Agile Training For Business
Making sustainable improvements across your organization

Businesses who embrace Agile practices can gain a competitive advantage, leading to an organization that is working together, better, smarter and faster.

The Agile mindset allows organizations to respond to changing market conditions and customer needs through incremental, iterative work resulting in reduced financial risk, by validating ideas before investing heavily.

Leading Edge Group has developed a comprehensive series of Agile Belt Programs that provides unique Agile training for an organization’s people irrespective of their functional role.

Your certified Agile live online training is divided into 3 programs called Belts. Each Belt is denoted by a color to represent capability and you can develop as you progress through your Agile journey. Depending on the level of ability you want to develop, you should choose the appropriate Belt program.

Agile White Belt Training

The aim of this program is to develop an awareness, appreciation and basic understanding of key principles and values in Agile.

Upon successful completion, you will :

  • Be able to define Agile
  • Know the differences between Agile and Lean
  • Identify basic Agile methodologies and where they apply in different industries
  • Appreciate the relevance of Agile in the workplace
  • Receive an Agile White Belt certificate.

This program is delivered through in-person training over the equivalent of one day or live online instructor-led training over two half-day sessions.

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Agile Yellow Belt Training

The aim of this program is to develop an understanding of the principles and values of Agile and a basic proficiency in applying key tools and practices to be an effective Agile team member.

Upon successful completion, you will :

  • Be able to define Agile teams
  • Classify the core practices of an Agile organization
  • Identify the key components of Agile scaling
  • Understand how to apply Scrum and KanBan frameworks and how and where they are applied
  • Receive an Agile Yellow Belt certificate on completion of an online exam

This program is delivered through in-person training over the equivalent of two days or live online instructor-led training over four half-day sessions.

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Agile Green Belt Training

This program provides a comprehensive insight into Agile and its effective application across different sectors. It teaches how to apply Agile tools and practices to achieve positive change. The program is immediately applicable through a requirement to complete an Agile initiative in the organization.

Upon successful completion, you will :

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of Agile and its affective application
  • Appraise the applicability of Agile
  • Apply a feedback gathering plan and prioritization system
  • Lead an Agile initiative
  • Receive an Agile Green Belt certificate on completion of a workplace Agile initiative and an online exam

This program is delivered through in-person training over the equivalent of five days or live online instructor-led training over ten half-day sessions.

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Agile Belts - Register Your Interest

What is Agile?

Agile is the ability to move quickly and easily.

Agile offers a methodology to succeed in a VUCA world.

Volatile – Rapid and unexpected challenges
Uncertain – Pending change: ‘unknown unknowns’
Complex – Multiple key decision factors
Ambiguous – Too many ‘unknown unknowns’

Agile originally proved successful in software development nearly two decades ago and is now spreading rapidly to all functions across all types of organizations, including the top five companies in the world, just like Lean.

When we recently surveyed 362 firms, we found that 80% believed they delivered a “superior experience” to their customers. But when we then asked customers about their own perceptions, we heard a very different story. Most companies assume they’re consistently giving customers what they want. Usually, they’re kidding themselves. (Achieving Greater Agility, Forbes Insights, 2017)

Why should we embrace Agile?

We understand Agile is a mindset and a culture shift for any organization.

An Agile mindset is the set of attitudes supporting an Agile working environment which includes:

  • Respect for people
  • Collaboration
  • Improvement and learning cycles
  • Pride in ownership
  • Focus on delivering value
  • Ability to adapt to change

This mindset is necessary to cultivate high-performing teams, who in turn deliver amazing value for their customers.

Benefits of Agile:

  • Risk mitigation – from investing too heavily in product/solution for which there is no demand
  • Quickly respond to market changes
  • Focus on business value – the benefit is delivery of what customers want/need
  • Focus on users – delight customers by delivering what they want/need
  • Stakeholder engagement – higher success rate
  • Early and predictable delivery – focus on getting feedback to validate your idea. There is no benefit of early delivery of a wrong solution or a solution nobody wants
  • Predictable costs and schedule
  • Allows for change – changes are in response to feedback or changing market conditions.  There is some structure put in place so it’s not random and chaotic
  • Improved quality
  • Fosters an environment of innovation and creativity – two of the most important factors which distinguish the most successful companies

For more information about our live online Agile Belts program please register your interest at the form above.