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:

Lean Change Agent - Lean Change Management

I attended "Lean Change Agent" course instructed by Jason Little offered by Leanintuit in April 2016.

I also received "Lean Change Agent" designation from Lean Change Management; as a result of successfully completing the course and its requirements.



You can find more details about this course at http://leanchange.org/workshop/

The topics covered in "Lean Change Agent" are:

Certified LeSS Practitioner

I attended "Certified LeSS Practitioner" course instructed by Craig Larman offered by Bertieg in April 2016.

I also received "Certified LeSS Practitioner" designation from LeSS; as a result of successfully completing the course and its requirements.




You can find more details about this course at https://less.works/course-details/certified-less-practitioner-toronto-122

The topics covered in "Certified LeSS Practitioner" are:

Leading Toward the Agile Mindset

I attended the Agile Mindset course offered by Gil Broza in April 2016. This two-day hands on training focuses on Mindset and how one can uses the Agile Values and Principles to utilize in his/her daily life.

This is how "Leading Toward the Agile Mindset" is described on 3P Vantage:
Leading Toward the Agile Mind-Set (2 days) — for team leads, managers, proj & prog mgrs
Develop useful attitudes and know-how for cultivating team and organizational Agility


The following is the outline of the course:

Facilitation Skills for the Agile Workplace - ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)

I attended and successfully completed "Facilitation Skills for the Agile Workplace" course instructed by Sue Johnston offered from Its Understood in February/March 2016.

I also successfully received "ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF)" certificate from ICAgile; as a result of successfully completing the course and its requirements.



You can find more details about this course at https://its-understood-communication.myshopify.com/products/facilitation-skills-for-the-agile-workplace-feb-29-mar-1-2016?variant=11427587713

The topics covered in "Facilitation Skills for the Agile Workplace" are: