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April 2023 NKDAgility: Applying Professional Scrum

Learning about scrum is important, but growing your capability to deploy and implement scrum effectively is way more important.

All the theory in the world doesn’t help if your team are grappling with the action elements. Actively doing the work, creating the product implement, integrating customer feedback and data into decision-making for the next product evolution. It often isn’t scrum that is the problem, it is a fundamental lack of knowledge and understanding around the core pillars of Empiricism that under pin scrum.

Transparency. Inspection. Adaptation.

One of my favourite courses to present, and most effective workshops to run with teams, is called Applying Professional Scrum (APS) and it may be the perfect opportunity for you.

  • If you can’t build momentum and leverage continuous improvement.
  • If you keep tripping on the basics and can’t effectively remove impediments.
  • If you use scrum terms and attend scrum events, but don’t see improved times to market, increased customer satisfaction, and reduced costs.
  • If you aren’t achieving your desired returns on agile investment.

If this looks and feels like you, watch a few of the videos below and gain some insight into how applying scrum professionally may be a game-changer for you.

  • https://nkdagility.com/blog/what-is-your-favourite-agile-course-to-deliver-and-why/
  • https://nkdagility.com/blog/why-does-minecraft-make-the-aps-course-so-awesome/
  • https://nkdagility.com/blog/how-does-the-aps-course-help-people-apply-scrum-effectively/

News: Agile Actually Podcast

My good friend Simon Reindl and I just started a podcast and the first episode is live on https://youtu.be/YiQFgl0JCRE:

Welcome to Agile Actually, the podcast that brings you authentic agile concepts, insights, and wisdom from two of the industry’s most respected, progressive agile experts. Hosted by Martin Hinshelwood and Simon Reindl, both of whom have extensive experience working with agile in a variety of industries in some of the most diverse applications on Earth, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to improve their agile practice.

Episode 1: Life coaches masquerading as Agile Coaches

In this month’s edition of #agileactually, Simon Reindl and Martin Hinshelwood explore the latest trend in #agile for a life coach to present themselves as an #agilecoach to organizations. In most cases, an #agilecoach or #agilecosultant will have years of experience as an #agilepractitioner, actively working in an #agileteam, followed by certification and practise as an #agilecoach leading multiple #agileteams in multiple applications.

That’s why it’s controversial that someone with very little #professionalcoaching skills and #agile knowledge would present themselves to organizations as an #agilecoach. Good? Bad? Or just plain ugly? Find out in this month’s Agile Actually Podcast.

Upcoming Training Classes

Find a class and location near you or search for more classes. Contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for or want a private class for your organization.

Live Virtual Professional Scrum Product Owner online 5th June 2023

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

5-8 Jun, 2023
09:30-13:30 BST
4 half-days
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APS 19th June 2023

Applying Professional Scrum (APS)

19-22 Jun, 2023
09:00-13:00 EDT
4 half-days
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Professional Scrum Product Owner Immersion (PSPO-I) online 3rd July 2023 over 8 weeks

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

3 Jul-21 Jul, 2023
13:00-17:00 BST
8 weekly half-days
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Live Virtual Advanced Professional Scrum Master Online on 22nd August 2023

Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM-A)

21-24 Aug, 2023
12:00-16:00 BST
4 half-days
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Find a class and location near you or search for more classes. Contact us if you don’t find what you are looking for or want a private class for your organization.

Our Trainers

Martin Hinshelwood

Martin Hinshelwood

Professional Scrum Trainer, Lean-Agile & DevOps Consultant with 20+ years experience, Professional Kanban Trainer, Microsoft MVP: GitHub & Azure DevOps, Neuro-divergent & Dyslexic

Russell Miller

Russell Miller

Customer-Centric Leader | Product Owner / Product Manager | Agile Organization Coach | Analyst | Engineer | Scrum.org Trainer

Jim Sammons

Jim Sammons

Professional Scrum Trainer - Problem Solver - Pot Stirrer

Joshua Partogi

Joshua Partogi

Professional Scrum Trainer

Simon Bourk

Simon Bourk

Professional Scrum Trainer, Master Integral Coach

Joanna Płaskonka, Ph.D.

Joanna Płaskonka, Ph.D.

Agile Coach, Consultant and Professional Scrum Trainer

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What Classes are Right for you

All of our classes are listed on our site, but here is a list of classes based on who you are, or would like to be!

Everyone – Working in an evolving company

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) with Certification

Applying Professional Scrum (APS)

Enables all members of the Scrum Team to learn Scrum while doing it, experiencing what it is like to deliver products using the Scrum framework

Scrum Masters

Courses to help Scrum Masters and Delivery Managers improve their skills

Professional Scrum Master (PSM) with Certification

Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

An interactive activity-based course where students gain a strong understanding of Professional Scrum and the role of the Scrum Master.

Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM-A) with Certification

Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM-A)

An advanced class to help experienced Scrum Masters learn how to overcome the challenges they face through immersive facilitated excersises.

Professional Agile Leadership – Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM) with Certification

Professional Agile Leadership with Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM)

𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗴𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗘𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲-𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 (𝗣𝗔𝗟-𝗘𝗕𝗠) is delivered over two half or one full day(s) and includes the industry recognised 𝗣𝗔𝗟-𝗘𝗕𝗠 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁. It shows how leaders can guide their teams toward continuously improving customer outcomes, organizational capabilities, and business results. EBM focuses on customer value and intentional experimentation to systematically improve an organization’s performance and achieve its strategic goals.

Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-e) with Certification

Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-e)

Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) Essentials is a 14h workshop, delivered over four half-days that provides a foundation of the role that leaders play in creating the conditions for a successful agile transformation.

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) with Certification

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU)

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) is a hands-on, activity-based course where students experience how Scrum and User Experience (UX) align and integrate to create cross-functional teams that connect more closely with end-users and customers, ultimately delivering more value and improving outcomes.

Developers / Scrum Teams

Courses to help all members of the Scrum Team improve their skills

Applying Professional Scrum (APS) with Certification

Applying Professional Scrum (APS)

Enables all members of the Scrum Team to learn Scrum while doing it, experiencing what it is like to deliver products using the Scrum framework

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) with Certification

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU)

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) is a hands-on, activity-based course where students experience how Scrum and User Experience (UX) align and integrate to create cross-functional teams that connect more closely with end-users and customers, ultimately delivering more value and improving outcomes.

Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) with Certification

Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) Training Experience with Certification

Teaches Scrum practitioners how to apply Kanban practices to their work without changing Scrum, bringing greater transparency and flow.

Product Owners / Product Managers

training to help Product Managers improve their abilities.

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) with Certification

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

Being a professional Product Owner encompasses more than writing requirements or managing a Product Backlog. Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of all product management aspects, including but not limited to product ownership, that drives value from their products.

Professional Scrum Product Owner – Advanced (PSPO-A) with Certification

Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced (PSPO-A)

Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced (PSPO-A) is a hands-on, activity-based course that focuses on helping experienced Product Owners and Product Managers expand their ability to establish a vision, validate their hypotheses, and ultimately deliver more value to their stakeholders.

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) with Certification

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU)

Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU) is a hands-on, activity-based course where students experience how Scrum and User Experience (UX) align and integrate to create cross-functional teams that connect more closely with end-users and customers, ultimately delivering more value and improving outcomes.

Managers

Manage Scrum Teams indirectly.

Professional Scrum Master (PSM) with Certification

Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

An interactive activity-based course where students gain a strong understanding of Professional Scrum and the role of the Scrum Master.

Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM-A) with Certification

Professional Scrum Master Advanced (PSM-A)

An advanced class to help experienced Scrum Masters learn how to overcome the challenges they face through immersive facilitated excersises.

Professional Agile Leadership – Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM) with Certification

Professional Agile Leadership with Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM)

𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗴𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗘𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲-𝗕𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 (𝗣𝗔𝗟-𝗘𝗕𝗠) is delivered over two half or one full day(s) and includes the industry recognised 𝗣𝗔𝗟-𝗘𝗕𝗠 𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁. It shows how leaders can guide their teams toward continuously improving customer outcomes, organizational capabilities, and business results. EBM focuses on customer value and intentional experimentation to systematically improve an organization’s performance and achieve its strategic goals.

Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-e) with Certification

Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-e)

Professional Agile Leadership (PAL) Essentials is a 14h workshop, delivered over four half-days that provides a foundation of the role that leaders play in creating the conditions for a successful agile transformation.

Reach out to me directly if you would like to schedule a private course at your organization.