Training

Agile Coaching and Training

All of our training is hands-on. People learn best when they do. Most learning is done in small groups with games, simulations and exercises. Enjoy browsing the topics and get a first impression of what we do in each training.

If you have any question, just contact us here. We gladly assist with further information.

 

Agile Training

  • Scrum Training provides participants with practices and process of Scrum. Also included is connection with Agile and how to make it work in organizations. (2 days)
  • Kanban Training gives participants the key principles to evolve their own process using Lean principles. This is a low-disruption approach to improving company processes. (2 days)
  • Product Owner training is for Product Managers, Product Owners, and Managers to understand how to effectively manage a backlog. We will also explore creating purpose and engaging with their customers and stakeholders. (2 days)

Organizational & Leadership Training

  • Effective Teamworks & Communication training helps develops key skills needed to function on a team. Topics include: Improv, Psychology, and Core Protocols. (1 day)
  • Leadership Skills training directly focuses on increasing staff engagement through: collaboration, empathy and working on context. You also explore leadership models and stance. (2 days)
  • Temenos Leadership Retreat creates a foundation of respect and trust needed for management teams to function at a high level of performance. It deepens bonds and creates a compelling shared vision. (2 days)
  • Organizational Design training helps leaders understand how they can design their organizational structure for unleashing staff engagement and innovation. (1 day)
  • Harnessing the Power of Culture training provides models and practical tools for understanding and working with organizational culture to foster engagement and innovation. (2 days)

Other Training

  • Innovation Games® training is about how to facilitate engaging workshops to understand customers, stakeholders and staff. Essential for working amplifying collaboration in an Agile environment. (2 days)
  • Technical Practices training is for developers to learn and practice the technical skills needed for sustainable development: Test-Driven-Development (TDD) and refactoring. (2 days)
  • Lean 101 provides the basic lean concepts that can accelerate team problem solving skills. Topics include Value Stream Mapping, Waste, Root-Cause Analysis, and A3 Problem Solving Technique (1 day)

What People have to say about Training

Agile/Scrum Core Training

  • “Eye-opening, Interesting, High-Energy I liked the high energy and the interactive exercises.” – John Boguslawski, Associate, Software Development
  • “Insightful, Useful, Helpful I like how the instructor maximized allotted time and appreciated lots of team focused exercises.” – Jay Mendiola, Sr. Developer
  • Effective, Straight to the Point, Interactive I liked the exercises! Hands on, in my opinion, is the most effective method.” – Haitham Kaloub, Associate, Software Development
  • “Michael has this down to a science. You did a stand-up job. I like how you handle people. Excellent engagement of large class.”
  • “Great Session! Thank you! This was fun and informative for Agile foundation. The group exercises and collaborative points were very engaging in understanding Agile/Scrum Methodology.”
  • “I am a convert. The last 2 days were time well spent. Everything worked really well.”
  • “Good course, good visual aids. Very knowledgeable and energetic presenter. There was good audience participation! I was hoping to doze off a bit, but was compelled to participate and therefore learn more.”

Agile/Kanban Training

  • “Informative, Thought-provoking, Relevant Well-paced module; excellent delivery. Good use of games to illustrate ideas and concepts. – Andrea Simhon, Product Manger
  • “Fantastic! Right on the spot. I liked how we learned through easy to understand examples and games. Michael was able to motivate us. – Bob Daneshfar, Senior Software Developer
  • “Well-organized, Relevant, Stimulating I liked the fast pace – energetic – clear. Delivery was articulate with no repetition. – Stephen Gauer, Technical Writer

Culture/Org Design/Leadership Training

  • Thought-provoking, Clarifying, Motivational. I gained deep insights into my desire for change vs. my organization’s. I now have a clearer view of the role of the leadership team, the negative organizational impact of well-intentioned efforts and on the role of Agile.” – D.B., CIO
  •  “Engaging, Enlightening, A-HA moments. We went beneath the surface to get the true culture change. Employee engagement is the secret sauce.” – Angie Smith, Culture Enthusiast (Yes, that’s her official title)
  •  “Insightful. Collaborative. Engaging. Different models exist for culture which work for different companies. We can choose what aspect of each that will work for us.” – Ray Shum, QA Manager
  • Educational. Insightful. Interesting. It was engaging and cooperative. I now understand non-traditional org structures.” – Sean McKaig, Sr. Manager UI Dev
  • Active, Engaging, Open. The culture of our firm is a key driver. There are opportunities of change for the good. I liked the interaction, open discussions and mix of activities.” – Rahul Mehra, Associate
  • Effective, Relevant, Informative. I learned how to initiate transformation to move towards high performance. In particular, the VAST model (Vulnerability, Authentic connection, Safety and Trust) was valuable.” – Tissa DeSilva, Director

Temenos: Trust & Leadership Workshop

  • Transformative, Powerful, Emotional. Creating influence map images help to connect all the parts of your life and can bring powerful insights that otherwise wouldn’t be visible. Being fully open can (surprisingly) lead to an increased feeling of security.” - Nicole Dixon-White, Manager UI
  • Methodical, insightful and profoundly effective. Vulnerability is indeed a powerful agent for self-discovery and organizational transformation. It was structured into digestable, compounding, intuitive sessions.” – Soo Kim, Sr. Director Digital Operations
  • Insightful. Transformative. Game-changer. I learned what I most love to do and why. I learned how I was sabotaging myself and how to stop. The workshop was well-paced, safe, interesting and authentic.” – Shawn Phelps, Insight Strategist
  • Enlightened, Thought-provoking, Powerful Insights, Deep Connections. I gained insights in how to recognize patterns (especially my own) and ways to connect with others. I enjoyed the safe environment and group sharing. It was visual and interactive.” – Nancy Mayer, Agile Coach
  • Bonding, Self-discovery, Honesty. Magic happens when you are willing to expose yourself. I liked the blending of personal and group exploration.” – Jonathan Kerrigan, Director Product Development
  • Insightful, Challenging, Eye-opening. I liked the setting, people, energy and the format. Fantastic job.” – Josh Chapelle, Director Development

Communication and Teamwork Training

  • Thought-provoking, humbling, fun. Empathy is king – this can be learned and there is lot’s of great information out there. It was interactive and we used the techniques that covered a wide range.” – Trevor Bruce, Project Engineer
  • Innovative, Inspiring, Paradigm-shifting. High performance teams have an immense power for producing faster/better results than typical company structure. I liked the open discussion and pointing out people’s nuances on the spot.” – Lisa Maruska, Analyst
  • Interactive, Fun, Very Informative. You must treat yourself with kindness and allow yourself to vulnerable, that is when all changes will start to happen. It was very comfortable to participate: we were in charge of our own schedule/agenda. We were all a team for a day.” – Monica Rivera, Engineer

Product Owner Training

  • “Fun, Insightful, Will Recommend. I liked the new tools I learned.” – Tiffany Minami, Business Analyst
  • “Active, Thoughtful, Interesting. I liked the topic and pace as well as Michael’s command of the topic.” – Kathy Johanson, Purchasing Operations Manger
  • “Prioritized, Dynamic, Engaging. Not focussing on powerpoint kept the team interested and engaged. I liked all movement and action activities.” – Ruth Ciamarra, Program Manager
  • “Agile, Collaborative, Iterative. I liked the thought provoking exercises.” – John Myers, Group Business Systems Manager

Test-Driven Development (TDD) Training

  • Informative, Practical, Timely I liked the hands-on exercises, the variety of topics and how the course included a lot of interaction. ” – Sean, Senior Technical Analyst
  • Fun, Practical, Informative I liked the practical part. We actually pair up and try to write a small program from Design to test to coding.” – Yanny Wan, Developer
  • “I like that there were a lot of interactions between instructors and students as well as the mix of discussions and exercises.” – Vladimir Finkelshtein, Senior Technical Analyst

Innovation Games® Training

  • Fun, Useful. I can now see the value of play/games and how to add customer insight value to organizations. I liked that it was simple and straightforward – we didn’t dwell on abstract concepts for too long (only enough to give us context). – John Hillis, V.P. Product Management
  • Thought-provoking, Effective, Useful. I gained valuable insights on how to use these tools to get results. I liked that the delivery was flexible but covered all aspects with enough hands-on to understand.” – Nancy Mayer, Project Management Consultant
  • “I got a clear understanding of Innovation Games – what they are, how to use them and where they fit. I gained knowledge of different approaches to feature/product creation/prioritization as well as valuable feedback on my approaches and behaviours. – Bill Schaller, Consultant
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