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.

Browse photos from our live trainings here.

Upcoming Live Trainings

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.

 

Bonus Material:

  • Scrum Event Checklist

Price: $50

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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.

Bonus Materials:

  • Electronic Copy of the Book Sprint
  • Scrum Event Checklist

Price: $50

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Attendees will walk away from this webinar with strategies for getting the most out of a retrospective scrum event. They will learn new techniques to keep team members engaged. Many different styles of retrospectives will be demonstrated that can help breathe new life into this event and re-invigorate Scrum teams to eliminate waste and continuously improve the way they work. Case studies will be provided that cover how nonprofit organizations are using retrospectives to inspect their process and approaches and pivot when they encounter obstacles.

Bonus Materials

  • To Be Determined

Price: $50

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Attendees will learn how to create a value stream map for nonprofit initiatives. They will learn how to identify inefficiencies, handoffs, and bottlenecks that may be present in a value stream. Attendees will be introduced to metrics that can measure the improvement of flow such as throughput, cycle time, and talk time. The focus of the webinar will be on optimizing the flow of work by eliminating wasteful processes within a value stream.

Bonus Materials:

  • To Be Determined

Price: $50

Attendees will learn how to support and unify multiple Scrum teams by launching a Scrum Master and Product Owner cycle and supporting their progress with an Executive Action Team and Executive Meta Scrum. Attendees will be introduced to the cadence and relationship of the two cycles.

Bonus Material:

  • To Be Determined

Price: $50

 

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Book Club

Join us for a LIVE one hour Zoom conversation on select Scrum books. We’re here to help you learn more about the Scrum framework in your nonprofit. 

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.

By Jeff Sutherland

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Trained Since 2019

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