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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 […]

Karim Harbott

Karim is an experienced enterprise Agile Coach and Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).  He has guided many large organisations through ‘Agile transformations’ and helped them on their journey to continuous improvement in their product development capability.  With mathematics and programming roots, Karim’s early career was spent client side working for large retail and banking organisations as a programmer, and subsequently Project Manager and Scrum Master.

As a former Head of Scaled Agile at McKinsey & Co., Karim is comfortable operating at all levels of the organisation, but specialises in the enterprise level and organisational redesign.

A trained business and executive coach, Karim is well placed to build internal capabilities in an organisation; be it developing Agile Coaches, ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Developers or working at the C-level to help leaders make the changes necessary to enable true, large-scale business agility.

Karim holds the following certifications:

  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC)
  • Certified LeSS Trainer
  • SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)
  • Accredited Kanban Trainer

Karim teaches the agil8 Certified LeSS training course:  LeSS-Certified-LeSS-Large-Scale-Scrum-Practitioner, as well as selected  Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)  training.