Our Agile & Scrum Courses

Training is critical for a successful Agile implementation. We specialize in Agile and Scrum project management training for the novice through the expert.

Foundational and Certification Courses

Agile Project Management with Scrum

Our most popular training for the most widely-adopted Agile framework, Scrum. This two-day course includes a one-day deep drive into the Scrum framework and a second day using a case-study driven approach to take a team through the complete Agile product lifecyle. It also prepares participants for the PSM I or PSPO 1 certifications from Scrum.org. More...

Scrum Master Certification Training

This two-day course covers the key components of Scrum and addresses the challenges of adopting an Agile project management approach. Whether you are new to Scrum or are looking for a refresher for certification, this course is a comprehensive review of Scrum. More…

Product Owner and User Story Training

Many Product Owners come from business areas of the organization and have limited familiarity with elements of software development, project management and agile methods that are critical to success in the Product Owner role. This two-day course will provide them with a thorough introduction to Scrum and an in-depth training on Agile requirements and the Agile product lifecycle. More…

Agile for Teams

This one-day Scrum Team Training is intended for anyone interested in learning the core principles of Scrum or looking to receive training on the role of team members on a Scrum project. More…

Agile for Executives

The 1/2-day Agile for Executives training provides executives with an understanding of Agile and Scrum key components and what is needed at the management level to achieve the best business results and fastest ROI. More…

Scaling Agile Using SAFe®

Scrum is great when you have a single team, but what about when you have multiple teams working on the same product? Well, we call this "Scaling Agile" to large projects.  We provide a number of trainings on the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) to support your journey to an effective enterprise Agile implementation. More…

Achieving Agility: How to implement Agile in your organization

Interested in implementing Agile but not sure what the next steps are? This three-day course reviews Scrum and other Agile approaches. More…

All About Agile™ PMI-ACP® Preparation Course

We are excited to announce our updated three-day instructor-led PMI-ACP Prep course. This highly sought-after class is designed specifically to help you pass the PMI-ACP certification examination. More…

Kanban for Software Development Teams

Not every organization is suited for Scrum. You may need a more evolutionary approach to implementing Agile. This two-day training will help prepare you to implement Kanban for your organization. More…

Advanced Courses (One year of Agile experience recommended)

Contact us for more information on these customized advanced courses.

Also, not every project needs an Agile approach. Interested in traditional project management or hybrid training? Check out our project management course listing here.

Interested in delivering the training yourself or becoming an Agile Trainer? We also license our courses.

The 2018 PMI-ACP® Exam Changes

  The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has proceeded down the path of embracing Agile. On March 26, 2018 both the PMP® and PMI-ACP® exams with be updated to reflect PMI's new Agile Practice Guide and the PMBOK® 6th edition. You can read about the changes here. My...

What’s next in your Agile journey?

Hello Agile Adventurer: My son Zach and I hiking in Maine. As an avid hiker, I tend to focus on the journey not so much the destination. The same is true with Agile. All of you are in a different place on your Agile journey. Some of you are well into your Agile...

An Agile software development approach could have prevented this – just saying.

UPDATE: January 30, 2018 The Washington Post published an article with more details: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/01/30/heres-what-went-wrong-with-that-hawaii-missile-alert-the-fcc-says/?utm_term=.84e766af06c6 It is interesting that one of...

The Practical Agile Blog

How Agile are you? Free Agile Maturity Assessment

When you receive the score of your self-assessment, you can identify your level of Agility on the Agile maturity matrix. Contact us if you are looking for ways to improve your overall Agile Maturity. 0 - 80 points: Ad-hoc Agile 81-160 points: Doing Agile 161-240...

Who Owns Quality in Agile?

In Scrum, the expectation is that the entire Scrum Team owns quality, but what does that really mean? Isn’t the Product Owner only worried about value? Doesn’t the team own all the testing? Don’t they really own quality? Like many other concepts in Agile the answer to...

Agile 2.0 – It’s about People and Connections! It’s not about Scaling.

Andrew Carnegie once said, Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. His observation is spot...

Certifications, Integrity, Values: Where do you stand?

As an Agile Coach and Trainer, I try to stay current with certifications. I don’t believe that these certifications necessarily make someone more effective, but for me, they are a structured way of staying current with industry best practices.

Using Kanban to run your start-up aka Stephen Covey was the first Agile Coach

Honolulu has a thriving startup community. I decided to present on this topic after attending the kickoff of the extremely popular start-up event, Honolulu Startup Weekend. While listening to the pitches, I realized that these potential new companies were ripe for...

Do you know where you are going with your Agile implementation?

What every executive needs to know! Over the past decade, I've been involved in more than 20 Agile projects. Whether as a team member, Product Owner, Scrum Master, or Coach, I've had the opportunity to play a role in many successful projects. These days,...

About the Instructor, Dan Tousignant, CSP, PSM, PMP, PMI-ACP

Dan is a lifelong project manager and trainer with extensive experience in managing software development projects. Based upon this experience, he has adopted Agile as the primary approach for developing and implementing software. Though the role of the professional project manager is changing dramatically through these approaches, Dan coaches organizations on how to transition project teams and leadership to an Agile environment.

Dan has over 20 years of experience providing world class project management for strategic projects, direct P& L experience managing up to 50 million dollar software development project budgets, experience managing multi-million dollar outsourced software development efforts and strong, demonstrated, results-driven leadership skills including ability to communicate a clear vision, build strong teams, and drive necessary change within organizations. With extensive experience providing coaching and training across industries and the ability to manage relationships at the executive level, Dan knows what it takes to succeed.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Project Management Professional, Professional Scrum Master, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Professional Scrum Developer.