Agile Learning

Successfully implementing Agile takes time and effort and is rarely an easy process. Do you go SCRUM or Kanban and what about Extreme Programming (XP)? There is a plethora of information on Agile methodologies, sometimes logical and sometimes conflicting. What is right for your current project may not be the same for the next. Agile is simply a way to show your client a vision of what they may want as “people don't know what they want until you show it to them.” ― Steve Jobs

Have you been tasked with getting your teams Agile, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps some team members already have negative pre-conceptions concerning Agile, or others are simply reluctant to change. Fortunately we have the experience and expertise to solve these issues. From large corporations wishing to train multiple project teams to the one man band - we have the knowledge and experience to provide the perfect learning activities and courses for you.

Scrum is the leading Agile development methodology and is used by Fortune 500 companies around the globe. When Jeff Sutherland created the scrum process in 1993, he borrowed the term "scrum" from an analogy put forth in a 1986 study by Takeuchi and Nonaka, published in the Harvard Business Review. In that study, Takeuchi and Nonaka compare high-performing, cross-functional teams to the scrum formation used by rugby teams.

All of our Agile courses are taught by qualified Certified Scrum Trainers (CST), and upon successful completion delegates will be officially certified through the Scrum Alliance. Agile courses are also eligible for SEU points, which you can earn towards the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) qualification. Here at Learning Connexions we adopt an agile approach to our own working methods; all our learning advisors are qualified Certified Scrum Masters (CSM).

Holistic education is a philosophy based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, the natural world, and to humanitarian values such as compassion and peace. Holistic education aims to call forth from people an intrinsic reverence for life and a passionate love of learning. At its core this philosophy aims at helping students fulfil their full potential. 

Education with a holistic perspective seeks to engage students in the teaching/learning process and encourages personal and collective responsibility. The teacher is seen less as a person of authority but rather as “a friend, a mentor, a facilitator, or an experienced traveling companion” (Forbes, 1996). [1]  Open and honest communication is expected and differences between people are respected and appreciated. Cooperation, rather than competition, is the norm. All of our courses focus on applying the principles highlighted by the holistic approach.

We offer Agile consultancy on a vast range of topics. If you’re looking for coaching, mentoring, estimating & planning, writing effective user stories or Scaled Agile then get in touch. We can help facilitate this process by creating a learning strategy that will help all members of your team embrace and implement Agile effectively.