• Enhance Your Business Agility

    Business agility is the strongest source of competitive advantage available today. It enables you to outmanoeuvre the competition.

     

    We run regular public certified Business Agility and Scrum workshops in German and English. We can also deliver training at your location, which can be a cost-effective way for your team to reach the next level. For more details please call our Scrum hotline on +44 20 36089951 (UK)/+49 30 609856830 (DE) or email us at training@scrumcenter.com.

  • Agile Transformation

    We have in-depth experience helping organisations to introduce agile methods and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. We have taken a leading role in some of the largest and most successful agile adoptions in Europe. Every client is different, but there is a common factor - our mission is to help you to develop your agile capability.

    Assessment

    Where Are You in Your Agile Journey?

    We work with you and your teams to create a common understanding of the current issues within your organisation. We use interviews combined with a retrospective to help teams, managers and others reflect on the current state of the organisation, formulate goals for the transformation and to take ownership of their future.
     
    We produce a comprehensive report with recommendations on next steps.

    Consulting, Training & Coaching

    Build Your Agile Capability

    A combination of consulting, training and coaching follows, customized to meet your needs. This includes training aimed at ScrumMasters, Product Owners and managers.

     

    We will help you roll-out agile within your organisation at a sustainable pace.

     

    We commit ourselves to helping you to develop your organisation's own agile capability through "coach the coaches" and "train the trainers" activities.

    Health Check

    Reflect on Progress, Discover the Future

    Several months into a typical engagement we return and help you and your organisation to reflect on progress made and to discover opportunities for improvement.
  • Sustainable Success

    ScrumCenter is an agile methods consultancy based in Edinburgh, UK and Berlin, Germany with clients throughout Europe and the USA. Every client has different requirements but often our engagement includes looking at the business case for agile, designing and delivering custom training for business and technical staff, coaching and mentoring.

    Engagement

    With experience of many different types of projects and our deep understanding of what it takes to create highly motivated, engaged, high-performance teams, we can help your teams to achieve their potential and produce great results for your organisation.

    High-performance

    There is a world of difference between Scrum "out of the book" and "speed" Scrum. Our training and coaching is based on experience gathered over many years helping organisations small, medium and large to transition to agile methods. We will help you get to "speed" Scrum faster by avoiding the pitfalls and focussing on the key success factors.
  • Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioner

    Scrum@Scale naturally extends the core Scrum framework to deliver hyper-productive results across industries and disciplines, including software, hardware, services, operations, and R&D. In our two-day course, you will learn how to apply fundamental Scrum and lean product development skills to scale Scrum from one to many teams across any sized initiative.

     

    Certified Business Agility Coach

    Business Agility is the ability to respond quickly and effectively to all forms of change to deliver maximum value and customer experience. Enterprise Scrum, pioneered by Mike Beedle, is a robust Business Agility Framework for teams and organisations to manage everything that matters in a truly agile, adaptive, all-at-once, customer-centric way. In this two-day course you will learn how to apply Enterprise Scrum to your business.

    Certified ScrumMaster

    The Scrum Master is a facilitator, change agent, impediment remover and coach. This course will help you to understand the prerequisites for starting Scrum and the changes in an organisation that are necessary for sustainable success with Scrum. The two-day course is ideal for soon to be or already practising Scrum Masters. It is also suitable for team members who want a deeper understanding of Scrum than is possible with a shorter course.

     

    Certified Scrum Product owner

    The Product Owner has the overall responsibility for the success of the product and works closely with the Development Team, Scrum Master and stakeholders. Our 2-day CSPO course leverages techniques from lean-startup and innovation games to provide Product Owners with a powerful set of tools to drive innovation and maximise end-customer delight.

     

    Certified Scrum Developer

    The core of the CSD programme is a three-day agile development practices (ADP) course that teaches development team members what they need to know to turn product backlog items into a product reliably and effectively. During this experiential course team members learn and apply a full set of agile development practices including automated acceptance testing, test-driven development, refactoring, continuous integration and pair programming.

     

    Leading the Radical Shift to Agile

    In this intensive, interactive two-day executive education workshop, you will learn how to get beyond the rigidities of traditional management and acquire the breakthrough capabilities involved in making the entire organisation agile.

    You will learn how to implement the elements of radical management as an integrated whole to get extraordinary results for your organisation, your customers and your workforce.

     

  • Our Team

    Our team of consultants, coaches and trainers

    Simon Roberts

    Founder, Agile and Lean Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer®, Certified Enterprise Scrum Instructor, Scrum@Scale Trainer

    Simon has used lightweight/agile methods since the late 1990s and works with organisations large and small to help them achieve better results by leveraging the power of self-organising teams. He has consulted for or led large-scale agile transitions at DAX companies in Germany, is the author of several articles and speaks regularly at conferences on the subject of agile leadership.

    Simon holds an MBA specialising in Creativity, Innovation and Change from the Open University Business School.

    Ralf Difflipp

    Agile and Lean Coach and Trainer

    Ralf is actively involved in the transition of Deutsche Telekom AG as an agile coach and internal trainer. He designs agile training programmes and supports agile teams in a scaled environment.
     
    Since 2013 Ralf has worked as an agile coach in various lighthouse projects including Global Headquarters DT AG, T-Systems and currently Tel IT GmbH.


    Ralf has a degree in engineering, is a PMP, Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP-SM and CSP-PO), Enterprise Scrum Certified Business Agility Coach and Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioner.

    Martin Klose

    Agile Development Practices Coach and Trainer

    Martin is a passionate software craftsman who likes to run CodeRetreats, and has been involved as a speaker at some of the biggest Agile and Java events in Europe: including ALE, SoCraTes, JAX and GOTO.

    Martin is especially interested in software quality and he likes his code well tested so he can sleep better at night. He holds a degree in Information Technology from the University of Paderborn and also studied Computer Science at the Wroclaw University of Technology.

    Barbara Misiur

    Training Coordination and Executive Assistant

    Barbara coordinates ScrumCenter's training and coaching activities and runs our back office. If you attend a ScrumCenter course, it is very likely that you will hear from Barbara with joining instructions or when receiving follow up information.

     

    Barbara is fluent in Polish, German, English and Russian. She holds a Bachelor Degree in German Langauge and Literature from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

  • Stefan

    The course was very interesting, well documented and interactive. Simon is a great trainer and we have learned a lot from him.

    Don

    Highly experienced trainer bringing credibility and insights based on real-life applications of Scrum.

    Vlad

    I really enjoyed the way it was presented and the knowledge I gained there was more than I have expected from such a course. The whole course was fun, engaging and presented in a friendly manner. The workshops are great but Simon's experience in product development was the true value of the course. He provided real-life practical examples that helped me understand how I can solve some important issues in my company.

    Anna

    Simon is an outstanding agile trainer and an empathic agile coach. He has a vast software development experience and is a fantastic storyteller. Simon skillfully introduces agile concepts and practices and knows exactly how to bring his ideas across. What fascinates me most about Simon is his ability to connect with people and get a detailed sense of their needs. He shares a wealth of experience, knowledge, techniques and approaches and sows seeds of insights and a deeper understanding of Agile and Lean, that truly grow and transform the way one works and collaborates. Shortly said, if you really want to transform to agile, Simon is your man!

    Silvio

    I attended a class held by Simon in 2014 and went away understanding how important personal training and face to face teaching is. Simon is a great teacher who challenges standard thinking and can explain complexity in easy words. Simon draws from his vast experience, substantial knowledge of Agile and Scrum methodologies and excels in teaching by storytelling. His teaching approach is diversified and he is happy to challenge his audience. I can recommend him as a coach.

     

    Marcel

    I worked together with Simon at the agile enterprise transition of the Deutsche Telekom P&I. Simon was a senior consultant and lead this enterprise transition. Simon is like a deep lake of agile knowledge and experience, and it was a pleasure to work with him together. I would very much like to work with him together again!

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    Some of the companies that we have been honoured to serve ...

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    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations on Scrum and related topics

    Thanks to all who came to our session on Business Agility with Enterprise Scrum today at #SGMSP18. Lots of engagement and some great results. Here's a link to the live Prezi, which contains an overview an introduction to Business Agility, Enterprise Scrum and where to find out more about...
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Registration

The number of participants is limited. Registrations are processed in the order received.

You agree to provide correct, complete, and up-to-date information necessary for processing and invoicing your registration. A valid email address is required to correspond with you. Your registration will be processed electronically on the organiser's systems and/or on “cloud” services.

You agree that we may process your registration as described and that we may share this information with partners if necessary for processing your registration or holding the course. If the course is a certification course, then your data must be forwarded to the Scrum Alliance for certification.

We will not sell or otherwise misuse your data. It will only be used for registration and for keeping you up to date on workshops. During a course you will be asked if we may keep you up to date with future workshops and other relevant activities via our newsletter. You can also subscribe to the newsletter through our contact form. Each newsletter issue provides facilities for unsubscribing.

Course Fees and Discounts

Payment of participation fees is due before the start of the course. For in-house courses, payment is due within 30 days of our invoice.

We may offer discounts on regular course fees. To qualify for the discount, you must claim the discount when you register. Published discounts are subject to change without notice.

Participants who have not paid in advance may be required to pay at the door.

Cancellation/Substitution

Registration is binding.

Cancellation is possible up to two weeks before the start of a course without cost. After that point the full course fee is due independent of whether the registered person takes part in the course or not. Participants can be substituted without charge.

If registrants wish to reschedule a registration within two weeks before the start date of the class, we reserve the right to charge a fee of  €100/CHF 100/$100/£100 in the same currency in which the booking was made.

To cancel or substitute a registration, please contact the workshop organiser.

In the event that a course must be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registered participants or illness of the trainer, fees that have already been paid will be refunded in full. Any other claims for compensation will not be allowed.

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Course duration, price, content, and other details are defined in the course description. The course price includes handouts, materials, lunches and refreshments. Additional services (e.g. dinner) may be provided for specific events. Please see the event description for details.

Extraordinary events may prevent holding a course as planned, in which case we will notify you as soon as possible. We reserve the right to update the course materials and to vary locations and dates of courses.

If we alter the date of a course, registered participants have the right to change or cancel without charge. We cannot guarantee that a particular trainer will deliver the course.

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We provide no guarantee that any products, processes and other names mentioned are not registered trademarks of third parties.

By registering for a course, you agree to observe the following conditions of use:

1. Materials used in the courses are subject to copyright restrictions and are made available for personal use during the course.
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We may draw on assistance from third parties to meet its obligations under this agreement. Should any part of these terms and conditions be found to be incomplete or invalid, the parties agree to replace or complement the missing or invalid clauses with an appropriate solution that preserves the economic purpose of this agreement to the extent possible. The remaining conditions remain valid in any case.

We reserve the right to modify the course program as well as these terms and conditions without notice.

These terms and conditions and any dispute arising out of your registration are subject to the laws of Scotland.
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Privacy Policy  
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Effective date: July 22, 2018

ScrumCenter Ltd. ("us", "we", or "our") operates the
http://www.scrumcenter.com website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and
disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have
associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you
agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy
Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from
http://www.scrumcenter.com

Definitions  
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  * Service

    Service is the http://www.scrumcenter.com website operated by ScrumCenter
    Ltd.

  * Personal Data

    Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified
    from those data (or from those and other information either in our
    possession or likely to come into our possession).

  * Usage Data

    Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of
    the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the
    duration of a page visit).

  * Cookies

    Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device (computer or mobile
    device).

  * Data Controller

    Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or
    jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which
    and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be,
    processed.

    For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your
    Personal Data.

  * Data Processors (or Service Providers)

    Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who
    processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.

    We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process
    your data more effectively.

  * Data Subject (or User)

    Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the
    subject of Personal Data.

Information Collection and Use  
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We collect several different types of information for various purposes to
provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected  
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Personal Data  
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While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally
identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you
("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not
limited to:

  * Email address
  * First name and last name
  * Phone number
  * Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  * Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or
promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you.
You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by
following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send
or by contacting us.

Usage Data  
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We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage
Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's
Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version,
the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the
time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic
data.

Tracking & Cookies Data  
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We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our
Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous
unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored
on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts
to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a
cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be
able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  * Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  * Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences
    and various settings.
  * Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data  
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ScrumCenter Ltd. uses the collected data for various purposes:

  * To provide and maintain our Service
  * To notify you about changes to our Service
  * To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when
    you choose to do so
  * To provide customer support
  * To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our
    Service
  * To monitor the usage of our Service
  * To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  * To provide you with news, special offers and general information about
    other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those
    that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted
    not to receive such information

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR)  
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If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), ScrumCenter Ltd. legal basis
for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy
Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in
which we collect it.

ScrumCenter Ltd. may process your Personal Data because:

  * We need to perform a contract with you
  * You have given us permission to do so
  * The processing is in our legitimate interests and it's not overridden by
    your rights
  * For payment processing purposes
  * To comply with the law

Retention of Data  
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ScrumCenter Ltd. will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is
necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and
use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal
obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply
with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and
policies.

ScrumCenter Ltd. will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes.
Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when
this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality
of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer
time periods.

Transfer of Data  
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Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and
maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or
other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than
those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United Kingdom and choose to provide information to
us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United
Kingdom and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such
information represents your agreement to that transfer.

ScrumCenter Ltd. will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your
data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no
transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country
unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your
data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data  
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Legal Requirements  
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ScrumCenter Ltd. may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that
such action is necessary to:

  * To comply with a legal obligation
  * To protect and defend the rights or property of ScrumCenter Ltd.
  * To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the
    Service
  * To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  * To protect against legal liability

Security of Data  
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The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of
transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100%
secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your
Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  
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If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain
data protection rights. ScrumCenter Ltd. aims to take reasonable steps to
allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you
want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  * The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
    Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your
    Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are
    unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.

  * The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information
    rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

  * The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of
    your Personal Data.

  * The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict
    the processing of your personal information.

  * The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a
    copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable
    and commonly used format.

  * The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your
    consent at any time where ScrumCenter Ltd. relied on your consent to
    process your personal information.


Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to
such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our
collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact
your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service Providers  
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We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service
("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform
Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these
tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other
purpose.

Analytics  
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We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our
Service.

  * Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks
    and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and
    monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google
    services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and
    personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to
    Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-
    on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js,
    analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics
    about visits activity.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the
    Google Privacy & Terms web page:
    

Payments  
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We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case,
we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is
provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your
personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment
processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI
Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa,
Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure
the secure handling of payment information.

The payment processors we work with are:

  * PayPal or Braintree

    Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at
    

Links to Other Sites  
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Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If
you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's
site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you
visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy
policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy  
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Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone
under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that
your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become
aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification
of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our
servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy  
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We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any
changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior
to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of
this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.
Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this
page.

Contact Us  
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If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  * By email: simon.roberts@scrumcenter.com