Agile Trainings

Part of our mission is to assist nonprofits in increasing their capacity to use agile principles and the Scrum framework to increase the efficiency of their organization in creating maximum impact in their communities. To achieve this, we offer in-person workshops and webinars to nonprofit organizations.

These workshops are offered both in person and via webinar and are typically structured so they:

  • Are small group or classroom-size workshops designed to enhance the skills of the participants; and
  • Provide tactical learning to assist in the adoption of Agile principles and the Scrum framework; and
  • Provide participants with handouts and materials, including case studies, to help facilitate their organization’s Agile transformation.

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Upcoming Live Agile Trainings

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Scrum Basics for Nonprofits

Nonprofits are ALWAYS being asked to do more with less. That is unlikely to change. What you can change though is the way that you approach your work.

That is why our team of trainers who come from the nonprofit field with a wide range of specialties want to help YOU understand the basics of the Scrum framework and the Agile principles so that you can think about how to use both to create twice the impact in half the time of your own organization.

The Scrum framework is purposefully incomplete, only defining the parts required to implement Scrum theory.

In this virtual 2-hour course, you will learn:

  • Why nonprofits use the Scrum framework
  • The Agile values and principles;
  • The five Scrum values and explain how they relate to one another;
  • The 3 roles in Scrum;
  • The 5 Scrum events;
  • The 3 Scrum artifacts; 
  • Estimation; and
  • How other nonprofits have implemented Scrum in their organizations.

Select the date below you wish to register and join us for Scrum Basics for Nonprofits for just $99.

If you decide to continue the Agile journey with the Scrum Master course for your organization we will honor the course price as a discount on the credential course.

Are you interested in Scrum Basics not only for yourself, but for your entire organization or a specific team in your organization?

Our team is pleased to offer a private custom 3-hour version of Scrum Basics for Nonprofits that allows for us to customize the content and tailor our discussion to your organization’s understanding and successful implementation of the Scrum framework.

One Hour Live Agile Trainings

In this webinar, attendees will learn strategies for creating a user story map for their nonprofit. Story map examples will be provided that were created by a variety of nonprofits in our Scrum Master workshop. Attendees will walk through the steps of user story creation and walk away with the knowledge of how to create vertical slices in the nonprofit environment.

Presented Jessica Crowley, SPC, ST

January 28th | 12:00 p.m. EST

Large new initiatives, new special events, huge federal applications… These are the types of things that nonprofits are always faced with. Yet how are the team members in the nonprofit organizations or the leaders in the organization supposed to have the most accurate estimate of when the initiative will launch, or if the special event details will be done on time, or if the application will be submitted before the deadline? What often happens is heroic efforts by team members to make the deadline or be ready for the event and that is not a sustainable approach for the team or the nonprofit.

That is why in this live and interactive webinar we will explain the Agile estimation techniques affinity estimation and planning poker. We will cover the importance of story point estimation and why it is used in place of hour estimation. We will help you think about how to take your next big nonprofit initiative or project and have a more accurate estimate of when you will be ready to launch/submit/create impact.

Presented by Diane H. Leonard, GPC, ST

February 11th | 12:00 p.m. EST

This webinar content will help explain how sprints can be used by nonprofits to solve big problems, test out ideas, and achieve bold nonprofit goals. Attendees will learn about the events included in a sprint and walk away with a launch plan for how to get started sprinting today.

Presented by Jessica Crowley, SPC, ST

March 18th | 12:00 p.m. EST

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Recorded Agile Trainings

One Hour Pre-Recorded Webinars

Free Pre-Recorded Webinars

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Trained Since 2018

This was everything I needed and more. So many webinars end up actually only being for one level of knowledge, and the presenter did a great job of catering to people within different types of organizations and with different types of teams. As someone who has worked with several nonprofits who have issues with silos and processes and procedure refinement, this proved to be an interesting new look for me at ways we could improve the way we work as a team.

Webinar Attendee

My nonprofit is small so I wear many of the hats of the roles discussed but this SCRUM approach to completing grants will help me better organize all that is needed and hopefully keep me from burning the midnight oil to meet deadlines. Thank you!

Webinar Attendee

Diane offered flexibility and Sympathy to our unique organization

Scrum Master Course

Simply amazing. I am hopeful I can implement SCRUM in my workplace.

Webinar Attendee

She was great. I view a lot of webinars that are only ok, and she is a fantastic presenter. Very intelligent, and got me excited about a whole new set of professional goals around scrum/agile. Love it.

Webinar Attendee

I loved the interjections of concepts and practices to show us a number of ways to bring these concepts back to our teams

Scrum Master Course