Skills for a sharper you

The Heart of Agile centers effectiveness around the four actions Collaborate, Deliver, Reflect and Improve. The courses in the Heart of Agile Academy let you sharpen your skills in all four areas.

Learn to facilitate discussions, encourage your teammates, learn lean, kanban, and solutions focused coaching. Learn how to accomplish validated learning, how to plan and rescue projects. Learn simply how to be more comfortable in your own skin.

Get certificates for your courses to show what the new you can do. Become more effective, and more employable at the same time. Choose one course to start your journey...

Courses being prepared for you

Courses from the most senior people we know, experts in doing, coaching, consulting, and teaching.

Due to the virus, the in-person courses are not available for the moment, but the online and live-online courses are available, by special request only.

Contact us if you would like one delivered at your company or if you want to be notified when public courses are available.

Course Name
Duration
Language
1 day
English
2 days
English
1 day
English
Agile Marketing
2 days
English
Product DNA
2 days
English
2 days
English
2 days
English
Agile for Leaders
1 day
English
Solutions Focus Dialog in Your Organization
1 day
English
Storymapping
1 day
English
User stories and Storymapping
1 day
English
Validated Learning
1 day
English
Hexagonal Architecture
half day
English
4 days, 4 hours per day
English
half day
English
half day
English
half day
English
Empathetic Negotiation
half day
English
Reflection Workshop
half day
English
Solutions Focus Coaching
half day
English
Host Leadership
half day
English
Fundamentos del Corazón de la Agilidad -2 días
2 days
Español
1 day
Español
2 days
Español
1 day
Español
2 days
Español
Coaching con Cartas de la Colaboración
half day
Español
Le Cœur de l'Agilité, les Fondamentaux
2 days
French
Solutions Focus Dialogue en Organisation
2 days
French

The Teachers

The Heart of Agile Academy community prizes openness and dialog in its instructors, as much as it does expertise. Each of these people have been evaluated for their ability to dialog with their students as well as their ability to teach, consult and coach.

We are pleased to include here experts in various fields who lead their own busy consulting and teaching careers.

Alistair Cockburn

Dr. Alistair Cockburn, voted among the “150 All-time IT Heroes”, co-authored the Agile Manifesto.

He co-created the Agile Project Leadership Network, the International Consortium for Agile, and most recently the Heart of Agile concept.

Dr. Cockburn  consults and teaches on organizational effectiveness, agile management, and project planning.

Sole Pinter

Sole Pinter has more than 20 years of experience, consulting, coaching and training on agile topics since 2006.

She was the first trainer accredited to teach Heart of Agile courses internationally, and now is also Director of Global Operations for the Heart of Agile.

An Argentinian living in Belgium, Sole is passionate about helping organizations, teams, and people to become more effective at their everyday work.

LeanSight

Started by Agustin Villena, the pioneer of agile in Chile, our company is a small but experienced team. Our focus is to mentor people to develop a mindset and skills that allow their organizations to thrive in the current world of uncertainty.


Rocio Briceño

Rocio Briceno, MBA. working in English, Spanish and Portuguese, is one of the leaders in agile and positive transformations in Latin America and USA.

She is a global leader in Heart of Agile, PMI, Disciplined Agile Delivery and technical reviewer of PM4R Agile for the Inter-American Development Bank.

An activist, speaker and writer in Social Innovation and Digital Transformation, she is based in Washington DC and travels frequently to Costa Rica, her original country.

Tony Ponton

Tony Ponton has been an IT Professional for over 20 years and an Agile - Lean Practitioner, Coach and Trainer since 2002.

He specialises in coaching leaders, individuals and organisations in agility in order to build high performing organisations.

Tony has trained and coached for Australian and International enterprise companies as well as keynoting, presenting and training at world and local conferences.

Gabrielle Benefield

Gabrielle Benefield is an author, speaker, innovator, and the creator of the Mobius navigator for transformational thinking.

She spearheaded one of the largest Agile enterprise transformations, scaling up to 250+ teams across three continents.

Now she is taking Mobius to the world, from Google and Red Hat to private individuals and small companies, helping people solve complex problems in a transformational way.

Géry Derbier

Géry Derbier blends Agile principles with a Solution Focus approach to help companies develop better organizational agility.

A former software engineer, project manager and technical director, he was a pioneer of the Agile movement in France.

Passionate about and teaching the Solution Focus approach to collaboration, coaching, and leadership, he has written one the few books on the subject in French.

Catherine Louis

Catherine Louis is an independent Agile coach, founder of cll-group.com, co-founder of the #PoDojo, and is a Certified Scrum Trainer™.

With over 20 years of experience in complex product development, she has led Agile transition efforts in top telecommunications firms.

She trains on building security into your product, verifying that security protection mechanisms are in place and working before it’s too late.

Jeff Patton

Jeff Patton helps companies adopt a way of working that’s focused on building great products, not just building stuff faster.

Jeff blended Agile, Lean, Lean Startup, and UX Design / Design Thinking to produce his now famous holistic product-centric way of working.

Jeff is author of the bestselling O’Reilly book User Story Mapping which describes a simple holistic approach to using stories in Agile development without losing sight of the big picture.

Maria Matarelli

Maria Matarelli is an international business consultant, experienced Agile Coach, and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) who consults and trains companies on reaching true agility. Maria travels to consult organizations and speak at industry conferences with locations from Shanghai to Singapore and Thailand to Nova Scotia.

Maria also co-founded the Personal Agility Institute and is dedicated to helping people discover how to do more of what matters by applying Agile techniques in a holistic view of their lives.

Géry Derbier

Géry Derbier blends Agile principles with a Solution Focus approach to help companies develop better organizational agility.

A former software engineer, project manager and technical director, he was a pioneer of the Agile movement in France.

Passionate about and teaching the Solution Focus approach to collaboration, coaching, and leadership, he has written one the few books on the subject in French.

Read more about Géry at his linkedin profile

Jeff Patton

Jeff Patton helps companies adopt a way of working that’s focused on building great products, not just building stuff faster.

Jeff blended Agile, Lean, Lean Startup, and UX Design / Design Thinking to produce his now famous holistic product-centric way of working.

Jeff is author of the bestselling O’Reilly book User Story Mapping which describes a simple holistic approach to using stories in Agile development without losing sight of the big picture.

Read more about Jeff at jpattonassociates.com

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