Grow Your Skills with Agile
Grow your Agile and Scrum skills with the training, coaching, and certification resources Watermark Learning offers. Develop a successful Scrum team structure and establish internal customer satisfaction with a more timely delivery of project outcomes.
With practical and engaging training like our Agile Boot Camp, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), and Agile Business Analysis courses they enable you to immediately apply the concepts and skills back on the job. CSM training provides a rock-solid foundation as a ScrumMaster. To make the transition from the classroom to your real-world projects even more effective, Watermark coaches and mentors will partner with you to ensure that the implementation of Agile meets the needs of your organization.
Watermark Learning's Agile courses are laser-focused for core Agile team members and develop all the skills required to be successful in an Agile environment. Core topics include the Scrum framework, roles and responsibilities, sprint and release planning, Scrum ceremonies and artifacts, and retrospectives. Get certified as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and take Agile courses designed for specific roles, like business analysis in Agile environments and Agile Testing. Earn SEUs toward your Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) credential with our training and webinars.
To provide you with maximum flexibility, our Agile classroom training is available as either open-enrollment public classes or as private onsite classes.
- Public classes allow individuals to attend conveniently throughout the year, in-person and virtually.
- Private on-site training and coaching focuses training on one or more teams and your unique needs to elevate the skills in your organization.
- Agile Leadership is essential to Agile success and is an integral part of our Agile Approach.
- Self-Paced Anytime Learning gives individuals the option to study anytime, anywhere.
- Become a member of Watermark Learning to stay up-to-date as our Agile curriculm keeps growing.
Agile Practitioner Certificate Through Auburn University
This 5 day certificate program is designed for core Agile team members: ScrumMasters, project managers, business analysts,product owners, project coaches, and software developers. Our program provides the fundamentals and skills to start applying Agile and Scrum the right way. Download Agile Practitioner Certificate Details
Agile Coaching and Mentoring
Do you need specialized Agile project management or business analysis training, but can't find a class? Do you have a need for coaching for a specific topic?
Watermark Learning offers coaching and mentoring services that can provide the answer. Think of our coaching as applied learning. We recommend having formal training as the foundation, which is followed-up by our coaches to help guide and influence new or existing Agile/Scrum teams in the right direction. We can assess any number of Agile teams to offer recommendations for improvement and to help get them implemented.
State of Agile Survey: From VersionOne Software
Read the latest survey from VersionOne Software on the state of Agile development to find out what Agile users feel are the most significant benefits, which Agile techniques are used the most and discover which industries use Agile the most.
Is Your Organization Agile Ready?
by Elizabeth Larson, CBAP, PMP, CSM, Co-Principal, Watermark Learning, Inc.
For years we've been getting questions from Agile seminar participants about how to apply Scrum to "real life."
As though these methods are "good in theory, but not at my company!" Some organizations may not be ready to
adopt Agile methods completely, so we encourage students to take an organizational readiness self-assessment
to see where they are in their Agile growth.
Download White Paper
Elizabeth Larson is Co-Principal and CEO of Watermark Learning with over 25 years of experience in project management and business analysis. She is a frequent and requested presenter world-wide. Additionally, she has co-authored three books, numerous articles, and was a lead author to the BABOK® Guide Version 2.0 and the PMBOK® Guide 4th and 5th editions.
by Mike Stuedemann, PMP, PMI-ACP, CST
Agile, as a philosophy, has “crossed the chasm” as organizations seek to respond to dynamic market conditions and fickle, quality-focused customers. While every organization has certainly explored Agile methods to some extent, many continue to struggle with their application and implementation.
Mike Stuedemann is an Agile Coach and Instructor, responsible for educating his clients in Agile methods and working with all levels of an organization to help them produce software that people want to use.
Webinars & Presentations About Agile
View webinar recordings on Agile topics
- BA Toolkit: Essential Tools for an Agile Project (or any other, for that matter)
- Defining to Delivering - Agile Requirements and Planning Processes
- I'm in the business, why should I care about Scrum?
- Seven Questions to Determine if Your Organization is Agile-Ready
- The Product Owner - the most difficult role in Scrum
How Can We Help?
Watermark Learning will be happy to work with you to address your Agile training needs. Whether your need is for consulting, mentoring, or onsite classes, your project team will benefit from our personalized services that integrate with your organization's Agile project management or business analysis training goals, particular methods, and corporate culture. testing. Private classes are especially cost effective when you have six or more people to train, and can result in lower per-student costs.
What Our Clients Say
- Corinne Meshbesher, ScrumMaster student
"Agile Boot Camp was a great overview. Provided touch points of end-to-end agile and we can identify where we want deeper knowledge."
-Marize Mazur, private on-site participant
“I learned a lot about Agile practice and theory. I can speak to Agile with prospective employers, and have access and knowledge of Agile tools for use in my next role.”
–Scott Erickson, Agile Business Analysis participant
“The practical application was essential to my learning style, the information flow was optimal for absorption and retention. I will now be able to refocus my job search on Product Owner roles.”
–Kathryn Brenny, Certified Scrum Product Owner participant