Gatineau-Ottawa Agile Tour 2016 (GOAT2016)

I have participated at GOAT2016, a great Agile conference for the Gatineau and Ottawa area in 2016. This conference attracts more than 500 people over the Monday, 21st of November 2016.

Jesus, Lidia and Myself volunteered our time and experience to share and exchange ideas with the participants. We helped participants to realise what their underlying problem is, what Agile meant to them and what are the steps they need to take to become Agile. We were helping them at the Coaches’ Corner where it was conveniently located at the bright open space. The screenshot is attached below.



Interpersonal Communication: Being Approachable

I attended "Interpersonal Communication: Being Approachable" course in November 2016 and completed it by taking the test and successfully passing it. This course focuses on approachability and its foundations, and eventually being able to build strategic relationships with colleagues in order to reach your goal.



The following is the outline of the course:

Scaled Agile, Leading SAFe - SAFe Agilist

I attended "Scaled Agile-Leading SAFe" course instructed by Jerry Doucett offered by Berteig in October 2016. I received "SAFe Agilist" designation from Scaled Agile as a result of successfully completing the course, its requirements and taking the test. I passed the test on my first attempt.



You can find more details about this course at Worldmindware.

iLEAD Managing & Leading Change

I have attended the "iLEAD Managing & Leading Change" and successfully completed it in October 2016. This course was offered by Gabriella Dara Cristovao and is mainly about Change and how it works in different environments. 



The following is the outline of the course:

Building Trust

I attended "Building Trust" course in October 2016 and completed it by taking the test and successfully passing it. This course focuses on trust and its foundations, and eventually building trust between parties and maintaining it.



The following is the outline of the course:

Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) - Scrum Alliance

On October 4th, 2016 I received my Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) designation from Scrum Alliance. In order to be recognized as a CSP, you need to show continuos improvement and continuos learning that led you in the next level of experience and expertise in various situations applying Scrum and Agile values and principles. I am very glad that I received my CSP just two days after applying for it.

The following is an excerpt from Scrum Alliance about CSP:
  • Certified Scrum Professionals have demonstrated experience, documented training, and proven knowledge in the art of Scrum. CSPs challenge their Scrum teams to improve the way Scrum and other Agile methods are implemented for every project. https://www.scrumalliance.org/certifications/practitioners/csp-certification
  • The CSP credential recognizes that you’ve reached the next level of experience and expertise through time, hard work, and continuous learning. https://www.scrumalliance.org/certifications/practitioners


You can visit my profile at Scrum Alliance here.

iLEAD Coaching Kick-Start

I attended "iLEAD Coaching Kick-Start" course in September 2016. This course offered by Donna Robbins and focused on coaching and its fundamentals, and eventually becoming a better coach-like in our daily lives. It also touched on feedback and different approaches of communicating it.



The following is the outline of the course: