Agile Training Services

Eliassen Group Agile Training Services give development teams, managers, and the entire enterprise the tools to deliver business value faster

  • Agile Whole Team Training (ICP certification)

    Agile Whole Team Training provides a complete introduction to the principles and practices of Agile, as well as Scrum, Kanban, and the technical practices of XP. Newcomers will gain a gain a basic understanding of Agile and initial training in its practices. Participants with Agile experience will refresh their knowledge of the fundamentals.

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  • Federal Agile Certified Training (FACT Certification)

    Utilizing Agile within the Governmental space is a specific focus of this course with the concepts explained in a way that is recognized and more beneficial to the relevant audience. The course will cover an introduction to Agile, Scrum, Kanban and Agile team roles. Specific Governmental areas covered include Agile Contracting, GAO relevance, Agile and the CMMI, Agile Governmental case studies and Agile terms used in Governmental environments.

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  • Facilitation and Coaching

    Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)

    Eliassen’s coaching workshops primarily consist of hands-on activities done in diversified groups of 4-6 people. Groups are reformed multiple times throughout the workshops. The workshops are infused with the combined experience of one of the world’s largest and most experienced Agile Coaching organizations.

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    Agile Coaching Workshop (ICP-ACC)

    Eliassen’s coaching workshops primarily consist of hands-on activities done in diversified groups of 4-6 people. Groups are reformed multiple times throughout the workshops. The workshops are infused with the combined experience of one of the world’s largest and most experienced Agile Coaching organizations.

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    ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICEAC)

    The Agile Coaching Track explores the mindset and roles needed for effective leadership, facilitation, coaching, mentoring, and teaching in an agile team context. More importantly, it emphasizes the self-awareness and self-management required to navigate among these roles in service of teams.

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  • Executive Leadership

    Management Workshop

    Managing people on Agile teams requires new thinking and new approaches. This workshop provides training on management tools that have proven successful in Agile organizations, and hands-on exercises to practice using them. It also offers guidance on which tools to use and how best to apply them to the participants’ specific circumstances.

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    Senior Leadership Workshop

    The Agile Senior Leadership Workshop prepares executives, managers and other senior leaders to guide an Agile Transformation in their organization. A successful Agile Transformation can shorten the cycle time from business idea to production from a year or more to three months or less – if senior leadership plays a continuing role supporting Agile and changing how business is done within the organization.

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  • Scrum Alliance

    Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

    A Certified ScrumMaster® helps project teams properly use Scrum, increasing the likelihood of the project's overall success. CSMs understand Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers.

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    Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

    Certified Scrum Product Owner® professionals have been taught the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that enable them to fulfill the role of Product Owner on a Scrum team. CSPOs are typically the individuals who are closest to the "business side" of the project. Taking the CSPO course is the first step on your path of becoming more Agile. To truly master Scrum, experience and continuing education are necessary.

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    Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)

    Certified Scrum Developers have demonstrated, through a combination of formal training and a technical skills assessment, that they have a working understanding of Scrum principles and have learned specialized Agile engineering skills. The Certified Scrum Developer® course is aimed at software developers (programmers) who are building software in a Scrum environment. The goal is to expose students to the most important tools and techniques that need to be applied in order to build good software in the iterative and incremental fashion that Scrum requires.

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  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

    SAFe Agilist (SA)

    This two-day course teaches the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You’ll learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and to coordinate large Value Streams.

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    SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)

    Our SAFe Scrum Master course provides all the needed information on facilitating team and program events and supporting successful PI execution. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training, the SAFe Scrum Master course focuses on how to work with both Scrum and Kanban teams and on how the Scrum Master participates and supports program level events at scale.

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    SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)

    This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe® implementation. The course covers facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of the program execution and relentless improvement. It enhances the Scrum paradigm with an introduction to scalable engineering and DevOps practices; the application of Kanban to facilitate the flow of value; and supporting interactions with architects, product management, and other critical stakeholders in the larger program and enterprise contexts. The course offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.

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  • Functional Training

    Scrum Master

    This workshop provides role-specific Scrum Master training that supplements the typical 2-day introduction to Scrum such as the “Agile Whole Team Training” course. After a 2-day Agile course, you’ll be familiar with what Scrum and Agile are. This workshop gives you a leg up on how to be a great Scrum Master. The workshop primarily consists of hands-on group activities, with more than 20 in all. After this workshop you will be better prepared to support and help to create a high performing Agile Team.

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    Product Owner

    This course provides training specific to the role of Product Owner. This 1-day course focuses specifically on this role, allowing for a greater understanding of the abilities required to deliver the Product, with insight into Product Management in an Agile space and the facilitation skills required of a Product Owner, attendees will learn a wide swathe of skills based upon experiential learning.

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    Agile Testing

    This course focuses primarily on agile testing techniques and processes in addition to the mindset and role of an agile tester. Learning outcomes include the ability to distinguish and “agilize” the different types testing on an agile project, and to understand how business, development, and testing personnel best collaborate on an agile development cadence. In addition, students will learn agile test strategies and techniques related to release planning, testing within iterations, regression testing, performance testing, pre-deployment, and production support testing.

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    Kanban

    This session will introduce Kanban, show how the Lean practice of “One Piece Flow” is the key to both, and get into the nuts and bolts of specific practices and concepts from Kanban. Along the way we will also see how this can significantly improve economic outcomes and employee satisfaction. The most successful multi-team programs gravitate towards many practices and principles associated with Kanban. You can accelerate that process by learning from the experiences of companies with very large multi-team Agile programs that have implemented Kanban.

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    User Story

    The workshop will cover a variety of methods for splitting user stories including, use case based, constraint based, timeboxing, and multiple levels of utility. Additional topics include: ordering the backlog of user stories, linking user stories to specification and design documents, user story and backlog grooming, and the creation of research stories.

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  • Project Delivery

    Agile Boost

    This workshop has everything you need to launch an Agile team or to tune up an ongoing team. The exact activities used in the workshop depend on the current Agile maturity of the team. Typical activities include: Product Visioning, Agile agreements, Epic and user story creation, backlog grooming (or creation), release planning, iteration planning for your first (or next) iteration, and team building.

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    Discovery Assessment

    This session focuses on modern technical practices such as TDD/BDD/ATDD; automated builds, automated QA, and automated deployment; and the combination of technical and process changes that support DevOps. Whether you are just getting started with these practices or have been using them for years, it is valuable to get an external perspective in order to validate what you are already doing well and look for areas of opportunity.

  • Product and Program Management

    Product Management

    This course covers the broader subject of product management within an Agile context. In some organizations, the product management work will be done by one or more product owners. In others, it will be done by a combination of product managers and product owners working together. It depends entirely on the number of customers and whether they are primarily external or internal.

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    Agile Product Lifecycle

    This course focuses on the tandem play of Product Management and Program Management; and their interplay with the Product Lifecycle. As we grow beyond the focus on delivery teams, we must learn to use Agile for the Product Planning and Delivery effort also. This is not often taught or even understood and so some of the concepts here can be truly transformative.

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  • DevOps

    Intro to DevOps

    This training will educate development teams, managers and operations staff on how DevOps practices can improve software quality and how they can empower development groups to release new software features more frequently. Our expert consultants can also suggest ways of leveraging automation tools and cloud services, and help you select the best build, test and deployment tools for your requirements.

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    DevOps Maturity

    Eliassen Group assesses the potential for DevOps practices within organizations while our consultants analyze development environments and recommend improvements in build, test and release processes. They will educate development teams, managers and operations staff on how DevOps practices can improve software quality and how they can empower development groups to release new software features more frequently. Our expert consultants can also suggest ways of leveraging automation tools and cloud services, and help you select the best build, test and deployment tools for your requirements.

Top-to-Bottom Agile Education

Eliassen Group offers a comprehensive set of courses and hands-on agile workshops that:

Cover a full range of agile methodologies and practices, including Scrum, Kanban, test-driven development (TDD), continuous delivery and others.

Explain agile concepts to the entire enterprise, from CEOs to developers, including, product managers, business analysts, and marketing, finance, human resources staff.

Provide detailed guidance on how to scale agile processes to large projects and global teams.

Focus on creating and measuring business value in areas like user story creation, backlog management, budgeting and project metrics.

Guide senior leaders on Enterprise Agility and how to manage agile transformations.

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