Testimonials

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) – Live Online Training

"Matt was a great trainer, would highly recommend learning with him."

Rianne Lewis Cloud Engineer, News UK CSM Live Online Training with Matt Roadnight

"Dave was an amazing trainer, very personable, incredibly knowledgeable - thoroughly recommended!"

William Howard Project Manager, Investis Digital CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Matt was excellent, very engaging and great with the structure of the course. if you want some agile fundamentals, he is probably one of the good ones to learn from."

Rocsana Chereches Senior Project Manager, News UK CSM Live Online Training with Matt Roadnight

"I couldn't have asked for a better trainer. Derek makes it so easy to understand and his calm demeanour is something I hope to embody going forward. Derek was methodical in his approach however he responded to the needs of the group and let us talk it out before gently guiding us in the right direction, which really helped me grasp the Why. His commitment to the groups learning is what made this course so enjoyable, he really wants us to succeed and is clearly passionate about Scrum, he lives and breathes it.
This is THE best course I have been on and I only wish I could work with Derek 'in real life' as my development would surely rocket. I completed the Scrum Master course in October 2021 and I got a new job in this field in January 2022. My eternal thanks to Derek and I'll be on the lookout for more courses / opportunities to interact with him.
Thank you Derek."

Beth Batty Rail Delivery Group CSM Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"The Agil8 Certified Scrum Master course was a brilliant example of how to do virtual training well. Not only was the content a great mix of theory and practice, but through the online classroom and breakout rooms, they managed to keep the course really engaging."

Fran Hutchinson Senior Manager, Digital Delivery and Planning, BT PLC CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"It was an absolute pleasure to attend the training. Very interactive with lots of practical tips."

Vagisha Chitransha Sr Manager, Process Engineering, HSBC CSM Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"This course provided a solid introduction to the Scrum process and would be a great help to any team that is either beginning an Agile journey or is already on one and wants to expand their knowledge."

Stephen McNamara ULTRA Electronics Ltd CSM Live Online Training with Matt Roadnight

"Thoroughly enjoyable course delivered by a true master of Scrum. No question was too small nor opinion unwarranted and Derek engaged every person on the course as if we were working one on one. The course material was clear and easy to follow throughout. Bravo Derek and the Team."

Alix Humphries Software Engineer, SI Games CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"Matt has clearly picked up an enormous amount of experience over the years in agile project management and Scrum and was able to provide an interactive and enjoyable training experience."

James Clark ULTRA Electronics Ltd CSM Live Online Training with Matt Roadnight

"One of the best learning experiences. Delivery was engaging and enjoyable, the admin and organisation of the activities well established and thought through and the material was translated from theory to practical terms which is one of the most important components often missed."

Jason Querini Senior Manager Process Design and Re-engineering, HSBC CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"Matt was Dynamic, Amicable and well informed. He was clearly experienced in what he does and adapted his delivery style really well to accommodate us all."

Stuart Brady Portfolio Analyst, Natwest CSM Live Online Training with Matt Roadnight

"A fantastic course delivered by a fantastic teacher. It's not very often that a two day training session leaves you feeling energised but this one certainly did!"

Ant Farley QA Manager - Development, Sports Interactive CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"A very engaging, relevant and thorough overview of the topic."

Simon Rogers ULTRA Electronics Ltd CSM Live Online Training with Matt Roadnight

"The course was fun and provided a real insight into a sprint. Thanks Dave."

Kajol Rani Graduate - Scrum Master, BT CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I really enjoyed the course. This was my first time learning about scrum and it was comprehensive and easy to understand."

Carol Cao Management consultant, Pen Partnership CSM Live Online Training with Matt Roadnight

"Came in not knowing what to expect and at the end of the course left with an understanding of what Scrum is and how it can be beneficial."

Okwaeze Otusi Software Engineer, SI Games CSM Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"I would highly recommend this course for anyone from any background looking to learn about Scrum."

Jordan Day Software Developer, SI Games CSM Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"The Scrum Master course was fun and engaging and I was able to learn so much from it."

Mark Woodger Head of Research and Localisation, Sports Interactive CSM Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"A fantastic course that provides everything you need to learn to become a CSM."

Chris Henderson Process Engineer, HSBC CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"This was the best Agile course I have attended. The trainer was knowledgeable and lots of real world examples to back up the theory."

Daniel Wray Senior Manager, HSBC CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"The course was well structured from a content/interaction point of view and the trainer was engaging and experienced. It had been clearly considered how to present it online. The software was magic and the zoom breakout rooms worked brilliantly."

James McSweeney Technical Delivery Manager, Cambridge University Press and Assessments CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Definitely recommend doing this course as it lets you learn and experience elements you would not always get from just reading documentation."

Kevin Turner Lead Software Engineer, SI Games CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"Worth the investment even if you have been doing the role for a while."

Shaneek Glispie Delivery Manager , Department of Education CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Super training! Would highly recommend. Great content, collaboration and super tools."

Bethan Perriman Project Manager, BT PLC CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Great course, information was presented in a fun and straightforward way. Never thought I'd say that!"

Max Morris Senior Software Engineer, SI Games CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"Excellent, interactive training using a collaboration tool developed by and bespoke for Agil8. Would strongly recommend."

Donna Portman Team Lead / Project Manager, quofox GmbH CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Fantastic energy from Trainer Dave & a great mix of theory with practical learning! Hugely valuable & lots of great tools and techniques that I will be able to apply in every day work life. A new language that I now understand and will use as a result of this training! Thank you Agil8 :-)"

Stephanie Atkinson HR Director, BT PLC CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

"A fantastic and engaging introduction to the Scrum Framework and the Scrum Master role which I would recommend to anyone who is interested in adopting a more agile approach to software development and/or project management in general."

Alex Pitt Associate Producer, Sports Interactive CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"I found Derek Davidson to be a highly engaging trainer with a fantastic ability bring the course contents to life. His constant encouragement to ask questions, the use of games and his deep knowledge of the subject with real world examples made it very informative and enjoyable."

Nick Habershon Senior Software Engineer, Sports Interactive CSM Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"Nice course (clear and useful content) and a great trainer."

Cristina Alves Digital, Product Manager, Boston Scientific CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

“I came into this course hoping to learn a bit about the Scrum framework, and left knowing a lot about the Scrum framework, as well as how best to deliver technical content. Without wanting to overdo the hyperbole, the course instructor, Derek, has to be one of the most knowledgeable Scrum trainers on the planet. If you have questions, Derek has the answers.”

James Hawkins Software Engineer, Linnworks CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"I'd recommend this course for anyone looking for an introduction to the world of Scrum, or as a way to top up any existing knowledge on the subject."

Danny Quin Licensing Producer, SportsInteractive CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"I would recommend this course to anyone. It is fantastic no matter what your knowledge of Agile currently is. The trainer Dave was amazing and kept us all really engaged. If you're thinking of taking this course, then go for it!"

Louise Hannah Scrum Master, BT PLC CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"One of the most engaging and interactive training courses I have been on. Very well structure and great delivery by the facilitator."

Sofia Zanon di Valgiurata Automation and Demand Manager, HSBC CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"The Scrum Master course was very engaging and Derek Davidson was a great coach / course leader over the two days, the content was delivered at a good pace with clear pointers on how to prepare."

Jo Ford Delivery Manager, Torchbox Ltd CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"Derek is a fantastic trainer - super knowledgeable and engaging! I absolutely enjoyed this course, the early morning starts were well worth it."

Dianna Fu Process Engineering Manager, HSBC CSM Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"Great course enjoyed it very much and learned a lot from it. Also great that the instructor took the time to answer everyone's questions.”

Randa Gebara Delivery Lead, Gumtree CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"Dave was a fantastic trainer, funny and engaging, he managed to make what looked like boring content very interesting and applicable to my job."

Sean Cam Junior Business Analyst, Symfos CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Inspiring and impressive. This course doesn't just promise a better future for your organisation it actually proves its value through practical, relatable exercises, inspection of their outcomes and focused, actionable advice on how to socialise what you've learned back at your business. I left feeling more positive about change than I have in a long time."

Stephen Davidson Features & Design Producer, Sports Interactive CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"It was one of the best training courses I have been on, even virtually Dave kept the online classroom lively, which is no mean feat."

Priyanjali Banerjee Delivery Lead, Hymans Robertson LLP CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

"A great course, delivered well. Particularly appreciated the third day live scrum session to add a practical, reflective aspect on the theory behind scrum and sprints. I think it has opened a lot of our eyes to the possibilities of scrum."

Andrew Howat Tools Producer CSM - Live Online Training with Tom Reynolds

"Derek Davidson elaborates on every concept and gets everyone on the course involved to get their opinion which is really informative and speeds up the learning process."

Ozgur Erisir QA Engineering Manager, Euromoney CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"The training was amazing, Derek is a fabulous instructor and you can see he speaks from experience. Really insightful and definitely recommend it to anyone who wishes to learn Scrum."

Bruno Sansigolo Software Engineer, Linnworks CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"Brilliant virtual CSM course with David. I was nervous as I am very much a classroom based learner, but this course was a success and I would definitely use Agil8 again."

Samantha Taylor Scrum Master, Unilink Software Ltd. CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Agil8 Scrum Master Course Package is Certainly Value for Money!"

Olu Olatayo-Moses Project and Business Lecturer, Make UK CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I thoroughly recommend this course if you're new to scrum and agile ways of working."

Claire Allen Digital Project Manager, BT PLC CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Agil8 Scrum Master training has been incredibly interesting and facilitated. It's given me all the tools to enable my applying agile, scrum framework and key techniques to my job!"

Ludovica Archibugi Digital PM, BT PLC CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I came away from the course with a better understanding of agile and scrum, due to the trainers ability to convey the material."

Chris Gripton Lead Producer CSM - Live Online Training with Tom Reynolds

"Dave was a fantastic coach lending his expertise to cover a broad range of experiences and applications. I thoroughly recommend anyone looking to broaden their knowledge take this course."

Chris Spearman Campaign Manager, Fourth Floor Creative CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Thanks for keeping the training very simple and providing real-time case studies. Good tools to facilitate online/remote training. Excellent facilitation skills."

Anthony Thomas Thattarzikathu Scrum Master, BT PLC CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I found the course and trainer both challenging and engaging, and am confident that the lessons learned will help me get the best from my team."

Stuart Warren Senior Producer, Sports Interactive CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"The teachers are calm, friendly and explain everything brilliantly. Highly recommend!"

Adam Bell QA Manager, Sports Interactive CSM - Live Online Training with Derek Davidson

"Don’t hesitate to book your place on the Scrum Master Training Course. The trainer was superb in terms of being a subject matter expert, and had the ability to keep me engaged for 2 days. It was a fun way to learn even whilst using Zoom during the pandemic."

Peter Jackson EMS Team Leader, Soni Ltd CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

"The CSM course by Agil8 was absolutely fantastic, real scenarios and a step by step example project!"

Martin Bell Senior PMO Analyst, Martin Bell CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"My Scum Master Training was the most rewarding, remote experience since COVID began."

Francis McGowan Business Analyst , Difrent Ltd CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I really enjoyed the CSM course. The pace and communication was very well pitched and the whole Zoom and Virtual Classroom logistics were spot on - and worked much better than I had anticipated. Well done for all the effort that must have gone into being ready to deliver the course; it really paid dividends!"

Tony Hoggan PM / Scrum Master, Seareach CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Excellent training course, Dave is very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Never thought it would be so much fun!"

Rajesh Chungath Prabhakaran Technical Project Manager CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course. It will pay real dividends for me and my organisation."

Mike Hughes Project Manager, BT PLC CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Great course to attend that is so relevant to my day to day environment and good to have had a Trainer that is not just academic, but also has had practical real case experience."

Gaetano Gabellone Project Manager, MSCI Kft. CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I had my reservations about the course being entirely online, but Agil8 and Dave Hicks delivered an excellent course. It was engaging and set up well in an online environment with Agil8's virtual classroom and breakout rooms for group tasks 10/10."

David Greaves Operations Manager, David Greaves CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Even though I've worked with Agile Scrum for 10 years, I still found this very useful to consolidate knowledge, learn some new things and change some preconceptions I had on scrum."

Michael Tsikkos Developer Consultant, Microsoft CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I would highly recommend this training course. The materials are highly engaging and the course was structured very well - keeping my attention for a full two days. I will actively be seeking out future opportunities to do training courses with this provider, and David again."

Lianne Sherlock Engagement Delivery and Knowledge Lead, Redkite Intelligence CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Dave Hicks a very experienced trainer who makes this CSM course interactive and very enjoyable."

Pete Antoniou Senior Project Manager/Scrum Master, Cyber Collective Ltd CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"We all had the opportunity to get to know each other just as much as a classroom would have allowed. Maybe even more as we had people from various countries on the course. I paid for this course myself, it has been worth every penny."

Jo Freegard Data Engineer, Data Monsters CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I really enjoyed the Scrum Master course, a lot of practical tasks and applicable knowledge. After the course, I feel confident to start my new role as a Scrum Master. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to dive into the Agile methodology. Thank you!"

Ekaterina Tarapovskaia Marketing Manager,Twied CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Really thorough and enjoyable course, very interactive even though it was remote! Would definitely recommend."

Maddie Edwards Graduate Business Consultant, Principle One CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"It was one of the most fun training sessions I’ve attended in a long time. I feel more confident about my scrum knowledge."

Victoria Van-Es PO/BA, Parmenion CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"This was a fabulous course! Thanks so much."

Sarah Santiapillai Delivery Manager, Home Office CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Fantastic course from the agile experts!"

Mark Hendry Programme Manager, BT PLC CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I actually preferred this online course to any face to face one I have attended. The use of the technology made it seamless. I paid for this course myself, it has been worth every penny."

Jo Freegard Data Engineer, Data Monsters CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Agil8 is clearly well versed in running this course. The booking process and communication running up to the start of the course are great as is the format of the training. The course is very interactive and the trainer, David, is very engaging."

Sam Bliss Head of Operations, Adapt Digital Ltd CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I came away with a good understanding of not only the component parts and the process, but also an understanding of where it sits in the overall business."

Matthew Ryan Mobile Developer, taptrip CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Agil8 brought home the simplicity of Agile, the course was delivered in a way that everyone could take part and learn, which is commendable during remote working."

Paula Jenkins Product Manager & Scrum Master, BT PLC CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Training with Agil8 and especially David Hicks is very dynamic! You won't get bored!"

Pedro Ferreira Project Manager, The Unipro Group CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"This course was really valuable - it put theory into practice & helped me to feel confident to coach my business, on how to use Scrum, to help us become more agile."

Grace Bailey Activity Manager, Grace Bailey CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Agil8's Scrum Master course was a fantastic insight in managing an agile team. I would highly recommend it."

Katie Morrison Campaign Manager, Fourth Floor Creative CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I would highly recommend agil8 as a training provider. The virtual experience was very good with a combination of teaching, team discussion and interactive exercises and David was very knowledgable/entertaining."

Gita Lackman Project Manager, Gita Lackman CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Agil8 will get you quickly to a sound understanding of Agile scrum and how to adapt it to your context!"

Jair Gonzalez FAE Manager, Ansys Inc CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"What a fantastic end-to-end learning experience! This has been one of the best training courses I have attended and I highly recommend Agil8 for your Agile training needs."

Harsh Heria Programme Manager, AIRAH Ltd CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I would never have thought a virtual training course could be so interactive."

Anita Chick Scrum Master, BT PLC CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"This was one of the best training courses for agile management I had within the last years!"

Günther Hasna Manager Application Engineering, Ansys Inc CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"I really enjoyed the Course. The pace and communication was very well pitched and the whole Zoom and Classrooms logistics were spot on and worked much better than I had anticipated. I know that things only seem 'effortless' when they are preceded by lots of preparation and practise. Well done for all the effort that must have gone into being ready to deliver the course, it really paid dividends."

Tony Hoggan PM / Scrum Master, Seareach CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

'David and the team at agil8 have given me the knowledge and tools I and my organisation need for success. I learned way more than I had expected with what is probably the most engaging course delivery I have witnessed for many years. Agil8 are Great!'

Martin Lawson Product Line Manager, Digital Industrial Innovation CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Fun course, plenty to learn and loads of chances to break out to do work in groups."

Aimee Pye Delivery Specialist, BT PLC CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

"Very useful course for getting to know about Scrum and managing Scrum teams. It's a safe environment to share experiences, ask questions and build Scrum knowledge through the interactive team games that are played as part of the course."

Stephen Nwadinobi Delivery Manager, YouView TV Ltd CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

'Fantastic training course. I was a bit apprehensive going into a two day course in lockdown during the covid crisis, as I thought it would be a bit intense over zoom for two days, but I was pleasantly surprised.

The course format was really good and engaging, not too much of following slides and the activities made sure everyone could get involved as and when they chose to. Activities were frequent enough to keep engagement high and particularly wanted to call out how good the breaks were - I think it was really important to give everyone the chance to stretch their legs and grab a coffee so frequently. It meant each time I came back I was revitalised to continue.

David was a brilliant trainer, very charismatic and energetic and offered a lot of his knowledge and happy to answer any questions that came his way. I thought the tools used were great - to be able to split into sub groups on Zoom was really good so that we all felt we were still engaging with others, rather than when we all fit into the big group session The whiteboard was good fun and useful tool to share ideas. The content itself was really good, I felt like I took away a lot of new ideas and ways of working in agile and am now looking forward to continuing my role with this knowledge to help.

All in all, would 100% recommend this course. I think you're doing a fantastic job of continuing the training and having adapted it to a virtual format in the crisis. It was really informative and you managed to keep it light and entertaining, which I often find difficult even with training in person, let alone a virtual course. Thanks a lot.' 

James Bennett Project Manager CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

'David was a brilliant and engaging trainer able to bring the content to life with real world examples and practical exercises. The virtual delivery also worked really well. Thank you!'

Jen Wagg, BT Programme Manager CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

'agil8 and your trainer, David Hicks made the whole experience of learning on the Certified ScrumMaster course a joy. It was serious fun with lots of 'hands-on' exercises considering it was taught remotely. Almost felt as though we were altogether in a real classroom. Well done!'

Kimberley Turner-Lashmar IMT PMO Co-ordinator CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

'Dave is a great trainer and the course content was excellent. Great use of interactive tools, I feel confident in my knowledge and being able to apply it in my workplace.'

Charlotte Thompson CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

'Given this was done via virtual setting, it was very engaging, informative and provided great platform to share case studies and current challenges we are facing.'

Tracey Chandler Transformation Partner CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

'Thank you so much for conducting such a fantastic Agile ScrumMaster course. It was an excellent use of two days and I look forward to putting the knowledge I have learned to use in my day to day role.'

Mike McKinlay IT Delivery Manager CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

'I'd highly recommend this course for a helpful, enjoyable, hands-on and pragmatic introduction to scrum. I've been practising agile for a few years but great to consolidate learning by filling in gaps, picking up tips and banish bad habits.'

Paul Drinkwater Senior Manager CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

'David was great, very engaging and made it clear where and how you can apply the knowledge to real business examples.'

Charlie Parkhouse Project Manager CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

'Great session delivered brilliantly online given the current COVID situation, the content still worked really well.'

Chris Fowler Project Manager CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

'Extremely experienced trainer, with great knowledge and a good style of coaching.'

Pat Hamilton Principle Technology Partner CSM Live Online Training with David Hicks

'The course was a great mix of Group workshops and Scrum theoretical over the 2 days. The content platform worked well for remote learners and trainer David was always happy to field questions regards the course contents application in the business world.'

Graham Shopland CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

'Informative, engaging and personable.'

Jon Dixon Sales Team Manager CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

'I was a little hesitant to take this course online, but it surpassed my expectations. It was interactive, informative and fun! Our group was engaged until the very last minute through an excellent use of multiple platforms, that successfully combined David's expert knowledge, with online team exercises and useful discussions.'

Ghada Al Said Marketing CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

'Best course ever!'

Felix May Operations CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

'Fantastic session delivered by a great trainer. Would highly recommend the course and Agil8'

Christopher Egan Lead Manager, Nationwide CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

'Agil8's two-day CSM training session was the most compact training I have ever had. Quite professional and interactive sessions were interspersed with well planned breaks. I would recommend.'

Pawan Kumar BA / PM CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

'An excellent course and with excellent trainers who had in-depth knowledge of all things 'agile'. I will implement what I've learned within my PM role.'

Spencer Rowe Project Manager CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks

'David was an excellent trainer. He made the training fun and interactive at the same time. Concepts of Scrum were explained very clearly.'

Yatin Kamat Senior Project Manager CSM - Live Online Training with David Hicks