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CSM and Lean Kanban Foundation with Visulisation

December 8, 2014 Leave a comment

A new experiment in London see’s me partnering once again with RippleRock, together we are offering a series of courses beginning the week of 16th February 2014.  The Certified ScrumMaster and the Certified Lean Kanban Foundation courses will be as interactive as ever, but will also benefit from graphical recording by Stuart Young from Illustration Station.  We are also putting on a Visulisation/Artistry workshop, which will be free to those who sign up for another course.  Each of the courses tells a story in its own right delivering value to those who attend; together the courses are trilogy, exposing attendees to a variety of practices, techniques and concepts for the Agile practitioner.

  • Certified ScrumMaster course, this CSM course includes graphical recording to provide a visual record of your learning experience.  With Mark Summers and graphical artist Stuart Young.  Includes the Visual Artistry workshop for free. (19-20th February 2015) +free visual artistry workshop – £950+VAT
  • Visual Artistry Workshop.  Learn how to use visual artistry as a tool to initiate projects, enhance learning and have fun with your teams.  With Graphical artist Stuart Young, supported by Agile Coaches Helen Meek and Mark Summers. (18th February 2015) – £400+VAT
  • Certified Lean Kanban Foundation.  Learn all about Kanban, once again your experience will be captured graphically.  With Helen Meek and Stuart Young.  Includes the Visual Artistry workshop for free. (16-17th February 2015) +free visual artistry workshop – £950+VAT
Stuart Young

Stuart Young of Illustration Station

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Scrum Coaches Retreat Phoenix

December 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Another long trip over to the states this week to attend the Scrum Coaching Retreat in Phoenix. My main reason for attending is that I am involved in bringing the event to Europe for the first time in 2014.

The retreat is unlike a conference or gathering, which sometimes only scratch the surface on topics; here you will go deep into issues that you are passionate about.

I am also hoping to get involved in some improvement initiatives in the CSC programme, either:
• An improvement of the application process, or
• Looking at how we better support coaches on their development path

That second issue is likely to be a central theme for the first European Scrum Coaching Retreat in London from 9th to 11th June 2014. Some information about the event is already here.

And you can register here, to get an early bird price

We will have our own website up shortly. I will keep you posted on anything interested that happens in Phoenix.

Helping people with Kanban

January 29, 2013 Leave a comment

I have found that supporting people using a Kanban approach can be very rewarding.  The people I work with are generally passionate about what they do, therefore giving them tools that will help them evolve their way of working has met with enthusiasm.

For those people who are continually saying “we don’t want to throw the baby out with the bath water”, then Kanban could be a good starting point to improve the way they work.

I have also started running an introductory Kanban training course, typically with training I like to stay out of context to ensure that people understand the concepts.  However I am finding that with Kanban it such a great learning opportunity to put aside some time at the end of the course to apply the practices directly to attendees own context.

Categories: Agile, Kanban, Learning