For many years Radtac has been delivering Agile Virtual Training as well as our Classroom, Video and eLearning training services. Whether online or offline we always provide the best learning experience. Given the current global condition Don't Panic - we know that most of our customers are currently facing travel bans and isolation which means that our Agile Virtual Training is the best solution available.
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Since 2017 we’ve successfully worked with ICAgile (International Consortium for Agile) to become a Member Training Organisation (MTO) and accredit our Agile Fundamentals, Coaching & Facilitation courses and trainers that many of you will have attended and completed your certification for.
Our four-part blog series exploring the best training solution for your team/organisation concludes today. You may have already read part to three which covered on-site, scheduled and e-learning training solutions. In each part our team weighed up the pros & cons of each solution and offered guidance on which solution may suit each need. You may wish to download our free decision-making support!
In this final part of the series we’re going to explore how a training package could support an organisation.
Welcome to part 2 in our 4 part training blog. In this blog I will be taking you through our public (or scheduled) courses and the benefits of attending a Radtac course.
When I receive enquiries for our public courses, I am always asked “Why are public courses beneficial to businesses”?
I’d like to share with you why it’s a great benefit for your organisation to send employees to Radtac public courses.
I know attending any course can be daunting but there are many benefits to attending a public scheduled courses.
You need to arrange training for members of your team and are wondering 'What’s the best training solution?'
You know what you want.
You know when you want it.
We are massively proud to announce that Radtac has received the award of the Most Innovative Business Transformation Consultancy UK 2019!
Do I need to have completed a Leading SAFe® class before taking an Implementing SAFe® class
This is a question that gets frequently asked and is worthy of a quick article to answer not only for now but for future enquires too 😀
In the first instance, let’s look at the Scaled Agile, Inc pre-requisites:
“All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience.
However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Program Consultant exam and practice as a Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC):
- 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
- 3+ years of experience in Agile
- One or more relevant Agile certifications”
So, you can see that Leading SAFe® is not a pre-requisite to attending an Implementing SAFe® class. In fact, when I took my Implementing SAFe® class I had not previously attended a Leading SAFe® class.
In addition, I tend to find only about a third of Implementing SAFe® class delegates have attended a Leading SAFe® course.
What is more important is that you do have a background and experience in Agile because the Scaled Agile Framework is based on this body of work.
However, there is a BUT!
This is a guest blog from Phil Dexter, Senior Project Manager at Torchbox. Phil recently attended one of our ICAgile courses where he got inspiration for this blog post. You can find Phil’s original article here.
Great coaching leads to great performance.
I’ve been reflecting on the role of coaches and their influence - both in sport, and at work. Specifically, I’ve been considering the difference between coaching and teaching - something focused on at an Agile Coaching course that I recently attended.
As per the course definition, teaching is explaining something to someone. It is the natural reaction that all of us have - someone asks us a question and we give them an answer. Perhaps we go the extra mile, and teach them - “here’s the answer, and here’s how I got to it”. The problem is solved and the knowledge passed on… kind of.
Our training portfolio is set to be enhanced further - Radtac have joined the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as a Member Training Organisation (MTO).
ICAgile is a leading global Agile accreditation and certification body that helps organisations design learning experiences that cultivate an Agile mindset and enable sustainable organisational agility. They collaborate with worldwide Agile and industry experts to design world-class learning tracks that guide organisations in the development of their curriculum. ICAgile’s approach is not tied to any specific Agile methodology, thus giving people the flexibility to blend flavors in a way that make sense for their reality.
The ICAgile learning roadmap provides clear paths for professionals and organisations who want to start or continue their Agile journey. The learning roadmap is made up of:
ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) Certifications:
Knowledge-based certifications which focus on fulfillment of ICAgile learning objectives and an in-class demonstration of acquired knowledge.
Many of you may have already started your journey on the Path to CSP® (Certified Scrum Practitioner) with the Scrum Alliance. However, for those of you thinking about progressing your career, knowledge and expertise in 2018, you can learn more about the new model designed by Scrum Alliance to take individuals from foundational to advance practice as part of a two-year staged journey.
Scrum Alliance Certifications: What's Your Journey?
The Path to CSP® has been designed to give individuals the choice in an educational track that will improve their core Scrum knowledge, build skill sets, and provide the necessary tools to evolve as an Agile practitioner, from Scrum foundations to advanced practice.
The program has been designed by Scrum Alliance to be a two-year journey where individuals will pick between SA’s already popular courses - Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner and Certified Scrum Developer - as the starting or foundational point of an individual's journey.