The upcoming SAFe 5.0 update is every reason for Pranjal Swarup to visit SCAIN2019

Scaled Agile Partner Manager for ASEAN and keynote speaker at Scaling Agile India (SCAIN) 2019, Pranjal Swarup, gives an inkling of what we can expect on December 6th and 7th.   An experienced business technologist himself, Scaled Agile Partner Manager for ASEAN, Pranjal Swarup is deeply familiar with the issues encountered by SAFe coaches when working with their client organizations. He will speak on the competencies needed to achieve business agility, as the next chapter after IT... Learn more

Owning it: The Role of the Agile Product Owner

The Product Owner has a clearly defined goal: creating value together with the Scrum Team by producing a new product or sub-product. This is accomplished by acting as a link between all players: stakeholders, clients, Scrum Master and  Development Team. “Thanks to this central position, the tasks of the Agile Product Owner are challenging to say the least,” says Renate Cremer, Trainer  at Gladwell Academy and certified SPC.  In this blog Renate focuses  in on the role of the Agile... Learn more

Team Spirit: The Scrum Master Role in theory and practice

Are you empathetic and mindful of others? Are you able to read between the lines, and quickly understand the ‘question behind the question’? Do you enjoy removing impediments and obstacles so that team members are able to accomplish their particular tasks in their particular way? If this describes you, then the role of Scrum Master may fit you like a glove, according to Hanne Jacobs, Trainer for Gladwell Academy and a certified SPC.  In this blog Hanne talks about the tasks of the Scrum... Learn more

Your Route to RTE – Part 1: Where do you come from?

In a role as newly-minted as that of SAFe Release Train Engineer there are still few practicing, certified RTEs, and no prescribed or clearly-defined career paths to becoming RTE. But there are trends in the pathways to this very significant senior role according to Andres Jansen, Senior Trainer, interim RTE at ASML and Founder of the RTE Summit. And right now, the two main career routes to becoming RTE are via the program side (PM, PL and the like); or from the (Advanced) Scrum Master... Learn more

Gladwell India ramps up the effort

With two years of experience and a rapidly growing presence in India, Gladwell Academy has decided to expand its India team with a dedicated Marketing and Sales department. After Agility gurus and longtime friends Anand Murthy Raj and Sathyanarayana H R, now Mansi Mansharamani and Anoop Upadhyaya have also joined Gladwell India. Ambition hangs thick in the air...!   Both Mansi and Anoop have extensive experience in bringing Agile practices to the market: Mansi leverages many years... Learn more

“This July 2nd, Agile is spreading beyond software development.” 

Ralph Hofman is an experienced consultant in digital transformation. He’s worked with leading industrial manufacturers such as ASML, NXP, JDE and many others. And today, he’s excited. “The Agile way of working has been out of reach for much of the non-software industry for decades. Now, it’s slowly making up to change the history of industry. With this event, we’re bringing it to them.”    July 2nd will see the Agile for Hardware event, hosted by Agile training... Learn more

“Partnering with means we train Scrum properly.” has included Gladwell Academy as a partner in their global Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) Network. Since Scrum was one of the first Agile trainings we started offering at Gladwell Academy, we have plenty of experience with this exciting framework. By leveraging our network of global trainers, we can now offer Scrum taught by certified PSTs.    Experienced trainers “Scrum was hot five years ago when Gladwell Academy began, and it's still hot today,” says Miranda... Learn more
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“Welcomed into the core community of SAFe builders.”

For Gladwell Academy trainer Sathyanarayana H R, spreading the awareness and adoption of SAFe has been his bread and butter for many years. Soon though, he’s likely to dive one important level deeper, becoming the second person of India to join the small community of SAFe Program Consultant Trainers.     “The SPCTs are a small worldwide community of SAFe Agilists that work together with Scaled Agile and Dean Leffingwell to improve SAFe. They contribute to new iterations... Learn more

Stepping up to SPC: The value of becoming a certified SAFe Program Consultant

The SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) course is a relatively new program – one that, upon successful completion of the SPC exam, will lift your knowledge and can lift your network and career, to a new level. According to thought leader Andres Jansen, Senior Trainer at Gladwell Academy, the certification unlocks a world of SAFe Program Consultant jobs as it transforms the scope and impact of your work.    SPC certification: next-level Lean/Agile coaching The Number One question I get... Learn more

Servant Leader in Superman’s clothing: Ready to be RTE?

What are the tasks of the Release Train Engineer? The RTE is a new breed of super scrum masters, arisen since the advent of SAFe. Upon passing the SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) exam and achieving RTE certification, the RTE becomes a far more effective scrum master of the Team of Teams and coach for the organization around it– a complex, challenging, and intense role with a lot of responsibility for the whole enterprise. “It’s like Scrum on steroids,” says Andres Jansen, Senior... Learn more

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