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Certified ScrumMaster – Testimonials

'The best tuition I have had in a while!'

Lloyd Baxter Scrum Master, SessionCam CSM with David Hicks

'From start to finish my CSM course with David Hicks was a wonderful and fun experience. His patience and listening abilities are marvellous. There were no dull moments at all, I did not yawn once during the two days of training. It was an unusually pleasant and mind-blowing experience!

Agil8's kind, prompt, and classic service/approach is an example on its own. I have not felt this good about a course provider ever, my overall experience with Agil8 has outclassed all of their competitors. Such a high benchmark. Please keep up the good work!'

 

Abid Patel Senior Application Test Engineer, Unisys CSM with David Hicks

'As a finance change professional I have struggled with Agile and Scrum due to experience on very large, complex traditional waterfall programmes. The course dispelled myths regarding the tools and techniques of using Agile and Scrum. Dave brought the subject matter to life.' 

Gerald Mullen Business Change Manager - BT Internet.

'A very well delivered course, vital for the IT workplace.'

Anonymous Infrastructure Engineer CSM with Colin Bird

'Fantastic introduction to how to make practical use of Agile methodologies from a very knowledgeable trainer, with a huge depth of experience.'

Sam Denby Managing Director, Biofrey CSM with David Hicks

'Great consolidation of knowledge already gained in practice, use to 'get back on track'! Trainer also great, real world experience and tried hard to relate to our organisation.'

Jonathan Epstein CSM with Colin Bird

'I was keen to formalise my training and improve my knowledge and learn up to date techniques. This course gave me the knowledge and confidence to understand why Scrum is not working at my company as effectively as it could.'

Kalana Navaratne Viriya Solutions CSM with David Hicks

'Really enjoyed this - very value adding! I'm excited to apply new skills.'

Chloe Beeken Delivery Manager, BGL Group Ltd CSM with David Hicks

'Colin was very knowledgeable and fun.'

Anonymous Infrastructure Engineer CSM with Colin Bird

'Dave is an exceptional trainer. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to become a Scrum Master. My team will be first on the list.'

Peta Ridgway CSM with David Hicks

'Enjoyed this training because it is different from most, due to the interactive and engaging approach.'

Rebecca Knowlayne Deloitte LLP CSM with David Hicks

'Really enjoyed the 2 day course. Delivered in an entertaining, informative and engaging style.'

Andrew Grafham CSM with David Hicks

'Really enjoyable course - Thanks Matt!'

Gillian Rhodes CSM with Matt Roadnight

'Fantastic course - would really recommend to any current or (hopefully) future Scrum Masters. Thank you!'

Alice Minett CSM with David Hicks

'A clear and insightful 2 days.'

Adam Aruede Marketeer, MSD CSM with Colin Bird

'CSM is a great training that brings to life a different perspective than the usual Agile training, focusing more on the culture of Agile & Scrum.'

Alessandro Balzi Consultant CSM with David Hicks

'Colin was an excellent coach. Clearly explained all the course content, above and beyond what was provided in the material.'

Luke Spencer Elysium Locus Limited CSM with Colin Bird

'Dave was an energetic, approachable and knowledgeable trainer.'

Tania Du Plessis CSM with David Hicks

'The CSM course was very well presented, in an interesting and entertaining manner. Our trainer, Colin Bird, is very experienced in managing Agile projects and is a very capable trainer.'

Chris Hartney CSM with Colin Bird

'Dave provided an excellent CSM course, the materials used and covered, will be of great use.'

Sarvjit Bains CSM with David Hicks

'Dave is an excellent trainer, energetic, knowledgeable, vastly experienced in the real world and very friendly and approachable.'

Matt Bedford Scrum Master, Estee Lauder CSM with David Hicks

'One of the best courses I have attended.'

Miles Grinter CSM with David Hicks

'I would thoroughly recommend this course to a beginner or intermediate Agile practitioner.'

Meera Last CSM with David Hicks

'A great introduction to the Scrum and Agile world, delivered by someone who has actually done it, in the real world.'

Lewis Sydenham Consultant CSM with David Hicks

'A great course for people who want to learn about Agile, as well as for those who are familiar with it! David was great, I'm already thinking of the next course!'

Cristina Ilies-Foit Product Manager, Cognetik CSM with David Hicks

'I now feel confident to take the skills I've learned and apply them to my job and daily life. I was never bored and really enjoyed the two days.'

Becky Taylor Programme Manager, Tech Nation CSM with David Hicks

'Very impressive knowledge and references.'

Calum Miller CMR Surgical Ltd CSM with Tom Reynolds

'Really helpful, would highly recommend.'

Marie Wallis Systems Engineer CSM with Colin Bird

'Great, informative session. Very well structured and engaging.'

Tripti Srivastava Product Manager, Deloitte LLP CSM with Karim Harbott

'Excellent interactive course that uses practical examples.'

Nakaj Jiriri Consultant, Deloitte LLP CSM with Karim Harbott

'Very involved course that Dave delivered with gusto! I have a better understanding of Scrum and how we can improve our process on Agile products.'

Jay Bennett CSM with David Hicks

'Great course and very knowledgable facilitator.'

Director Deloitte LLP CSM with Karim Harbott

'Course was excellent, very interactive and really brought the framework to life. Trainer was equally excellent.'

Anonymous CSM with David Hicks

Insightful, Informative and well delivered course.

Neera Singh Senior Manager, Deloitte CSM with Karim Harbott

'A great 2 day course, David knew his stuff and made learning and putting things into practice easy. Throughly enjoyed it. Thank you!'

Ketan Chauhan Product Owner, Lloyds Bank Group CSM with David Hicks

'Highly useful as both an introduction to Scrum and Scrum Mastering. Colin was highly knowledgable and engaging.'

Thomas Rycroft Software Engineer, Thales UK Ltd – Training and Consultancy CSM with Colin Bird

'I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course, very engaging and interactive.'

Connor Glover Project Manager at Centrica CSM with David Hicks

'Donna from Agil8 was a great source of information as I was uncertain about which course would best fit my future plans following a career break, I consequently chose to do the CSM. David was an exceptional trainer and was able to evidence every aspect of the SCRUM framework using multiple scenarios and sectors, plus I can now comfortably articulate the significant benefits of Agile over Waterfall ! Very enjoyable - thank you.'

Zeb Amin Former Head of ICT (University Sector) CSM with David Hicks

'Just a quick note of thanks for an excellent course. Really refreshing and even though I have been working in the Agile Scrum space for a number of years, I certainly learned a number of things and areas for improvement in the way Scrum is applied within my area.'

Jaspal Khatkar Treadstone Consulting Ltd CSM with David Hicks

'Course was a good format, trainer was very good and I particularly thought the practical nature of the course was effective.'

Sean Donnelly Software Engineer, Leonardo Airborne & Space Systems CSM with Stuart Turner

'Dave was a really engaging trainer, with a really varied approach to teaching and applying Scrum methodology.'

Assoicate Deloitte LLP CSM with David Hicks

'I am happy that I took the time to attend this course. It has been very useful and I feel it will be essential in my role and development of both myself and department.'

Damien Walters Senior Associate, Deloitte LLP CSM with David Hicks

'Very insightful, fun and impactful. Highly recommended, David is a star trainer!'

Tech Consultant Silicon Dalston Ltd CSM with David Hicks

'An excellent course to walk through the fundamentals of Agile and Scrum. Recommended for newbies and experienced practitioners.'

Stuart Murphy Business Manager, Jendev CSM with David Hicks

'This is an amazing course that has taught me a lot of values, that will help me in my day to day role. I am very pleased to have attended this course.'

Martin Onyesom Scrum Master CSM with David Hicks

'Excellent course, very informative and inspiring to start using Scrum framework in my daily work.'

Wojciech Nodzynski CSM with David Hicks

'Colin delivers a fantastic course, that is supported by his experience and depth of expertise.'

Sam Yearsley Business Analyst, Deloitte LLP CSM with Colin Bird

'Dave provided great insights and details throughout the course, supporting best practice approaches, with real world examples. A great 2 days.'

Ros Hendry CSM with David Hicks

'Fantastic course that has improved my knowledge of Scrum (and ways my project has been doing it wrong!) Will be recommending to colleagues and others on my project team.'

Anonymous Technology Analyst CSM with Colin Bird

'Dave was fantastic, very clear and knowledgeable. A great story teller!'

Charlie Dunbar MSD CSM with David Hicks

'A really enjoyable two days, delivered in a practical way. Great to meet new people and more importantly, learn how our industries are using Scrum. Very thorough and interesting overall.'

Rashida Kapasi Brand Manager, MSD CSM with David Hicks

'Great course covering the Scrum framework, enabling you with the collateral to apply this. Definitely recommend!'

Anonymous Management Consultant CSM with Colin Bird

'Bright and fast paced training. Easy to understand and retain knowledge.'

Judith Stephenson Test Manager CSM with David Hicks

'Greatly varied course offering appreciation of the numerous components of Scrum - from principles to roles to events. The course was engaging with relevant and memorable exercises. Thank you.'

Caroline Hicks Management Consultant, Deloitte LLP CSM with Colin Bird

'This course / training will change your knowledge on Agile and Scrum, and how much impact it has on your organisation.'

Artemas Muzanenhamo Righmove Plc CSM with David Hicks

'Dave was a great trainer with lots of enthusiasm and knowledge. This really helped bring the course to life. I would recommend this course for those looking to increase their knowledge of Scrum.'

Graham Turnbull Project Manager CSPO with David Hicks

'I thought Colin did a great job of delivering the content and providing real world examples.'

Lewis Dyke Consultant, North Highland UK Ltd CSM with Colin Bird

'This course is informative and engaging. Colin was a great trainer and included real lfe examples, which helped put things into perspective. I would definitely recommend this course.'

Nihal Vora Business Analyst, North Highland UK Ltd. CSM with Colin Bird

'Great course and excited to return to work and share the knowledge.'

Laura Kelly Project Coordinator CSM with David Hicks

'Knowledgable trainer with real life experience. Great balance between theory and practical exercises.'

Will Pitchers Engagement Lead, North Highland UK Ltd. CSM with Colin Bird

'Excellent course, would recommend to anyone considering this role.'

Yewande Odusote Business Analyst CSM with Colin Bird

'Whether you are a Scrum Master or someone who needs to better understand Agile, this is a great way to cover the basics. Dave kept it entertaining throughout.'

Danielle Brooks British Heart Foundation CSM with David Hicks

'Colin was an engaging and informative instructor - he brought topics to life and taught all of the topics well, in an enthusiastic manner.'

James Harrison Analyst CSM with Colin Bird

'Tangible, relevant course that will allow me to pick and choose elements to apply in my job.'

Design Consultant CSM with Colin Bird

'Fantastic course and trainer, ticked all the boxes.'

Claire Bickerton Co Founder Designer CSM with David Hicks

'Colin did a great job of breaking down the elements of SCRUM and helping non technical delegates grab the concepts. The training was great and the energiser exercises were fun and educational.'

Dami Siyanbola Project Manager CSM with Colin Bird

'Great taster course of Agile.'

Mollie Huckerby Analyst, Highland Uk Ltd CSM with Colin Bird

'Would thoroughly recommend this course for any business person looking to learn Scrum and Agile methodology.'

Financial Services Company CSM with David Hicks

'Found the trainer very experienced. Very helpful suggestions, to go back and implement some of the ideas.'

Project Manager University of Oxford CSM with Stuart Turner

'Great course for a company 'embracing' Agile.'

Anonymous CSM with David Hicks

'I feel the Agil8 Certified SCRUM Master course has given me the tools to be an effective member on SCRUM teams. I hope in the future to become a SCRUM Master with great real world development team experience.'

CSM with David Hicks

"Enlightening on the myths of Agile and enabled me to have the confidence to use it with my future clients."

Helen Williams Project Manager CSM with David Hicks

"If you're in doubt about where to go for your Agile training then look no further, This course exceeded my expectations in terms of both learning and enjoyment. Highly recommended."

Katherine Drake-Torrance Programme Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Highly enjoyable course. Very informative and interactive, Dave is a great trainer and was easily able to answer all questions and provide further information where needed."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"I've attended webinars, read books and spoken to many people about agile and scrum. I'm also a lean practitioner however this was by far the best training I've attended on the subject. I feel confident in my knowledge of the framework now."

Nikki Jamieson CSM course with David Hicks

"The course was interactive, exciting and full of real world examples. Went away with a belief that I can apply these lessons elsewhere."

Nial O'Kane CSM course with David Hicks

"Dave was wonderful, highly knowledgeable and engaging. Great energy and overall a brilliant course. I would recommend to anyone interested in scrum and agile methodology. I learnt so much."

Nicola Smith Brand Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Dave delivered the course really well. Great content in the handbook covering both the agile methodology and other methodologies. Dave also presented great real life examples where scrum is being used in practice."

Anonymous CSM course with David Hicks

"I have been exposed to agile at work but this course has solidified my knowledge and confidence. I can't wait to put all this knowledge into good use and help educate my work colleagues on adopting the agile mindset."

Abidemi Akeredolu Business Analyst CSM course with David Hicks

"David from Agil8 is an excellent trainer and a testament to the agile community. His training style is engaging, fun and informative and I would highly recommend him and agil8 to others."

Zaffer Mahtey CSM course with David Hicks

"David delivered the content in a fun but informative manner, using real industry examples throughout. Every part of the content was clearly explained and nothing felt misunderstood by me."

Indran Naidoo Service Portfolio Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Really enjoyed the course, David has a lot of energy which helps to simplify and give examples to help understand."

Sunita Kang CSM course with David Hicks

"A comprehensive overview of what should be expected of a PO, delivered in a realistic and interactive way."

Mike Dillion CSM course with David Hicks

"An insightful and productive 2 days, great for consolidating knowledge and applying the theory as well as sharing experiences with others on the same journey. I'm sold on the value of scrum, thanks Dave."

Gaby Lipman Product Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

Simon Leighton Developer CSM 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

"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

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

Iris Ozgur CSM course with David Hicks

"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

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

Stan Reinholds Consultant CSM course with David Hicks

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

Francesco Di Natalie Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Excellent, friendly, informative and interactive."

Steven Sexton CSM course with David Hicks

"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 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

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

Paul Grigg CSM course with David Hicks

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

Graham Alldis CSM 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

"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

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

Joy Phillips CSM course with David Hicks

"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

"The course brought clarity and context to scrum."

Steven Shand Software Engineering Manager CSM course with David Hicks

"Fantastic trainer and very high quality course." 

Nic Foley CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

Anonymous CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

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

Colin Prestage CSM course with Karim Harbott

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

Anonymous CSM course with Sallyann Freudenberg

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

Anonymous CSM course with Zia Malik

"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

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

Sandra Wayman CSM course with David Hicks

"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

"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

"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'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

"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

"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

"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

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

Agnes Pihaj-Magyar CSM 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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

Steve Clarke ScrumMaster Training with Shaun Smith

"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

"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