Testimonials

I am impressed with how you transform people and their thinking in the course of 2 days training. I have been practicing what you taught us for the past one month and I am a smiling certified scrum master now! See you again soon for my CSPO training.

Ashish Yadav
Program Manager, Cohere Technologies inc.

I don’t think I’ve ever gained this much insight in this little time before. Your teaching style is outstanding and your personal approach fosters a great learning environment. I left your class greatly encouraged and highly motivated. Thank you.

Thor Ekle
Owner, 1299 design

One of the best professional training courses I’ve attended, period. Thanks, Chris!

Rishi N.
Director, Engineering, Sybase, Inc.

Agile Learning Labs stands apart from many agile/scrum houses. They use immersion to teach. Much like the best way to learn a language is to live with native speakers, Agile Learning Labs teaches scrum, using scrum. Their approach goes beyond seeing the theory; it engages the ‘muscle memory’ of doing. Even the executive workshop was interactive. The workshops & coaching I’ve had with Agile Learning Labs always leave me not only with new perspectives, but also practical new ways to advance agile in my teams.

Bernie Maloney, PE, CSM, CSPO
Director of Product & Program Management, Tivo

I came into the CSM training as an experienced agile practitioner who had very recently adopted scrum as the official process framework being used at my company. I was very pleasantly surprised with a wealth of information to confirm the things we already did well and offer many new ideas or tweaks to bring our team closer to the coveted efficiency of a “High Performing Team.” Whether you are new to the world of agile and scrum or looking for ways to revitalize and improve your team, I highly recommend any of the courses put on by Agile Learning Labs.

Todd VanHouten
Software Developer, Vertafore

The training today delivered way more value than expected–thanks for an excellent learning experience! I honestly feel 5x more confident about grooming my backlog, writing/organizing/prioritizing stories and dealing with stakeholders than I did yesterday. You answered all questions very well, and kept a very friendly, open feel to the session, which encouraged conversation and debate. Nice work!

Greta Conlon
Planning Manager, EFI

The workshop was very fun and effective. The experiential learning atmosphere gave me the feeling that I was really free to come to my own conclusions in my own time. The course content is proving helpful to me in my present job, where we’re rolling out a new product line, serving a highly diverse and sophisticated user community.

Peter Thompson, CSM
Senior Software Engineer

This was a true experience of learning by doing…. Agile Learning Labs did a terrific job of instilling the concept and practice of scrum to a class of scrum newbies in a relatively compressed two-day workshop. I came away not only as a Certified ScrumMaster, but with a lot of useful insights and the goal of elevating my organizations to the level of being true Scrum practitioners.

Drew Powers
PMP, Newsletter Editor, SF Bay PMI

Unmitigatedly positive responses from the training. A couple of folks told me it was the best training they’ve ever had at Autodesk. My proof was how yesterday’s sprint planning meeting went. It was a 3x improvement. Truly incredible to watch. They took their training directly from the classroom to the scrum room.

Randolph Harrison
Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture and Applications, Autodesk

Chris is a remarkably good teacher, coach and advocate for scrum and other agile approaches to software development. I love how he translates principles into hands-on exercises and games that drill lessons home more deeply than any sets of words, oral or written. Even with my 10 years experience with agile, I look to Chris as my agile mentor and guide.

Ron Lichty
Author of Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams