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Why is an Agile transformation so demanding?

Agile transformation is an organizational transformation that affects all the people in a company: leaders, managers and employees. It is a bottom-up and top-down transformation that requires a strong focus on the overall mindset of an organization and one of the critical aspects: the elimination of fear-based norms.

5 Reasons to Implement Agile in Your Business

As a business owner or an employee, you’ve probably heard about Agile. But have you managed to gain an in-depth understanding of Agile, really discovering what it is and why more and more people are coming to the conclusion that Agile is an effective methodology that helps bring about an organization’s success? If you are new to the world of Agile, then you’re in luck. Today, we are going to familiarize you with Agile and its advantages, so that you can consider applying it in your workplace to manage your teams and projects effectively.

5 Reasons Why Gladwell Academy Is Your Perfect Growth Partner

The modern world is teeming with competition. It takes a lot to differentiate yourself from the crowd, whether you’re looking to excel at the personal or the business level. Everybody wants to make it to the top, but not everyone has what it takes to get there. And at Gladwell Academy, we understand that like no one else. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to offer you the tools you need to help you go further and learn the lifelong lessons that will prove integral in paving your path to success. But we don’t want you to just take our word for it when we say that we’re the best in the game in helping you and your business grow; we want you to see it for yourself. That’s why today, we’ll be introducing you to the 5 reasons why Gladwell Academy is your number one choice for Scrum, Agile, and SAFe trainings, with trainers who will stay by your side throughout the entire process in order to drive you and your business to the top.

SAFe Adoption for 2022

Organizations are in the midst of profound transformation due to Digital disruption. Whether the teams are reactive or proactive, optimistic or pessimistic, they view the continuous change brought about by Digital Transformation as Continuous Disruption or Continuous Next.

Agile Coach or Scrum Master: What’s the difference? (+ Free White Paper)

here is currently a big demand for Agile Coaches. But what is the difference between an Agile Coach or Scrum Master? People often ask us what such a coach can add to a modern, self-managing organization. Aren’t the teams already coached by the Scrum Master? Yes they are! There are many similarities between the two roles. Both the Scrum Master and Agile Coach help organizations to develop an Agile mindset. They both use similar techniques to support and facilitate teams in this respect. The difference between them lies in their scope.

What is SAFe? The Scaled Agile Framework – part 1

In my previous two blogs I explained the challenges to and solutions for scaling Agile. In this blog I’ll discuss the best-known Agile scale-up model: the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).SAFe, the acronym for Scaled Agile Framework, is probably the most widely encompassing framework of all the Agile frameworks. SAFe was published in 2011 by management consultant and software developer Dean Leffingwell, and is promoted worldwide by publisher Scaled Agile.

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

The SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) takes the lead in implementing SAFe according to the SAFe principles and is responsible for setting up the new organisation.

What is a SAFe Agilist (SA)?

The SAFe Agilist is the first major point of introduction into the SAFe principles and constructs. This certification is awarded to those who pass an exam, for which one can prepare with the guidance of the two-day course called Leading SAFe. As the name suggests, Leading SAFe is meant for people who will lead a Lean-Agile enterprise, and thus have to become familiar with the Scaled Agile Framework at a strategic level.

What is the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)?

SAFe for Lean Enterprises is a knowledge base of proven and integrated principles, practices, and competencies for Lean, Agile, and DevOps. Since 2011, hundreds of the world’s largest organisations have discovered and taken advantage of the benefits of SAFe: faster time-to-market, dramatic increases in productivity and quality, and more motivated and engaged employees. You may be wondering: how does SAFe help achieve all these great results? The secret of SAFe lies within the premise that it brings together thought leadership from Agile development, systems thinking, and Lean product development into an integrated framework that provides a set of principles, values, and guidance for Lean-Agile development (© Scaled Agile, Inc.)

The three roles of an Agile Coach, pt. 3: Team Facilitator

n this final episode of our study into Lyssa Adkins’ three roles of the Agile Coach, Agile Coach and trainer Renate Cremer discusses how, at the most personal level, the Team Coach brings out existing solutions within a team.

The tasks of a Product Owner (PO)

The Product Owner is a value optimiser who turns the client’s needs into value. In Scrum, you create value at the end of each sprint by providing a new product, the increment. In addition to this role there are two other roles within Scrum; the Scrum Master and the Development Team. Earlier we explained the differences between the role of a Scrum Master versus the role of a Product Owner. Having someone who provides high quality in this role is crucial in order to deliver a valuable product to the client.

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.
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