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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 […]

David Putman

With a longstanding interest in quality management and process improvement, in 2001 David trained with one of the godfathers of Agile, Bob Martin, in Chicago, followed by six months working alongside ObjectMentor coaches on his first Agile transition. Since then he has transformed, coached and managed teams and organisations in the UK, Europe, South Africa and India.

David has always been one of the foremost proponents of the need to improve quality in software development and is a popular speaker at local and international events.

A Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), David has many years experience of scaling practices that were originally intended for small teams to make them work at the enterprise level.

Having been associated with several award winning teams and shortlisted as Agile Coach of the year in 2011, David was awarded the Special Recognition award at the October 2012 Agile Awards ceremony in London for his services to the industry.

As a Scrum Alliance REP approved trainer, David provides the following public course training for agil8, as well as delivering a wide range of in-house training and coaching to clients from a wide range of industries, sectors, sizes and with very varying challenges:

Agile Analysis and Story Writing

Certified Scrum Developer (Java) – Agile Software Development

Certified Scrum Developer (.Net) – Agile Software Development