Agile Mindset

Living the Lean-Agile mindset – Anand Murthy Raj

After delivering a most inspiring keynote presentation on the Lean-Agile mindset at this year’s RTE Summit, SPCT Anand Murthy Raj joins us to further explain how to successfully embrace the Lean-Agile mindset and the success that flows from it.   What do you mean by calling it a mindset? “When we talk about the Agile mindset, it’s important to understand that a mindset is a personal belief system. Very often when we are faced with a problem, we think that only one... Learn more

What’s new in SAFe 5.0

With the recent unveiling of SAFe 5.0, the world’s leading framework for Agility at scale has acknowledged in the theory what leading organizations have been pioneering in practice: to spread Lean/Agile principles far beyond digital development and IT. From Finance to HR and from Sales to Facilities, SAFe 5.0 is where Agile means Business. But wait; there’s more.   The new version of SAFe contains several major improvements and redesign, making the 5.0 version... Learn more
Deepti Jain

“SCAIN may invite learnings that are less available in India.”

Looking for better answers is the way forward, says Deepti Jain, co-chair at Scaling Agile India 2019. In her 14-year career as a software professional, Deepti Jain has gone from being a software engineer to a senior software engineer, to a team lead, to a project lead… to founding her own consultancy AgileVirgin and working as Initiative Director at a second consultancy, AgileAlliance. She also works as an SPC via Gladwell Academy, conference host for SCAIN 2019. The “regular drill”,... Learn more

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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