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  • Acquiring SEUs for CSP – and Agile Workshop Facilitation

    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 (enquiries@agil8.com). 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 […]

 

Our Approach

The new digital world requires new ways of developing software and business systems. Change is continuous and increasingly unpredictable. Collaborative Lean and Agile methods are taking over from traditional approaches as the favoured way to develop and operate solutions for maximum customer satisfaction and maximum return on investment.

However, successfully exploiting Lean and Agile methods is not easy. What exactly is your goal and how will success be measured? Which Agile techniques to use? How to tailor and apply them without diluting their effectiveness? Where, when and how to introduce them? How to integrate them with the rest of your processes and organisation?

Success requires a deep understanding of Lean and Agile methods, but simply training and reading books or articles is not enough. You also need a deep understanding of how to apply them – purposefully, practically and pragmatically – and how to manage the change process so that positive improvements can be positively effected and sustained against every dimension – people, processes and technologies. This deep understanding only comes from experience of implementing and using the full range of Lean and Agile methods, in many different environments, over many years.

agil8 enablement services provide everything that you need to make your transition to Lean and Agile effective and successful. They can be applied at any scale from the individual team, departmental or enterprise level and are available individually or as complete unified enablement package.

 

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  • Scoping, objectives and high level planning
  • Lean and Agile approach suitability assessment and selection
  • Enablement Champions and Governance

training

  • Training needs analysis and training plan
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Executive and stakeholder briefings
  • Lean and Agile Team Training

coaching

  • Full-time and part-time on-site coaching
  • Remote coaching by telephone and videoconference
  • Interim ScrumMastering and team coaching
  • Project and Product Management coaching
  • Coach the coaches

  • Best practice for Sprint Reviews, Demos and Showcases
  • Facilitation of Retrospectives
  • Trouble-shooting for challenged Agile teams and projects
  • Agile Healthchecks and Audits

  • Agile business strategy, vision and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Lean and Agile Organisational and Process Design
  • Offshore and distributed Lean and Agile