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Agile Advice promotes all the training offered on World Mindware.  World Mindware is a brand of BERTEIG that  offers high-quality Learning Events in Agile methods such as Scrum, OpenAgile, and Kanban as well as education for certification such as the PMI-ACP, the Scrum Alliance CSM and CSPO, the Scaled Agile Academy’s Leading SAFe, and the OpenAgile Center for Learning’s Readiness and Team Member.  World Mindware partners with trainers and training organizations around the globe.

World Mindware has launched a YouTube channel.  Our first video series by Michael Badali is called “Kanban in One Minute“.  There are also videos on Scrum Myths and REALagility coaching. Please subscribe to the channel!

Each week, BERTEIG coaches certify dozens of ScrumMasters and Scrum Product Owners, in Toronto, Ontario. We are the longest standing agile organization in Canada and the only one who certifies dozens of professionals weekly.

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People are saying some really fantastic things about BERTEIG Learning Events!

 

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“This is by far the best course I have taken. I was able to understand the concepts on the spot and apply them at work immediately after. Highly recommended!” – Business Analyst – November 2015

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Testimonials from August 17 & 18 CSM, Mississauga

“This is the only course I have ever taken where I was sorry when it was over!” PMO Manager – August 2016

“Scrum is great for any company and the instructors are very knowledgeable of the topic and did a great job delivering scrum.” Director of Business Accelerator (Saudi Arabia) – August 2016

“Great course. (The facilitators) were awesome and really care about Scrum.” Scrum Master – August 2016

“BERTEIG Scrum Master training…was time well spent. Even though I have practiced as a scrum master for a few years, I picked up a lot of great insight and techniques.” Scrum Master – August 2016

“Very Knowledgeable facilitators. Best course ever.” Team Lead – August 2016

Learning from August 17 & 18 CSM, Mississauga

 
“Quality above all else.” -Team Lead/ Scrum Master
“The idea that blending work and personal worlds contributes or is a genuine outcome of high performance teams and greatly contributes to a quality work environment.” -Teacher
“It helped me learn the core framework. Able to differentiate between scrum and non-standard activities followed.” -Product Owner
“Adaptability of scrum to projects vs product development.” -Project Manager
“Scrum helps a team to collaborate.” -Owner

 

26 Super Statements About BERTEIG Learning Events!
  1. “Great!…very interesting and thought-provoking. Director
2. “Start executing and worry less about planning.” QA Consultant

3. “Informational and educational. Debunked myths related to working Agile.” IT Project Manager

4. “Stop planning. Start building.” Delivery Manager

5. “Totally agree – physical boards (are) best. Digital tools hide problems.” Agile Coach
6. “Overall scrum training holds strategic value, anticipating future skill requirements.” Attendee
7. “People are resistant to defining task level work.” Agile Coach
8. “Insight: be conscious of assumptions being made re product requirements. Try and identitfy value criteria early on – use this to guide the work.” – Product Strategist
9. “The idea of consistent learning, feedback and the goal of iterating at every possible step for the best solution is just the best technique I could bring to BrainRunner.” – Scrum Master
10. “The sprint review is about feedback on the product from customer and stakeholders.” – Project Manager
11. “Creating a high performance team is so much about honest feedback and care for each other.” – Software Developer
12. “Remove distraction and keep the team focus.” – Project Manager
13. “I learned quite a few (concepts), one being the importance of pushing back during sprint planning if the team feels they will not be able to complete the goal.” – Assoc. Project Manager
14. “Scrum is for products, not for projects.” – Director of DevelopmentProduct Owner Simulation - Product Box Example
15. “Most valuable was believing in a team as a unit, rather than an individual.” – Service Transition

16. “Overall motivating and empowering course!” Business Manager – July 2016

17. “This course has been most beneficial for me. Over the two-day period I spent quality time listening and thinking about problems with Agile practice in the real world.” Software Developer – July 2016

18. “This training program helped me understand more about the scrum framework and gave me the confidence to progress to a new role in the agile world.” Project Manager – July 2016

19. “A great stepping stone to help my organization with agile.” Interactive Designer – July 2016

20. “The role of Product Ownership and the level of commitment our company needs to take to become an Agile company is a crucial decision that I now have the tools to present the value of to other stakeholders in our organization.” – Founder – July 2016

21. “The Product Owner course helped clarify a number of questions I had about the implementation of Agile.” – Creative Director – July 2016

22. “Excellent classroom experience!” – Product Owner – July 2016players-playing

23. “The course taught me many new ideas and concepts.” – Director – July 2016

24. “Great course to understand and comprehend product owner role and scrum methodology.” – Sr. Product Manager – July 2016

25. “Knowledgeable and patient instructor! There was lots of interactions with the group that led to great conversations and “ah-ha” moments!” – Scrum Master – July 2016

26. “If you want to learn the basics of the Product Owner role quickly, this is the class!” – Program Manager – July 2016

** To learn more about training with BERTEIG or to register for an upcoming class, check out this site

** Statements Courtesy of Participants:
– Feedback from CSM, Waterloo, July 6 & 7
– Insights from CSM Attendees, July 12 & 13, 2016
– Testimonials from CSM, July 12 & 13, 2016
– Testimonies from the CSPO course, July 14 & 15, 2016
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Positive Feedback & Highlights of Learning from Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) , Aug. 11 & 12, with Mishkin and Jerry Doucett

MishkingTraining“This course has really changed my way of thinking of Agile and the Product Owner role. There were hands-on simulations and experience that can be brought back to apply to my real life work experience”  Business Lead – August 2016

“It is the best course I have recently taken having just finished a Masters program in Comp Sci and Management…over the past two years. This is the best one.” Product Owner and Agile Developer – August 2016

“One of the best courses I have ever taken because the instructors are able to TEACH the concepts in multiple ways.” Product Manager – August 2016

“An eye-opening two days that introduces Product owners to the best practices of managing your product backlog and scrum teams. What a great tool to expand your agile mind and enhance your product management skill set!” Digital Manager – August 2016

“The two-day CSPO course was a fun and collaborative environment, while providing cleaner definition of roles, processes and techniques.” Business Systems Analyst – August 2016

“Take it, advocate and practice better – gain better outcomes.” Consulting Manager – August 2016

“Insightful and in-depth. (It’s) great how the lecture adapts as questions are asked.” Product Owner – August 2016

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 Senior Project Manager – August 2016

Learning
 
“The use of language is important for clear definitions within the roles and techniques in Scrum.” – Business Systems Analyst
“Focus on individuals.” – BA Specialist
“One tip that came up in class: start/end scrum mid-week vs on a Monday and Friday.” – Director Business Integration
 
“You don’t put anything technical in the backlog!” – Digital Manager
“The product backlog grooming is for me the most important task I’ve learned.”  – Product Owner
“Agile works best when basic technology is in place – standard professional practice.” – EPMO Head
“The role of PO is critical for successfully delivering a product.” – Head, Agile CoE
“Working software is a measure of progress indeed!”  – Senior Consultant
“There are no signed off requirements.” – Product Owner
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Here’s some exceptional testimonials from the CSM, August 9 & 10, Toronto, facilitated by Mishkin and Travis:

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“The seminar was exceptional. The delivery was impeccable…It was an incredible learning opportunity for me (and) I am anxious to learn more!” President – August 2016

“Great coaching and excellent work sessions. I enjoyed the hands-on approach.” Manager – August 2016

“I enjoyed the course and the instructor’s style as well. He managed to bring the message about the need and value of change that we are going through.” Project Manager – August 2016

“I did a lot of online training and took an online scrum master course with the International Scrum Institute and wrote the exam. THIS course was the best…to provide the actual theory of Scrum…and a good explanation between Agile and Scrum.” Project Manager – August 2016

“This course made me step out of my comfort zone…it made me more confident to speak up in the self-organization process to best utilize my skills to benefit the team.” Project Coordinator – August 2016

“Very informative and now I’m able to provide new techniques to improve my scrum team.” Scrum Master – August 2016

“Great interactive course. I would recommend this to anyone interested in Scrum.” Owner – August 2016

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“Amazing course. Shines a light on what Scrum is. Great instructors!” Senior Business Analyst – August 2016

“Great, engaging instructor; valuable information on scrum and the scrum master role.” Associate Project Manager – August 2016

“The learning activities and discussions were very practical. All of it was extremely relevant and valuable.” Senior Project Manager – August 2016

“Clear, engaging, fun experience. Very good facilitator.” Project Manager – August 2016

Learning from Attendees of CSM, Toronto, Aug. 9 & 10
 
“Changing a mindset from traditional PM to Agile is key.”  – Project Manager
“…respect, courage and transparency when facilitating scrum team.” – Quality Assurance Analyst
“Self-organization is very difficult to do but needs to be allowed.” – Senior Manager
“CSM is about facilitating the team, and selling the change.” – Program Manager
“Deliver the wrong thing faster.” – Project Manager
“Scrum works well for complex projects. (my big ‘Aha.’) Feedback from customers is imperative.” – President
“I should focus on encouraging the team in order to build a self-organized team.” – Senior Project Leader
“Definition of Done is actually the amount of work completed by a scrum team, and not the goal of the work supposed to be done.” – Scrum Master
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From CSM, June 28 & 29 with David Sabine:


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 Project Management Professional – June 2016

“I loved the format! I was fully engaged the entire time.” Consultant – June 2016

“The instructor was knowledgeable and professional.” Scrum Master/ Agile Coach – June 2016

“This was the best corporate training I’ve attended.” Project Manager – June 2016

“Very clear instruction that gave me a great understanding of SCRUM with a very knowledgeable instructor, and confidence that I was performing my job correctly.” Scrum Coach – June 2016

“I really enjoyed the training. It was dynamic, and the concepts presented kept me engaged at all times.” Senior Manager – June 2016

“Most enjoyed the topic on the ranking of Agile tools so that I know what is the best tool to be considered.” – BSA

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Testimonials from the Certified Scrum Developer training taught by Mike Bowler, Feb 29 – Mar 4, 2016:

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“I feel reinvigorated to take my job and team performance to a higher level.” – Developer, Feb-Mar 2016

“Mike is a great instructor and his details in explaining concepts and applying them during the training was a great learning experience.” – Developer, Feb-Mar 2016

“The class was incredibly beneficial to help illustrate the benefits of TDD, and improved code quality yields better productivity over time. It also helped emphasize Agile works best for Complex systems.” Senior Developer, Feb-Mar 2016

“The course was really interesting and helpful. Some of the topics were eye-openers. Would recommend to any SCRUM team member (developer or tester).” – Technical Consultant, Feb-Mar 2016

“This course gave a practical experience to most Agile development skills in a short period of time.” – Technical Specialist, Feb-Mar 2016

“This is a very good course for Scrum Developers as you can practise all learning on the spot.” – Scrum Developer, Feb-Mar 2016

Learning from the CSD training taught by Mike Bowler, Feb 29-Mar 4, 2016
“The actual programming exercises were very valuable in learning how to become more focused on making sure code is well covered by test cases. I enjoyed the iterative nature of TDD – previously, my software development has not been as iterative.” – Senior Software Developer
“Everything you are doing is wrong…Start with failure and work your way to success. This course really made it clear that TDD is the best way to strive for quality, and speed in delivery in the long run. TDD might seem like a waste of time in the beginning as it is slow to commit, but it will save you time 2 months from now when that one line of code broke off everything.” – Developer
“The leg activities were very helpful in driving home the purpose of proper communication across teams.” – Developer
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  • “I thought Forbes did a great job of communicating the advantages of Agile and at the same time keeping our team engaged.” Project Manger, 2015

 

  • “Was not excited at first but became evident this is an extremely valuable course for myself and the team.” He would like the RAP.” QA Tester, 2015
  • “Thank you for the enlightening information. I truly understand now how valuable the Agile methodology is for any company that wishes to have happy employees and great productivity.” Tech Writer, 2015
  • “I would like you to have a word with management as they were not present. Great exercises. Informative. Thanks.” PS Analysis
  • “I liked his way of representation.” QA Tester, 2015
  •  “A solid intro led by a good facilitator!” Project Owner, 2015
  •  “Great course.” IT Support, 2015
  •  “The course was really good and gave the team a better understanding and real time experience.” Anonymous
  •  “The visuals on the paper at the front helped illustrate the main ideas. Agile is great for teamwork.” Support Analysis, 2015

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“Very interactive and detailed.” – BSA – August 2016

“Great introduction to Leading SAFe – the challenges and the benefits of the methodology – and being able to distinguish the differences between Scrum and SAFe.” – Principal Pgm – August 2016

“The instructor was excellent and really understood the content and its nuances.” – Principal – August 2016

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CSM & CSPO 2015

“I already recommended another co-worker to register for the next course before mine had ended!” Senior Manager – December 2015

“…the trainer is very passionate about the topic and not just delivering information. I enjoyed the relevant and interesting team discussions and exercises throughout the course, too.” Project Manager – December 2015

“This was a live, invigorating mind shift that allows the participant to immediately dive into the experience and learn.” Customer Service – January 2016

“A great combination of both theory and practice, and presented in a simple, straightforward method.” Program Manager – January 2016

“I recommend this course to my leadership peers so that we can bring change in the organization.” Director of Technology – January 2016

“Opened my mind to the new purpose and new options on how to reframe the team to be a Scrum team.” Owner – January 2016

“(I would) Recommend Berteig for anyone interested in ScrumMaster training…was engaging and informative.”
Sr. Project Manager – January 2016

“The instructor’s enthusiasm for Scrum is infectious. I am looking forward to working in a Scrum environment.”PMO Consultant/PM – January 2016

“The course was well presented and laid the foundation to help me to affect change with my organization.”Project Manager – January 2016

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CSM January 26 & 27, 2016

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“We were able to learn interactively instead of just sitting in the course talking about theory…(I) recommend for beginners to seasoned agile members.” Senior Consultant – January 2016

“The combination of theory and participation worked well. Valuable course for both those new to Scrum Methodology or those familiar with Scrum.” Scrum Master – January 2016

“Great course provided by engaging trainers.” QA Manager – January 2016
“ Good mix of theory and application to stimulate learning of Agile concepts.” Program Manager – January 2016 David Sabine 201504 - white background - head - 275 square
“A captivating and engaging seminar that reinforced my knowledge of Scrum.” Project Manager – January 2016

“Fantastic overview of the tenets of Agile and Scrum, plus in-depth exploration of key topics and justification for using Scrum. This will definitely help me and my organization to deliver better products faster.” Product Manager – January 2016

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CSPO January 28 & 28, 2016

“I had originally considered doing the scrum.org certifications but I feel I gained a lot more being in an interactive workshop setting…The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and engaging, and really forced me to get out of my comfort zone and consider new ways of thinking about productivity and value.” – Senior Consultant – January 2016

“Great course with hands-on training you can take back and start using right away.” – Product Owner – January 2016

“Definitely a great course for beginners or those who already apply the practices. Provides great tools which can be easily applied for immediate results.” – Product Owner – January 2016

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Testimonials from the CSM, February 2016

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“BERTEIG’s CSM training is relevant, informative and inspiring.” Manager, IT Services – February 2016

“Far exceeded my expectations for a 2-day course. I feel like I’m walking away with a different mindset.” Project Leader – February 2016

“Highly engaging presenters/ facilitators…Great exercises and practical tools.” Director Digital Projects – February 2016

“An excellent hands-on approach to the key elements of Scrum practice – its benefits and how to make it most successful. Highly recommended!” Associate Director – February 2016

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CSM with Mishkin and David, April 11 & 12:

” Highly knowledgable instructors who respond to questions and provide valuable insight and experiences within the ScrumMaster world.”– Team Lead Developer – April 2016

“This was a great course and I enjoyed all of the real life examples of the consulting that BERTEIG has gone through, as well as good in-class sampling of scrum activities.” Release Manager – April 2016

“The past two days have been packed full with incredibly valuable information for me and my team. I can’t wait to bring this back to the office to start implementing!” Project Manager – April 2016

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“Everything we learned is relevant to my work. My company has switched to Agile in the last year and this course has helped me tie in all the unknowns about Agile.” Project Coordinator – April 2016

“A great experience from a leader in Agile/ Scrum management.” Project Leader – April 2016

Learning:
“Enlightened as to the simplicity of core Scrum and the power of self-organizing teams.” – Senior Technical Program Manager
“The idea of ROI being an exact (but not exact) comparison of the value the Product owner places on something and the effort the team thinks it will take. Both are technically made up, but it gives a lot of information to two made up numbers.” – COO
“Focus is on taking a vertical slice of work and delivering a quality product.” – IT Project Manager
“Stay focused on the sprint goal during the entire sprint – don’t change it during the sprint.” – Manager
“How process and not just product improves from sprint to sprint.” – Senior Analyst
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From April 13 & 14 CSPO class:

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“I’m an avid reader and follower within the Agile community…BERTEIG has established an easy to learn curriculum that in itself is Agile. I’ve recommended it as a “must have” for anybody transforming their workplace to a higher satisfaction environment.” – Business Development Manager – April 2016

“This course gives you the tools you need to release Agile software projects across a Scrum team.” – Product Owner – April 2016MeetScrum

“An eye opener. New way and world.” – Project Manager – April 2016

“The instructors are really passionate about Agile foundation and they know how to bring you on board.” – Business System Analyst – April 2016

“Had many many “aha moments” that I am excited about taking back to my organization and applying it right away.” – Operation Excellence Manager – April 2016

“At (my business) we are shifting to Agile from waterfall. Previous courses from other vendors have not met my expectations at all. This is the first course…that has improved my knowledge.” – Senior Business Analyst – April 2016

“Excellent, well structured…very hands-on learning. This is the second course I have taken (from BERTEIG) and I have enjoyed every minute of it.” – Business Consultant -April 2016

LEARNING:
“(I learned about) leading metrics and trailing metrics, and company vision.” – Business Solutions Expert
“Understanding the Product Owner role and how to better build user stories along with its value to build the product backlog.” – Business Consultant
“I loved ‘Ask your customer to convince you to build it for you.’” – Business Systems Analyst
“Metaphors over documentation!” – Technical Lead
“Most important thing I learned in the class is that the Product Owner should not be defining specific stories and acceptance criteria.” – Product Owner
“One of the best takeaways I had was that the innovation games, while producing an output, are a great exercise to drive conversation. As a PO, the discussions and conversations are a big benefit.” – Product Owner
“1.The importance of the product vision, and how to use it for prioritization. 2. How splitting of user stories works. 3. The planning poker – great tool for fast estimations.” – Senior Manager
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Testimonials, CSPO, May 12 &13, Toronto:

“D- and M- were powerful and dynamic facilitators. The interactive exercises were very beneficial and really helped bring the Scrum fundamentals to life.” – Associate Product Owner – May 2016

“Engaging facilitation. Good solid understanding of the role or PO – helps round out my role and responsibilities.” – Technical Product Owner – May 2016

Learning from the CSPO, may 12 & 13, Toronto:
“Learning definition of Done was very valuable to my work…it helps me to identify what my organization is currently considering done, and ways we can move to “Done Done.” – Customer Care Project Leader
“The product box technique is an interesting way to clarify the product value and its goal.” – Product Owner Assistant
“Vision – simple, emotional, urgent.” – Customer Care Project Leader
“Compiling value and business metrics…was something new.” – Quality Assurance Specialist
“(I learned) how to write user stories properly.” – Associate Product Owner
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Testimonials from CSPO, Toronto, May 19 & 20:

“This is a very well-organized and facilitated course. The instructors are very knowledgeable and I learned a lot.” – CIO – May 2016

“The instructors provided techniques and mindset training for value focused delivery.” – Independant Consultant – May 2016

“Second course I’ve taken and it was just as good as the first (CSM) – great instructors and very clearly taught!” – Assistant Project Manager – May 2016

“The most practical course that I have ever taken.” – Project Manager – May 2016

“Two days of fun and learning that I can take away and share with my team to improve team performance.” – Managing Consultant – May 2016

“Great seminar! Enjoyed all the examples (the instructors) provided throughout the seminar.” – IT Project Manager – May 2016

“Fast-paced and educational…the Facilitator made this experience very memorable.” – Coordinator – May 2016

“Good course to get clarity on the role of Product Owner, and also helps (you) understand some of the best practices in Scrum…” – Transition Leader – May 2016

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Learning from CSPO, May 19 & 20:
“The most important thing I learned was the properties of a good Product vision – simple, urgent and emotional and how I can use that to improve in meeting the responsibilities of a product owner.” – Business Analyst
“Using the business value and the level of effort to prioritize stories in the product backlog.” – Principal Software Engineer
“Communication is very important.” – Coordinator
“Many people are pulling select aspects from Agile to solve a specific issue or meet an agenda that is not necessarily setting the team up for success.” – Seeking New Role
“The innovation games and the purpose behind the planning tools were very important.” – Project Coordinator
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From Travis Birch’s Leading SAFe, May 13 & 14, 2016:

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“If scaling is important to you, take this course.” – Agile Coach – May 2016

“Great course. Knowledgeable instructor who kept the attendees engaged.” – Senior IT Project Manager – May 2016

“Course is excellent; good material to read.” – ScrumMaster – May 2016

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Testimonials, CSM May 17 & 18:

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“I saw projects transforming to products and resources to people.” Director – May 2016

“Instructor made the hours go by like minutes. Solid understanding of the material and great job keeping us on track!” Manager – May 2016

“Great course. (I’m) Planning to start adapting methodology in my workplace as much as possible.” Project Manager – May 2016

“Highly recommended!!!” Project Coordinator – May 2016

“Very informative and well laid out format. Very knowledgeable facilitators.” Delivery Manager – May 2016

Learning, CSM May 17 & 18:

 
“I enjoyed learning new retrospective techniques and discussions around when Scrum is appropriate.” – Owner
“Backlog prioritization – Value/Effort = ROI” – ScrumMaster
“Daily scrum is about exposing issues, not solving them in them.” – President
“I found it interesting that a team is allowed to add any tickets related to their tasks that they missed during sprint planning.” – ScrumMaster
“Risk is faced at a maximum in the early stage of the project. This helps to mitigate risk by using empirical data instead of conjecture.” – PM
“Scrum is very geared to product development.” – Delivery Manager
“The product backlog and how to calculate ROI is very relevant to my work. Teaching my team this technique will be of great value.” – Project Manager
“Less planning = more work.” – Program Manager
“Really good communication is required for scrum teams to be effective.” – Project Manager
“The most important thing I learned was what defines the sprint goal. Taking a different perspective (vertical vs horizontal).” – Project Manager
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Testimonials:

“The course instructor was great; very respectful and very informed…I would highly recommend this training.” Project Manager/ ScrumMaster – May 2016

“I haven’t even left yet and I’ve already recommended this course to friends. (It) had me relaxed within the first few minutes…I’d jump at the opportunity to learn from (BERTEIG) again.” – Senior Project Manager – May 2016

“This is an extremely valuable course that not only teaches the concepts and tools, but it also enables introspection and to bring about personal development.” Account Executive – May 2016

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“It was a great course, learned lots of insights, met wonderful people, shared thoughts and a great instructor.” Development Team Lead – May 2016

“A mature ScrumMaster course with some real world examples that allows you an understanding of the Scrum framework and process execution in single teams.” Transition Leader – May 2016

“This course helped me shape…a very independent perspective on Scrum and the possible value it could bring to my workplace, as well as for my career development.” – Business Systems Analyst, May 2016

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Learning from May 25 & 26 CSM:

 
“Mad, sad, glad method – emotional assessment can give good impact to a team.” – Portfolio 
“Rename ‘Demo’ to ‘Review.’” – ScrumMaster and Project Manager
“Learning about 0 defect software and bug priority…asking the business to enable us to release 0 defect software.” -Software Developer
“Fact: Scrum framework is very structured- it broke the myth I repeatedly heard from people.” – Business Systems Analyst
“We need more buy-in from corporate to be Scrum.” – Project Manager
“Learning the importance of how to not be a PM and take on the role of delegating tasks was a valuable reminder to foster a self-organizing team.” – Sr. Digital Project Manager
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From the Certified Scrum Developer Course facilitated by Mike Bowler, June 27-29, 2016:

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“Mike inspires you to want to improve your craft as an individual and as a team. You will learn skills to improve your development instantly, and skills that will allow you to continue improving every day.” – Developer – June 2016

“This is one of the best trainings I have ever had. Learned everything in real-time in much fun way rather than total theory. When taught with live examples, that create more impact. Mike is just so awesome in his teaching style.” – Front-end Developer – June 2016

“The course is very useful and it is relevant to our daily work. Exercises we did in the course helped to understand the agile/ scrum process a lot.” – Technical Specialist – June 2016

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Here is a letter to a BERTEIG trainer from a satisfied graduate:

“I shared my new insights and learning with my team at our weekly meeting, and we agreed to implement some things.

One point which stuck, was using sticky notes more.  I was a heavy JIRA user before, encouraging and teaching my team to effectively use it too.  But now, we use sticky notes just as much, if not more.  I notice more focus and engagement during our meetings too.

I also started a weekly email digest with my team, to share ideas on how we can be better at Agile. I take a snippet from Mishkin’s blog, or other blogs, and summarize and share with my team for their reflection on Friday morning.  They like it.

In the past few weeks I received a promotion; my leader noticed a rapid growth and transformation in me.  I also received an interview for a Product Owner role after applying a few weeks ago!

So overall, things are going well.  I’ve encouraged developers on my team to sign-up for the CSD course.  I hope they can find time to take it without impacting work schedules and plans.”

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Hearing the information from an experienced instructor.

I deliberately chose to attend this course date in order to be taught by David.”  Manager

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