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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 […]

Jon McNestrie

Jon is a passionate advocate of Agile Software Delivery with substantial practical experience as a lead developer, Scrum Master, project manager, and software consultant for a variety of clients in the financial and IT services sectors as well as in the public sector.

Originally from a consultancy background to large investment banks and asset managers, Jon remains a very hands on lead developer as well as an Agile coach, consultant and trainer, with significant experience of leading large development teams to deliver complex products and transformations!

Jon will be leading agil8 courses in North East England for us, where he is also the founder of Agile North East, a Scrum Alliance affiliated Meetup group. He continues to drive the forum and contribute content. Jon is a massive fan of hands on learning in the form of games and exercises and can always be found playing with Lego.

Areas of Proficiency:

  • Pragmatic approach to Agile coaching
  • Hands on learning evangelist
  • Scrum, Kanban, XP
  • Team Building and Facilitation

Relevant Training and Certifications:

  • Certified Scrum Professional
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Lego Serious Play trained facilitator