Autumn is back and so is COVID-19 and related restrictions. We still plan our training courses as in-person – we´ve bought Czech FFP2 (so not only KN95) certified respirators for all our students and trainers, we have enough disinfection and sufficiently big premises. All in order to enjoy the classes safely.
Agile in all aspects of an agile company
To be agile means to be flexible and adaptable. To be able to adapt to situations which we encounter in the dynamically developing business. Agile does not only refer to a set of few tricks and practices, but it is a whole philosophy as such. There are two main roles in this „game“– the employee and the customer. We communicate with the customer from the very beginning till the very end.
That is the only way how to adapt to each situation in time and to reach maximum satisfaction on both sides. An agile approach also contributes to a better team communication. It improves communication between individual departments throughout the whole company.
Working agile enables a more frequent release (in smaller volumes) and a better communication with the customer. As a result, there is less development put on the shelf and the end user can see the work result earlier than usual. And, it is IT that per definition says HOW the customers‘ requirements will be fullfilled.
The role of the management is also essential in Agile but its approach differs significantly. Terms such as „Servant Leader“, „Role model“, „Delegating“ or „Trust“ are used more often in the agile world and are much more important than in the standard management.
For the HR world working agile is essential in two respects:
- Recruitment and the organization support is changing – the needs of teams and their managers differ; plus, the performance and the development framework is changing as well.
- The functioning of HR itself – most principles from the Agile world can be used for the HR. It has been proved a good practice to adapt to the functioning of HR for the sake of the organization.
It is usually the business people who deal with the customer in most cases. It is them who know the customer’s needs and motivations, who know what the cumstomer values the most.
Agile brings many ways how to even better align the customer and the „supplier“. What’s more, it enables the customer to see what is being done both in the early phases and throughout the whole process. In Agile, it is not „us – business“ and „them – IT“. In Agile , it is “WE“.
A selection of our training courses
Professional Scrum Master II
Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) is a 2-day Scrum.org certified advanced Scrum Master course designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development. The PSM II course is intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities as a Scrum Master.
Professional Scrum Product Owner
Being a professional Product Owner encompasses more than writing requirements or managing a Product Backlog. Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of all product management aspects that drive value from their products. This includes but is not limited to product ownership. This 2-day Scrum.org certified course focuses on all of these areas. It teaches you how to maximize the value of your product.
We can offer you a “custom-made” Agile training
Are you a company or a group interested in Agile? We can offer you a training or a workshop right for you. We are well aware that each company is different – it has a different culture, different vision, different perspective and expectations of Agile, different level of seniority or number of employees. Let us know your primal expectation and/ or your questions, and we will get back to you. Together we can discuss what is the best way to help and assist you. The more we know about you, the more suitable training we can create for you.
We can meet you anytime and anywhere, from Aš to Zlín, from Anchorage to Zagreb. If you need to train individual teams in different parts of the world, let us know and we can arrange it. We are able to give all training courses in English. We can either adjust an existing training, we can combine them, or we can create a suitable training just for you. Thanks to many years of experience from the real world, we are able to create a “specialized” training – for example, an agile portfolio, agile architecture, performance management. We will gladly help you prepare or create a development plan for your Scrum Masters, Product Owners, agile teams and managers.
Do you need to organize an offsite with an agile subject or an agile lecture for your employees or partners? We have a lot of experience in this respect and we will be glad to help you.
We are taking agile seriously
Why Agile from us?
We interconnect our still increasing experience with theory – all our trainers are primarily Agile coaches or Scrum masters who have decided to pass on their knowledge and experience. Apart from a number of workshops and trainings which they have given, each of them has also attended and finished a pedagogical training adapted for the sake of our training courses so that you can get the most of it.
We keep improving not only ourselves but also our training courses, which we keep improving both in terms of its contents and the processes. And, the training courses are not all that we offer – we create communities, arrange exchanges / internships between companies, so that (not only) our students can broaden their agile horizons and bring back knowledge and findings from somewhere else, we organize community meetings.
This all for free because we are deeply involved and we believe in Agile, which is, among other things, about sharing.
We focus only on Agile
We coach what we specialize in. Nothing more, nothing less.
Agile custom-made trainings
We create not only general but also very specialized agile trainings.
We create a community
Going through the training broadens your agile horizons and at the same time you contribute to the development of Agile community in the Czech republic – some of the profit will be invested to agile community activities.
All the theoretical knowledge is based on and tested on practical experience from the real world.
Words from the founder
I founded the Agile academy in order to share the most precious experience and our gained knowlegde with you, carefully selected trainers. My goal is to spread agile approach throughout the society and make it alive. I believe that agile environment in companies connects people and enables them to do what they really enjoy doing and what they are good at. This leads to great results which please both themselves and their customers.
I would like to help create Agile community in the Czech republic and interconnect people and organizations so that they get discover and get to know Agile from more points of view, and so that they can cooperate across the market in terms of agility.
Each training is based on the experience of experts as well as the whole Agile Academy company.
Our trainers have trained and coached hundreds of teams and individuals, have written on thousands of flipcharts and stickers, have uttered ten thousands sentences and have listened to hundred thousands sentences from the participants. They have given trainings and lectures on four continents, both under the ground and on the 30th floor. This all in Czech, English French and Indonesian.
Agile is about people, and therefore I have brought together a team of the best and most experienced experts from the agile environement to share information with you from varies fields and areas they specialize in.
We take Agile approach seriously, as well as the quality and style of our trainings. We are proud holders of a number of certificates which you can view here.