2e1ax_default_entry_SCR20146-Seals-Final-REPThe quality of Agil8’s training provision has just been rewarded with the highly coveted Registered Education Provider (REP®) status from the Scrum Alliance®.  Agil8 joins just 8 other organisations in the UK and 87 worldwide with this award.

In order to be accepted, Agil8’s course content was thoroughly reviewed in order to verify that the training material is consistent with Scrum and Agile principles.  Agil8 was successful in immediately adding 2 new courses to their Agile training portfolio.  A new, highly interactive and hands-on 3-day course in Agile Software Development, leading to the Certified Scrum Developer qualification, was reviewed by third-party industry thought leaders in order to be ratified.

In addition, a two-day workshop in Agile Analysis and Story Writing provides valuable further learning for Scrum team members looking to improve their use of Agile User Stories and provides 14 SEUSs for those working towards Certified Scrum Professional.  Further courses are to follow and may now be viewed on the agil8 Scrum Alliance REP page which also includes listings for agil8’s schedule of Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner classes.

In addition to course material review, Agil8’s experienced Agile trainers were also evaluated based on their experience and past track record, and had to demonstrate in concrete ways their commitment to continuous improvement.

Scrum Alliance Managing Director, Carol McEwan said, “At Scrum Alliance, we value each and every REP and spend time reviewing each and every one carefully.  We realise it is not easy to become a REP.  Agil8 had to demonstrate excellence in courseware and trainers to be accepted and we know that takes time and dedication.  Now that they are accepted, we wish them continued success and will work to support them as part of our Scrum Alliance community.”

David Hicks, Founder and CEO of Agil8 summed up, “I’m delighted that agil8 is now a Scrum Alliance REP.  This means that we can now offer a full range of training courses that will enable our customers to attain Certified Scrum Developer and Certified Scrum Professional status. Agil8 trainers are the very best in the industry and, as a Scrum Alliance REP, we are able to offer the very best Agile training programmes possible”.

Scrum Alliance® is a non-for-profit organisation with over 350,000 professional members in 175 countries. Their mission is to promote widespread adoption and effective practice of Scrum in order to transform the world of work through increased employee engagement and improved business results. It provides a forum for interactive learning throughout the world.

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