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Training

Agile Transformation

Agile Transformation

SmoothApps offers public courses and private training courses customized for your organization. If you don’t see what you need here, please contact us and we will design an interactive course customized for your needs!

Our Agile Coaches have experience working in many industries healthcare, telecom, finance, media communication and beyond.  When you train with us you will get the best training from Agile Coaches who not only teach agile but have actually applied agile practices in teams ranging from 150 to 1500 engineers in distributed, offshore, outsourced settings.


Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF)

PSF

The Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) course is a 2-day course that teaches Scrum in a highly practical way. Working in a series of Sprints, teams of students build a software application, thereby facing real-life problems. The mechanics, roles, principles and (empirical) process of Scrum are demonstrated. Common missteps and misunderstandings are discussed so students grow a higher awareness of their symptoms.

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Upcoming Trainings
Date Location Early Bird Group Price
November 18, 2017 Plano, TX $900 Register

Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

PSM

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is a 2-day course that covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. Advanced tools for servant-leadership are provided to increase a Scrum Master’s effectiveness. These tools relate to behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation techniques, and addressing the organization.

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June 24, 2017 Plano, TX $1,100 Register
December 16, 2017 Plano, TX $1,100 Register

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

PSPO

The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) course is a 2-day course on how to maximize the value of software products and systems. Product Ownership in Scrum today requires more than knowledge of how to write requirements or manage a Product Backlog. Professional Scrum Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of everything that drives value from their products.

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March 14, 2017 Boston, MA $1,100 Register
September 30, 2017 Plano, TX $1,100 Register

Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS)

PSF

The Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) Workshop will show you how to launch, structure, staff, and manage a large agile or Scrum project. In this 2-day workshop you will organize and simulate a scaled software development project to learn the infrastructure, tools and practices needed for success. You will leave knowing how to scale Scrum in order to maximize the value of your software development initiative.

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October 28, 2017 Plano, TX $1,350 Register

Accelerate Agile Transformation

Organizations undergoing Agile Transformation encounter some common barriers – silos with misaligned metrics, inaccessible customers and a lack of well defined release content up-front, to name just a few.

In most cases, Agile teams and sponsors are not trained to remove these common barriers. A blended strategy of “Hope and Winging It” is probably going to generate mixed results at best, with the possibility of decelerating or even destroying the Agile Transformation.

But it does not have to be so! With the right training, Agile teams can be be equipped with tools to remove these barriers. Learn about our simple frame-work for Accelerating Agile Transformation, with practical techniques you can apply the moment you finish the session!

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BOOSTING INTRINSIC MOTIVATION WITH THE WEP

Our motivation is influenced by two kinds of factors – extrinsic factors like compensation, awards and promotions, and intrinsic rewards – the psychological boost that we get by doing something that we love. Motivated and engaged employees can make all the difference to the success of a business – they delight customers, come up with innovative ideas and inspire fellow team members. Conversely, demotivated employees can drive valuable customers and talented colleagues away and impact the company’s profitability.

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Leverage Personality Type with the MBTI

Quite like the hand we prefer to use for writing, we are all born with certain innate preferences for interacting with the world, processing information, making decisions and implementing our ideas. These preferences influence the situations in which we feel natural, relaxed and confident, and those in which we feel uncomfortable, awkward and strained. For most of us, life is a journey in which we continuously learn and improve ourselves – mastering the skills for which we have a natural talent and increasing out comfort level in other areas where we may not be as gifted.

Without awareness, differences in personality types can easily lead teams to conflict, deadlock and strains. Understanding the unique gifts of each type, on the other hand, helps bring teams closer together and generates measurable business benefits. Use the world’s best selling personality assessment – the MBTI to capitalize on the unique gifts of each personality type on your team.

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Harness Conflict with the TKI

Conflict in the workplace is one of the few guarantees in life, as passionate people with diverse perspectives interact in a high pressure environment. When harnessed effectively, conflicts are powerful, constructive forces that can catalyze an organization’s success. However, if allowed to spin out of control, conflicts can be block or slow down your team.

Despite that fact that most of us manage conflicts on a regular basis, we rarely get any formal training on the subject. Most of the time, we respond to conflicts based on habit, with little insight into what styles we over-use or under-use and why. So, we just “wing it”, with mixed results. If we are lucky, we can generate the desired outcome. Otherwise, the collateral damage can exceed the benefits, making us wish we had left things alone. Take charge and steer conflicts with the world’s best selling conflict resolution assessment – the TKI.

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Lead Bold Change with ‘Our Iceberg is Melting’

“Change is the only constant”, Heraclitus (535 BC – 475 BC)

This quote seems so relevant today, that it is hard to believe it is so old. The challenge of our time isn’t so much that we are subjected to change. It is that the forces of change are so powerful, unrelenting and fast-paced that it is easy to get completely overwhelmed. Organizations initiate change each day – whether it is rolling out a new process, chasing a new deal, cutting costs, or changing the org chart.

Although a lot of time and energy is invested in these initiatives, research shows that 90% of all change efforts will not meet their objectives. But you don’t have to join them. Be part of 10% of all changes that succeeded with the 8 Step process created by the world’s most respected voice on Change Leadership – Professor John Kotter from Harvard Business School.

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