Acquiring SEUs for CSP – and Agile Workshop Facilitation
13 Apr 2017
Many of our past students express an interest in the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) qualification, and so recently we sent an email to them all providing further information about requirements – some useful reference information in order to help them acquire those illusive 70 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) and support their CSP application. A copy of the email is shared below. We will follow up this first email, in a series, with supplementary emails with additional advice so do get in touch if you would like to be added to the mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would also like to recommend one of our upcoming courses which is eligible for Category B SEUs. Our Agile Workshop Facilitation course, taking place on 25-26 April, is one of two Scrum Alliance-approved Advanced Agile courses (the other being the Agile Analysis and Story Writing course) and, our April course coming up will be the last taught by our wonderfully experienced Agile trainer, coach and facilitator, Julia Godwin. We’ve worked with Julia for over 20 years now and she is a passionate Agilist with a wealth of experience. She will be retiring this year and so her course later this month will be her last […]
The term Agile originates from the Agile Manifesto of 2001, but the first Agile approaches emerged in the 1990s with Scrum and eXtreme Programming (XP). The agil8 approach brings expertise built over 20 years with these early Agile methods right through to the latest developments such as Lean Kanban.
The agil8 approach is to help you select, tailor, define and implement the best Lean and Agile approach for your own particular circumstances. What is right for one organisation or project is not necessarily right for another. Whilst many of the challenges that different organisations face in implementing Agile are often the same, the solutions to those challenges are, like the organisations themselves, always unique. Moreover, organisations and circumstances change so what is the best solution today is unlikely to be the best solution tomorrow. Above all else, the agil8 approach emphasises the important of continuous evolutionary improvement.
This kind of expertise only comes with years of experience. Lean and Agile is fine in theory, but without a deep practical understanding of the different approaches and how to make them work in the real world their potential is very difficult to realise.
The agil8 enablement approach can be applied at any scale from the individual team, departmental or enterprise level. It covers everything that you need to make your transition to Lean and Agile effective and successful including Initiation, Training and Education, Coaching, Reviews and Retrospectives, and Transformation Management.
Scrum is the most popular agile method by far, and is usually at the heart of the approach adopted by agil8 clients. However, Scrum’s apparent simplicity raises challenges when attempting to map it onto a complex organisation, so the agil8 approach involves applying Scrum in the best possible way for each unique circumstance.