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Inspiring experiences that change mindset, develop skills, and catalyze action

Looking for a practical, modern course for your team or company? Customized to your current level of Agile knowledge? Delivered in an experiential and engaging way? With solid “how do we” support afterwards? You’ve come to the right place.


We are not a generic training company or certification provider. Every one of our trainers is an industry thought leader with a balanced record of training, coaching, consulting, and facilitation in Agile. We keep our material current with the ever-expanding Agile frontiers, and all our exercises are original. And after a course is over, you may have 90 days of support for applying the learnings.


The following list contains the “base models” of all the courses we offer to clients. We will conduct preliminary interviews to customize the agenda for your situation.


Every course is available both online and in-person with the same level of quality and outcomes. Online courses are delivered in half-day chunks on consecutive days.


(Note: All of these courses are delivered privately, and generally require at least eight participants. If you have only a couple of people who need training, check out our public courses.)

Leading in Agile (2 days)

for technology managers/directors, product leads, senior project/program managers, enterprise coaches

Develop effective attitudes and know-how for cultivating team Agility and delivering outstanding results.


If you’re accountable for people and/or results, how can you be an effective, supportive Agile leader? How can you get far better results from your Agile implementation, while keeping the environment healthy? What should you pay extra attention to, ignore, or avoid?


Most managers and PMs are not sure how to answer these questions, even if they’ve received some basic Agile training along with their teams.


We address that with our “Leading in Agile” training for your leaders. This isn’t yet another course on Scrum mechanics, a scaling framework, or practices. Nor is it basic management or leadership training. Instead, your leaders will come away with clarity, strategies, and tools for supporting thriving teams that implement truly Agile ways of working.


“Leading in Agile” is a game-changer for your Agile journey. This is for real: already, we have led more than 100 sessions of this course at several of the world’s best-known organizations. Ask us privately for references.


In our experience, successful leadership in Agile rests on two pillars: the human side of Agile and the Agile mind-set. Therefore, the course is designed as a deep study of these pillars as well as the bigger context of personal and organizational transformation:

  • We paint a vivid picture of the Agile mind-set, its rationale, and its application to work, to people, and to leaders. We take the Agile conversation out of the weeds of tools and mechanics, and derive everything from the more meaningful place of values, beliefs, and principles.
  • We explore key topics in engaging people and teams in Agile environments, and help attendees discover and process the implications to them as leaders.
  • We put the attendee in the center by studying how to customize Agile, navigate an Agile transformation, and grow as an Agile leader.


The more advanced the participants are in terms of leadership experience, the less we cover the basics of the human side, and the more time we spend on Agile’s implications and applications to leadership. If the group ranges from beginner to advanced, we try to find common ground that benefits everyone.


Class size: 8-20 participants (16 if online).


“Feeling very energized and invigorated after an amazing workshop with Gil Broza! Gil gave us some excellent ideas to amplify what we’re doing now to continue our Agile journey. I have renewed confidence that my efforts to give people autonomy and safety will yield amazing things!— Josh Assad, Director of Engineering


Ask us for the course’s data sheet.

The Leader’s Guide to the Agile Mind-Set (1 day)

for managers/directors and senior project/program managers, both technology and business

Improve business outcomes and support culture change by solidifying leaders’ understanding of the Agile mind-set, its application, and its implications.


If you’re a senior leader or business partner, how should you engage with Agile teams? What should you change in terms of management systems and human systems for real Agility? How can you get your objectives met, especially if the Agile transformation has resulted in a wide spectrum of understanding, buy-in, and implementation?


Most senior leaders struggle with these questions, often due to assumptions they make. Mistakenly, they think Agile is “better, cheaper, faster”, a process with a set of best practices, or a framework they can “install” for managing technical work. With little change in the organization’s middle (or higher), little agility is gained.


It gets worse. Even when technology managers learn the answers, their business counterparts are usually left guessing.


This one-day experiential training, “The Leader’s Guide to the Agile Mind-Set”, is a transformation game-changer. It:


  • gives you everything you need to know about the conditions for real, sustainable agility
  • is a scalable solution for large organizations due to its brevity (only one day)
  • builds partnership and mutual understanding due to its design, which is neither process-heavy nor technology-focused


“If you want to avoid the typical pitfalls of a surface-level Agile ‘transformation,’ it’s essential to get your entire leadership team bought in and thinking about it the same way. Gil’s The Leader’s Guide to the Agile Mindset course is a great way to do that. Gil’s understanding goes well beyond practices, and his exceptional skill as an instructor allows him to help others develop an understanding of what it means to be Agile. I highly recommend this course.” — John Healy, VP Technology


Ask us for the data sheet.

The Executive’s Guide to the Agile Mind-Set (half day)

for executives and senior leaders. We highly recommend including both technology and business!

Gain clarity on your part in enabling a truly Agile environment.


What does Agile mean to you as an executive? What are Agile management systems and human systems, and what’s your part in enabling them? With the advent of Agile, what is changing for you, what isn’t, and how do you steer a system inhabited by semi-autonomous teams?


Too many organizations get little out of their attempts at Agile, because they only apply Agile frameworks in teams. Organizations do much better when they also train and support their middle management in being Agile. Yet even that is limited, if the management system at the top of the house is unchanged.


This half-day conversational training is tailored to executives. It is not based on any specific method (Scrum, SAFe, Kanban), nor is it software- or IT-specific. These four hours will help your Agile transformation take healthy roots. Ask us for the data sheet.

Being Agile (1 day)

for Agile team members, team/technical leads, Scrum Masters, product owners and close business partners

Gain a deep understanding of the Agile mind-set and thinking tools for adopting it.


If your team has been doing Agile for some time, are they also being Agile? That is, do they truly put people before process, deliver value frequently, respond to change economically and without drama, and collaborate with their customer?


Many teams start their Agile journey doing Agile: going through Scrum/SAFe/Kanban motions and trying “best practices.” But without a solid grasp of the Agile mindset — values, beliefs, and principles — those motions will not make them agile. People cannot get great at Agile by following recipes and imitating moves, because it’s not just a skill (like driving); the concepts that make Agility work must permeate their actions.


This course is perfect both for teams that need to level up with Agile and for teams that are struggling to get Agile (and perhaps take a dim view of it, for the wrong reasons).


Class size: 12-20 participants.


Ask us for the data sheet.

Teamwork and Collaboration Kickstarter (half day)

for groups of peers (whether front-line workers or managers) who work toward a shared objective or purpose

Explore different forms of teamwork and collaboration in a safe environment, and identify the conditions for enabling and sustaining them back in the office.


While the word “team” is everywhere, few groups are real teams. Sure, most have some conceptually shared objective, and their members are helpful and professional with each other, but they don’t really experience teamwork and collaboration. In most cases, team members and leaders genuinely promote teamwork, but nothing changes.


Bring this experiential workshop to your team to create shared understanding and motivation, and reduce fear and resistance, regarding collaboration and teamwork. It delivers on its objectives whether the team is planning to eventually be an Agile team or not. Gil (the facilitator) has a track record of 20 years helping teams become collaborative; he will tie the concepts to Agile teamwork if required, or leave them squarely within the realm of general teamwork.


Workshop size: 8-20 participants.


Ask us for more information about the workshop.

Amplifying Collaboration and Agile Teamwork (1 day)

for Scrum Masters, team/tech leads, product owners, managers, project/delivery leads

Establish the conditions and master powerful techniques to get your whole team talking, collaborating, and making better shared decisions.


In a healthy Agile environment, people communicate, collaborate, and decide together all the time. The big idea is that the group can be smarter than the individuals, which means it will do better work and produce better results.


However, too many teams do not experience this synergy:


  • Rather than have valuable interactions, they complain, “Agile has too many meetings!”
  • Instead of determining work together, they wait for someone to assign them tasks.
  • They default to working on tasks individually “because that would be faster.”


These patterns preclude group wisdom, but that’s not the only problem. When the team doesn’t act as a team, the non-collaborative power structure (“command & control”) fills the vacuum. This is especially evident in team events (“ceremonies”), which are frequent in Agile. Soon enough, team members get disillusioned about empowerment and disenchanted toward Agile.


It’s actually quite easy to turn this situation around. In this one-day training with Gil Broza, you will:


  • Identify the elements of your Agile setup that discourage collaboration.
  • Practice powerful, simple techniques to make every meeting collaborative, worth having, and a welcome experience for its participants.
  • Discover what it takes to move from a group of busy individuals to a healthy, thriving team.


Class size: 8-20 participants.


Ask us for more information about the course.

Agile for Non-Software Teams (2 days)

for intact teams who are about to adopt an Agile way of working, together with their leads and managers

Start on the right foot with Agile by first learning just enough about its mind-set and helpful tactics, and then customizing them for your work context.


Almost every month, we receive an inquiry from an organizational department that wants Agile, but they don’t do software. Recent examples include HR, data operations and compliance, marketing and branding, medical research, corporate real estate, media digitization, and TV show development. They don’t quite know how to start, and correctly sense that Scrum training isn’t quite what they need.


All of these clients required custom implementations of the Agile mind-set; some were charting new territory, as their work context was too far removed from what the popular methods have been designed for. Their teams and managers all took our “Agile for Non-Software Teams” training to learn the ins and outs of the Agile way of working without being attached to any particular practice or process framework. What they learned enabled them to start on the right foot. Interested? Talk to Gil.


Class size: 8-20 participants.

Pragmatic Scrum (2 days)

for cross-functional Agile teams including managers and close business partners

Develop the necessary understanding, skills, and mindset so you can establish an Agile way of working that’s right for you.


This course is designed for teams that realize that simplistic Scrum mechanics, roles, and artifacts won’t make them Agile.


With this course, teams learn the Agile values, beliefs, and principles (= the mindset), what Agile is and isn’t, how to perform good practices correctly and usefully, and what Agile behaviours look like. It also includes critical components that are missing from certified Scrum.


This experiential training makes use of powerful simulations, activities, and interactions not found in the hundreds of publicly available Scrum courses. We evolve the material continuously based on the best knowledge the Agile community has to offer. The instructor, Gil Broza, has been coaching organizations since before Agile had its name, and has authored books on the most commonly neglected aspects of Agile — the mindset and the human side. Interested? Let’s talk.



Class Size: Up to 20 participants

Agile Engineering: Programming Techniques and Mind-Set for Sustained, High-Throughput Agility

— for software developers, architects, database developers, test automation engineers, and their respective managers

Master the strategies and practices of developing high-quality code and reining in legacy.


You’re using Agile ways of working for certain benefits: adaptation, better customer-product fit, and frequent value delivery. Do your software developers exhibit the necessary Technical Agility to support all that, both short term and long term?


It might feel that way if you have developers talking with POs a lot, backlogs full of detailed stories with acceptance criteria, a CI environment, some unit- and end-to-end automated tests, and lots of DevOps. But if you look closely, you might discover — this is painfully common — that developers overbuild, write ineffectual tests, wade in messy code, or create designs that will make later changes very costly. They don’t have sufficient Technical Agility to support the desired Business Agility. What’s worse, some of those teams also do continuous delivery (CD), and their behaviours are really too unsafe for CD!


In this Agile Engineering course, programmers learn reliable, sustainable, and enjoyable software development attitudes and practices. They’ll be poised to become true Agile developers, collaborators that POs may rely on to consistently produce easily changeable code. They can immediately put to use everything they learn in this course to reduce time to market, increase quality, and contain technical debt.


Participants’ learning objectives:

  • evolve well-designed software with minimal cost of change
  • develop simple, clear, and proven code faster than ever
  • keep their code shippable at all times
  • take on legacy code confidently
  • make continuous delivery possible and safe


Note: The learning exercises (labs) are available in JavaScript, C#, and Java. This course is carefully designed to impart principles and techniques independently of the programming language, therefore the exercises use only basic language constructs.


Class Size: Up to 20 participants


Would you like to learn more about it? Let’s talk.

Product Ownership (2 days)

— for product managers/owners, business analysts, UX designers, and other stakeholders who shape products

Learn the mindset and techniques for discovering, shaping, and evolving valuable products the Lean/Agile way.


Product managers/owners, UX/UI designers, business analysts, and domain architects are all Agile Customers. This role comes with great responsibility, far beyond writing user stories, specifying acceptance criteria, and prioritizing a backlog.


To be successful their role, the Agile mindset must permeate everything Agile customers do: identifying outcomes, choosing the work, engaging with delivery teams, and so on. They need to know how to make commitments while eschewing predictions, how to thin-slice work items, and how to chart meaningful evolutionary paths. The tools, artifacts, and techniques are less important, yet somehow they are the focus of most PO courses out there.


Participants’ learning objectives:

  • Create and manage higher-value products with less risk
  • Reliably decide what to work on… and what not to work on
  • Structure your daily activities well (and stay sane)
  • Feel confident about carrying out your role effectively
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with delivery teams


Class Size: Up to 20 participants


To learn more, talk to us.

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