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THE POWER OF AGILITY

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THE POWER OF AGILITY

On Your Journey to Agile

WE HAVE YOUR ROADMAP

Agile Aces is a premiere training and consulting company passionate about effective project management and delivery using Agile and Scrum. Agile Aces is not just another certification or training company. We are change enablers - changing the way people do agile by helping them embrace agile and ace agile.

Since our inception, Agile Aces’ purpose has been to help both people and organizations achieve sustainable agility by focusing on the transformation of people instead of processes. We do this by providing clients and students with a solid roadmap to use on their journey to agility. This in turn empowers them with the knowledge and tools they need to complete that journey by giving them essential knowledge based on practical industry experience of our own journeys to agility.

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On Your Journey to Agile

WE HAVE YOUR ROADMAP

Agile Aces is a premiere training and consulting company passionate about effective project management and delivery using Agile and Scrum. Agile Aces is not just another certification or training company. We are change enablers - changing the way people do agile by helping them embrace agile and ace agile.

Since our inception, Agile Aces’ purpose has been to help both people and organizations achieve sustainable agility by focusing on the transformation of people instead of processes. We do this by providing clients and students with a solid roadmap to use on their journey to agility. This in turn empowers them with the knowledge and tools they need to complete that journey by giving them essential knowledge based on practical industry experience of our own journeys to agility.

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The Agility Mindset

EMPOWERING PEOPLE

We believe that truly becoming agile is a mindset that expects and proactively prepares for uncertainty, adapts to challenges, empowers individuals, and views failures as learning opportunities. Adopting an agile mindset unleashes the power of people and teams, which enables rapid change and faster innovation. This is the mindset we have adopted and teach to our clients and students.

Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)

The Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Certification is the first, most trusted, and respected certification in the Agile Community.

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Certified Scrum Product Owner, CSPO

The Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Certification is for those who want to fulfill the role of Product Owner on their team.

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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster®, A-CSM

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Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner, A-CSPO

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Non-Certified ScrumMaster Workshop

This workshop is for anyone interested in Agile and Scrum who may have already worked with technology or project delivery.

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Agile and Scrum Foundations Workshop

This workshop is for anyone interested in Agile and Scrum who may have either limited or no experience with Agile or Scrum.

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Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)

The Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Certification is the first, most trusted, and respected certification in the Agile Community.

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Certified Scrum Product Owner, CSPO

The Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Certification is for those who want to fulfill the role of Product Owner on their team.

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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster®, A-CSM

Coming Soon!

Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner, A-CSPO

Coming Soon!

Non-Certified ScrumMaster Workshop

This workshop is for anyone interested in Agile and Scrum who may have already worked with technology or project delivery.

Learn More >

Agile and Scrum Foundations Workshop

This workshop is for anyone interested in Agile and Scrum who may have either limited or no experience with Agile or Scrum.

Learn More >

Featured Blog Post

Giving Yourself A Competitive Edge To Land That Perfect Job Presentation

By Shane Finkel | January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

This morning, I gave a presentation titled “Giving Yourself A Competitive Edge To Land That Perfect Job” to the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group Meetup that provided help to attendees who are looking for career advice, a new job or are who in transition on the following: How to improve skills while in transition or looking for…

The Why and the How of Cross-Functional Teams in Scrum

By Shane Finkel | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

No methodology, let alone a framework of that methodology, or any of the processes defined by that methodology, can be followed without having an effective team to follow that methodology and implement those processes.  One of the four core values of agile software development as stated by the Agile Manifesto states the importance of individuals…

Agile Is NOT Just For IT Projects!

By Shane Finkel | November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today, I participated in the 8th Global Peter Drucker Forum (https://www.druckerforum.org/2017/the-event/program/).  The CEO of the Scrum Alliance, Lisa Hershman, gave an inspiring presentation about how Agile was used to transform a struggling high school in Phoenix, AZ. Hope High School in Phoenix, AZ serves “at-risk” students who have been thrown out of their public school…

Don’t Be a Turkey

By Shane Finkel | November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

We, as Delaware Valley Agile (“DelValAgile”) are holding our next Meetup tomorrow evening in Wayne, PA. The name of the event is “Don’t Be a Turkey”. It brings back memories to when I was studying piano at a younger age. My music teacher would fondly call me a “turkey”. We wanted to give back even…

November Non-CSM Workshop

By Shane Finkel | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

We had another great 2 day Non-CSM workshop in Media over the past two days.  Most of the attendees were in a career transition.  A majority did not have an IT background or a background in project management, but all wanted to learn more about Agile and Scrum, which was really encouraging to see.  Our…

Del Val Agile’s End of Summer Social

By Shane Finkel | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our Delaware Valley Agile Meetup had our End of Summer social yesterday evening.  It immediately followed the first day of one of our free two-day Non-Certified ScrumMaster workshops.  We had a solid turnout – over twenty people showed up.  I gave a presentation with the topic “Empower Your Agile Journey.”  My presentation explained how inspecting…

Our Last Free Workshop and Del Val Agile’s End of Summer Social

By Shane Finkel | September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Well we had over twenty enthusiastic Meet up members attend the Social last night. I won the raffle for the photography shoot and Wanda the photographer from MadCris Images won the CSM. She said she wanted to start another career. I told her I need to get the dog’s photos done for our Christmas card.…

Speaker at Philly Application Lifecycle Management User Group

By Shane Finkel | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

On the evening of the second day of one of our free two-day Non-Certified ScrumMaster workshops, I gave a presentation for the Philly Application Lifecycle Management User Group. My presentation topic was “Overcoming Challenges of the Transition to the Agile Methodology.” A question that I have been asked often during our workshops is “how do…

How To Write Good Requirements / User Stories In Scrum

By Shane Finkel | September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Consider that 70% of software projects fail due to poor requirements. The estimated rework associated with these failures exceeds 45 billion USD annually. The question is – why is this happening? The answer is twofold. First, business requirements tend to lose focus on the customer; and second, the requirements lack a holistic frame of reference…

Effective Risk Management with Scrum in 6 Easy Steps

By Shane Finkel | July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the most important responsibilities of the ScrumMaster is to remove impediments or obstacles impacting the Scrum team. If they are already affecting the Scrum team’s productivity, they can be classified as issues. The sprint retrospective is a formal ceremony or meeting where the team inspects how they did during the last sprint, including…

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Shane explained everything in a very clear way, taking an approach where someone who doesn't have a background in project management very quickly grasps why Agile might be a strong methodology to use. 

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I believe what [Agile Aces] offers that's different from many courses is they tie the importance of the Agile framework into the processes and help you understand the tools. 

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I’ve sat through a lot of project management courses... what makes this two-day workshop so special is that Shane answers questions in-depth and uses that experiential piece of learning, which I think is so important for adult learners.

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I found [the course] really helpful for me in terms of taking any project and breaking it down into manageable components. Shane is amusing, a good storyteller, and I look forward to attending other courses he may be offering in the future.

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I learned a lot in the course, especially because of Shane’s hands-on exercises and real-world experiences that he shared with the group.

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Having done a lot of project management myself, it was good to see a framework and methodology actually outlined, so that I can use this tool to help manage future projects – especially digital projects!

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