Succeeding with Agile

In Person

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.


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About the Course

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.

Our training 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.

Why Train with Mountain Goat Software?

Mountain Goat Software has trained more than 45,000 agile professionals in certified classes, trained 100s of teams in private training, and issued more than 5000 licenses for on-demand video training.
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We go beyond theory to provide real-world advice. Our trainers share up-to-date guidance about what is and isn’t working, and our video courses include techniques you can apply immediately.


You get the best learning experience. You get access to unique interactive software for all our live, online classes, and all our courses are delivered in succinct lessons that are designed to make the learning stick.

Mike Cohn

These are the only courses designed by Mike Cohn, co-founder of the Scrum Alliance, and author of Succeeding with Agile, User Stories Applied, and Agile Estimating and Planning.

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You can expect the best customer service. Whether you have questions, or need help, our exceptional team is there to support you, and treat you like a member of the Mountain Goat family!

What People Are Saying

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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
Unlike other Agile training sessions, Mike used real world examples that help draw correlation to your own experiences. This, coupled with the breakout sessions make this training class outstanding.
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PDUs, SEUs, & Certification

15 PDUs

This course earns you 15 PDUs within the PMI.

16 SEUs

This course earns you 16 SEUs towards your CSP designation within the Scrum Alliance.

Additionally, if you currently hold a certification with the Scrum Alliance, attending this course will automatically advance your previous certification expiration date to the new certification expiration date.

About the Instructor

Mike Cohn

Mike Cohn

Mike is CEO of Mountain Goat Software, and one of the industry’s most well-respected Certified Scrum Trainers. He is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software Development, Agile 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.

With 20+ years of agile training experience, Mike has honed a talent for explaining agile concepts with clear illustrations and real-life examples. Participants enjoy his passion for teaching the agile methodologies in a relatable and digestible way. 

Scrum Certifications include: CSM, CST, CSPO, A-CSM, CSP-SM, CSP-PO


Who Should Take This Course?

This is a Beginner level course.

This is a core course for the following roles:

  • Agile Evangelist

This is a recommended course for the following roles:

  • Agile Evangelist
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On successful completion of the course, you’ll earn a credential to show that you have been trained by Mountain Goat Software.

From there you can set up your exclusive profile in our Agile Professional Directory where you can let people know about your new skills.

This is only available when you choose Mountain Goat Software as your training company.

When you join you can:

  • Stand out in the agile industry
  • Showcase your Mountain Goat Software training
  • Be found by people searching for certified individuals
  • Let people know when you are available for new opportunities
  • Build connections based on your specific skill-sets
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How it Works


Before the Course

Before you attend an in person class, it can be useful to familiarize yourself with the Scrum methodology. The Scrum Foundations is a free short video course designed by Mike Cohn. It's the perfect introduction or refresher to Scrum whether you're brand new, or have been working in the role for year. Click here to see the Scrum Foundations.


During the Course

During the two-day course you'll experience a mix of class lectures, discussions and breakout exercises in groups. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, and you'll receive a workbook to make your own notes throughout the training. 

We are committed to providing a COVID-safe training environment including: socially distanced exercises, strict clearning processes and extra ventilation.


After the Course

After the class we want you to be successful in your agile journey. That’s why we’re the only training provider to offer a 12 month membership into The Agile Mentors Community (value $299). Founded by Mike Cohn, your membership includes access to a community of smart and generous agilists, as well as additional resources to make it easier to succeed with agile. See below for more details of what’s included in your membership.

Got a Question?

General What payment methods do you accept?

You can register on our site and pay with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express card. For a group of 10 or more, contact Laura Cohn if you wish to be invoiced.

General Are your courses only for software developers?

Not necessarily. Each course has attendees from a variety of backgrounds, including from non-software fields. Mike’s passion is product development of all sorts, so many examples are software related, but no software development experience is required.

In Person What is your refund policy for In Person courses?

You will receive a full refund if you cancel an in-person course at least 14 calendar days before the first day of class. If you cancel within 14 calendar days, a 30 percent cancellation fee will be charged, and you will receive the remaining 70 percent as a credit towards a class to be taken within 18 months from the date of the canceled class. If you cancel within two business days from the start of a class, or if you do not attend the class, you will not be eligible for a refund or credit. All cancellation requests must be made via email.

Note that this refund policy applies only to courses delivered in-person.

In Person Can I attend both the CSM and CSPO class back to back?

Absolutely! In many ways, the two courses are complementary and there is very little overlap between the two courses.

In Person Will a course be cancelled due to low enrollment?

No. Our classes fill quickly. You can be sure that we will never cancel a class because of low enrollment.

In Person Are laptops required for In-Person Courses?

No. We will provide you with all training material needed for your course.

In Person Do you offer In-Person course discounts?


  • Save $100 per person when you register three or more people.
  • Save $200 per person when you register 10 or more people.
  • Save $200 when you register for both classes.
  • Save $100 for early bird registration.
In Person Do I get a Scrum Alliance membership with my course?

All CSM, CSPO, A-CSM, and A-CSPO classes include a 2-year Scrum Alliance membership

In Person Are there any exam fees to pay?

The only course that includes an exam is the Certified ScrumMaster class. There is no additional fee to pay in order to take the exam. The course registration fee is the full and final price. 

In Person If I have an expired certification, can I still take an advanced class?

Your CSM or CSPO certificate doesn't  need to be current to be eligible for the advanced courses. Once you complete your Advanced course, you will need to add 1 year of relevant work experience to your profiles to receive your certification.

If your certificate is expired, there is no cut-off date that requires you to take that certification course again. (You may want to retake it if a lot of time has passed, or if you want to renew it by re-taking the class rather than going through the renewal process of submitting enough SEUs and paying the renewal fee.) 

When it comes to taking an advanced class, if your foundational (CSM / CSPO) certification has expired you can still take the course. Assuming you meet the experience requirement on completion of the advanced class, your foundational certification will be renewed, and include new renewal deadlines.