Agile Training & Coaching

eGlobalTech’s training and certification program is designed to provide an intuitive and practical approach to effectively transitioning to, and adopting, Agile across your Department or Agency. The program is based upon real-world lessons and is specifically tailored for Federal Government executives, managers, and change agents responsible for leading Lean-Agile initiatives.

The 2 day program addresses all of the key components of how to:

  • Successfully scale Agile adoption
  • Build an Agile Portfolio
  • Consistently realize value through Agile Release Trains
  • Lead a Lean-Agile enterprise

At the end of the program, you will have an understanding of how the principles and practices of the SAFe framework support Lean Thinking, Agile Development, ScrumXP, Agile Release Trains, Agile Portfolio Management, Agile Architecture, and Scaling Leadership. Individuals who complete our program will have access to the Agile Community of Practice, which includes:

  • White Papers and Best Practices for Agile Adoption
  • Blogs from Leading Experts
  • Interactive discussion threads and knowledge-sharing to address your questions and challenges

The next training class is scheduled for June 16 and 17, 2016.

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/egt-safe-training-tickets-24405751259

 

Times

8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

Location

3865 Wilson Blvd, 7th Floor Conference Room

Arlington VA

Cost

$395

What’s Included?

•  Printed/Bound Course Materials

•  Exam fees for SAFe Agilist Certification from the SAFe Academy

•  16 Professional Development Units (PDUs)

•  Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks

•  Membership in the Agile Community of Practice

•  Membership to the Scaled Agile Academy and access to its exclusive content.

Questions

E-mail agile@eglobaltech.com with any questions or comments.


Curriculum

Leading SAFe – Day 1

Course Components         Description

Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework

Get an introduction to the Scaled Agile framework, its basics, lean mindset, and why it is powerful.

Embracing Lean and Agile Values

Dive deeper into Lean Agile values and the “House of Lean” to understand its influences on SAFe.

Understanding SAFe Principles

SAFe relies on some core principles. In this portion, we will dissect and analyze those principles and how they relate to the Federal Government.

Implementing the Agile Release Train

Get started on all the basics about implementing Agile Release Trains (ARTs) in Government and the related challenges you might face as a SAFe Agilist (SA)

Experiencing PI Planning

Attendees will get to experience real life Program Increment (PI) planning through hands-on exercises and instructor-led exercises.

Leading SAFe – Day 2

Course Components         Description

Executing and Releasing Value

Hear practical examples, best practices, and participate in hands-on team exercises on how to implement SAFe successfully while achieving maximum value for your Department or Agency.

Building an Agile Portfolio

Learn the tools needed to successfully build an Agile Portfolio.

Coordinating Large Value Streams

How do you manage large multiple Value Streams? SAFe explains how to coordinate between large ARTs and ways they can cross-function successfully.

Leading the Lean- Agile Enterprise

Learn how to be an effective SAFe leader and change agent.

Instructor Bios:

Shawn Presson: Shawn Presson has 15 years of experience in implementing and applying agile methods.  Prior to the agile manifesto he spent 11 years as a software developer, project manager, and organizational change leader for private sector companies.  He has applied pragmatic lean and agile systems development principles in organizations worldwide, in industries including aerospace, rail transportation, energy, federal government, and microprocessors. He is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), IC Agile Certified Professional (ICP), and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). 

Reha Gill: Reha Gill is an Agile Coach and Project Management executive with over 11 years of experience. Areas of expertise include enterprise agile transformation, training, coaching, and project management. Ms. Gill has trained and coached federal and commercial clients in adopting agile methods. She is a Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Agile Certified Coach from the ICC Agile Institute (ICP-ACC), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified SAFe Agilist (SA) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). 

Agile Coaching

Our proven end-to-end agile transformation framework addresses each level of the organization.  Working with the Office of the Chief Information Officer, our practitioners support the development of tailored processes and guidelines to accommodate agile development, addressing items such:

  • Refinement of governance frameworks
  • Flexible and evolvable system architectures
  • Automation driven quality software engineering
  • Compliance with IT security requirements

In addition, our practitioners pair with each other – one technical, one more focused on organizational change – to work directly with development teams to:

  • Guide and coach teams on agile development practices, from process and technical perspectives
  • Help programmers to incrementally implement and mature agile engineering practices such as test-driven development, continuous integration, and automated deployment
  • Guide the rapid resolution of issues and obstacles
  • Streamline the agile process to be more outcome-driven and to improve throughput velocity