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Get Ready for the 2022 Agile Coach Conference!

If there was ever a time to put our Agile abilities to the test, that time is now. So much is changing in the world, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for many individuals and organizations to adapt. That is why we are thrilled to welcome you to the 2022 Agile Coach Conference, where you’ll learn from the Agile masters themselves just how Agile working can help you get ahead of the curve. This event will be the perfect place to share best practices and learning cases, as well as a time to reconnect with fellow Agile colleagues, while getting acquainted with new ones.

Agile for Hardware 2.0

Agile is a recognized and effective work methodology within the field of software development. However, not everyone is aware of the benefits it can bring to the hardware industry. That is why participating in the Agile for Hardware training is the perfect way for engineers, managers, and leaders to learn how to apply this methodology when creating physical products. Ali Hajou, the SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) responsible for this training, combined his experience from both worlds to train participants to learn just how to incorporate Agile into different contexts, beyond simply harnessing the power of Agile methodologies to achieve a new level of time-to-market with Agile for Hardware 2.0.

Meet Your Trainer: Roland Flemm

At Gladwell Academy, we are proud to be working with the best trainers in the field. To warrant the best and most relevant training experience for all our clients. Recently, we partnered with Roland Flemm for our Scrum.org trainings.

6th Annual RTE Summit: Wrap-Up

After a long year of anticipation, we were excited to return to in-person networking with our 6th annual RTE Summit at the start of November!

Agile Coach or Scrum Master: What’s the Difference? (+ Free White Paper)

There is currently a big demand for Agile Coaches. But what is the difference between an Agile Coach and a Scrum Master? People often ask us what an Agile Coach can add to a modern, self-managing organization. Aren’t the teams already coached by the Scrum Master? Yes they are! There are many similarities between the two roles. Both the Scrum Master and Agile Coach help organizations develop an Agile mindset. They both use similar techniques to support and facilitate teams in this respect. The difference between them lies in their scope.

What is SAFe? The Scaled Agile Framework – Part 1

In my previous two blogs, I explained the challenges that arise with scaling Agile, as well as solutions to these challenges. In this blog, I will discuss the best-known Agile scale-up model: the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). SAFe is probably the most widely encompassing framework of all the Agile frameworks. SAFe was published in 2011 by management consultant and software developer Dean Leffingwell, and it is promoted worldwide by publisher Scaled Agile, Inc.

What is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

The SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) takes the lead in implementing SAFe according to the SAFe principles and is responsible for setting up the new organisation.

What is a SAFe Agilist (SA)?

The SAFe Agilist is the first major point of introduction into the SAFe principles and constructs. This certification is awarded to those who pass an exam, for which one can prepare with the guidance of the two-day course called Leading SAFe. As the name suggests, Leading SAFe is meant for people who will lead a Lean-Agile enterprise, and thus have to become familiar with the Scaled Agile Framework at a strategic level.

What is the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)?

SAFe for Lean Enterprises is a knowledge base of proven and integrated principles, practices, and competencies for Lean, Agile, and DevOps. Since 2011, hundreds of the world’s largest organisations have discovered and taken advantage of the benefits of SAFe: faster time-to-market, dramatic increases in productivity and quality, and more motivated and engaged employees. You may be wondering: how does SAFe help achieve all these great results? The secret of SAFe lies within the premise that it brings together thought leadership from Agile development, systems thinking, and Lean product development into an integrated framework that provides a set of principles, values, and guidance for Lean-Agile development (© Scaled Agile, Inc.)

The 5 Qualities for Effective Agile Coaching (+ Free White Paper)

There are different types of Agile Coaches. But what exactly makes a good Agile coach? It’s not easy to give a simple answer, but keep reading to learn the 5 qualities and skills that are bound to help you as an Agile Coach.

The Three Roles of an Agile Coach, Part 3: The Team Facilitator

In this final episode of our study into Lyssa Adkins’ "Three roles of the Agile Coach", Agile Coach and trainer, Renate Cremer, discusses how, at the most personal level, the Team Coach brings out existing solutions within a team.

The Tasks of a Product Owner (PO)

The Product Owner is a value optimiser who turns the client’s needs into value. In Scrum, you create value at the end of each sprint by providing a new product: the increment. In addition to this role, there are two other roles within Scrum: the Scrum Master and the Development Team. Earlier, we explained the differences between the role of a Scrum Master and the role of a Product Owner. Having someone who provides high quality in this role is crucial in order to deliver a valuable product to the client.
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