Agile Scaling Professional
|Prerequisites||CSM, CSPO, or equivalent foundational understanding of Scrum and/or Agile (link to course pages if possible)|
|Outcome||Agile Scaling Professional certification, skills and tools for effectively (re)scaling your organization|
|Required reading||The Scaling Scrum White Paper, Understanding The Well-Formed Team™ White Paper, Agility: A 3Back Scrum White Paper.|
Learn Scaling Scrum with Scrum® in 3Back’s Agile Scaling Professional (ASP) course. An agnostic approach to multi-team collaboration, this 2-day Agile scaling course lays the groundwork to enable Scrum and Agile practitioners to tackle the difficult, yet rewarding, job of Agile scaling.
3Back’s trainers incorporate hands-on, experiential learning to explore large Organizational Patterns to augment Scaling Patterns for the enterprise. In addition, ASP delivers a thorough assessment and analysis of two popular scaling methods, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) from a Pattern-based perspective.
3Back’s ASP Agile scaling course delves deep into the real-world realities of scaling Agile as a mindset, rather than a recipe. Participants learn how to:
- Prevent paradigm-induced blindness
- Scale by making appropriate adjustments based on reality you have encountered
- Avoid adjustments based on the paradigm you were told to follow
How Hard Can Scaling Be?
Building a successful Well-Formed Scrum Team can be a difficult yet rewarding endeavor. But what happens when one Team isn’t enough? Let’s face it, most of today’s projects are just too large for one Team to tackle alone. This causes a need for many organizations to scale their Scrum or other Agile framework.
Scaling is never easy. Whether scaling your family, business or Scrum implementation, complications have a way of growing exponentially alongside your efforts. Understanding the complexities of multi-Team environments and communication is critical to the successful scaling of Scrum and other Agile frameworks.
3Back’s expert trainers understand that a one-size-fits-all approach is implausible for each unique circumstance and environment. Therefore, our Scaling Bootcamp course is designed to provide guidance in the form of repeatable Patterns that can be adapted and applied to nearly any organization.
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I found the class very educational. A little overwhelming, but that is to be expected. I would definitely like to continue my Agile/Scrum education.
Excellent. Never did story mapping at the Product Champion level and it was very cool. Learned about the various PO [Product Owner] roles which helped me understand the various hats as well as skills that I might need to develop to grow.
We were able to cover a lot of material in a short period of time. Dan made the course interactive which helped in the learning. I genuinely feel as though I learned how Scrum Mastering should be done and feel like I can explain it.
Less teacher to student than community of peers. Highly discussion based. Fewer demonstrations than CSM [Certified Scrum Master]. More focus on unique issues across multiple places of work than learning principles.
Interesting material. Learned about what we do is not ideal and how to Scale. Will try to implement for my clients.
I definitely feel more comfortable in regards to the process of Scrum. Dan is very much a Subject Matter Expert and it shows. I enjoyed the way Dan was able to break things down into real world examples.
At mid day on Day 1, I felt that we had spent too much time on fundamentals of Scrum. For an A-CSM course, I expected to jump straight into more advanced topics. I enjoyed Day 2 more for that reason. I also realized that some so-called 'basic' topics are more nuanced than I thought.
Agile Scaling Professional Training
This 2-day certification course in Agile scaling is designed to promote the skills and competencies necessary to adjust scaling within an organization. The intensive ASP training is comprised of facilitated discussion and activities designed to explore the patterns and techniques behind successfully scaling Agile across organizations of varying size. Participants will study the essentials necessary to begin (re)scaling initiatives within an organization.
The following topics will be covered:
Agile Scaling Professional – Outcomes
- Acquire the tools to tackle the complex issues of scaling and how to adjust organizational structure appropriately
- Assess how projects are managed in a large, scaled organization
- Understand the critical nature of Structure vs. Governance for scaling success
- Recognize how good leadership drives effective Governance
- Know where to facilitate adjustments in the style of decision-making
- Learn how to negotiate complex scaling methods with small patterns to achieve more effective Governance
- Evaluate appropriate ‘large’ Organization Patterns (COP, etc.)
- Explore how to do more with LeSS and how to make SAFe safer
- Discern how to balance the needs of a Product/Project based organization vs. a Functional (People) based organization
Agile Scaling Professional Training
So you want to learn Scrum. But is training really worth it?
What can training give you that reading a few books can’t?
Transforming your team or organization to a new methodology is a big undertaking. Organized training will give you the kickstart you need and save you valuable time otherwise wasted on costly trial and error.
Studies show that when learners “do and say,” they experience an increase of knowledge retention up to 80% over reading alone.
Books and blogs are good knowledge resources. Skill, however, is acquired by doing. There is simply no replacement for the skill building that occurs with hands-on activities and real-life simulations.
There is no right or wrong person to attend this training. In fact, the most successful agile adoptions have included training for everyone, right down to Finance and Sales staff. Scrum training is especially appropriate for anyone in the corporate structure dealing with rapidly changing demands. In a traditional organization, these roles might include:
The most popular use of Scrum is for software development in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, insurance, education, information technology, government programs and supply chain management. But Scrum goes beyond software development! We’ve known organizations and individuals who have used Scrum for graphic design, wedding planning, data warehousing, consulting, classroom projects, household management, auto salvage yards and much more. Scrum is appropriate for almost any complex project with rapidly changing or emergent requirements, regardless of the industry.