Remote Classrooms: distant locations, nearby learnings

Suddenly  both  trainers  and participants  find themselves  unable to travel or even  stuck  at home  entirely .   Luckily, we ’ve come pre pared: w e’re thrilled to  introduce Gladwell Academy’s  Remote  Classroom s !   With  adapted  content  and pacing to allow digital delivery of  our  courses in  SAFe ,   you r  professional  learning journey  continues   fully adapted to digital interaction!
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Living the Lean-Agile mindset – Anand Murthy Raj

After delivering a most  inspiring keynote presentation on the Lean-Agile mindset at this year’s RTE Summit, SPCT Anand Murthy Raj joins us to further explain how to successfully embrace the Lean-Agile mindset and the success that flows from it.

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What’s new in SAFe 5.0

With the recent unveiling of SAFe 5.0, the world’s leading framework for Agility at scale has acknowledged in the theory what leading organizations have been pioneering in practice: to spread Lean/Agile principles far beyond digital development and IT. From Finance to HR and from Sales to Facilities, SAFe 5.0 is where Agile means Business.

But wait;  there’s more. 

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“SCAIN may invite learnings that are less available in India.”

Looking for better answers is the way forward, says Deepti Jain, co-chair at Scaling Agile India 2019.

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The upcoming SAFe 5.0 update is every reason for Pranjal Swarup to visit SCAIN2019

Scaled Agile Partner Manager for ASEAN and keynote speaker at Scaling Agile India (SCAIN) 2019, Pranjal Swarup, gives an inkling of what we can expect on December 6th and 7th

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Owning it: The Role of the Agile Product Owner

The Product Owner has a clearly defined goal: creating value together with the Scrum Team by producing a new product or sub-product. This is accomplished by acting as a link between all players: stakeholders, clients, Scrum Master and  Development Team. This blog focuses on the role of the Agile Product Owner, as well as corresponding activities and the ever-essential product backlog.

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Team Spirit: The Scrum Master Role in theory and practice

Are you empathetic and mindful of others? Are you able to read between the lines, and quickly understand the ‘question behind the question’? Do you enjoy removing impediments and obstacles so that team members are able to accomplish their particular tasks in their particular way? If this describes you, then the role of Scrum Master may fit you like a glove.This blogs explains the tasks of the Scrum Master, the challenges that can arise, and how to prepare for the Scrum Master role in practice. 

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Your Route to RTE – Part 1: Where do you come from?

In a role as newly-minted as that of SAFe Release Train Engineer there are still few practicing, certified RTEs, and no prescribed or clearly-defined career paths to becoming RTE. But there are trends in the pathways to this very significant senior role according to Andres Jansen, Senior Trainer, interim RTE at ASML and Founder of the RTE Summit. And right now, the two main career routes to becoming RTE are via the program side (PM, PL and the like); or from the (Advanced) Scrum Master (ASM/SM) side, with the vast majority coming along the program route.

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“Partnering with Scrum.org means we train Scrum properly.”

Scrum.org has included Gladwell Academy as a partner in their global Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) Network. Since Scrum was one of the first Agile trainings we started offering at Gladwell Academy, we have plenty of experience with this exciting framework. By leveraging our network of global trainers, we can now offer Scrum taught by certified PSTs. 

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“Welcomed into the core community of SAFe builders.”

For Gladwell Academy trainer Sathyanarayana H R, spreading the awareness and adoption of SAFe has been his bread and butter for many years. Soon though, he’s likely to dive one important level deeper, becoming the second person of India to join the small community of SAFe Program Consultant Trainers.

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The value of becoming a certified SAFe Program Consultant

 

The SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) course is a relatively new program – one that, upon successful completion of the SPC exam, will lift your knowledge and can lift your network and career, to a new level. According to thought leader Anand Murthy Raj, Asia's first SPCT, the certification unlocks a world of SAFe Program Consultant jobs as it transforms the scope and impact of your work. 

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Servant Leader in Superman’s clothing: Ready to be RTE?

What are the tasks of the Release Train Engineer? The RTE is a new breed of super scrum masters, arisen since the advent of SAFe. Upon passing the SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) exam and achieving RTE certification, the RTE becomes a far more effective scrum master of the Team of Teams and coach for the organization around it– a complex, challenging, and intense role with a lot of responsibility for the whole enterprise. “It’s like Scrum on steroids,” says Andres Jansen, Senior Trainer at Gladwell Academy – and not incidentally the Chairman and Founder of the yearly RTE Summit.

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SAFe radio interview by Anand Murthy Raj

SAFe radio interview – Anand Murthy Raj, Associate Partner of Gladwell Academy visited the radio program ‘Bangalore brains’ at FM Rainbow Bengaluru 101.3. He talked about Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and gave examples and made analogies between army and business. Anand answered also some listener’s questions. Curious to know what he actually discussed about? Listen the audio recording below. 

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Building the true Agile Mindset – Learning from the most disciplined organization of India

In our last article, we invited Gladwell Academy SPCT and speaker at Agile India 2019, Anand Murthy Raj to give us a hint of his ‘12 Commandments for building true Agile organizations’. Today, we’re continuing in this vein with three spectacular examples from Indian military history that illustrate the supreme power of authentic, inspiring leadership. Anand Murthy will speak with a topic “Building the true Agile Mindset – Learning from the most disciplined organization of India” at Agile India during the Agile Mindset day on March 19th, at 2.45 PM. Read more about his presentation here.

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SAFe PI Planning and the PI time box

PI planning is a scaled version of Sprint planning. All the different teams and stakeholders come together to plan for the upcoming 8 – 12 weeks. Read below what Asian’s first SPCT Anand Murthy Raj has to say about this event. 

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Hooray! We’re 5 years old today…!

One moment in 2014 you’re nervously watching registrations trickle in for your first training session. The next moment, five years have passed. Happy birthday to Gladwell Academy! Time for a heart-felt thank you: to our many eager participants, to our ambitious clients, and to all the colleagues who have come and gone.

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Leading SAFe: It’s all in your head. – PART 2

There are absolutely no one-size fits all, just-tick-the-box solutions in an agile environment. Instead, leaders who want to manage with the Lean-Agile mindset need to learn to organize safe environments so that others – through engagement – can come to the next steps of effective action.

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Agile in 2019: A look at the upcoming trends

The future of Agile working looks promising. Agile is not just a hype; it has become a concept. The word Agile even made it onto the list of office clichés in 2018. However, Agile working has become indispensable. After all, we live in a world that is constantly changing and in which time-to-market plays an extremely important role. Agile working makes your organisation flexible and versatile, so that your organisation is better able to hold its own in a world full of change. But what are the trends for Agile in 2019? And which trends can we look back on? You can find out more in our blog.

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“The Indian Armed Forces does these 12 fundamental things that business should do, too.”

Agile guru and SAFe program consultant trainer Anand Murthy Raj unveils his intended contribution as a speaker in Agile India 2019: a detailed exploration of Indian Armed Forces practices that are intrinsically Agile, and therefore a must-know to any enterprise Agilist aiming to succeed.

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Thank you…! Silver Gazelle Award goes to Gladwell Academy

For the second year in a row Gladwell Academy has been selected as an FD Gazelle, the award handed out by business newspaper Het Financiële Dagblad to the fastest growing businesses of 2018. This year we´re not just on the list though; we´ve landed a solid second place for the West Holland region, small business category – just after Gold winner Stars and Stories.

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