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Diving into Leading SAFe Training: What is a course really like?

Have you ever wondered what a Leading SAFe Training Course would be like? In this blog post that’s exactly what you’ll be able to read.


First of all, what is SAFe®?

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) helps businesses address the significant challenges of developing and delivering enterprise-class software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead time. It is an online, freely revealed knowledge base of proven success patterns for implementing Lean-Agile software and systems at enterprise scale.

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Radtac Becomes an ICAgile Member Training Organisation

08-Jun-2017 17:15:52 News Training Agile training Agile

You may have already read our recent blogs announcing that Professional Scrum Master and  Implementing SAFe 4.0 with SPC certification courses are now available within our training portfolio. Our training portfolio is set to be enhanced further - we 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 the following certifications.

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The Radtac Summer Roadshow: Let’s Meet in Your Area!

 

When you live in the UK, a few days with temperatures over 20 degrees means that summer is here. As summer is the time when you generally make travel plans, we’ve made some of our own. And we’d like you to be a part of these plans!

We have received several enquiries from you lately about doing courses in different parts of the country, such as Bournemouth or Cardiff. While the majority of our courses are London-based, you made us aware that you’d like us to visit you.

(Drum roll please.) Therefore, we are very pleased to announce the Radtac Summer Roadshow: a series of regional courses running from July through to September, covering new regions of the United Kingdom and Ireland that are not on our regular training schedule.

Check out below more information on the roadshow, available courses and the list of locations covered.

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CSM, PSM, SSM, SASM - What Scrum Master Course Do I Choose?

A question our training team is often asked is “what Scrum Master course do I choose?” This article will walk you through the different Scrum Master courses available, comparing them based on various aspects such as course content, provider, cost, assessment type, certification and more.

To make your decision process easier, we have created a comparison matrix that puts the main Scrum Master courses side by side.

 


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We’re Launching Scrum.org Professional Scrum Master Certifications

Last month we delivered the exciting news that our Training team had successfully been awarded PMI Registered Education Provider status. This month we’d like to offer our congratulations to our team member Andy Hiles, who is now a licensed Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org.

Scrum.org puts all potential PSTs through a rigorous assessment process, which Andy completed successfully by demonstrating his expertise in Scrum, through extensive experience in applying, leading, teaching, and coaching it.

It’s a fantastic achievement - well done Andy from the Radtac team!

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Train. Practice. Trust. (Part III)

**This is the third article in the ‘Train. Practice. Trust’ series. Read Part II here.**

 

“Take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your teammates.” - Navy Seal Code


We've all been there. It’s the same thing that happens to our projects. We have been put under some deadline constraint imposed by people outside of our team, and instead of looking at the process around us, we rush the process because we absolutely need to add more people. ‘The printer is not quick enough, so we need thirty more paper stuffers to make it go faster’. It takes a long time for a new employee to just understand the nature of the business, let alone the dynamics of a new team.


We are constantly engaging in feedback loops. Under stress, our internal and external empiricism kicks in. Add uncertainty to the mix and the Tuckman model for team state still holds true. We are always revisiting the Forming stage.

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Train. Practice. Trust. (Part II)

“Great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people.” - Steve Jobs


**This is the second article in the ‘Train. Practice. Trust’ series. Read Part I here.**


We used to call it team building. Team building is now synonymous with finding enough budget for the team to go out and have a few drinks over a meal. While there is a slim possibility that this could build a team, it just serves the purpose of allowing your team to rest and forget about work for a few hours. More often it's an excuse for the team to vent perhaps moan about the management and the state of the organisation.


As a side note I guarantee that in your team there will be at least one person that won’t attend or doesn't want to attend these social drinking type of events. It’s just not their thing. Recognising this and finding better and alternative ways to include these people into team socialising will be better for you, for the team and for the individual in the long run.

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Train. Practice. Trust. (Part I)

16-Mar-2017 15:09:18 Agile teams Training Agile training

This article talks about the value of training, the importance of practice, and the impact of trust.

“We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” - General George Smith Patton, Jr.


Sometimes we lead, sometimes we follow, sometimes we choose to get out of the way - it's a natural cycle that we go through consciously and unconsciously, whether it's with our colleagues, at work, or within our family units at home.


When we go for a walk as a family, I will always try to let my two sons lead the way. I like them to explore, to discover the path, to set the pace for the family. They develop a sense of empowerment and I hope they know that we trust them to make decisions on behalf of us, as the parents, as a team. Now, sometimes that's easier said than done with an imaginative 6 year old and an incredibly energetic 4 year old. As you can understand, patience and guidance are always there waiting in the wings. As a family unit, a family team, we all lead, we all follow, when the boys are covered in mud my wife and I definitely get out of the way.


This works for us, as a family unit we share values, we set goals. We train, we practice, we trust.

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Radtac Becomes a PMI® Registered Education Provider

21-Feb-2017 11:33:27 Agile training PMI Certifications

We are pleased to announced that we have successfully received Registered Education Provider (REP) status with Project Management Institute® (PMI).


PMI is the “world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world.”


We are always working on initiatives to improve the products and services we provide to our clients, as a PMI REP we will now have the opportunity to offer Professional Development Units (PDUs) and contact hours that are pre-approved by PMI.  

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Agile Awards 2016: Agile Consultancy of the Year (Enterprise)

As 2016 is almost over, we want to take a moment and look back at the Agile Awards 2016, where, with great honour, we have received the ‘Agile Consultancy of the Year (Enterprise)’ award.


The Agile Awards ceremony is a ‘celebration of global Agile talent and achievement’,  recognising the merits of individuals, teams, and organisations who have had outstanding results with Agile. We’ve been extremely honoured to receive the award, and would like to thank Barclays for giving us the opportunity to work together on their Agile transformation. Thanks to a great collaboration, we are now both in a place where our achievements together have stood out among a notable competition.


We’d like to congratulate all winners and participants of the 2016 Agile Awards: thank you for all your contribution to the Agile community, and for helping keep up great professional standards!


This year’s awards ceremony marks the third consecutive time Radtac has been awarded in the last three years, directly or in collaboration with our clients, which makes us turn around to you and thank you. Thank you for choosing us and thank you for achieving excellent results together.

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