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MasterClass: Leadership Storyingtelling with Erwin van der Koogh

No single framework has been more helpful for me as a Scrum Coach than Radical Management. If you taking 'Delighting the Customer' as the primary organizing principle of the organization, Agile suddenly makes complete sense.

Once you realize that stories have through the ages been an effective - no, the most effective - way to motivate people to change, you have a whole new approach to Change Leadership. I watched granite-like organizations transform themselves into bars of wet, slippery soap in a matter of months!

I am proud that the first guest trainer for the MasterClass series is Erwin van der Koogh. Erwin is based in Amsterdam, a committed Stoosian, and a long time coach and trainer with a focus on Leadership Storytelling.

Come to our MasterClass workshop on October 25 and you too can learn how to lead change throught Storytelling!

BTW - if you complete three MasterClass Workshops on Radical Management, you may elect to call yourself a 'Recognized and Committed Radica…

MasterClass Workshops: Taking Scrum to the Next Level

For years, I have been giving Scrum courses and workshops. These entry-level courses are, above all, eye openers! They introduce people to new ideas about how to organize work, and for some of you, a light goes on! You take Scrum back to your organization and start to do Scrum. Then reality sets in. Confronting the challenges of changing your organization is hard! Doing Scrum well is not easy. To help you overcome these obstacles, I created the MasterClass workshop series.

MasterClasses are about improving your understanding of Scrum.  MasterClasses complement Scrum with other important frameworks – especially Radical Management. MasterClasses are about working through real problems and finding real solutions. MasterClasses are about becoming Agile.

MasterClasses are one-day workshops, so it's easier to get away. I hold one every month, right after my monthly Intense Certified Scrum Master course. They repeat, so you can pick the date most convenient for you. And you can…

Getting Started - Special Prices - Housewarming

Although I have been teaching Scrum courses in Switzerland since 2008, I now feel like I am the new kid on the block, since I am coming back from my Sabbatical and restarting as an independent trainer. So to get the ball rolling, I have a couple of goodies for you:

MasterClass Workshop on Scrum Team Performance, October 4, 2012, CHF 450 instead of 800.- Register!

Intense Certified ScrumMaster: CHF 1'600 instead of 1'900, October 25. Note: This is the early bird price - it go up by CHF 50 after this Friday. Register!

"Housewarming Party" to celebrate my new training room, I will have a housewarming party one evening early in October. If you are on my newsletter list, you'll get an invitation. If not, you can email me or contact me on the web-site, and I'll be happy to send you an invite.

Last-but-not least: I will be talking at the 50th(!) Scrum Breakfast in Zürich on "10 Fazits von agilen Projekten, Führung und anderen Themen aus meinem Sabbatical in den U…

I'm back... and I am a CST!

My USA-Sabbatical is over. What came out of it, and what's next?

I am pleased to announce that I have been recognized by the Scrum Alliance as a Certified Scrum Trainer. This is very select group of 138 people world-wide whose understanding of Scrum and whose teaching abilities have been vetted by the trainer community. It's an honor to be included in this select group.  As a participant in my Scrum Courses, you can be certain of the quality of training you receive, and you will qualify to become a Certified Scrum Master or Certified Scrum Product Owner -- after you pass the test from the Scrum Alliance.

I have also spent the last 6 months working with Steve Denning on Radical Management. Radical Management is essentially the values and practices of Scrum, extended to leading an organization. OK, that's an oversimplification, because there are two essential principles which go beyond Scrum: Delighting the customer as the highest goal of an organization, and Leadership Stor…