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About Agile Training
We teach participants how to use agile approaches to build solutions incrementally, get feedback regularly, and deliver value throughout rather than in a big bang delivery at the end. Agile succeeds over traditional or waterfall ways of working by featuring close customer collaboration, small & self-managing teams, and timeboxed iterations.
What is Agile Training?
Agile training is based on the Agile Manifesto – a set of 4 Values and 12 Principles that serve as a framework for agile ways of working. The Agile Values include:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
Throughout our training programs, we cover a wide range of topics under the umbrella of agile. These courses help participants adopt an agile mindset and agile ways of working and are typically tailored to meet the needs of specific audiences and the Scrum roles.
Some of our agile training courses include professional certification. The most common professional certification is Scrum, since Scrum is the most popular agile framework in use today. Agile and Scrum certification courses focus on specific roles including the Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Leader, and Team Members.
Our courses are comprehensive, but we understand how organizational structures can differ across industries. We do our best to cater our approach to your unique teams, meeting their needs and strengthening the capability of each member.
You also have the option to select the training delivery approach that best suits your needs. Vitality Chicago offers live online agile training, self-paced instruction, and in-person classes.
Why is Agile Training Important?
Without training, you have all the costs and none of the benefits
Avoid confusion and thrashing
Unlearning what doesn’t work
Avoiding the mish-mash of mixed Agile approaches
Poor Agile and bad Scrum harms other teams and becomes the standard
To facilitate change and continuous improvement
Learning more about agile is important because teams tend to misuse agile terms and concepts, wasting precious time and business value. Agile and Scrum training will help get your team aligned on a common set of terms and processes to boost productivity.
What are the Benefits of Agile Training?
Helps Teams to:
Respond to changing customer needs
Leverage basic and advanced agile concepts to improve productivity
Use customer feedback to deliver the best solutions in the shortest time
Promote team communication and collaboration and avoid thrashing
Speak the same language and follow a common agile process
Understand how agile team roles maximize team productivity
Onboard new team members quickly
Leverage retrospectives to continually improve team performance
Unlearn ineffective practices and beliefs that hold teams back
Select the most effective agile approaches based on the team context
Helps Organizations to:
Improve customer satisfaction and improve sales or product adoption
Deliver customer value faster
Retain top performers
Align teams to organizational value streams and goals
Optimize organizational structures and make the most effective use of employees
Develop leaders who engage and inspire
Facilitate and support an agile transformation
Helps Individuals to:
Better understand expectations
Apply agile techniques and improve personal effectiveness
Gain expertise through agile project management certification and improve personal marketability
Is Agile Training Worth It?
Properly implementing agile has significant payback. Businesses that are not utilizing agile methodologies tend to lack more in productivity, alignment, and find it harder to deliver business value. Training for teams that are using hybrid agile approaches has great payback as well because frequently teams are misusing agile or following a process blindly – sometimes this is called Zombie Scrum.
What is an Agile Training Plan?
A Training Plan outlines your goals, audiences, needs, timeframe, and costs associated with training. Learn about how to make the best use of your budget in How to Develop Your Agile Training Plan.
Who Can Benefit from Training?
Anyone who wants to maximize the productivity gains from agile ways of working should sign up for one of our programs. This is most important for organizational leaders, who would become Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches. Second most important would be agile team members, managers, and Product Owners. Managers and other leaders are often overlooked in training, which is a mistake because they have the greatest influence on whether agile teams properly adopt the right methodologies to be productive.
How Long? How Much?
Timeframes and costs for training can vary widely depending on geographic location, delivery method and whether the course includes certification. All examples below assume the location is within the United States.
Private Group Course with Certification
(2 day course)
$14,500 – $16,500
(Up to 24 individuals)
Public Individual Course with Certification
(2 day course)
$795 – $1,295
Online Self-paced Course without Certification
(2 day course)
$49 – $199
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