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Sathyanarayana HR

“Welcomed into the core community of SAFe – Sathyanarayana HR”

For Gladwell Academy trainer Sathyanarayana HR, spreading the awareness and adoption of SAFe has been his bread and butter for many years. Last month of October, he dived one important level deeper, becoming the second Indian person to join the select 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 the Scaled Agile Framework. They contribute to new... Learn more

SCAIN 2020: “Business Agility without emotional Agility risks rigid denial”

If you thought Business Agility was a new-fangled concept, you’re in for something yet. Anand Murthy Raj says he will apply not just Business Agility as a curating concept, but also Emotional Agility – and he takes time to explain just what the latter entails.   “Business Agility for sure hasn’t run its course and it will instrumental in curating Scaled Agile India,” says Anand. “There are still scores of firms experimenting with ways to integrate business... Learn more

Remote SPC Training: “More important, and better than ever.”

Ever since social distancing made impact, we have been hard at work making all of our courses and trainings compatible with remote learning. Through hard work and expertise, trainers like SPCT Anand Murthy Raj have made remote SPC training effective, informative, and enjoyable leaving participants ready to begin their SAFe Program Consultant journey.     How SPC training has adapted to remote classes Anand describes: “The first challenge we had to overcome in remote training was to... Learn more

SAFe for Architects: “The shift to agile architecture impacts everything.”

SAFe for Architects is a relatively new training in the Scaled Agile curriculum. What value does it add and why is it important? A seasoned architect himself, Frank Langeveld is also a SAFe trainer at Gladwell Academy. He shares his insights and experience with organizational architecture. Improve the impact of architecture “This course fundamentally addresses how architects work because the shift from traditional architecture to agile architecture impacts everything. “When the class... Learn more
remote classrooms

Remote Classrooms: three things we’ve learned

Suddenly both trainers and participants find themselves unable to travel or even stuck at home entirely. Luckily, we’ve come prepared: we’re thrilled to introduce Gladwell Academy’s Remote Classrooms! With adapted content and pacing to allow digital delivery of our courses in SAFe in Agile Scrum and Kanban and in information management, your professional learning journey is continues fully adapted to digital interaction!   Tried and true platforms Our instructors at Gladwell... Learn more

Your Route to RTE – Part 2: How far will you go?

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
SPC certification

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
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

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