Training

Most of our team has degrees in business and / or technology, with four of our senior staff holding Masters degrees. These include specialities in Advanced Leadership, Technological Futures, Constraints Management, and Business Administration.

The Frankly Agile Team also holds Design Thinking, Theory of Constraints (Jonah), Agile Leadership (PAL), Scrum Master (PSM), Product Owner (PSPO), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe SPC), Nexus (SPS), Change Management (APMG Change Management Practitioner and Leading Change Institute Fellow), Project Management (PMP and PRINCE2), DevOps Institute (DOFD), Kanban University (TKP, KMP1 & KMP2) and ITIL certifications.

Most importantly, all our Agile consultants have hands-on, practical experience in helping organisations transition to an Agile way of working. Our real-life examples, ability to answer challenging questions, and fun games bring our training to life.

We are authorised to train and offer certifications for the following courses:

  • Agile:
    • ICAgile Fundamentals of Agile
  • SAFe®:
    • Leading SAFe®
    • SAFe® for Teams
    • Scrum Master
    • Advanced Scrum Master
    • Product Owner/Product Manager
    • SAFe® for Government
    • SAFe® for Architects
    • Agile Software Engineering
    • Lean Portfolio Management
    • Release Train Engineer
  • DevOps:
    • DevOps Institute DevOps Foundations
    • DevOps Institue DevOps Leader
    • SAFe® DevOps
  • Kanban University:
    • Team Kanban Professional
    • Kanban Management Professional 1
    • Kanban Management Professional 2

We also offer Train the Trainer ICAgile Fundamentals services with a view to developing your in-house capability and Agile sustainability. These services are supplemented with ongoing coaching to maximise the success of your in-house transformation.

We also offer specialised Executive and Leadership (non-certified) courses.

Coaching

Our coaches provide support from the team to Executive level, and right across the organisation.

We all have certifications across many Agile approaches, and combined with deep experience across a range of industries and organisations, we work with you to tailor an approach that best suits your needs.

This could involve coaching specific role types (such as Scrum Masters or RTEs), teams (starting out or optimising), functional areas (such as the PMO or ‘Finance’), cross-functional teams, or your C Suite.

We can also help you identify, set up, and run, Communities of Practice, Guilds, Scrum of Scrums, or other appropriate groups to enhance collaboration and knowledge sharing across teams and practices.

Coaching is a particularly valuable service which we recommend as a complement to our training offerings, as this truly helps imbed new behaviours, principles, values and practices.

Workshop facilitation

We are often called on to facilitate workshops. Our expertise lies in the following areas, but we can create content to suit your requirements. Some of our most popular workshops include:

  • Agile 101: Introduction to Agile / Agile myth busting session
  • Agile for Leaders: Key skills and capabilities for Agile leaders
  • Scrum 101: Scrum events, roles and responsibilities, and how to form a Scrum team
  • SAFe 101: Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Value stream mapping
  • Customer journey mapping
  • Team building
  • Risk, issue, assumption and dependency management

We also facilitate Scrum and SAFe events, such as Sprint Planning, Backlog Refinement, Retrospectives, and Program Increment Planning.

Consultancy

Our solid foundation of practical application and internationally-recognised certifications enables Fr@nk consultants to add significant value to your Agile journey. We work across the private and public sectors, and have helped organisations ranging from small start-ups to some of New Zealand’s largest companies.

Some of the organisations we have helped include: Accident Compensation Commission, Auckland Council, Avanti Finance, Dairy NZ, Kiwi Properties, Landmate, Nikko Asset Management, NZ Post, Point Construction Group, Trilogy International, Triquestra and WorkSafe.

Conference and event speaking

Frank’s extensive, and rather unique, Agile experience makes us sought-after speakers at industry events, team away days, and conferences. Not only do we have an alphabet soup’s worth of letters after our names, but we’re able to share our real-world learnings to help you accelerate your Agile success. And have a few laughs along the way!

We are regular speakers, panellists, or workshop facilitators, at events such as The PMO Leadership Conference (Australia), the Project Management Institute NZ Conference, the CFO Summit, Maximum Occupancy, and the Agile for Business Forum, plus several other ‘Institute’ events and Meetups.

We love talking about Agile, and everything related to it, so please get in touch if you’d like us to be involved in one of your events.