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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 info@iconagility.com for more information or a free analysis of your training needs.

DevOps

Co-authored by ICON, this 2-day SAFe® course provides a comprehensive overview for understanding the DevOps competencies needed to accelerate time-to-market by improving the flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. Attendees will map the current value stream through their delivery pipeline from idea to cash and identify practices that eliminate bottlenecks.

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This 2-day course explores the role of DevOps in the context of the entire IT value stream. Prepare to successfully plan and implement DevOps capabilities that significantly extend the benefits of Agile Transformations.

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The 1-day DevOps Discovery Workshop and 1-day DevOps Solution Workshop lead the organization through a practical and engaging approach to kicking off a DevOps transformation the right way. These workshops are customized activities specific to a Client's unique needs. 

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This 2-day courses teaches how to build quality into products while controlling scope and avoiding duplicated efforts. Learn how to apply a "whole team" approach to quality and how to orechestrate feedback from your tests in order to be extremely effective.

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This 2- or 3-day course helps developers craft and sustain a high-quality code base. This course covers TDD fundamentals, sustainable tests, refactoring/continuous design, test doubles/mocks, and how to start rescuing your legacy code.

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SAFe®

This 4-day course teaches attendees how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®4.6), as well as the 5 core competencies of the Lean Enterprice. Learn how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and build a Lean Portfolio.

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This 3-day course provides an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a SAFe®4 Release Train Engineer (RTE).  Attendees explore the skills needed to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and learn how to build a high-performing ART through servant leadership and coaching. 

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This 2-day course teaches how to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. Attendees develop a skillset that is in demand worldwide and can empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace.

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In this 2-day 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.

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This 2-day 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.

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This 2-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a Scaled Agile Framework (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.

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During this 2-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role. Develop the skill set needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs.

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Co-authored by ICON, this 2-day SAFe course provides a comprehensive overview for understanding the DevOps competencies needed to accelerate time-to-market by improving the flow of value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. Attendeess will map the current value stream through their delivery pipeline from idea to cash and identify practices that will eliminate bottlenecks to flow.

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This  2-day course teaches the practices and principles of SAFe, how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency. 

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This 3-day, workshop-oriented course teaches the foundations, principles, and practices that make up the Agile Software Engineering discipline. Attendees will learn how Lean-Agile principles are driving these changes. 

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The SAFe for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions. During this 3-day course, attendees  explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of Agile Architects.

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Drive enterprise adoption of Lean-Agile practices and business results

The LACE is a small, dedicated team of leaders and change agents who are responsible for driving real and lasting organizational change.

An effective Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) is a critical success factor differentiating organizations fully committed to adopting Lean-Agile practices and achieving significant business results from those practicing Agile in name only.

The challenge is that most of the people qualified to drive change have full-time responsibilities in their current roles. While a significant portion of their time can perhaps be devoted to supporting the change, a smaller, more dedicated group of people is needed to drive SAFe® adoption throughout the organization.

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Organize for value

The SAFe Implementation Roadmap provides a proven approach for adopting the Scaled Agile Framework. One of the most important steps on this roadmap is to identify the Value Streams within the enterprise.

Value streams are the primary construct in SAFe for understanding, organizing, and delivering value to the customer and to the enterprise itself. Attempting to shortcut or breeze through this crucial step can derail your transformation before it begins. Getting value streams right, however, enables the organization to accelerate the flow of value across functional silos, activities, and boundaries.

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Accelerate your SAFe transformation

There are many ways to successfully launch an Agile Release Train (ART) to begin realizing the benefits of SAFe. 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 in just one week. While this may seem daunting, hundreds of rollouts have proven that this is the easiest and most pragmatic way to help 100-plus people transition to the new way of working.

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Focus and align productivity to strategic goals

Speed, quality, and productivity are worthy goals for any organization. Yet it’s only when applied with strategic focus and alignment that transformative results can be achieved. SAFe® helps align portfolio execution to the enterprise strategy, by organizing Agile development around the flow of value through one or more value streams. It enables business agility by applying the principles and practices of Lean Portfolio Management (LPM).

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Optimize the quality of your implementation through relentless improvement

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. During this one-day workshop you will be guided through the planning, preparation and execution of the Inspect and Adapt workshop.

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Discover the right mindset, skills, and tools to create successful products and solutions using Agile techniques. Learn how to use Design Thinking to create products and solutions that are desirable, viable, feasible, and sustainable.

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Lean-Agile

This 2-day course teaches the basics of Agile development using Scrum and the role of the Product Owner. Learn how a Product Owner can infuse business priorities, goals, and vision into a development team and thereby build highly functional systems.

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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.

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This 1-day course incorporates the Agile philosophy into IT organizations, helping them to rapidly deliver working software, increase quality, and decrease time-to-market.

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In this 2-day course, learn how to apply the basic practices of any Agile approach, with a focus on Scrum. A series of exercises takes attendees through identification of User Stories, project/release planning, Sprint planning, and Sprint execution. Participants will build and manage a Product Backlog, a Sprint Backlog and a Release Plan.

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In this 3-day course, learn how to apply the basic practices of any Agile approach, with a focus on Scrum. This workshop is customized depending on the team, environment, and any unique requirements of the customer. A series of exercises takes attendees through identification of User Stories, project/release planning, Sprint planning, and Sprint execution.

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In the 2-day course, attendees will learn how to move towards a budgeting process that incorporates the speed, flexibility, and accuracy brought by Lean and Agile principles and practices. 

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This 2-day course introduces the concepts of agile project leadership and how to apply Scrum practices in software development teams, using the Scrum framework. This course 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.

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This 2-day course will help you with the business side of Agile projects. Learn to create product vision, order the product backlog, and make sure the best possible work is done to satisfy your customers.

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In this 2-day course, business leaders will gain the knowledge, understanding, and tools to successfully embark on a SAFe® Transformation. Use lean and agile thinking to understand new leadership patterns that are vital to success in today's rapidly changing business world. 

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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.

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This 2-day courses teaches how to build quality into products while controlling scope and avoiding duplicated efforts. Learn how to apply a "whole team" approach to quality and how to orechestrate feedback from your tests in order to be extremely effective.

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This 2- or 3-day course helps developers craft and sustain a high-quality code base. This course covers TDD fundamentals, sustainable tests, refactoring/continuous design, test doubles/mocks, and how to start rescuing your legacy code.

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Enterprise Business AgilitySM

This seminar explains the elements needed for designing successful business agility transformations where Lean/Agile goes beyond IT. Discover how top business challenges are addressed by EBA’s seven pillars.

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Help your leaders build their vision, success measures, and roadmap to enable enterprise-level transformation. Gain concrete solutions and participate in activities tailored to your specific transformation challenges. Spend time exploring the seven pillars of the Enterprise Business AgilitySM Model, developing the knowledge necessary to lead a transformation within each pillar.

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This certification workshop prepares participants to facilitate and deliver TeamHealth Retrospective Assessments and certifies them to be AgilityHealth® Facilitators. 

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This 1 or 2 day workshop helps senior executives and business/technology leaders create Strategic Intent and measurable quarterly business outcomes at the Portfolio/Value Stream level. You’ll learn how to use Business Outcomes and OKRs to bring alignment and drive results across the teams within your organization.

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This 2-day facilitated portfolio planning workshop allows for leaders from both the portfolio and product levels to come together and plan out the Demand and Capacity for the next quarter. 

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