to life all the 'talk' that companies and people are currently using."

Victoria Baker Senior Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great course that added value to my projects after day 1."

Richard Angell Project Manager Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Dave was excellent during the two days of training and allowed me to develop my own agile skills which I feel confident in bringing back to my organisation."

Jordan Edmunds Customer Services Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Very good course."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Thanks for the engaging two days. It was good to have sessions on why do things this way instead of 'Just because it is'."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Really fun, productive course and thought provoking."

Anonymous Scrum Master Training with Shaun Smith

"Engaging and informative content with real world examples of scrum being implemented."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Couldn't ask for a better trainer. Very knowledgeable, shared so many interesting stories and experiences. Thank you for making me understand scrum framework."

Anonymous CSM course with Zia Malik

"David is a great instructor and made the concepts very easy to digest."

Stan Reinholds Consultant CSM course with David Hicks

"One of the most interesting relevant course I've done."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Highly recommend training delivered by a pure agile professional."

Francesco Di Natalie Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Informative and hands on at the same time. Lots of food throughout. Definitely a challenging read ahead to find our way of implementing it."

Anonymous Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and recommend to those working in complex environments."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Dave provided a very informative CSM training course which I will be able to use the information learnt in my day job. Thank you."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Agile training with a clear pragmatic approach that stresses understanding of why and gives you confidence and techniques for execution."

Phyllis Davies Product Owner 

"Excellent course with very knowledgeable and experienced trainer providing practical information which can be applied in most roles."

Dan Donovan CSM course with David Hicks

"Dave made the course enjoyable and was very well informed. Thank you."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Thoroughly engaging with very relevant content."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"This course was interesting and very interactive, Dave was very knowledgeable on the topic. Also - Who doesn't like getting their hands on some Lego?"

Anonymous Developer CSM course with David Hicks

"One of the best training courses I have completed in my current role. It was great to understand how Agile is changing the product development mind-set, coupled with 'Agile Dave's' experience and insight of Scrum. Highly recommend this training to any role."

Vishal Chandarana CSM course with David Hicks

"Dave was a fantastic trainer, super knowledgeable. It was great to be part of a course that was well explained and really informative."

Laurence Alam

"This is one of the best training courses I have ever been on."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Very informative and helpful which will make a difference to my role."

Sian Kennett CSM course with Zia Malik

"A fantastic course that gives you the foundations of Agile not just how but why you should use Scrum. Everyone should do this course."

Chris Baker CSM course with David Hicks

"Excellent knowledge projected in an effective way."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"What a fantastic course, it was so fun, the people and the coach were so interesting. I should have come on this sooner."

Abbas Dar CSM course with David Hicks

"Great course and knowledgeable trainer who kept energy and enthusiasm the course. Also able to answer a lot of questions."

Marie Cheng CSM course with Zia Malik

"Couldn't ask for a better trainer. Very knowledgeable, shared so many interesting stories and experiences. Thank you for making me understand the scrum framework."

Anonymous CSM course with Zia Malik

"I found this course really informative. It expanded on some of the elements I was already aware of as well as broadening my knowledge."

Anonymous CSM course with Zia Malik

"Zia is a fantastic coach and very patient with all of our questions." 

Karl Vijayaratnam CSM course with Zia Malik

"The Scrum Master course was very interesting and detailed. The trainer was excellent and I feel I have a very founded grasp of the concept."

Rebecca Comer CSM course with David Hicks

"I have learnt so much during the last 2 days and I'm excited to see where we can use this in practice within my workplace." 

Anonymous CSM course with Zia Malik

"Clear examples with enthusiastic delivery from Zia. Found the diagrams and imagery interesting and it kept my attention."

Hannah Jarvis CSM course with Zia Malik

"I would whole heatedly recommend this training and would recommend that they attend with Dave."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"This was an excellent course that can really transform the way people work on projects."

Sara Strula Manager CSM course with Zia Malik

"Great course to understand the principles and best practice of applying agile and scrum."

Clive Wilson CSM course with Zia Malik

"Excellent course and very well layed out. A must for anyone wanting to use scrum."

Paul Roberts Product Owner CSPO Course with David Hicks

"Very good session and provides a helpful overview to CSPO. Practicals reinforced theory."

Adam Marks CSPO course with David Hicks

"CSPO provided an excellent introduction to scrum framework. The trainers experience and teaching skills were way above expectations. I'm glad I choose Agil8."

Sophie Denham CSPO course with David Hicks

"Dave's course clarified many uncertainties I had over our application of scrum and the rule of the product owner in particular. Highly recommended."

Tom Crane Technical Director CSPO course with David Hicks

"I really enjoyed the course, very informative and interactive, showed me where my company isn't using agile well. Thank you so much."

Krupa Patel CSPO course with David Hicks

"I gained a lot of insight from the course and I am looking forward to applying what I have learnt to my team."

Matthew Palmer-Smith Data Solutions Manager CSM course with Zia Malik

"Thank you for this experience coverage. It covered all the essentials on a proper in depth level. I feel much more confident applying concepts and adding value to my organisation."

Francesca Fauvet Project Manager CSM course with Zia Malik

"Really helpful course for a complete agile novice, helped put methodology into practice."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Fun packed and relevant. Reinforced my understanding of what a Scrum Master does."

John Bulloch Senior Analyst CSM course with Zia Malik

"Course is relevant with some good tips on working ways and challenges faced by organisations. Informative and engaging."

Anonymous Digital Project Manager CSM course with Zia Malik

"Dave was excellent during the two days of training and allowed me to develop my own agile skills which I feel confident bringing back to my own organisation."

Jorfan Edmunds Customer Services Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Dave gave an excellent practical explanation of scrum, its history and how to implement in the real world. Very engaging." 

Cate Nisbet CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great course, excellent knowledgeable trainer, great venue." 

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Really enjoyed the training. David explains the theory in simple terms and with good examples. It sounds so easy. I wish our leadership team were here to understand the pros of this methodology."

Sharon Van Der Vet Digital Product Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"I haven't been away from my phone during the day in a while. David Captures our interest and attention so its not difficult to listen."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"I cannot recommend the course enough. It Provides you with the essential agile tool kit and more importantly advice on implementation bespoke to your organisation needs."

Christian Miller Business Analyst Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Its a great course both for beginners and experienced scrum practitioners who have started adopting agile at work."

Neha Bagga CSM course with David Hicks

"A very informative and enjoyable two days learning the agile way by practical examples from a very knowledgeable and experienced trainer."

Richard Beresford CSPO course with David Hicks

"I would recommend this course to any project manager looking to put scrum in place."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Excellent trainer, covered the processes throughout the life cycle of the sprint and answered questions applied to real world scenarios." 

Joseph Ryan CSM course with David Hicks

"Very interesting course, will be useful looking forward to using knowledge learnt." 

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"A great course. Scrum demystified clear thorough and fun. I look forward to using my new found skills."

Anthony Falco CSPO course with David Hicks

"The Certified Scrum Master course was both enjoyable and interactive whilst being educational. Would recommend Agil8 for any training in Agile." 

Samuel Catt CSM course with David Hicks

"Fantastic course, everyone should go on it."

Lindsey Coleman CSPO course with David Hicks

"I suggest this course to everyone who wants to take their job to the next level" 

Raffaele Rossi Mechanical Engineer CSM course with David Hicks

"I really enjoyed attending the CSM course and learnt everything I was hoping to learn in a relaxed environment." 

Ruggero Feretti Software Engineer CSM course with Karim Harbott

"I really enjoyed the course, Dave is a great trainer." 

Gerry Mcelhill Project Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"I found the course really useful as it was delivered in a way that it was relevant to scrum teams at varying stages on the agile scale so it was easy for me to relate to the product owner role in the company I work for." 

Heidi Lobley CSPO course with David Hicks

"An excellent overview of the role of the scrum master. Material was brought to life with clear engaging explanation and plenty of real world examples." 

Duncan Brown CSM course with David Hicks

"Karim delivered the material in a wonderful content and really made me understand."

Anonymous Engineer  CSM course with Karim Harbott

"Delivered in a relaxed and comprehensive manner by a knowledgeable and approachable instructor." 

Ian Horlock Agile Tools Administrator CSM course with David Hicks

"David at Agil8 brings the world of scrum to life with clear, witty and genuine experiences. A pleasure to listen to and converse with on agile leadership." 

Craig Lace CSPO course with David Hicks

"Excellent, friendly, informative and interactive."

Steven Sexton CSM course with David Hicks

"I found this course to be very interesting and informative. It was an enjoyable and engaging two days. I feel I have improved my skills as an agile business analyst and look forward to applying what I have learnt. Thank you." 

Anonymous Business Analyst Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Great practical course with lots of handy tips and opportunities for discussion" 

Kelly Stokes Digital Marketing Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Very good course for anybody striving towards an agile way of working. You learn about the importance of all roles in scrum and not just the scrum master." 

Rachel Drysdale Technology Graduate CSM course with David Hicks

"A great intro into the agile scrum world. Builds a good foundation that can be applied to the real world." 

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Dave was a superb presenter and worked well keeping us engaged and ran to time." 

Will Morse Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Dave's knowledge of agile let alone scrum is so good it is borderline ridiculous! Not a single missed beat, engaging and informative, what more could you want from a trainer? In depth experience and Dave has that too!" 

Matthew Inns CSPO course with David Hicks

"David is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about scrum." 

Charlie Stephenson Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"A really fun, well delivered course with an exceptional trainer."

Jamie Todd CSM course with David Hicks

"Excellent course, great atmosphere created. Good pace of knowledge transfer." 

Calum Beedie CSM course with David Hicks

"What a fantastic course. The tools described in the scrum process can be applied to many areas of work and life. Thank you."

Julie Graham CSM course with David Hicks

"Very much insightful towards the best approach for any project."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Highly recommended. Great trainer and lots to take back to my own organisation." 

Benjamin Culling CSPO course with David Hicks

"This has been a valuable course which I have enjoyed." 

Mark Atkinson Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"It's my second time training with Agil8. I had done the Scrum Master one before. The product owner training that I have done today helped me to remember the basics but also to go further and improve my knowledge of all the different roles within scrum." 

Claire Vallez Project Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great training brought to life with real life experiences." 

Paul Grigg CSM course with David Hicks

"David Hicks presented Scrum in a fun and lively style. I would endeavour to use these techniques." 

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"I was pleasantly surprised at the in depth and interactive session delivered by David. Well balanced approach combining theory and practice." 

Azim Akhtar Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"Relaxed and informal but provided a great level of scrum knowledge with some real world examples" 

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Dave was a great trainer, very engaging, dynamic and practical." 

Graham Alldis CSM course with David Hicks

"Great content, accurate examples and a very engaged and experience trainer. Great opportunities to learn from other professionals." 

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great two day course with practical advice about agile scrum processes to what a scrum master is expected to do" 

Joel Tukua CSM course with David Hicks

"Dave is a fabulous facilitator, he clearly explained key concepts in a very engaging way. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn more about scrum."

Jessica Smith CSPO course with David Hicks

"David was fantastic, reassured me and gave me confidence to implement scrum."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Great Introduction course with a great trainer."

Abdur Rahman CSM course with Karim Harbott

"Fantastic course. Would highly recommend. The trainer was extremely informative and helped to clear up any Scrum myths we had heard about and answered all of our questions."

Sian Dobrin Support Analyst CSM course with David Hicks

"Certified Scrum Master course is one of the very few courses I've attended which I feel I can take back to my organisation and use." 

Rachel Troke Change Manager CSM course with Karim Harbott

"David takes the time to ensure you understand and can realistically implement what you have learned."

Emma Davies Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Very interactive, interesting and informative."

Anonymous Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Trainer was informed and passionate. Gave real life examples to validate our understanding."

Joy Phillips CSM course with David Hicks

"Really enjoyed the course. The course content helped me understand and solicity my existing understanding and experience of scrum product owner. David was a fantastic trainer - Engaging highly experienced, fun." 

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great course for anyone new to product owner/Product Management. I feel much more equipped to influence change in our ways of working."

Cheryl Houston CSPO course with David Hicks

"A good discussion based workshop that is practical and informative."

Anonymous Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"This course was an excellent start to identifying an agile approach. Personally I don't own a product but this course provides a real insight into process and organisation that are easily transferable."

Bill Wilson CSM course with David Hicks

"Brilliant course, a training worth doing. Brilliant delivery, every minute was valuable, I high recommend this course to anyone interested." 

Saleem Khicji Assistant Project Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Great course which provides plenty of practical exercises. This will give you all the basics to start implementing scrum in your organisation." 

Pierre Moret CSM course with David Hicks

"I really enjoyed the whole experience and Karim was a great teacher."

Anonymous Data Analyst CSM course with Karim Harbott

"This course has given me everything I need to start developing as an efficient product owner and member of scrum team (and a nice set of planning poker cards)"

Yulia Jory CSPO course with David Hicks

"The course brought clarity and context to scrum."

Steven Shand Software Engineering Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Essential training for anyone working in a 21st Century company/organisation."

Fadi Haddadeen CSPO course with David Hicks

"Fantastic trainer and very high quality course." 

Nic Foley CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Dave really engaged the participant with real world examples."

Stuart Adams CSPO course with David Hicks

"Dave brought some complex material to life through practical examples and engaging presentation. I learnt a huge amount."

Mark Cullen CSPO course with David Hicks

"Very good course, structured and covers areas as a product owner need to know. David has a lot of experience and gave good examples through out the two days." 

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"An engaging and highly informative look at agile that provides the tools and frameworks for successful project delivery." 

Anonymous Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Good course and helped me to understand agile better than I did two days ago."

Mary Varghese CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great insight into scrum and what a PO has to do. Delivered in a fun and engaging way."

Laura Fischer Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"An essential course for product owners. Validated things I knew about and introduced new concepts, Presented real world examples and helped me gain a pure rounded perspective."

Scott Marshall CSPO course with David Hicks

"If you want a real insight into scrum and you're keen to hear some war stories in an energetic comfortable environment then this is for you." 

Padhirale Kelleher CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great course, learnt a lot which can take back to my team. Karim was very good and well recommended." 

Ross Eades Tech Project Manager CSM course with Karim Harbott

"I attended the course with very little previous knowledge. Based on Dave's exceptional delivery style and methods, I now feel able to apply this method of working in my workplace." 

Peter Robinson CSPO course with David Hicks

"Really enjoyed the course and learnt lots."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Lovely course with engaging and relevant exercises keeping it interesting."

Alex Peters CSPO course with David Hicks

"Absolutely fantastic course, really enjoyed the style of the course, much more fun and engaging instead of the visual sit down, listen and taking notes that I'm used to on courses. I have learnt a lot of new skills which I'm excited to start using. David has been a fantastic course trainer." 

Marie Hendricks Junior Business Analyst Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Great course, reinforced my knowledge of scrum and delivered by David in a very engaging, fun and informative way. Brilliant stuff." 

Joe Simpson CSM course with David Hicks

"Very euthasiastic and knowledgable trainer all relevant information and hands on experience. Very relaxed and open."

Hayley Brush CSM course with David Hicks

"The whole process from booking was flawless. Best course I've attended."

Sescia Grelet CSM course with David Hicks

"It was so good I almost want to do it again! Incredibly fun and an engaging two days. If you're looking to learn, look no further."

Hasan Kundi Scrum Master CSM course with David Hicks

"Excellently clear communication and approachable trainer. I wish I had done this years ago."

Jon Flannagan Studio Manager CSM course with Karim Harbott

"Loved the course, very engaging and educational."

Anonymous Lead Developer CSM course with David Hicks

"A very short intro into the agile world. This could help us to explore more on agile principles and put to practise to gain productivity."

Arun Rajaraman Business Analyst Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Extremely helpful and worth while course. I've learned about the scrum framework and now it should be implemented. I can't wait to adopt what I've learned into my workplace." 

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"I have learned a massive amount around the roles of each person in a scrum team. There have been a number of learning's about the scrum master role and I can take these and apply them to my day to day role."

Chris Gaunt Business Analyst CSM course with Karim Harbott

"Great course to reinforce Scrum values. Well taught with interactive and real life examples." 

Malcolm Brown Software Manager CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"As someone new to this role this training has been amazing introduction. I look forward to taking this forward and following the great guidance and instructions provided."

Anonymous Product Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"The course was excellent and well delivered. The content was appropriate not only for those with some experience but also for beginners."

Scott Smith Software Engineer  CSM course with Karim Harbott

"The agil8 product owner course was very well delivered by an extremely experienced and knowledgable trainer. Very impressed. Great course."

Martin Southgate CSPO course with David Hicks

"Dave is knowledgable, euthasiastic, fun and engaging. Great content."

Greg Ansara CSPO course with David Hicks

"A really useful and interesting course with some good and relevant practical exercises to apply the theory. David was a great trainer with great energy and experience."

Damien Flenley CSPO course with David Hicks

"Essential course for anyone looking to develop or support agile projects"

Anthony Leahy Release Manager Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Excellent course, well delivered at the right level. Lots of good exercises and real world examples."

Anonymous CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

“Excellent trainer on an interesting and useful topic. A good amount of advice that we can actually put into practice”

Emma Apted CSPO course with David Hicks

"A very good introduction to the scrum framework and how to implement it in a business."

Colin Prestage CSM course with Karim Harbott

“Great course that enabled me to consolidate and check my knowledge and assumptions about scrum”

Geramaine Faulkner CSPO course with David Hicks

"Thank you! Excellent course. Really helped my understanding of scrum to the PO role."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"This course would help me apply knowledge gained by my current role and also look for alternate course opportunities."

Rabia Younus CSM course with David Hicks

"Extremely useful to consolidate scrum knowledge for solid foundation. Especially useful quotes, examples and ways of thinking."

Aaron Braich IT Solution Analyst CSM course with David Hicks

"A very informative and well run course."

Jimmy Hanlon Service Delivery Manager Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"I approached the training course with base knowledge of scrum, from a web development background.The training was great at expanding on theory as well as highlighting personal experience and I left feeling inspired to what the future may hold."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"Well organised and very well presented course. The learning pace was spot on with plenty of time for questions and explanations. I feel that I have been given a large amount of information within the two days."

Pauline Tilbury CSM course with Karim Harbott

"Course was excellent for both scrum beginners and those with experience. Sessions we're well split out across the two days with multiple learning points to take away. Especially enjoyed the real world experience and stories."

Catherine Randles Management Consultant  CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"This is a fantastic course, delivered professionally and had a great mix of theory and practical fun sessions. Thank you."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

“Having recently started working in an agile environment the skills and frameworks outlined during this course will undoubtedly help me to maximise the output of my team. Great use of time”

Mark McGrath Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"The course was a pleasure. An interactive experience with an insightful trainer in Sal." 

Anonymous CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"David was an engaging, supportive and knowledgable trainer that helped guide me to out my knowledge into real world practice."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"The course was very informative with the ideas and concepts clearly explained. A few of my bad habits will disappear with the clarification from this course."

Dean Kelly CSM course with David Hicks

"Brillaint course well structured informative and superb facilitation."

Sally Rogan Solution Designer CSM course with Karim Harbott

"This course was like rocket fuel for my ability to understand and run an agile programme and deliver outstanding results." 

Paul Mais Business Transformation Director CSPO course with David Hicks

"An excellent course, David is an engaging presenter who uses simple, relatable analogies that I will be able to put into practice to engage other in Agile scrum techniques." 

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"I'm a junior BA/PM having only ever worked in a waterfall environment so this was new to me. Dave covered all aspects very well in a practical manner giving me confidence to do further reading and to expand my job search to agile and scrum roles not just waterfall." 

Paivi Tenhunen Junior Project Manager  CSM course with David Hicks

"The course was great and the people and the trainer made it even better."

Anonymous CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Great course with lots of hidden surprises about a subject I thought I knew well."

Al Clare Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"David delivered the knowledge and expertise with high professionalism and eutheism. I took this course expected to learn more about the PO role, but I'm leaving with not only that but also as a "Scrum Master". Highly recommend it."

Anita Prifti Software QA Analyst CSPO course with David Hicks

"Dave provided an engaging and hugely informative two days on the PO course." 

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"This was a very enjoyable course, which Dave made great fun and a relaxed environment to learn." 

Scott Kennedy Continuity Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Informative and hands on at the same time. Lots of food throughout defiantly a challenging read ahead finding our way of implementing it."

Anonymous Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"This course is the perfect length to cover everything with insights into real world scenarios."

Anonymous CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"A really useful 2 days which helped me answer daily challenges and next steps on how to scale. I now feel like I could go back and implement a framework to help our delivery and stakeholders."

Vicky Etcell SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

"David was a great trainer who focused and targeted achieving the objectives of getting the trainees up to speed to be certified on Scrum and agile ways of working"

Debolina Majunda CSM course with David Hicks

"Compared to other 2 day courses this was actually enjoyable, content was well tailored and relevant plus our trainer was engaging, knowledgeable and used a good mix of training methods throughout. I leave with new ideas to apply to our working process."

Ryan Corrie Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Came highly recommended from a PO at my company, Although I had a loose understanding of scrum already it has been really valuable getting a formalised summary with many real world examples"

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"Great training from a great trainer. Highlighted the importance of the scrum process, Reminding everyone not to forget the basics."

Nick Boni Digital Consultant CSPO course with David Hicks

"This was the most fun I have had on any training. I loved the delegate participation throughout and games, these were great to illustrate points on the course."

Anonymous CSM course with Zia Malik

"Great course that provides you with techniques for applying scrum in your job."

Anonymous CSPO course with David Hicks

"An insightful course with good examples, explanations and activities to bring the content to life."

Brett Mead Data Solutions Manager CSM course with Zia Malik

"The course was engaging and particularly enjoyed the pictorials."

Anonymous Software Manager CSM course with Zia Malik

"A very interactive past couple of days which brought things to life."

Anonymous CSM course with Zia Malik

"Very informative and has potential to train everyone to fully understand the scrum process."

Balakrishna Chittari Development Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"Zia's session was highly engaging and made the 2 days fly by but despite this a wealth of knowledge was confirmed."

Anonymous CSM course with Zia Malik

"Fantastic course and really enjoyed it."

Chris Walker CSM course with Zia Malik

"The CSPO course was a great way to understand the principles of scrum and how it can be applied. It formalised and corrected a lot of pre-existing knowledge in an engaging way."

Rory Franklin Software Developer CSPO course with David Hicks

"A great course for anyone starting out as a Scrum Master."

Anonymous CSM course with Zia Malik

"A very informative course that explains how you can apply agile to your company and the benefits that come with it."

Amardeep Rai Senior Product Designer CSPO course with David Hicks

"Excellent trainer, great course content and very easy to digest with the help of some aids."

Rumit Shah Digital Production Lead CSM course with Zia Malik

"The SAFe SA course was excellently positioned for the group, and the trainer was informative and approachable."

Rob Slaughter SAFe course with Shaun Smith

"Good, fun and very informative. Dave is excellent at getting people to participate".

Sandra Wayman CSM course with David Hicks

"One of the best course facilitators I’ve experienced.  The fact that David also knew about code was a definite advantage.  There was so much more to learn and at times I wanted to go faster - but I think David judged it just right to take along the whole group.  Excellent job!"

Howard Perkins Managing Director Agile and Scrum Awareness with David Putman

"Really enjoyed it - Best course I have been on in a long time, thanks!"

Karen Aol CSM course with David Hicks

"I really enjoyed the course, very interesting and I feel like I have learnt a lot. David was great!"

Harriet Handley Online Content Administrator CSM course with David Hicks

"Absolutely loved Dave's approach. He brought the material to life, it was excellent."

James Miller CSM course with David Hicks

"A great course of real value - practical, realistic and fun!"

Steve Jolly CSM course with David Hicks

"David was very enthusiastic and engaging throughout the course, illustrating his knowledge using real life examples."

Padraig McLarnon Business Analyst CSPO course with David Hicks

"A fantastic course, perfect for someone starting out on their Scrum journey like me."

Vicki Keenan Product Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"Well organised course with vital information of product owner.  The course was delivered well by Karim, he kept the group engaged throughout the course and made it interesting with group exercises."

Ravi Karia CSPO course with Karim Harbott

"Karim delivered an engaging and practical course that has crystallised many things I partially knew, and shown me loads of ways that I can improve both myself and my role.  I thought the course was fab.  Probably the best training course I have done.  Thank you!"

Hannah Smith CSPO course with Karim Harbott

"Extremely insightful and gave reason for some of the methodologies I was taught in the past. Motivated me to look at how I can begin using scrum and agile."

Tim Mustafa CSM course with Karim Harbott

"Thank you David, This is a fantastic course and exactly what we needed. I will be in touch to let you know how I got on."

Claire Martin Head of Operations Agile and Scrum Awareness with David Putman

"Really enjoyed Dave's delivery of the course, excellent."

Robert Stump Head of Client Delivery CSM course with David Hicks

"Loved it! I can't wait to apply what I've learnt when I'm back at work."

Ramona Saigol Product Manager CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Shaun is an excellent trainer, knowledgeable and clearly able to convey concepts to others at different levels of understanding & experience. A credit to agil8."

Anonymous ScrumMaster Training with Shaun Smith

"Dave made the course engaging and practical - there are several things I can do immediately I get back to the office".

Michael Spragg CSM course with David Hicks

"Really, really good. Exactly what I needed!"

Christopher Waite Technical Director CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Very good course, delivered professionally. I will recommend!"

Bill Morgan CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"David's reputation as an excellent trainer is well deserved! The most informative course I have attended".

Rupert Reader ScrumMaster Training with David Putman

"Dave is a first class trainer with excellent knowledge and his ability to impart that information is an art form!"

Keith Wilson ScrumMaster CSM course with David Hicks

"David made this a very engaging and informative two days. I would certainly recommend him to anyone wising to undertake this course."

Ehtsham Malik Senior Business Analyst CSPO course with David Hicks

"David's training style provides a fantastic mix of lecture, discussion, questioning, practicals and fun techniques which keeps everybody alert and interested throughout 2 days."

Rick Donohoe Technical Project Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"The best course I have been to by a mile. The delivery was state of the art and it was very interactive. I will highly recommend this to anybody who is into software PM."

Olamide Badmus Freelance Business Analyst/Project Manager in CRM & E-Commerce CSM course with David Hicks

"I've been on other Agile training courses at my company with an Agile Coach, at Oxford University as part of my MSc and I have to say that Dave's course has been excellent."

Miguel Gonzalez Software Developer CSM course with David Hicks

"Excellent trainer with many year's real world experience, worth choosing David!"

Adam Knight Senior Project Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"I thought the pace, time and content of the course were spot on. Enjoyable and enlightening. Very impressed!"

Luke Surry Digital Manager CSPO course with David Hicks

"Loved this course! Great real world application of the concepts. Excellent course material! Highly recommended!"

Justin Reyna Agile Coach CSPO course with David Hicks

"First step back in education, and such a fantastic positive experience."

Michael Rowen CSM course with David Hicks

"This is an excellent course that everyone should go on regardless of age, experience and industry."

Moray Busch CSM course with David Hicks

"Excellent pace while still remaining fun and relaxed. Great level of knowledge shown by the trainer."

Russell Pyne Project Manager CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"I have attended what seems like hundreds of training courses over the years. This was one of the best in terms of pace, content, practical hands on & expertise. Very enjoyable."

Kerry Howard CSM course with David Hicks

"Another great course. Great complement to the CSM Course. Enough overlap to help me refresh plus good insight and focus on different areas and perspective."

Zoe O'Toole CSPO course with David Hicks

"David Hicks is a great trainer who delivered a very interactive course. I now feel better equipped to go out and start putting what I have learnt into practice. I thoroughly enjoyed the training and would highly recommend him as a trainer."

Victoria Smith Project Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"The trainer’s breadth of knowledge and extensive real life experience set this course apart, as did his presentation style."

Lesley Sharpe Business Analyst/Project Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"This has been the most valuable two days of training I’ve ever had. I will recommend this course widely."

Steve Harper CSPO course with David Hicks

"It gave me a real opportunity to validate things I do. Great guy – Fab Course. Thanks Dave!"

Natalie Hodgson Scrum Master CSM course with David Hicks

"David is a great trainer and takes the time to listen and answer additional questions. He also contextualises theory with real world examples in a concise manner."

Anthony Marriage CSPO course with David Hicks

"Karim as a trainer was absolutely superb. Happy to help with questions about CSPO and about other issues that we have experienced in our organisation - genuinely happy to help all. The venue too was great and everything went off without a hitch."

James Gallagher Development Team Lead CSPO course with Karim Harbott

"Dave was professional, humorous and kept the course alive. I would gladly recommend him to anyone!"

Agnes Pihaj-Magyar CSM course with David Hicks

"Dave has excellent knowledge of the subject coupled with great delivery of the course material."

Kim Wells CSPO course with David Hicks

"Sallyann is an excellent trainer - really engaging! Great interaction across all people in the room."

Kathy Lee CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Brilliant course that I will definitely recommend to colleagues."

Maddie Armitage Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Fantastic course - a great balance between course material, practical tasks and encouraging teamwork and communication."

Alan Marshall Scrum Product Owner Training with Shaun Smith

"Best course I've ever done - its given real insight and ideas that will yield immediate benefits. Sally was fantastic!"

James Marshall Digital Development Manager CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"David is an outstanding trainer in delivering Scrum concepts."

Pankaj Pathak CSM course with David Hicks

"I have really enjoyed the course and David is a very engaging trainer. I found it extremely useful and have learnt a lot to apply back to my role and duties."

Aman Varma Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"It was a great 2 days and lots has been learnt. I'm looking forward to put this new knowledge into practice. Thank you."

Jessica Chandler Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"In an industry where Agile is most likely hybrid, it's great to see and understand the core values and process of scrum. Totally invaluable training to gain the best benefits of scrum in the business world."

James Marston CSPO course with David Hicks

"Excellent course, well presented and provided very good insights - brought the way to deal with user stories to life."

John Waters Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Dave is an awesome facilitator. I got exactly what I wanted from the course and more. He was able to demonstrate how Scrum would work in any environment. Highly recommend. 10/10!"

Richard Gordon CSM course with David Hicks

"Great course. David was able to provide real tangible examples which really brought to life the course material. Very comprehensive and engaging!"

Laura Askew CSM course with David Hicks

"I've been doing Scrum for quite a few years but I still learned a lot, that is directly and immediately applicable."

Olly Oechsle Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Good mix of attendees from various companies and with varying degrees of experience. All were open and willing to share their knowledge and experience with me as an Agile novice."

Steven Jamieson CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Excellent, surpassed all expectations!"

Sophie Ottaway CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Excellent and thoroughly enjoyed - Karim is an amazing trainer!"

Clint Golding Website & Digital Development Manager CSPO course with Karim Harbott

"Sally is brilliant - great theory, knowledge and content (stories)! Keep in touch!"

Sophie Watkins Scrum Master CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Really useful course. David explained why each element of Scrum matters. I now feel I can share that with my team. Thanks!"

Jason Clifford CSM course with David Hicks

"Honestly exceeded expectations. Learnt some great little tips and pragmatism in the way the course was taught."

Sufiyan Patel CSM course with David Hicks

"Having been a Product Owner for 12 months, the crystallization of knowledge and new ideas makes me far more confident in taking a more active role as Scrum Product Owner. Highly recommended!"

Simon England CSPO course with David Hicks

"Jules was a wonderful open, knowledgable & friendly trainer - 2 days very practical and enjoyable."

Faith Veale Agile Workshop Facilitation with Julia Godwin

"This course is excellent, and really helped to dispel myths/misconceptions I had. I feel confident I can run an Agile project now."

James Ball CSM course with David Hicks

"David is a very knowledgeable and engaging instructor. 5 stars!"

Abhishek Mankar ScrumMaster Training with David Putman

"Sal's open and honest presentation style was immensely engaging, and she ran day 2 perfectly despite illness. Amazing. Thanks!"

Adam Tarry CSPO course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Course was engaging and fun. Dave has a great relaxed style and his knowledge is second to none. He managed to convince a skeptical team of hardened waterfall delivery people to appreciate the value of Agile/Scrum methodology, and even how we could start to incorporate in our work."

Zane Bowen CSM course with David Hicks

"Loved being trained by someone with such a great depth of experience!"

George Fraser CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Excellent course, David is a fantastic facilitator. It was the best course I have been on for 20 years – his style/delivery were spot on with full group engagement all the way through – and nothing fazed him question wise – the step by step build up of knowledge worked well. I have seen many trainers over the years and he absolutely hit the mark for us. He managed to successfully gain answers to all of the questions I came with and lots of extra depth and insights over and above that. Thank you."

Pete Watson CSM course with David Hicks

"I am an Agile Coach by trade. However I want to talk about my recent experience taking the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) course with Agil8. Hopefully providing insight to others who may wish to take the CSD in the future.

After many years doing a hands-off Scrum Master and Agile Coach role my technical nature got the better of me and I moved into a more Technical Delivery role. Despite the Business often courting me to cross-over as a Product Owner, I never relented. It was good to be back in the depths of the techie world. But I had a problem; while I have always kept up-to-date on technology, the practical side hadn't been battle-tested for a while. I needed to get back in the trenches. How to solve this?

The CSD I believed provided my answer and so it came to be. In the past I did my CSM and CSPO with David Hicks. Therefore it was only natural that I choose Agil8 to deliver the Agile Software Development (Certified Scrum Developer) course.

The first issue I hit was that the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) (aka Agile Software Development) course is not readily available like the other Scrum courses. So, finding a course was hard. Then it got harder.

Most of the CSD courses have a requirement to know GIT (no issue for me), bring your own laptop and code in C#. Now if we are all honest most developers sit on either the C# or Java side of the fence. I am a Java developer so, this became the next problem. In reality you're looking at either CSD C# or CSD Java. Where to find the Java version in the UK? It became quite hard and I even searched abroad for a Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) course.

Luckily one company in the UK, Agil8, do have a CSD Java variant that they run now and again. That’s the one I went on. Later on the course all the students remarked that they had the same tough experience searching for the Java version. Which seemed to surprise the course instructor David Putman.

As is well known, it is a 3-day course and most of this was spent coding practicals on the laptop, as well as going over the XP concepts. Amongst the practicals, Agil8 taught the theory behind many of the well-known XP practices on the course such as: Acceptance Testing, User Stories, TDD, Red-Green Bar test patterns, Test First development, pair-programming, PARTI, Test Frameworks, SOLID, Agile Architecture, Agile Modelling, Refactoring, Code Smells, Mocks, Continuous Integration and more. This was delivered by referencing a hard-copy ring-bound presentation of over 100 slides. A lot gets done in those three days!

On the last day there was a short test. It had 50 multiple choice questions and 45 minutes to complete them. I managed to pass with a 96% pass rate, only getting two questions wrong. I would say it is slightly harder than the CSM, but you can run out of time if you're not careful. The course provided what I needed. A refresher on good developer practice within a Scrum team.

“For me it was money well spent and Agil8 delivered the quality training I needed.”

This is not a course for the non-coder though. I recommend that only people who like developing should go on this course as it is heavy on practicals.

Another useful side note is that this provides 24 points towards the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) qualification. What many may not realise is that this massively helps with earning CSP Scrum Education Units (SEUs)- with 70 needed to receive the certification - and a further 40 needed to renew certification. Thus, for those working towards CSP, investing in the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) course is worth it so that you don't just earn the CSD badge, but potentially are well on the way to CSP too. Thanks Agil8."

Rickard Jones Agile Coach Certified Scrum Developer with David Putman

"Thank you so much! Also, thanks to Donna for her very helpful and clear advice when I was looking at course options."

Rosamond Earp CSPO course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"Another great course from agil8 - it filled a knowledge gap that I've had for years!"

James Marshall Certified Scrum Developer with David Putman

"I wanted to thank Julia for the inspiring course last week. As I told her I’ve been a teacher for 10 years and was looking to combine those skills with facilitating. The course helped me to revive my creativity and look further than project management. I've enjoyed the course very much - too bad Julia doesn't do a follow up"

Maarten Verreck Agile Workshop Facilitation with Julia Godwin

"Brilliant course, David was a very insightful trainer. This will really help me in my job role"

Jessica Deakin Trainee Product Owner CSPO course with David Hicks

"Shaun's experience and knowledge made the course, which exceeded expectations".

Steve Clarke ScrumMaster Training with Shaun Smith

"Very good - learnt a lot! :)."

Phillip Parker SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

"Valuable experience, looking forward to putting it into practice!"

Nadia Kellas Scrum Product Owner Training with Shaun Smith

"The recent user story course I've just completed was comprehensive, well planned and expertly delivered. David Putman is a very affable, knowledgeable and capable instructor".

Mark Darbyshire Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman

"Thank you very much to Donna for her time on the phone a couple of weeks ago to advise on the ScrumMaster course. I very much enjoyed the course and I think the mindset and approach to Agile will benefit me going forward. Lots to think about. David was very good at explaining the content and definitely helped me pass the certificate. So thank you both, and I hope to see you again."

Richard Stowey CSM course with David Hicks

"As a complete beginner I wasn't sure what to expect but Dave was a great informative teacher that clearly explained the whole Scrum process, from start to finish, and used practical exercises to really help to understand. Definitely recommend for all levels."

Jessica Sharp CSM course with David Hicks

"Entertaining, engaging, knowledgable trainer. Would book another one of Davids courses!"

Emran Choudhury CSPO course with David Hicks

"Scrum de-mystified and brought to life from the perspective of Product Owners – drawing from real experiences, best & worst practices … and a healthy dollop of humour. Invaluable! Thank you."

Neil Westlake-Guy Director of Digital CSPO course with David Hicks

"I am currently unemployed and looking for work. Despite having several years of experience as a Scrum Master with a very well known software company, I am finding that I cannot get my CV past the HR teams of companies as they were not interested without CSM certification. I decided that the only way to get past this blocker was to pay for the course myself and get certified.

I didn't know what to expect from the CSM course given the working knowledge I already had of the role but I went in with an open mind and learned a lot. David is an incredibly engaging instructor who has the knowledge to answer any question you have and would encourage you to pick his brain while you have the chance.

Having paid for this course out of my own pocket at a time where money is a serious concern for me I can honestly say that I feel very satisfied that I have received superb value for money."

Richard Scott Scrum Master CSM course with David Hicks

"Superb, well-paced & empowering course on developing effective User Stories."

Ian Finn Agile Analysis and Story Writing with David Putman