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Got projects? Try our online course: A3d-501 – Agile Foundations I. Begin your journey towards Agile certification and Mastery today.

Why Agile?
Agile project management has been helping teams organize projects for over 10 years. By recognizing changing market pressures, it provides a formal structure to turn change into your advantage. This course, Part I in the series, focuses on the practical steps you need to know to get your project done. Many projects improve their quality, cycle time, and customer satisfaction when they gain proficiency in Agile techniques.

You will learn

  • How to better understand who you customer really is
  • How to understand what to build
  • How to plan an entire project
  • How to plan a 2 week milestone
  • How to prioritize and estimate your work
  • How to monitor progress so you can take action of something goes wrong
  • How to gather and use feedback to improve your project and process
  • How to chose which Agile method is best for the size of project you face – from Kanban for small teams to Scrum for medium sized teams, to Dean Leffingwell’s Scaled Agile Framework(tm) for large projects.

Get Certified!
You will master core concepts, that combined with Part II of this course, will grant you an ICAgile Professional ICP certification. The material will also help with your studies for the PMI-ACP(R) certification exam.

About the Course Designer and Instructor
AgileBill Krebs holds the grand slam of Agile Certifications (advanced certs in four branches: SPC, CSP, PMI-ACP, and ICE-AC). Bill has taught over 2,000 people worldwide. He combines over 20 years of IT experience, Agile experience since 2001, 11 certifications, and formal training in education to give you the best possible insights.

Ready to start?

  1. Click the course: Agile Foundations I – getting things DONE!.
  2. Visit the Distributed Agile Study Group for some optional live discussions.
  3. Enjoy the free lectures, or signup for the entire course.

Welcome Friends

  • Welcome to the AgileIndia 2014 conference. We are proud to be a sponsor for the distributed track.
  • Welcome Rockcliffe and the University of Washington Avalumni
    As experts in virtual education I invite you to preview my course.
  • Welcome EdTech 512: For our evaluation you can find my design document online.

See ya online! … AgileBill – SPC, PMI-ACP, CSP, ICE-AC, etc

Immersive training from Facilitator4hire

Here is another interesting case in teaching in 3d.

I was happy to run into Bob Moir, a top coach from Facilitator4hire. I met him by accident through our online agile series. He works with Janet Danforth, who is a an IAF-Certified Professional Facilitator. That was a new body to me ,but I could instantly see it’s value. Our technical skills apply on specific jobs, but working with people is needed for every job, and does not become obsolete over time. So I looked at the website http://www.iaf-world.org/index.aspx for the International Association of Facilitators and continued to be impressed. Bob has had some amazing roles, including working with Allistir Cockburn of Agile Manifesto fame.

I liked the whole subject area so much I went to a PMI hosted webinar to hear Janet talk. Still good. But what really fascinates me is doing this in a spatial environment – in 3d. My experience since 2009 has been that such venues enhance learning and retention. I was pleased to hear Bob and Janet are doing a class in VenueGen, one of the platforms used by my Agile Business Park. So not only can I get a better learning modality, but I don’t have to drive to Atlanta to take their course. Since they had a special discount I quickly registered to save $500 + more in travel costs. That is a good value for 12 hours over 6 sessions.

I look forward to learning their facilitation content, and also looking at another 3d training use case data point. I would love to see you in class with me. Sign up at or give Bob a call. You’ll find his contact info at their website.

See you in class!

Janet teaching in VenueGen