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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 ( 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 […]

Donna Hicks

Donna Hicks, co-founder and owner of agil8, leads the very capable back office team and has overall responsibility for Sales and Marketing and Customer Service.   If you are unsure which course to take, how to progress your career, or want to talk about in-house agile training and consulting, then Donna will most likely be the one to answer your questions.

Donna is also responsible for managing agil8’s Marketing function and so you can expect to find her at Agile events, managing agil8 communications, and supporting the wider agil8 community.

Donna has been working in the Agile field for 7 years and is a Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner.  Prior to this, she spent 18 years working at management consultancy Accenture, where she pursued a career in Knowledge Management and later on Capability Development and Training Strategy.  She was a member of the Global Consumer Goods and Services practice leadership team and managed the global training and knowledge management programme for 8 years.  Eventually, the lure of the countryside and a better work-life balance, led her to join her husband in his previous Agile company, where she was responsible for a strengthened marketing capability including marketing planning and strategy, conference management, communications strategy, SEO and website management, and social media.

Donna is a collaborative and dynamic manager, with a confident and outgoing personality and strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

Outside of work, Donna is mum to two teenage daughters (running the usual evening school-club taxi service), enjoys the ‘Good Life’ (and knows how to make cider, bacon and sausages and real bread), and is a keen open-water swimmer and triathlete.

You can connect with Donna on LinkedIn here and via the company Twitter feed here.