Shaun Smith – Testimonials

"Useful for people of all levels of Agile experience, covers content from both small team to portfolio level."

Hugh Emery Product Owner, Novuna Live Online Leading SAFe 5.1 with Shaun Smith

"I am qualified, traditional project manager but Agile is certainly the way to go."

Zack Tondoro Compliance Case Manager Live Online Leading SAFe 5.1 with Shaun Smith

"I did the course online and it felt like I was in a classroom, face to face with other clients The material and the process used to deliver the course, including the hourly breakout sessions to meet and discuss with other delegates was very useful."

Chris Madumere Programme Test Manager Live Online Leading SAFe 5.1 with Shaun Smith

"Great course, very well laid out. A good mix of practical and theory based content plus breaks to give us more mature students a moment to digest everything. Really enjoyed it."

Suzy Wardle Head of ePMO / Virgin Leading SAFe 5.1 with Shaun Smith

"Leading SAFe was an extremely insightful and practical course led by Shaun who demonstrated the depth of his expertise coupled with real world experience of helping organisations implement SAFe. The framework not only provides useful guiding principles, it also provides practical tools that can be used to help implement or improve SAFe adoption. I've taken lots away from this course and look forward to applying it as my organisation continues to grow."

Helen Davis Head of PMO & Corporate Governance / FITTS Leading SAFe with Shaun Smith

"Really well delivered course - very valuable."

Sam Lewis IT Consultant / Wavestone Leading SAFe 5.1 with Shaun Smith

"A useful course to understand the concepts of SAFe and how they could help your organisation."

Pam Jones NSE Product Owner for ServiceNow, Deloitte Live Online SAFe LPM with Shaun Smith

"Really interesting and insightful learning, challenges a lot of old ways of working."

Brad Etcell Portfolio Manager, Deloitte Live Online SAFe LPM with Shaun Smith

"The SAFe LPM training is really helpful. Shaun provided great training covering a lot of content in just 2 days. Thanks! 🙂 "

Javier Camarasa Garcia Product / Agile Coach, Javier Camarasa Garcia Live Online SAFe LPM with Shaun Smith

"I loved the SAFe Lean Portfolio Management course! It is the best way to learn how to support organisations to implement SAFe at the Portfolio level."

Tatiana McGlynn Program Manager SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) - Live Online Training with Shaun Smith

"I've just finished the LPM Course with Agil8 and another great experience with them and a great course to take. Just the right time in my learning to start to specialise in the Portfolio and looking forward to implementing the things I've learned."

Liz White Agile Coach, SPC Coaching LPM with Andrea Darabos and Shaun Smith

"Where this course and SAFe excels together, is they combine to not only explained the theory, acknowledged the realities of where you are but also offer potential solutions or compromises to bridge the gap based on experience."

Terry Newton Release Train Manager, Natwest Group SAFe RTE Live Online with Andrea Darabos and Shaun Smith

"I've just finished the LPM Course with Agil8 and another great experience with them and a great course to take. Just the right time in my learning to start to specialise in the Portfolio and looking forward to implementing the things I've learned"

Liz White Agile Coach, SPC Coaching LPM with Andrea Darabos and Shaun Smith

"I liked the way this course was designed and covered in online mode."

Ajay Kumar Scrum Master, NatWest Group SAFe RTE Live Online with Andrea Darabos and Shaun Smith

"Andrea and Sean were both terrific, both in terms of their knowledge and delivery, and their sense of when to adjust the schedule to account for Zoom fatigue etc."

Simon Ellis Release Train Manager, NatWest Group SAFe RTE Live Online with Andrea Darabos and Shaun Smith

"Well delivered course with great trainers. Intense but satisfying."

Mark Lewis Release Train Manager, Natwest Group SAFe RTE Live Online with Andrea Darabos and Shaun Smith

"Whilst I have done this role for 6 months now, there is so much more to the job than I realised. This course has opened my eyes to the wider opportunities available."

Richard Smith Release Train Manager, Natwest Group SAFe RTE Live Online with Andrea Darabos and Shaun Smith

"The real quality of the course is in the shared knowledge that comes to the front through the exercises and breakout conversations."

Matt Evans Scrum Master, NatWest Group Live Online SAFe RTE with Andrea Darabos and Shaun Smith

"Starting out as a new RTe, I found this course to be invaluable. It brought the role to life, with real examples and the iteration on the course, was at the right level and also a great way to learn."

Sharon Robinson Programme Manager/RTM, Natwest Group SAFe RTE Live Online with Andrea Darabos and Shaun Smith

"The course was really good.... the activities are super and interactive. It would have been even more engaging, if it were a class room session, so hoping to attend more post Covid situation. Overall it's a different experience..... Thanks Agil8!"

Siva Ilindra Scrum Master, NatWest Group SAFe RTE Live Online with Andrea Darabos and Shaun Smith

"Fantastic course that I've thoroughly enjoyed. I'd definitely recommend it, especially if you have worked on a Scaled Agile delivery for a period and you want to further your knowledge and skills set to improve delivery in your organisation."

Matt Evans Scrum Master, NatWest Group Live Online SAFe RTE with Andrea Darabos and Shaun Smith

"Enjoyable, inspirational course from experienced, knowledgeable professional trainers that has left me confident in taking the related exam."

Keith Dukes Release Train Manager, Natwest Group Live Online SAFe RTE with Andrea Darabos and Shaun Smith

'Shaun was very knowledgeable and able to apply it to our scenarios.'

Anonymous SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

'Good eye opener to take a fresh look at solving real issues that are on a large scale.'

Anonymous SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

'Excellent delivery of content and very relevant to how we are looking to transform.'

Paul Couchman Jaguar Landrover SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

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

Rob Slaughter SAFe with Shaun Smith

'Great course. Fast paced. Makes sense.'

Chris Webb Leading SAFe with Shaun Smith

'A great overview on SAFe and using Agile, at scale, as a whole. Well considered, planned delivery of a course, with a lot of material. I am excited to work with our larger customers in implementing this.'

Neil Topping Delivery Manager,Kainos Software Ltd Leading SAFe with Shaun Smith

"Shaun demonstrates his knowledge and experience in an engaging manner. The course is an excellent mix of theory, slides and videos with lots of agile working exercises."

David Tomsett SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

'Best training course for Agile ways of working I have been on, with practical ways to change the ways you work.'

Moray Busch Consultant SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

'This course helped me formulate our DevOps and Agile strategy with a formal framework.' 

Darren Moulding IT Manager SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

'Really pleased to have a potentially dry subject matter brought to life.'

Simon Houghton Senior Consultant SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

'Excellent course, well organised, knowledgeable trainer and a good set of attendees from varying backgrounds. Quite enriched on these new principles introduced in the course.'

Anonymous SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

'Good course, that gives a good practical application of SAFe principles.'

Digital Solutions Manager SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

'Good course, pulls many sources together, big subject.'

Anonymous SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

'A very well presented course, knowledgable tutor and very clear explanation how the course learning, can be applied day to day.'

Financial Services Company SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

'Excellent and well delivered course. Very informative.'

Sean Rose Project Manager at Centrica Leading SAFe with Shaun Smith

"Great real life examples explanations to provide a realistic overview of implementing SAFe."

Anonymous SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

"Really engaging and informative course which has given me some great knowledge."

Anonymous SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

"Agil8 are a really good choice used them twice now and both courses really well ran."

David Hodgson SAFe Agilist with Shaun Smith

"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

"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

"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

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

Alan Marshall Scrum Product Owner Training with Shaun Smith

"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