Training 2017-03-14T14:20:19+00:00

Indiana Agile Training

 

We are the experts in Indiana Agile Training covering all aspects of Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile (SAFe), Product Ownership, Agile Leadership, and more. Our training workshops are engaging and interactive using adult learning and brain-based concepts that support long term retention and immediate benefit for participants.

Our Agile trainers are also experienced Agile coaches who use relevant real-world examples. We provide enterprise training solutions that cover individuals, teams, managers, product managers, leaders and executives. We have trained more than 10,000 people with our Agile workshops over the past 8 years.

Our students have a better than 99% pass rate on certification tests, and consistently provide glowingly positive feedback about our engaging approach to training. We look forward to helping you along your Agile journey, so join us for the best Indiana Agile training today. For information on public classes, visit our Training and Certification Information page or submit a request below for private classes for your organization!

Schedule Private Classes

Upcoming Events

Jun
27
Tue
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) & PMI-ACP – Fort Wayne June 27-28-29 @ Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm

PMI-NEIC and Project Brilliant have partnered to provide this is a unique opportunity to prepare attendees for two Agile certifications in 3-days with Indiana’s most experienced Agile coach & trainer!

Discounts available for PMI-NEIC and AgileFW members!

Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

CSM – Join more than 300,000 people who have earned their Certified ScrumMaster credential.  Job postings for Scrum Masters are among the top 10 job titles posted online as of 2016.  At the end of day 2, participants will take the CSM certification exam, for which Project Brilliant training attendees have a 100% pass rate.

PMI-ACP – Optionally add-on a 3rd day to meet the required 21 contact hours of Agile training and gain the knowledge necessary to prepare for and pass the PMI’s fastest growing certification. Once the 3rd day is complete, you will be fully prepared for the PMI-ACP exam.  *Note the PMI-ACP exam is separate from this training and has additional requirements. See the PMI-ACP website for full details (https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp).


Learn more about your certifications:

Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)https://www.scrumalliance.org/certifications/practitioners/certified-scrummaster-csm

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®:  https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp

 


AGENDA

Day 1 (CSM)

  • Agile overview
  • Scrum overview
  • Scrum workflow
  • Scrum roles
  • User stories & acceptance criteria
  • Agile estimation

Day 2 (CSM)

  • Product Backlog Refinement
  • Sprint Planning
  • Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Release Planning
  • CSM test

Day 3 (PMI-ACP prep – optional add-on)

  • Kanban
  • Lean
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Agile technical practices

Workshop Facilitator

Aaron Kopel 

CST, CEC, CLP, CSP, CSPO,CSM, SAFe SCP4, PMI-ACP, PMP, MBA

Aaron is the founder and CEO of Project Brilliant, LLC, a Management Consulting firm specializing in Agile Transformation, and is the only Agile consulting firm based in central Indiana. He is the only person in Indiana who holds both top-level Scrum Alliance certifications: CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) and CEC (Certfied Entprise Coach).

Aaron has led or participated in several major Agile Transformation initiatives with companies ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 100 firms. He and his coaching teams have established more than 1,000 Agile delivery teams, trained more than 10,000 individuals, coached more than 500 managers, developed and mentored more than 120 internal Agile Coaches, and have been the trusted Agile consultant and advisor to more than 50 Senior Leaders and Executives in major companies.  His clients include Capital One, Bloomberg, Lincoln Financial, Eli Lilly, Roche, Sallie Mae, CNO (fmr Conseco), Wolters Kluwer, SMC Corp, and many more.

Prior to Project Brilliant, Aaron founded two Tech Startup companies. Between them raised more than $2M in startup funding and nearly $1M in grants from the National Science Foundation and the State of Indiana.  Aaron brings a small company Lean and Agile mindset to his work as an Agile Coach to help them rethink their business in terms of value and customer focus.  This has also led him to introduce Enterprise Lean Startup in several client engagements with great success.

Aaron is the founder of the Agile Fort Wayne meetup group, organizer of the AgileIndy meetup group (1,100+ users strong!), as well as a board member, and has been the conference chair, keynote speaker, and session presenter for the AgileIndy Conference.  He is a frequent presenter at regional user groups and conferences, and an inaugural participant in the Agile for Human’s Podcast series.

He holds a BA from Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) with a double major in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems, and a MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.  He also holds industry certifications such as CSM, CSPO, CSP, SAFe SPC, PMI-ACP, PMP, CLP (Certified LeSS Practitioner).


 

Jul
10
Mon
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) – Indianapolis @ Parkwood Conference Center
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm

Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)

2-day interactive workshop

Overview

Our Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) workshop is a dynamic and engaging two-day immersion into Scrum. We will learn Scrum through experiential hands-on exercises, and your trainers will share practical experiences and proven techniques for successfully implementing Scrum that you can use immediately at your workplace. You will be fully prepared for the CSM certification test, which you will take in-class.

What to Expect

Project Brilliant offers a holistic training experience and immersive learning environment. All supplies, food, and drink are taken care of for you.

  • Light breakfast snack

  • Snacks and drinks (coffee, water, soda) throughout the day

  • Lunch provided

  • Happy hour (complimentary & optional) networking event immediately following class on day 1 to mingle with classmates and alumni from previous classes.

Sample Schedule:

Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 3.07.50 PM.png

Feedback/Quotes

  • “Perfect blend of theory, practice, and real-world examples.” -Jenny R.

  • “So engaging, best training class I have ever taken!” -Shane W.

  • “Hands down the the most useful Agile training I’ve even had.” -John P.

  • “Everyone in my organization needs to take this class!” – Jamie M.

  • “It felt amazing to pass the test in class. I’m an official CSM!” – Katherine D.

Benefits

  • Take the CSM test in-class and leave as a Certified ScrumMaster®

  • Learn through doing… absolutely no PowerPoint!

  • Our experiential hands-on approach using brain-based learning techniques allows you to retain more of what you learn.

  • Real-world stories and practical examples from a deeply experienced Scrum Coach & Trainer.

  • Earn 16 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) and 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace.

Who should attend?

  • Project Managers / Program Managers

  • IT Professionals (Architects, BAs, DBAs, Developers, Testers, etc.)

  • IT Leadership (Managers, Directors, VP, CIO, CTO)

  • Change agents and influencers

  • Anyone interested in learning about the benefits of Scrum

Take Aways

  • Course workbook packed with tons of bonus content, book recommendations, and learning resources

  • Two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance

  • First steps toward Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP) certification

  • Practical skills and facilitation techniques to use with your team immediately.

  • 16 SEUs (Scrum Alliance) / 16 PDUs (PMI) / 16 CEUs (IIBA)

Topics Covered

  • Agile values & principles

  • Scrum Theory

  • Scrum Roles

  • Scrum Events

  • Scrum Artifacts

  • Definition of Done

  • Facilitation

  • Servant leadership

  • Removing impediments

  • Value of engineering practices

  • Coaching the PO

  • Coaching the Organization

Instructor

Aaron Kopel, CEC, CST

Aaron found his way into Agile and Scrum on accident while founding two tech startups in the 2000’s. He discovered that his personal philosophy and model for execution were closely aligned to Lean, Agile and Scrum, and began to coach and train others on how to work this way.  Ever since, Aaron has been a consultant, coach and trainer helping individuals and large companies focus on customer value, teamwork, and transform to an Agile mindset.

Aaron is the founder and CEO of Project Brilliant, LLC, an Indianapolis, IN based management consulting firm specializing in Agile transformation, coaching, and training.  He is one of only 40 people in the world who holds both top-level Scrum Alliance certifications: CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) and CEC (Certified Enterprise Coach). Aaron has led several major Agile transformation initiatives with companies ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 100 firms. He and his coaching teams have established more than 1,000 Agile delivery teams and trained more than 10,000 individuals.

Aaron is the organizer and Chairman of the AgileIndy meetup group (1,100+ users strong!), as well as a board member, and has been the conference chair, keynote speaker, and session presenter for the AgileIndy Conference.  He is a frequent presenter at regional user groups and conferences, and an inaugural participant in the Agile for Human’s Podcast series. He holds a BA from Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) with a double major in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems, and a MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.  He also holds way too many industry certifications such as CST, CEC, CSM, CSPO, CSP, SAFe SPC4, PMI-ACP, PMP, CLP (Certified LeSS Practitioner).  Aaron lives with his wife and their two children in Carmel, IN.

 

Jul
12
Wed
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) – Louisville @ TBD
Jul 12 @ 8:00 am – Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm

Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)

2-day interactive workshop

Overview

Our Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) workshop is a dynamic and engaging two-day immersion into Scrum. We will learn Scrum through experiential hands-on exercises, and your trainers will share practical experiences and proven techniques for successfully implementing Scrum that you can use immediately at your workplace. You will be fully prepared for the CSM certification test, which you will take in-class.

What to Expect

Project Brilliant offers a holistic training experience and immersive learning environment. All supplies, food, and drink are taken care of for you.

  • Light breakfast snack

  • Snacks and drinks (coffee, water, soda) throughout the day

  • Lunch provided

  • Happy hour (complimentary & optional) networking event immediately following class on day 1 to mingle with classmates and alumni from previous classes.

Sample Schedule:

Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 3.07.50 PM.png

Feedback/quotes

  • “Perfect blend of theory, practice, and real-world examples.” -Jenny R.

  • “So engaging, best training class I have ever taken!” -Shane W.

  • “Hands down the the most useful Agile training I’ve even had.” -John P.

  • “Everyone in my organization needs to take this class!” – Jamie M.

  • “It felt amazing to pass the test in class. I’m an official CSM!” – Katherine D.

Benefits

  • Take the CSM test in-class and leave as a Certified ScrumMaster®

  • Learn through doing… absolutely no PowerPoint!

  • Our experiential hands-on approach using brain-based learning techniques allows you to retain more of what you learn.

  • Real-world stories and practical examples from a deeply experienced Scrum Coach & Trainer.

  • Earn 16 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) and 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

  • Increase your personal worth within your company and in the marketplace.

Who should attend?

  • Project Managers / Program Managers

  • IT Professionals (Architects, BAs, DBAs, Developers, Testers, etc.)

  • IT Leadership (Managers, Directors, VP, CIO, CTO)

  • Change agents and influencers

  • Anyone interested in learning about the benefits of Scrum

Take Aways

  • Course workbook packed with tons of bonus content, book recommendations, and learning resources

  • Two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance

  • First steps toward Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP) certification

  • Practical skills and facilitation techniques to use with your team immediately.

  • 16 SEUs (Scrum Alliance) / 16 PDUs (PMI) / 16 CEUs (IIBA)

Topics Covered

  • Agile values & principles

  • Scrum Theory

  • Scrum Roles

  • Scrum Events

  • Scrum Artifacts

  • Definition of Done

  • Facilitation

  • Servant leadership

  • Removing impediments

  • Value of engineering practices

  • Coaching the PO

  • Coaching the Organization

Instructor

Aaron Kopel, CEC, CST

Aaron found his way into Agile and Scrum on accident while founding two tech startups in the 2000’s. He discovered that his personal philosophy and model for execution were closely aligned to Lean, Agile and Scrum, and began to coach and train others on how to work this way. Ever since, Aaron has been a consultant, coach and trainer helping individuals and large companies focus on customer value, teamwork, and transform to an Agile mindset.

Aaron is the founder and CEO of Project Brilliant, LLC, an Indianapolis, IN based management consulting firm specializing in Agile transformation, coaching, and training. He is one of only 40 people in the world who holds both top-level Scrum Alliance certifications: CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) and CEC (Certified Enterprise Coach). Aaron has led several major Agile transformation initiatives with companies ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 100 firms. He and his coaching teams have established more than 1,000 Agile delivery teams and trained more than 10,000 individuals.

Aaron is the organizer and Chairman of the AgileIndy meetup group (1,100+ users strong!), as well as a board member, and has been the conference chair, keynote speaker, and session presenter for the AgileIndy Conference. He is a frequent presenter at regional user groups and conferences, and an inaugural participant in the Agile for Human’s Podcast series. He holds a BA from Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) with a double major in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems, and a MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He also holds way too many industry certifications such as CST, CEC, CSM, CSPO, CSP, SAFe SPC4, PMI-ACP, PMP, CLP (Certified LeSS Practitioner). Aaron lives with his wife and their two children in Carmel, IN.

 

FIND YOUR COURSE

Stay Up-to-Date

Stay up to date with relevant information on Agile techniques and practices, as well as upcoming events and educational opportunities.

Are you ready to get started?

Our Agile coaches and trainers have seen it all a dozen times. Our experience helps us customize an approach specific for your goals and culture. Contact us to get started today!

CONNECT WITH AN AGILIST

Our valued clients range from small local firms to the Fortune 100 across the country.