ICON provides expert on-site training to meet all your Agile process needs. We offer SAFe, DevOps, and Lean-Agile courses for large groups at a discount price. Our coaches help companies scale their Agile transformations with essential experiential training that aligns with business strategy, technology investments, and corporate goals. Please contact us at (636) 530-7776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or a free analysis of your training needs.
Contextualizing Agility for Human Resources, People Professionals, and Organizational Design
A profound shift is happening in the way enterprises approach people management. Human Resource departments are realizing that traditional HR practices don’t support Agile teams and the needs of today’s rapidly changing business environments. To bridge this gap, Agile HR Explorer provides learners with the guidance needed to align HR practices with the SAFe transformation and their Agile teams.
Ready to lead a Lean-Agile transformation? Need a deeper understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework? Looking to teach SAFe® courses yourself? Implementing SAFe® offers attendees the broadest level of insight into each layer of a SAFe® implementation.
Aligning strategy with execution is critical to any organization’s success and a key aspect of SAFe®. With a Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) approach, you can collaborate across silos, empower teams, and organize around value to adapt to what customers want, faster.
What skills do you need to deliver value in a Lean enterprise? The SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager (POPM) course covers the tactical responsibilities of these roles in the Agile Release Train. The course also gives you the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments.
In the SAFe® RTE course, learn to execute and continuously improve PI Planning and other key SAFe® events. You'll discover how to coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. And you'll get the guidance and tools needed to effectively work in remote environments with distributed teams.
New to the Scaled Agile Framework®? Leading SAFe® offers you an introduction to the foundations of SAFe®, provides the principles and practices to drive your Lean-Agile transformation with confidence and offers the guidance and tools you need to lead effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.
This course teaches the skills needed to become a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART). Gain an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what a team member can do to effectively perform his or her role using Scrum, Kanban, and XP.
Discover and apply the mindset, skills, and tools to create successful products and solutions that are desirable, viable, feasible, and sustainable.
This course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe® Implementation. The course offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.
In this course, attendees gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe® enterprise. Explore the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise and prepare to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe® organization.
Optimizing Your Value Stream
Delivering valuable solutions faster doesn’t involve just engineers developing software. It involves introducing a shared DevOps mindset among all the people who define, build, test, deploy, and release software-driven products. The innovative SAFe DevOps course helps people across technical, non-technical, and leadership roles work together to optimize their value stream from end to end. Attendees learn what DevOps is, why it is important to every role, and design a Continuous Delivery Pipeline that is tailored to their business. Attendees work in cross-functional teams to map their current state value stream from concept to cash, identify major bottlenecks to flow, and build an actionable implementation plan that will accelerate the benefits of DevOps in their organization.
Co-authored by ICON Agility Services, SAFe SPCT Gold Partner since 2012.
In this course, you’ll learn how modern practices including XP, behavior-driven development (BDD), and test-driven development (TDD) enable continuous value flow and built-in quality. This interactive, three-day course also gives you guidance and tools to work effectively in remote environments.
In this course get the context needed to align architecture with business value. Understand how system, solution, and enterprise architects collaboratively deliver architectural solutions. And get the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.
SAFe Enterprise is a system of knowledge, tools, and practices essential to successfully scale
agile across the enterprise. SAFe Enterprise bundles the critical components of learning,
adopting, and practicing SAFe into a single platform, accessible to leaders and their teams
In the SAFe® for Government course, you’ll learn how to apply Lean-Agile and SAFe practices in a government organization. So you can deliver projects with speed and quality. Improve collaboration with teams and stakeholders, mitigate risk, and make efficient use of taxpayer money.
The Agile Marketing with SAFe® course teaches teams how to apply Lean, Agile, and SAFe practices and principles. The course uses a combination of hands-on activities, introspection, and guided exercises to help teams build collective muscle memory and alignment. The course culminates with an activity that allows attendees to apply SAFe in their own real-world environments.
Este curso de dos días enseña los conocimientos necesarios para dirigir una empresa Lean-Agile utilizando el marco de trabajo Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) y sus principios derivados del pensamiento Lean, enfoque de sistemas, desarrollo ágil, flujo de desarrollo de productos y DevOps.
Este curso de dos días prepara a los Scrum Masters para su papel de liderazgo en la facilitación de un equipo de trabajo al igual que la implementación exitosa del programa en las empresas que utilizan el marco SAFe.
El curso de SAFe® 5 Scrum Master (SSM) le ayudará a desarrollar sus habilidades como miembro de un equipo de alto rendimiento de un Agile Release Train (ART), lo que aumenta el valor para los equipos y organizaciones que implementan SAFe®.
Agile is an approach to software development that has rapidly become mainstream. Using a mixture of techniques that together form modern Agile Practices such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), user stories, test-driven development, etc., teams can significantly improve their productivity and morale.
The Agile Boot Camp uses a combination of lecture, class discussion, and hands-on exercises, with emphasis on group activities, to reinforce the concepts and principles. You will learn to apply the basic practices of an Agile approach, with a focus on Scrum.
The Agile Team Enablement Workshop teaches you to apply the basic practices of an Agile approach, with a focus on Scrum. You will apply what you learn in a series of exercises that take you through project start-up, project/release planning, Sprint Planning, and Sprint Execution.
The Certified Scrum Master course is hands-on and discussion-based to define terms and concepts. It explains the Scrum basics such as managing the product backlog, planning the sprint, tracking and reporting progress through the use of burndown charts, and reviewing the sprint.
The Certified Product Owner course teaches a subset of topics, such as Product Ownership, Scrum Framework, and Agile Values. Participants will make a joint priority decision on which they agree on as most important, just like real-life Product Owners do every day.
The Product Owner Enablement Course is designed for Product and Business Managers who are subject matter experts and are involved in the planning and execution of Agile projects. Students will learn how a Product Owner can infuse business priorities, goals, and vision, into a Development Team.
This 1-day course familiarizes attendees with Lean Software Development concepts, principles, and practices as well as a "Kanban System," which is implemented to put Lean principles into practice.
The Agile Requirements and User Stories course will teach you how to write User Stories that effectively communicate the needs of your customers using a blend of lecture and group exercises. You will learn how to build a Product Backlog with User Stories as input, and how to plan and work with them.
The TDD course is the best place to start for most development teams. This class covers TDD fundamentals, sustainable tests, refactoring/continuous design, test doubles/mocks, and – what every developer wants to learn – how to start rescuing your legacy code.
The Agile Testing with ATDD and BDD course teaches you how to build quality into your product while controlling scope and avoiding duplicated efforts. Learn how to apply a whole-team approach to quality and how to orchestrate feedback from your tests in order to be extremely effective.
The fastest way to achieve the benefits of enhanced value flow acceleration with SAFe 6.0 guidance is with a workshop led by expert, SAFe SPCTs. Agile Release Trains (ARTs) are at the center of delivering continuous flow of value to your customers.
Showcase the True Worth of Inspect & Adapt Events to your executive leaders. With the guidance and facilitation of expert ICON coaches, we can help elevate your next I&A Event outcomes.
To have a successful Business Agility transformation, executive stakeholders must align on the organizational problems to be solved. ICON helps you develop your understanding of what it means to be a Lean-Agile leader in a growing enterprise, assess where you are in your transformation journey, and guide you on the next steps to better understand the Scaled Agile Framework®.
In this workshop, explore SAFe® adoption patterns and how they apply to your context, create the mission statement and charter for the LACE, understand and learn how to carry out the responsibilities of the LACE, determine the organizational model for the LACE, set up the LACE as an Agile team, build your initial SAFe® Implementation Roadmap, and prepare the launch of your first Agile Release Train (ART).
In this 1-day workshop, you will identify your organization’s Value Streams and explore and test different potential Agile Release Train (ART) designs that are optimized for the flow of value. With this understanding, we help you choose one Value Stream and one ART to serve as the starting vehicle for the journey. Then, you will learn how to create a plan to launch the ART and develop a roadmap for launching more ARTs and Value Streams.
There are many ways to successfully launch an Agile Release Train. However, experience has shown that the easiest and fastest way to do this is through the SAFe® ART Quickstart approach. Using this approach, all teams on the ART are trained together, and the first Program Increment (PI) Planning session is completed.
Gain more knowledge and insight on SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and how it can apply to your company's evolution to modernized Portfolio Processes.
In order to maintain alignment, while preserving empowerment and decentralized decision making, three key collaborations must be enabled across the portfolio:
Strategy and Investment Funding
Agile Portfolio Operations
Together these 3 collaborations provide a leaner, and more Agile, governance model that helps each portfolio in the enterprise achieve its larger business objectives.
The importance of the Inspect and Adapt (I&A) workshop cannot be understated. It enables every Agile Release Train (ART) to improve every Program Increment (PI). Since each PI represents a significant economic investment from the organization, it’s critical to assess the current state of the solution, which is demonstrated and evaluated by the ART teams during the I&A. In this hands-on workshop, your ART teams will be guided through a rigorous approach to the problem–solving that will result in improvement actions for the next PI.
Learn about this powerful yet simple technique for creating work items for an Agile environment. This 2-day course teaches attendees how to write Epics, Features, and User Stories that effectively communicate customer needs. You will learn how to build a product backlog of Epic ideas, broken down into beneficial Features, and decomposed into small, valuable User Stories.
Using a practical hands-on approach, this workshop will support Upwardly Global in the sketching, conception, and early development of an innovation challenge.
In this 1-day course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of how to create OKRs and how OKRs align an organization. This course incorporates learnings from Agile practices, organizational strategy, establishing new behaviors, and learning to become a strategically aligned and Outcomes-Focused organization.
This introductory 1-day course helps you to identify and make progress on your key leadership challenge. You’ll apply tools and techniques of Adaptive Leadership for leading change, particularly when there are no easy answers.
In this 1-Day course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of how to create OKRs and how OKRs align an organization. This course incorporates learnings from Agile practices, organizational strategy, establishing new behaviors, and learning to become a strategically aligned and Outcomes-Focused organization.
Become a strategically aligned and outcomes-driven organization. In this 2-day course, you will gain a deep understanding of how to implement a full OKRs practice in an organization. This course incorporates learnings from Agile Practices, Organizational Strategy, Value Stream Alignment, Systems Thinking, and Metrics.
ICON's DevSecOps Discovery and Solution Workshops lead the organization through a practical and engaging approach to kicking off a DevSecOps Transformation the right way. In order to enable Continuous Delivery, the organization must Align to Value Streams, then optimize the Delivery Process from Concept to Cash.
Learn how to build quality into products while controlling scope and avoiding duplicated efforts. Apply a "whole team" approach to quality and orchestrate feedback from your tests effectively.
This course is the best place to start for most development teams. This class covers TDD fundamentals, sustainable tests, refactoring/continuous design, test doubles/mocks, and – what every developer wants to learn – how to start rescuing your legacy code.
We use a tested and proven hybrid-style approach, combining the classroom-like experience of Zoom with the integration of collaboration software from Mural and Kahoot!. Learn more details and read testimonials.
9 AM to 4 PM Central Time for 5 days (Monday-Friday) with multiple breaks throughout training as needed.
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