Private Training

Private Training

For more specific support, Mountain Goat Software can train, coach, and mentor your teams. We don’t embed trainers or coaches inside your organization on long-term engagements, but instead focus on delivering your teams the skills they need to become self-sufficient.

Whether you’re moving to agile, want to certify your teams, or are ready to excel we have a range of training options to choose from. These include privately-run agile courses, practical workshops, and mentoring engagements.

We always work with you to design a training plan based on your specific objectives and training can be delivered live and online, through self-paced video study, or in-person.

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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 6000 licenses for on-demand video training.

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Create consistent agile practices across teams

Achieve a consistency in approach so people can move between teams, speak a common language, get on the same page and be able to share good practices across teams.

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Working on a Scrum Team

Working on a Scrum Team

Introduces and reinforces Scrum practices across all roles on a Scrum team, including the Scrum Master and product owner.

Live Online In Person Private Configurable Two Days

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Introduction to Agile

Introduction to Agile

This short course introduces the key concepts, principles, and practices agile

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Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster®

A two-day course designed for current and aspiring Scrum Masters that is also a thorough introduction to Scrum for any Scrum team member.

Certified Live Online In Person Two Days

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Agile for Leaders

Agile for Leaders

Ensure executives and other leaders understand effective leadership within an agile framework.

Live Online In Person Private Configurable 60-90 Minutes

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Introduce Scrum or agile

Improve team productivity, product success, and morale through the use of an agile approach. Instill an agile mindset in team members, product owners, coaches, Scrum Masters, and leaders.

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Working on a Scrum Team

Working on a Scrum Team

Introduces and reinforces Scrum practices across all roles on a Scrum team, including the Scrum Master and product owner.

Live Online In Person Private Configurable Two Days

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Introduction to Agile

Introduction to Agile

Introduces the key concepts, principles, and practices of agile.

Live Online In Person Private Configurable One Day

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Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster®

A two-day course designed for current and aspiring Scrum Masters that is also a thorough introduction to Scrum for any Scrum team member.

Certified Live Online In Person Two Days

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Agile for Leaders

Agile for Leaders

Ensure executives and other leaders understand effective leadership within an agile framework.

Live Online In Person Private Configurable 60-90 Minutes

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Regain momentum on a stalled agile initiative

If your agile transition has stalled, one of our courses can reignite a passion for improvement in team members.

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Working on a Scrum Team

Working on a Scrum Team

Introduces and reinforces Scrum practices across all roles on a Scrum team, including the Scrum Master and product owner.

Live Online In Person Private Configurable Two Days

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Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster®

A two-day course designed for current and aspiring Scrum Masters that is also a thorough introduction to Scrum for any Scrum team member.

Certified Live Online In Person Two Days

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Agile Assessment

Agile Assessment

Mentoring

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Complete work within short iterations (sprints)

Many teams struggle with the challenge of completing work in short timeboxes. Success here requires new skills and more collaboration.

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Working on a Scrum Team

Working on a Scrum Team

Introduces and reinforces Scrum practices across all roles on a Scrum team, including the Scrum Master and product owner.

Live Online In Person Private Configurable Two Days

Learn more about this course »

Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster®

A two-day course designed for current and aspiring Scrum Masters that is also a thorough introduction to Scrum for any Scrum team member.

Certified Live Online In Person Two Days

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Provide certifications for our employees

Reward employees through courses granting certifications via the Scrum Alliance—the largest, most respected agile certification organization.

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Certified ScrumMaster®

Certified ScrumMaster®

A two-day course designed for current and aspiring Scrum Masters that is also a thorough introduction to Scrum for any Scrum team member.

Certified Live Online In Person Two Days

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Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Certified Scrum Product Owner®

A course designed for current and aspiring product owners, analysts, and others who work to define a product or solution. Scrum Masters benefit from the course because it enables them to better coach their product owners.

Certified Live Online In Person Two Days

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Write, split, refine and add detail to user stories

User and job stories are the foundation of most product backlogs. But it takes skill to write good stories and work with them effectively—we’ll show you how.

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Better User Stories

Better User Stories

Covers advanced techniques for working with user, job, and technical stories. Skills include splitting, adding appropriate amounts of detail, story mapping, and adding acceptance criteria.

Live Online On-Demand Video One Day

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Story Writing Workshop

Story Writing Workshop

Begin with brief training on topics that ensure a successful workshop. Then write, split, and add detail to items in your team’s actual product backlog.

Live Online In Person Private Workshop Half Day One Day

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Effective Product Owner

Effective Product Owner

This course includes one module on the product backlog, including user and job stories. Because this course is configurable, additional related topics can be added to the course.

Live Online In Person Configurable Two Days

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Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Working with the product backlog—including user and job stories—is included as a module within the Certified Scrum Product Owner course.

Certified Live Online In Person Two Days

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Refine the product backlog so items are small and well understood

Large, poorly understood items at the top of the product backlog lead to teams not finishing everything in the iteration (sprint). The solution is regular backlog refinement to add appropriate detail.

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Better User Stories

Better User Stories

Covers advanced techniques for working with user, job, and technical stories including splitting, adding appropriate amounts of detail, story mapping, and adding acceptance criteria.

Live Online On-Demand Video One Day

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Story Writing Workshop

Story Writing Workshop

Begin with brief training on topics that ensure a successful workshop. Then write, split, and add detail to items that form the participant team’s actual product backlog.

Live Online In Person Private Workshop Half Day One Day

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Backlog Refinement Workshop

Backlog Refinement Workshop

Begin with brief training on the goal and techniques of product backlog refinement. Work with one of our experienced mentors to refine your actual product backlog.

Live Online Half Day

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Estimate our product backlog accurately

When product backlog items are estimated well, teams can predict how much they’ll deliver by given dates. They can also better plan their sprints. And product owners can use the estimates when prioritizing work.

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Accurate Agile Planning

Accurate Agile Planning

Ensures team members understand story points, how to estimate with them and how to prepare accurate fixed-date, fixed-scope, and fixed-everything plans.

Live Online In Person Private One Day

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Estimating Workshop

Estimating Workshop

A hands-on practical session to help a team estimate some of its own product backlog items. Begins with an education session covering the most important concepts of estimating with story points.

Live Online In Person Private Workshop Half Day

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Deliver what we promise

Not delivering what’s been promised erodes trust in the team. Most organizations benefit from being able to make and meet commitments including to stakeholders and customers.

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Accurate Agile Planning

Accurate Agile Planning

Ensures team members understand story points, how to estimate with them and how to prepare accurate fixed-date, fixed-scope, and fixed-everything plans.

Live Online In Person Private One Day

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Conduct productive, enjoyable retrospectives

Retrospectives are the cornerstone of continuous improvement. But they can become stale and repetitive. In this workshop, an expert agile mentor will facilitate a retrospective so your critical issues are discussed in a lively and constructive way.

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Retrospective Workshop

Retrospective Workshop

Begin with brief training on how to get the most out of retrospectives, including making them enjoyable. Then one of our experienced mentors will facilitate a retrospective to discuss a team’s opportunities to improve.

Live Online In Person Private Workshop Half Day

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Understand agile as a busy executive

Working as an executive or leader in an agile organization is different than in a traditional organization. Learn ways leaders and executives can adapt to support the organization as it transitions to an agile way of working—so they can help make positive changes.

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Agile for Leaders

Agile for Leaders

This short, high-speed course ensures that leaders and executives can support agile and Scrum initiatives by understanding the fundamentals of these frameworks.

Live Online In Person Private Configurable 60-90 Minutes

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Measure how well we’re doing at agile

Get an expert, actionable, and unbiased measurement of how your organization is doing at agile. An agile assessment can identify the greatest opportunities for improvement and be used as a baseline for measuring progress.

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Agile Assessment

Agile Assessment

Assess the current state of your organization using a proprietary Elements of Agile® framework to get recommendations on the most promising areas for improvement.

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Arrange training or a speaker during a company event

We would be thrilled to be hired to contribute to your company event, whether online or in person. From one-hour keynote presentations to multi-day training sessions, get in touch and let us know how we can contribute.

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