We offer assessment, training, coaching, and project staffing to help organizations assemble and maintain high performance teams that build valuable products from the first iteration to the last.

Learn

Learn the theory and practice of Agile approaches with a focus on pragmatic techniques that work in the real world.

Practice

Gain hands-on experience applying Agile practices with your team.

Apply

You will leave our course ready to apply your new understanding of Agile to your product.

Our Courses

Agile Fundamentals

Agile Fundamentals is a two-day introduction to the core Agile values, principles, and practices.  In this course we focus on an introduction to a broad set of Agile approaches including: Scrum, Lean, eXtreme Programming (XP), and Hybrid approaches.  This course mixes lecture and hands-on exercises to reinforce the learning objectives and allow students to develop a deep understanding of the theory and practice of various Agile approaches.

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Agile Team Bootcamp

The Team Bootcamp course provides hands-on training for your whole team that focuses on providing simulated experience with project chartering, story writing, backlog building and prioritization, story sizing, release planning, sprint planning, simulated working sessions, metrics and reporting, velocity, and retrospectives.  This will give your team a kick start into the process with an intensive 2-day training session.

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PMI-ACP® Exam Prep

PMI-ACP® Exam Prep is a three-day course designed for participants to learn the core agile values, principles, and practices of agile, learn how to initiate, plan, and execute agile projects, and cover all material required to pass the PMI-ACP® Exam. 

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Agile for Leadership

Agile for Leadership is an intensive one-day introduction to Agile for technology and business leaders in your organization.  In this course we introduce Agile concepts, approaches, and techniques focusing on the leadership perspective.  This course mixes lecture and hands-on exercises to reinforce the learning objectives and allow students to develop an understanding of how they can lead their organization through an Agile transformation.

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Kanban Fundamentals

Kanban Fundamentals is a one-day introduction to the core benefits of Kanban and flow.  The course provides hands-on training for the whole team that focuses on how to utilize the Kanban techniques of lean and systems thinking in order to optimize the flow of work.  This course will provide participants the basic knowledge on how to visualize work (create visual boards), identify and remove bottlenecks, and optimize flow.

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User Story Workshop

Agile User Stores is a one-day workshop to introduce User Stories as a technique for understanding product requirements and how to leverage User Stories for Agile product development.  This course provides hands-on experience capturing (writing) User Stories, User Story mapping, defining Acceptance Criteria, and understanding the lifecycle of a Story in an Agile product development framework.

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Agile Project Kickstart Workshop

The Agile Project Kickstart Workshop is a hands-on training course that focuses on taking your project through chartering, story writing, backlog building and prioritization, story sizing, release planning, sprint planning, simulated working sessions, metrics and reporting, velocity, and retrospectives.  Your team will leave this workshop with a clear vision, working agreements, an initial product backlog and a sample sprint planned and ready to start.

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Agile for Product Owners

The Agile for Product Owner course goes beyond the fundamentals of Agile, to focus on chartering, managing requirements with stories, prioritizing and organizing the backlog, estimating & planning, and working with the Agile team to deliver on the product vision.  This course focuses on hands-on exercises to gain a deeper understanding of Agile concepts, project visioning, user story writing, backlog management, and how to effectively develop new projects with an Agile development process.

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Real World Training

Experienced Instructors

Our instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in software product management, design, engineering, and project management to each class.  With that experience, our instructors go beyond presenting the materials and facilitating the exercises by sharing their practical experiences, encouraging participants to share their experiences, and offering real-world pragmatic approaches to solving common product development challenges.

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Agile Coaching Services

Our experienced Agile coaches customize their approach to the needs of each client, but generally start with an assessment of the organization, development of a training plan, training, and ongoing coaching with the team until they feel they are ready to move forward on their own.

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What Participants Are Saying

This was probably the best training course I have ever had.

Product Owner, Secuiran

…I usually don’t talk much in training sessions but found it very easy to ask questions and offer info about our group…

(Future) Product Owner, Securian

Jim did a great job of bringing the materials to life with real-world examples. He not only answered our questions but he   wove the  answers into the material….. great instructor

Product Owner

This was a great course.  We need more of these.

QA Analyst, Health Partners

Loved the exercises on the first day!

Business Analyst

Great Class! Karen

Agile Team Member, Boston Scientific

­ Awesome Instructor­ Kept my interest all 3 days.

Project Manager, Mayo Clinic