Succeeding with Agile

Succeeding with Agile

Succeeding with Agile is two days of advanced agile project management training that picks up where the Certified ScrumMaster course and other intro to agile courses leave off. Drawing and expanding on concepts in Mike Cohn’s “Succeeding with Agile” book, this course will help you move beyond initial success to sustained agility. Attendees should have a solid understanding of agile concepts, and principles and practices of Scrum prior to tackling this course.

What You'll Learn

Our training by certified Scrum Master Mike Cohn will teach you:

  • How the same process used for the transition can be used to spread agile practices or Scrum practices across the enterprise.
  • How the roles of project managers, functional managers, programmers, testers, data professionals, architects, analysts, and others change in an agile process.
  • Ways in which a leader can influence a self-organizing team.
  • How to incorporate technical design, interaction design, and architecture into agile projects.
  • How improvement communities can drive the hard work of organizational change.
  • How to effectively structure teams, including how to make proper use of specialists.

PDU and SEU Credits


This course earns you 15 PDUs (Category A) within the PMI.

Certified Scrum Trainer

This course earns you 16 SEUs (Category B) within the Scrum Alliance.

PDUs and SEUs can be used toward PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP and other certifications.


Agile isn't a final destination; it's something you grow towards each day. Participants in this course will learn advanced teamwork techniques, including ways to subtly guide a self-organizing team, and how to ensure that all team members (including designers, architects and testers) are busy on each day of the sprint.

This agile project management training also shows ways to effectively scale agile and Scrum in one location or on a globally distributed team. The "Succeeding with Agile" course explores what it means to be agile while meeting regulatory compliance requirements, how to overcome common problems, and tools for measuring the benefits of agile.

Mike Cohn's "Succeeding with Agile" project management training teaches participants about transitioning to agile and beyond. Learn how to iterate towards a higher level of agility, no matter where you are on your journey with this course.

Who Should Attend?

This advanced agile course is suited for anyone who has previously attended an introductory agile training or ScrumMaster training course, such as a Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner class. It is also appropriate for anyone with prior agile experience who is looking for answers to the hundreds of questions that arise during any agile adoption.

Upcoming Public Courses

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Tom Ulrich

As one of the original employees of Tandem Diabetes Care, my opinion is that the most important strategic decisions we made early on was to use Scrum. Every one of our Scrum masters received their training from Mike Cohn. Not only did Mike help us understand how to use scrum for our software development, his training gave us a base from which we figured out how to use Scrum for both our electrical and mechanical engineering groups.

Tom Ulrich
Sr. Director of Software Engineering
Tandem Diabetes Care
Peter Green

I recommend all of Mike’s courses to colleagues unreservedly, and specifically point them to Succeeding With Agile when they’ve been doing scrum for a while and are starting to hit the next wall of organizational impediments that naturally follow early adoption.

Peter Green
Agile Transformation Leader
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Jillian Patterson

Thank you so much for such a fun and captivating training! I’ve been in the Scrum Master role for about two years now and this training offered a solid foundation of knowledge to help push the teams forward. The stickers and tattoos were a great bonus!

Jillian Patterson
Business Analyst
Advent Software, Inc.

Learn scrum and agile processes directly from Mike Cohn, one of the industry's most well respected Certified Scrum Trainers (CST). Mike Cohn is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software DevelopmentAgile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile. He is a co-founder and former board member of the Scrum Alliance, and a co-founder of the non-profit Agile Alliance, home of the Agile Manifesto. Mike is also the founder of, an online agile training website.