Agile methods and techniques began their life within software development teams, and in recent years their benefits have now been adopted by organisations running a whole range of development and change projects. These don't need to be software related - the approaches can be applied just as well to a marketing or transformational change project as it can to one which requires the technical development of a solution.
It's not all about Scrum - whilst it has great use at a team level for operational developments, there are other agile approaches which are worth considering too. The Agile Business Consortium (previously DSDM) have a range of business and project focussed approaches. Their approaches are sector agnostic - making them easy to apply to a range of businesses. In the software sector, many are using DAD (Disciplined Agile Delivery) or SAFE (Scales Agile Framework).
As an early signatory of Agile Agnostic, our founder Jude Paterson firmly believes in using the most appropriate tools and techniques (and therefore training) to support your business needs.
IT-Howzat pride themselves in developing a relationship with their clients that goes beyond simply attending a training course and passing the exam. We offer follow on webinars and can arrange further coaching to enable course attendees to embed their new knowledge in your business. This is where we are different from some of the larger organisations to focus primarily on getting attendees on course and through exams.
We run in-house training courses to suit your organisations needs. These can be run as a block of days, or over separate days to meet with your business need. These courses can be arranged across the UK, or at international locations to ensure that staff across all of your sites are trained in the same manner. Groups of small businesses may link together to learn collectively (and share the savings of an in-house course).
It can also be beneficial to design a combined training and coaching programme to ensure that staff make the most of the opportunity to embed their new knowledge. When organisations are transforming into an agile approach then it is worth planning a change management programme to support the adopting of agile working.
To train a group of staff then contact us now to arrange a private courses at a location to suit your company. This will enable your staff to develop together and will save you money over the cost of sending them all to a public course.
In-house courses in AgilePM® and Scrum are available now
so don’t hesitate to contact us for a quotation.
Finally, E-learning is available, providing a flexible and cost effective technique to enable you or your staff to become skilled in Agile Project Management and gain the AgilePM® certifications (both Foundation and Practitioner). This means that wherever you are in the world you can start your agile training now.