What is VAULT?
VAULT is our dynamic, open enrollment training series, focused on Agile methodologies, SAFe frameworks, soft skills, modern leadership, remote teams, and more.
We’ve developed two main series within VAULT. The Framework Series covers the various adaptations of Agile, while The Interchange empowers individuals to thrive in teams by developing crucial soft skills.
Within Agile, we see countless leaders becoming certified in skills and methodologies without being provided a clear vision for establishing a true career. That’s why we’ve created an entire open enrollment program covering an incredible range of development: from training for specific roles within Scrum – Product Owner and Scrum Master – all the way to enabling remote teams, change management, and more.
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AGILE FRAMEWORK SERIES
Totaling four unique sessions, we’ll cover various Agile frameworks and roles within them.
Scroll down to see each session and how they can empower you to better understand Agile and benefit from it.
This one-day accelerated course covers the principles and (empirical) process theory defined in the Scrum Guide that are the underpinnings of the Scrum framework and the various roles within it.
A two-day course that covers the Agile principles and (empirical) process theory. This course covers all the topics that are the basis of Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I), Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) and Professional Scrum Master III (PSM III) certification assessments.
During the course, you’ll first spend some time learning about Agile methodologies, specifically the Scrum framework and how it applies to Kanban. You’ll discover how adopting Kanban will help you process lightly: to be lean, adaptable, and Agile during any step of your project’s journey.
A two-day course that provides the foundational knowledge needed to work with Scrum teams and the Agile framework. The course covers all the topics that are the basis of Scrum.org’s Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I), and Professional Scrum Product Owner II (PSPO II) certification assessments.
SAFe FRAMEWORK SERIES
As the world’s leading framework for scaling Agile across the enterprise, the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) empowers complex organizations to achieve the benefits of Lean-Agile software and systems development at scale.
We offer four unique and impactful programs covering SAFe. Upon completion, all programs provide a SAFe Agilist certification.
During this two-day course, you’ll gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. We will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. You will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs)
SAFe SCRUM MASTER
In this two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.
SAFe FOR TEAMS
Build the skills needed to become a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART)—and learn how to collaborate effectively with other teams—by becoming a SAFe® 4 Practitioner (SP). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role using Scrum, Kanban, and XP.
SAFe PRODUCT OWNER
Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise—and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs—by becoming a SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role.
THE AGILE INTERCHANGE
The Interchange is our brand-new collection of impactful soft skills training for Scrum Masters, Products Owners, managers – anyone who leads and wants more. We’ll show you how you can empower yourself, and others, to foster organizational transformations through powerful relationships, commonality, and trust.
We’ll be covering four critical pillars of workplace dynamics.
This one-day accelerated course is designed specifically for supervisors, managers, and leaders (Scrum Masters and Product Owners) within Agile dealing with difficult conversations in the workplace. Attendees of this specialized courseware will learn the benefits of positive intent, active listening skills, and asking strategically relevant questions to get to the heart of any conflict or situation.
This one-day course is designed specifically for supervisors, managers, and leaders (Scrum Masters and Product Owners) within Agile wanting to up their game regarding effective developmental management. Planning or coordinating both Agile staff and project meetings takes time: attendees of this workshop will develop improved, more dynamic core facilitation skills, readily available for any organization or team.
This one-day course is designed specifically for supervisors, managers, and leaders (Scrum Masters and Product Owners) within Agile dealing with how to manage the implementation of transformations, modifications, and variations in the workplace. Attendees of this specialized courseware will learn the stages of change, pacing, dealing with resistance, adaptive strategies, approaching changes as an opportunity for growth, and more.
This one-day course is designed specifically for supervisors, managers, and leaders (Scrum Masters and Product Owners) within Agile wanting to foster their emotional maturity in the workplace. Attendees will develop an awareness of emotions, the ability to make good emotional decisions, and how to manage emotions in the workplace, which gives everyone a boost!
MODERN LEADERSHIP WITH AGILE
What does the modern day workplace look like?
Good luck answering that question, as fewer and fewer workspaces are defining themselves by a physical location, due to an ever-increasing remote workforce.
We’ve learned that it can be challenging to know where to start when empowering diverse teams. That’s why we’re delivering four workshops covering crucial strategies for individuals looking to be dynamic leaders in the modern workplace, day-in and day-out.
During the two-day course, participants will experience Agile theory and practice in small chunks, reflect on inspiring stories, work through fun games and exercises and focused group discussions. We’ll inspire managers and team members who face the challenge of transforming their organizations to an Agile and lean mindset. We achieve this by providing guidance and practices, and by applying new thinking to the craft, art, and science of management and leadership.
WORK TOGETHER ANYWHERE
During this four-week course, participants will experience theory and practice in small chunks, reflect on inspiring stories, work through fun games and exercises and focused group discussions. Sharing important advice gleaned from professional experience, extensive research, and interviews with workers and manager/owners around the world, Work Together Anywhere sets out a complete blueprint for optimizing team success. It’s a must for anyone who wants to get ahead in today’s remote-working world.Making explicit agreements in a distributed environment
MANAGEMENT 3.0 #workout
During this accelerated one-day course, participants will experience Agile theory and practice in small chunks, reflect on inspiring stories, work through fun games and exercises and focused group discussions. We’ll inspire managers and team members who face the challenge of transforming their organizations to an Agile and lean mindset. We achieve this by providing guidance and practices, and by applying new thinking to the craft, art, and science of management and leadership.
LEADING VIRTUAL TEAMS
During this four-week course, we will review the various critical aspects of the remote team leadership:
- How to successfully build a virtual workplace strategy
- Strategies for managing telework
- Building virtual teams: where to start and how to foster their continued success
- Making technology your best friend to connect, convey, and inspire
- Leading virtual meetings – the do’s and don’ts of bringing your remote team together
- Overcoming cultural barriers
- Managing accountability, goals, and metrics for success for remote employees