Education is an important component of growth and change. Most of our courses grew out of our experience coaching Agile teams. What we teach is therefore focused on the application of Agile and Lean in the situations you encounter every day, be that as an Agile Coach or ScrumMaster, agile team member, even a business person. Our courses are taught by our coaches, they are interactive, experiential and we limit the class sizes to ensure an optimal individual learning experience.

We work in collaboration with various institutions to bring you courses of the highest quality.  We are the South African partners for the Agile Coaching Institute and proudly offer two courses developed by Lyssa Adkins, Michael Spayd et al.  We also conduct courses in association with Adventures with Agile and Engage Results.

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Training from the Back of the Room (2 days) in association with Adventures with Agile - R10 000.00 pp excl VAT

Take your training skills to a more advanced level as you discover how the human brain really learns – which is very different from traditional assumptions about learning. Explore the most current “cognitive neuroscience” about effective instruction – how the brain takes in, stores, retrieves and uses knowledge.

Discover six powerful learning principles based on the best of brain science, then apply these principles every time you train, teach, or coach others.

These Accelerated Learning principles go hand-in-hand with team-based Agile and Scrum processes and principles. If you are an Agile coach or Scrum trainer, you will be especially pleased to discover how to combine Agile/Scrum concepts with collaborative learner-engagement.

During this dynamic, two-day training program, you will also practice using the 4Cs instructional design “map” with the content you teach, regardless of the complexity of the topic, size of the class, or level of learners. The 4Cs is a brain-based, four-step, Accelerated Learning instructional design model now used by thousands of trainers, teachers, and Scrum and Agile coaches worldwide.

Leave this train-the-trainer event with a trainer’s toolbag of practical, brain-based instructional strategies you can put to use immediately in your own training programs. You’ll also leave with a 55-page workbook filled with new resources and brain science information – the workbook is only available with this train-the-trainer program.

This course is facilitated by Training from the BACK of the Room certified trainers and agile coaches Simon Powers and Philiy Lander.

You’ll also receive a copy of Sharon Bowman’s best-selling book Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick and a copy of her globally acclaimed book Training from the BACK of the Room.

We would love to bring this course to South Africa again. Let us know if you are interested in attending a class by selecting the BOOK NOW button below. We will add your details to our waiting list and inform you of a date as soon as the class is filled.

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Practical Workshop Facilitation using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Materials and Methods (1 day) in association with Engage Results - R3 500.00 pp excl VAT

Learn to facilitate active storybuilding in order to unlock an agile team’s imagination and draw out their wisdom and experience.  You will learn practical new tools that you can use to guide a team to deeper discovery and shared understanding.

This unique 1-day training event introduces you to the basics of the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY* Method. You will learn facilitation skills to help a a team apply their combined experience and creativity in Agile collaboration.

You will learn to use the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY* Methods to enhance your outcomes from three events:

  1. User Story and Backlog Refinement Meetings
  2. Chartering Sessions
  3. Retrospectives

*LEGO, SERIOUS PLAY, the Minifigure, the Brick and the Knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group.

This course is conducted by one of our training partners. Let us know if you are interested in attending a class by selecting the BOOK NOW button below. We will add your details to our waiting list and inform you of a date as soon as the class is filled.

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Upcoming public training courses

May 2020 Becoming a Great Scrum Master Virtual course (26 weeks)
22-24 April 2020 The Agile Facilitator Cape Town
5-7 May 2020 Coaching Agile Teams Cape Town
8-10 July 2020 The Agile Facilitator Johannesburg
13-15 July 2020 Coaching Agile Teams Johannesburg
13-15 October 2020 The Agile Facilitator Cape Town
27-29 October 2020 The Agile Facilitator Johannesburg
11-13 November 2020 Coaching Agile Teams Cape Town
24-26 November 2020 Coaching Agile Teams Johannesburg

What people say about our courses

“Thanks for creating an excellent learning space and for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us.  Keeping it real!” – 15 Feb 2018, Agile Primer

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and I think Antoinette and Gill did an excellent job. Thank you for a lovely, insightful day.” – 15 Feb 2018, Agile Primer

“Thank you for introducing us to Agile. I enjoyed the way you put information out and allowed us to find our connection with it. You got us thinking and we feel better positioned for the journey we are undertaking. Thank you.” – Agile Fundamentals

“Thank you! Just wanted to say I had a good 2 days. The training was done very well. We weren’t made to feel stupid or out of our element. It wasn’t stressful and we could easily adapt given our current situation… made us part of it and that is what I appreciated. I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer as my first stab at “AGILE”.” – Agile Fundamentals

“I would like to compliment you and your facilitators… I found the ‘Fundamentals of Agile’ extremely beneficial. I actually felt like I had been brainwashed (in a positive way) and my eyes opened… started implementing what we learnt as soon as we got back. Our development teams have embraced the changes and are working well together. I can already see a change in attitude and the higher quality of work being produced.” – Agile Fundamentals

“…the facilitation course not only re-ignited my passion for the facilitation side of things, but reminded me that that was a very important part of what I was doing in my role and provided me with new insights and TOOLS to help me do it even better.” – The Agile Facilitator

“Thank you for helping re-energize me to continue my Agile journey. I’m really enjoying practicing the various things I learned too. I believe they will make me a better facilitator.” – The Agile Facilitator

“I just spent 10 days facilitating strategy and process changes and the facilitation framework works!” – The Agile Facilitator

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