COVID-19

All BERTEIG Learning Events are now virtual.

We hope you, your family and your colleagues are staying safe and healthy during these trying times.

We’ve worked tirelessly to ensure that our Virtual Learning experience matches the quality you’ve come to expect from BERTEIG in-person training.

Virtual Learning is much better than the in-person. I have a distributed team and it's been fantastic to learn some tools that I definitely can use to collaborate with them.

Elisabeth Rosenfeld, Project Director, Enterprise Risk Management, CIBC, March 24, 2020

Thank you BERTEIG team for showing true Agility in getting this training virtualized so fast.

Kamlesh Sanwal, Senior IT Project Manager, April 2, 2020

Love the pace and interactions. Breakout rooms work well, even better than physical.

Ambles Kwok, Chief Technology Officer, Setter, April 1, 2020

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We work towards a time when all businesses are humane, inspiring places to work, economic activity is harmonious with the betterment of all of humanity, and individuals’ talents and interests find expression in the creation of knowledge and beauty.

For the past fifteen years, BERTEIG consultants, coaches and trainers have helped hundreds of organizations launch Enterprise Agility initiatives across the globe.

Berteig is a Canadian education development and delivery firm specializing in helping your company develop knowledge, motivation and skills leading to measurable improvements in quality, speed and happiness.

With a deep understanding of how your groups operate, BERTEIG delivers Learning Events™ propelling your business Real Agility™.

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BERTEIG Loyalty Program members receive up to a 30% discount on all Virtual Learning Events.

It’s our way of saying “thank you” for sticking with us during these trying times.

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  • Training

    Inspiring learning events that provide insight, skill and knowledge.

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    Evaluating the effectiveness of your current direction and creating an optimized game plan for your future.

  • Coaching

    Supporting your leaders, managers and staff to achieve their goals.

  • Consulting

    Customized services to help transform your organization’s culture.

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Improvement Culture

How well do your people take the initiative to improve?

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Can your people focus on their work without task switching or interruptions?

Urgency Culture

Do your people care about delivering results now and not later?

Vision Culture

Are the people in your company united around a common vision?

Teamwork Culture

Do your people share a strong mutual commitment?

A 10-minute assessment for your organization.
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Upcoming Team Kanban Practitioner Learning Events

The Team Kanban Practitioner is a 1-day course that is a critical supplement for any Scrum Master trying to improve the flow of work (productivity) of their Scrum team.  Learn practical techniques and get an introduction to the full Kanban management method.

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    Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP) [Virtual Learning]

    02 NOV 2020 - Monday - Online - Jerry Doucett & David Vicentin

    C$1195.00 Register Now

    - Boost your Agile Team Performance -

    This 1-day course guides you in the foundations of the Kanban Method® and serves as a fast starting point to an alternative path to Real Agility™. This course is designed for you if you are facilitating teams doing projects, operations, development, support, or research. Achieve the Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP) credential with the Lean Kanban University® by successfully completing this course.

    - Participate in the FeatureBan simulation for immersive learning
    - Build a real-world Kanban board with guidance from our trainer
    - 7 PDUs | 7 SEUs
    - Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP) certificate
    - Profile listing on the LKU alumni page
    - Registered Education Provider with LKU
    - Taught by Accredited Kanban Trainers only

    EXCLUSIVE: Free "Kanban for Teams" e-book written by BERTEIG consultants!

    Download your copy of the pre-reading book by David J. Anderson and Andy Carmichael:
    Essential Kanban Condensed: https://resources.kanban.university/guide/

    Please register using a corporate email address, for corporate loyalty program discounts.

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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Mon 02-Nov-2020

    Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (EST)

    Trainers:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
    About Trainer
    David Vicentin

    David Vicentin


    Senior Agile/Lean Consultant
    About Trainer
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    Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP) [Virtual Learning]

    10 DEC 2020 - Thursday - Online - Jerry Doucett & David Vicentin

    Early-bird Discount! C$1195.00 C$1015.75 Until 11-Nov-2020 Register Now

    - Boost your Agile Team Performance -

    This 1-day course guides you in the foundations of the Kanban Method® and serves as a fast starting point to an alternative path to Real Agility™. This course is designed for you if you are facilitating teams doing projects, operations, development, support, or research. Achieve the Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP) credential with the Lean Kanban University® by successfully completing this course.

    - Participate in the FeatureBan simulation for immersive learning
    - Build a real-world Kanban board with guidance from our trainer
    - 7 PDUs | 7 SEUs
    - Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP) certificate
    - Profile listing on the LKU alumni page
    - Registered Education Provider with LKU
    - Taught by Accredited Kanban Trainers only

    EXCLUSIVE: Free "Kanban for Teams" e-book written by BERTEIG consultants!

    Download your copy of the pre-reading book by David J. Anderson and Andy Carmichael:
    Essential Kanban Condensed: https://resources.kanban.university/guide/

    Please register using a corporate email address, for corporate loyalty program discounts.

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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Thu 10-Dec-2020

    Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (EST)

    Trainers:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
    About Trainer
    David Vicentin

    David Vicentin


    Senior Agile/Lean Consultant
    About Trainer
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    Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP)

    11 JAN 2021 - Monday - Online - Jerry Doucett

    Early-bird Discount! C$1195.00 C$1015.75 Until 13-Dec-2020 Register Now

    - Boost your Agile Team Performance -

    This 1-day course guides you in the foundations of the Kanban Method® and serves as a fast starting point to an alternative path to Real Agility™. This course is designed for you if you are facilitating teams doing projects, operations, development, support, or research. Achieve the Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP) credential with the Lean Kanban University® by successfully completing this course.

    - Participate in the FeatureBan simulation for immersive learning
    - Build a real-world Kanban board with guidance from our trainer
    - 7 PDUs | 7 SEUs
    - Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP) certificate
    - Profile listing on the LKU alumni page
    - Registered Education Provider with LKU
    - Taught by Accredited Kanban Trainers only

    EXCLUSIVE: Free "Kanban for Teams" e-book written by BERTEIG consultants!

    Download your copy of the pre-reading book by David J. Anderson and Andy Carmichael:
    Essential Kanban Condensed: https://resources.kanban.university/guide/

    Please register using a corporate email address, for corporate loyalty program discounts.

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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Mon 11-Jan-2021

    Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
    About Trainer

Upcoming Kanban System Design Learning Events

The Kanban System Design is a 2-day course that is a critical supplement for any manager trying to improve the flow of work (productivity) of their department (“service” in Kanban terms).  The class includes an in-depth simulation and an opportunity to apply learning to your real life management responsibilities.

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    Kanban System Design® (KMP I) [Virtual Learning]

    19 to 20 NOV 2020 (2 days) - Starting Thursday - Online - Jerry Doucett & David Vicentin

    C$1795.00 Register Now

    - Improve Knowledge Work Productivity -

    This 2-day workshop - also known as 'Kanban for Real Agility®' - gives you the fundamentals of the Kanban Method® for leaders starting their organization on the gentle path to Real Agility™. This learning event is ideal for you if you are responsible for the delivery of a service. Learn the concepts of flow, pull, classes of service and learn to deal with interruptions and multi-tasking. Learn the Systems Thinking Approach To Implementing Kanban (STATIK).

    This course, known as Kanban Management Professional 1 (KMP I), is the first of two courses towards the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential. KMP I is the prerequisite to KMP II. By completing both KMP I and KMP II, participants can achieve the KMP credential with the Lean Kanban University®.

    - Participate in the Get Kanban simulation for immersive learning
    - Design your service's Kanban board with guidance from our trainer
    - Start your Kanban adoption
    - 14 PDUs | 14 SEUs
    - Profile listing on the LKU alumni page
    - Registered Education Provider with LKU
    - Taught by Accredited Kanban Trainers only

    EXCLUSIVE: Free "Kanban for Managers" e-book written by BERTEIG consultants!

    Download your copy of the pre-reading book by David J. Anderson and Andy Carmichael:
    Essential Kanban Condensed: https://resources.kanban.university/guide/

    Please register using a corporate email address, for corporate loyalty program discounts.
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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Thu 19-Nov-2020
    Fri 20-Nov-2020

    Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (EST)

    Trainers:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
    About Trainer
    David Vicentin

    David Vicentin


    Senior Agile/Lean Consultant
    About Trainer
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    Kanban System Design® (KMP I)

    21 to 22 JAN 2021 (2 days) - Starting Thursday - Online - Jerry Doucett

    Early-bird Discount! C$1795.00 C$1525.75 Until 23-Dec-2020 Register Now

    - Improve Knowledge Work Productivity -

    This 2-day workshop - also known as 'Kanban for Real Agility®' - gives you the fundamentals of the Kanban Method® for leaders starting their organization on the gentle path to Real Agility™. This learning event is ideal for you if you are responsible for the delivery of a service. Learn the concepts of flow, pull, classes of service and learn to deal with interruptions and multi-tasking. Learn the Systems Thinking Approach To Implementing Kanban (STATIK).

    This course, known as Kanban Management Professional 1 (KMP I), is the first of two courses towards the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential. KMP I is the prerequisite to KMP II. By completing both KMP I and KMP II, participants can achieve the KMP credential with the Lean Kanban University®.

    - Participate in the Get Kanban simulation for immersive learning
    - Design your service's Kanban board with guidance from our trainer
    - Start your Kanban adoption
    - 14 PDUs | 14 SEUs
    - Profile listing on the LKU alumni page
    - Registered Education Provider with LKU
    - Taught by Accredited Kanban Trainers only

    EXCLUSIVE: Free "Kanban for Managers" e-book written by BERTEIG consultants!

    Download your copy of the pre-reading book by David J. Anderson and Andy Carmichael:
    Essential Kanban Condensed: https://resources.kanban.university/guide/

    Please register using a corporate email address, for corporate loyalty program discounts.
    Read More

    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Thu 21-Jan-2021
    Fri 22-Jan-2021

    Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
    About Trainer
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    Kanban System Design® (KMP I)

    17 to 18 FEB 2021 (2 days) - Starting Wednesday - Online - Jerry Doucett

    Early-bird Discount! C$1795.00 C$1525.75 Until 19-Jan-2021 Register Now

    - Improve Knowledge Work Productivity -

    This 2-day workshop - also known as 'Kanban for Real Agility®' - gives you the fundamentals of the Kanban Method® for leaders starting their organization on the gentle path to Real Agility™. This learning event is ideal for you if you are responsible for the delivery of a service. Learn the concepts of flow, pull, classes of service and learn to deal with interruptions and multi-tasking. Learn the Systems Thinking Approach To Implementing Kanban (STATIK).

    This course, known as Kanban Management Professional 1 (KMP I), is the first of two courses towards the Kanban Management Professional (KMP) credential. KMP I is the prerequisite to KMP II. By completing both KMP I and KMP II, participants can achieve the KMP credential with the Lean Kanban University®.

    - Participate in the Get Kanban simulation for immersive learning
    - Design your service's Kanban board with guidance from our trainer
    - Start your Kanban adoption
    - 14 PDUs | 14 SEUs
    - Profile listing on the LKU alumni page
    - Registered Education Provider with LKU
    - Taught by Accredited Kanban Trainers only

    EXCLUSIVE: Free "Kanban for Managers" e-book written by BERTEIG consultants!

    Download your copy of the pre-reading book by David J. Anderson and Andy Carmichael:
    Essential Kanban Condensed: https://resources.kanban.university/guide/

    Please register using a corporate email address, for corporate loyalty program discounts.
    Read More

    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Wed 17-Feb-2021
    Thu 18-Feb-2021

    Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
    About Trainer

Upcoming Kanban Management Professional Learning Events

The Kanban Management Professional is a 2-day course that concludes the certification  sequence for any manager trying to improve the flow of work (productivity) of their department (“service” in Kanban terms).  Dig deep into improving business results for your service.

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    Kanban Systems Improvement® (KMPII) [Virtual Learning]

    26 to 27 NOV 2020 (2 days) - Starting Thursday - Online - Jerry Doucett & David Vicentin

    Early-bird Discount! C$1795.00 C$1525.75 Until 25-Oct-2020 Register Now

    - Optimize Services for Flow and Performance -

    This 2-day course focuses on the roll out and daily operation of a Kanban system. You will also learn how to manage, optimize, scale, and evolve your Kanban system over time.

    Learning Objectives
    - Managing Evolutionary Change
    - Dealing with Resistance to Change
    - Feedback Loops and Continuous Learning
    - Implementing and Scaling out Kanban
    - Balancing Demand and Capability
    - Optimizing Flow and Predictability

    Students completing both the Kanban Systems Design (KMP I) class and this class (KMP II) will earn the Kanban Management Professional® (KMP) credential with Kanban University® (KU).

    - 14 PDUs | 14 SEUs
    - Kanban University® (KU) certificate
    - Profile listing on the KU alumni page
    - Free Agile Advice e-book
    - Registered Education Provider with KU and PMI

    Download your copy for pre-reading by David J. Anderson:
    Essential Kanban Condensed: https://resources.kanban.university/guide/

    Please register using a corporate email address, for corporate loyalty program discounts.
    Read More

    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Thu 26-Nov-2020
    Fri 27-Nov-2020

    Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (EST)

    Trainers:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
    About Trainer
    David Vicentin

    David Vicentin


    Senior Agile/Lean Consultant
    About Trainer
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    Kanban Systems Improvement® (KMP II)

    25 to 26 FEB 2021 (2 days) - Starting Thursday - Online - Jerry Doucett

    Early-bird Discount! C$1795.00 C$1525.75 Until 27-Jan-2021 Register Now

    - Optimize Services for Flow and Performance -

    This 2-day course focuses on the roll out and daily operation of a Kanban system. You will also learn how to manage, optimize, scale, and evolve your Kanban system over time.

    Learning Objectives
    - Managing Evolutionary Change
    - Dealing with Resistance to Change
    - Feedback Loops and Continuous Learning
    - Implementing and Scaling out Kanban
    - Balancing Demand and Capability
    - Optimizing Flow and Predictability

    Students completing both the Kanban Systems Design (KMP I) class and this class (KMP II) will earn the Kanban Management Professional® (KMP) credential with Kanban University® (KU).

    - 14 PDUs | 14 SEUs
    - Kanban University® (KU) certificate
    - Profile listing on the KU alumni page
    - Free Agile Advice e-book
    - Registered Education Provider with KU and PMI

    Download your copy for pre-reading by David J. Anderson:
    Essential Kanban Condensed: https://resources.kanban.university/guide/

    Please register using a corporate email address, for corporate loyalty program discounts.
    Read More

    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Thu 25-Feb-2021
    Fri 26-Feb-2021

    Time:

    09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Jerry Doucett

    Jerry Doucett


    VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor
    About Trainer
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Kanban, Scrum, Leadership Agile Methods, Technology, Organizational Change, and Community-Building,
please see the BERTEIG Real Agility Articles page.

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It Begins with Berteig.

Mishkin Berteig

Mishkin Berteig Chief Executive Officer

Mishkin Berteig has been training, coaching and consulting for organizations since 1995. Mishkin co-founded BERTEIG in 2004. Mishkin is committed to helping individuals, teams and organizations to transform their way of working and achieve Real Agility.  Mishkin has developed and delivered Agile training both in public and in-house seminars for over 10000 people in Canada and abroad. Courses have been as short as three hour intro-style and as long as five day boot-camp-style, and audiences have ranged from junior team members to senior executives. Mishkin has been a Certified Scrum Trainer since 2005 and is the longest-standing CST in Canada.

Mishkin Berteig Presenting at PMI Chapter on Agile Project Management

Mishkin Berteig has been training, coaching and consulting for organizations since 1995. Mishkin co-founded BERTEIG in 2004. Mishkin is committed to helping individuals, teams and organizations to transform their way of working and achieve Real Agility.

Mishkin has assisted organizations of all sizes to make the transformation from traditional methods to Agile methods (Extreme Programming, Scrum, Lean, Kanban, OpenAgile). Mishkin has helped with culture change, change management, executive management coaching, Agile management, Agile product, project and operations management, Agile teamwork and Agile engineering practices. Mishkin is a co-author of the Real AgilityProgram, BERTEIG’s solution for organizations to achieve higher levels of organizational agility.

Mishkin has developed and delivered Agile training both in public and in-house seminars for over 10000 people in Canada and abroad. Courses have been as short as three hour intro-style and as long as five day boot-camp-style, and audiences have ranged from junior team members to senior executives. Mishkin has been a Certified Scrum Trainer since 2005 and is the longest-standing CST in Canada.

Mishkin writes regularly for the BERTEIG blog (formerly Agile Advice) with hundreds of articles about agile methods. Mishkin is also the author of two books “Agile Advice” and “I Am Not a Great Leader”.

Leadership Coaching/Training Highlights:

  • 2001: Advised the CIO of Charles Schwab, Geoff Penny, on Extreme Programming and Agile in the IT department as to how it may improve their existing Rational Unified Process implementation.
  • 2003: Workshop for CTO Rich Freyberg and direct reports of Schwab Capital Markets on Agile methods, focus on XP. The highlight of this experience was telling Rich to “shut up” because he was constantly interrupting the proceedings. (We had a long pre-existing relationship before that event – I didn’t get fired.)
  • 2004-2005: Consultant, coach and trainer at Capital One in Richmond Virgina. Worked closely with another consultant on a major assessment/report for the CTO Gregor Bailar and then worked with numerous senior managers as a coach and consultant. Also worked closely with a number of well-known agilists including Mary Poppendieck, Michael Hamman, Michael Spayd, and others.
  • 2005-2006: Certified Scrum Master class for the Director and Senior Managers at Siemens, Trango division, co-trained with Jeff Sutherland. Followed up with them for the next 18 months as their Agile coach and trainer, working directly with their senior managers.
  • 2006: Coach at RWDI working with the team on a Scrum adoption. A team-level crisis escalated to working with one of the VPs on a financial model to show the value of focus and rapid delivery.
  • 2007: Custom training for Dan Lesage, Software Development Director at Adobe and his senior managers. Focus on solving change management problems.
  • 2008: Lots of work with leaders and managers at Research in Motion (RIM) – BERTEIG got fired, eventually. Leadership didn’t enjoy looking at cultural issues in the organization. No names here, but it was a great learning experience for us to see how deeply culture matters in attempting to do a transformation.
  • 2009: Another bad experience: delivered a private training for OpenText to the CIO Nicholas Oddson and his senior leadership team. We totally bombed it and were not invited back. Lots of learning here too.
  • 2009-2011: Strategic consulting, executive presentations, Agile Coach Training for RBC and the newly-formed Agile Centre of Excellence.
  • 2010: Training, coaching and consulting at Suncor in Fort McMurray. First major engagement in a non-software Agile Transformation. Worked with Darin Zandee, Superintendent responsible for 200 people on the mine site, and his senior managers. Included one-on-one leadership coaching for Darin.
  • 2010-2011: Group leadership coaching and workshops for Cam Crosbie, AVP then CIO of Equitable Life, and his business peers. Focus on helping Cam and his peers function effectively as a leadership team in the context of an Agile Transformation.
  • 2011-2014: Training, coaching and consulting at Schlumberger Beijing Geosciences Centre working with Pearl Chu, Technology Centre Manager, in Beijing. Included leadership coaching for Pearl, Agile Coach Training for senior and mid-level managers reporting to Pearl.
  • 2012-2013: Leadership coaching and consulting over 18 months for Frank Leong, VP Business Technology and his colleagues including Michael O’Sullivan, President. Included a systematic leadership development program of our own design which has evolved over time to become the “Real Agility Leadership Track” and the “Real Agility Management Track”.
  • 2013: Executive presentation on Agile Transformation for FreshBooks leadership team.
  • 2014-2015: Multiple leadership presentations and workshops with Simon Palmer, CIO and his senior leadership team at LoyaltyOne. Focus on leading with integrity during their Agile Transformation.
  • 2016: MAJOR HIGHLIGHT: Attended and received Leadership Circle Profile Certification™. The Leadership Circle system has informed our work with leaders ever since.
  • 2016-2017: Focus on internal organizational development at BERTEIG and personal leadership development. Did no significant work with leaders in client organizations this year in order to focus on cleaning up our own house, so to speak.
  • 2018-2020: Design and deliver a custom leadership program for Scotiabank over 18 months covering mindset, Agile methods, leadership development, lean thinking, community development, technical excellence, and organizational change. Roughly equivalent to an MBA focused on leadership and organizational agility. Delivered to a cohort of 21 senior and mid-level managers.
  • 2019: Work with my own coaches to develop their leadership coaching ability, primarily focused on our engagement with Trader working with Steve Maidment, Chief Delivery Officer.

Select Client List:

  • Banking: Scotiabank, RBC, BMO, TD Canada Trust, CIBC, HomeTrust, Capital One, Charles Schwab, Key Bank
  • Energy/Resources: Schlumberger, Bruce Power, Suncor Energy, Geosoft
  • Insurance: Great West Life, Liberty Mutual, Equitable Ins., Empire Life, Economical Ins. Grp.
  • Telecom: Ericsson, Blackberry, Siemens, Telus, Rogers, Bell, Nortel
  • Media: Globe and Mail, Shaw Media, ZU, Canoe.ca, CBC, Glacier Media, Post Media, TV Ontario, Comcast
  • Loyalty: LoyaltyOne, AIMIA, Points.com, Empathica
  • Technology: Adobe, Blueprint, Freshbooks, Intuit, Irdeto, Kijiji, MyPlanet Digital, OpenText
  • Education: Xello/Career Cruising, Desire2Learn, Queens University, University of Guelph
  • Government: Goverment of Canada, Government of Ontario, City of Fort McMurray,
  • Other: App Annie, Modernizing Medicine, Trader.ca, D+H, Workopolis, 407ETR, British Counsel, PHH, Ganz, RWDI

Certifications and Accreditations:

Certified Scrum Trainer®, Path to CSP Educator®, CSP-PO, CSP-SM, SAFe Program Consultant

Leadership Circle Profile Certified, Master of OpenAgile, Team Kanban Practitioner

BSc, Computational Science

Testimonials:

An engaging, thorough look at best practices behind true product ownership and working within Scrum. Expert instruction that was never boring and full of insightful learnings. It goes without saying that Mishkin knows his stuff, and is eager to teach Real Agility and Scrum to the world. – Matthew Parkinson, Director of Digital Product Management, Investors Group/ IGM Financial 2019

Mr. Berteig is a wonderful trainer and presenter of the materials covered. His experience in leading discussions around the various concepts and facilitating exercises used to feel the effect of Scrum were appropriate in relation to the audience’ prior experience and knowledge of the topic. – Simonne Cormier, Training Development and Coordinator, Veterans Affairs Canada, 2019

Experience Summary

  • Over 20 years practising, managing and coaching Agile Process and Development
  • Over 11 years experience teaching Scrum (and Agile) in a classroom
  • Over 8 years experience applying Agile outside of technology environments

Publications

2018


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Presentations

Leadership Agility – Luck, Love and Truthfulness” – 20181011 – Agile North Meetup

Agile Architecture Master Class” – 20180515 – Private Client

Scrum vs. Kanban vs. ADKAR vs. Kotter – Which Is Best For You?” – 20171031 – Global Scrum Gathering Dublin

Real Agility for Everyone” – 20170921 – Private Client

Doubling Productivity with Real Agility” – 20170613 – Project Management Institute SWO Chapter

Launching Agile Teams – The Skills Matrix” – 20161114 – Toronto Agile Conference

Jerry Doucett

Jerry Doucett VP Training Services, Senior Consultant and Instructor

Jerry Doucett is an Agile transformation advisor with over 25 years of hands-on experience in software and process development initiatives. Jerry has proudly served on numerous enterprise transformations by focusing support on four key success pillars: cultivating in-house expertise on Lean and Agile practices, defining enterprise transformation strategies, building and delivering coaching and training programs, and developing effective relationships between business and IT.

Jerry’s Story

Teaching has always been a passion for me. I remember several of my primary school teachers saying I should consider being a teacher one day because I seemed to have an inclination for it. In high school I partnered a small start-up company where we taught computers and programming languages to youth on evenings and weekends. Much later during mid 1990’s I taught several University night school classes. I loved all of it, but at the time I never thought I’d actually end up working the front of a classroom.

My first exposure to Scrum was in 2008 as a Project Manager at MapInfo Corporation. There was considerable animosity between business and IT because of project issues so we decided to try Scrum in the hope of bringing business and IT together. Eighteen months later we had transformed most of the global organization (North America, Europe and Asia) by building a scaled system of interconnected Agile services and teams. In essence we were operating as Enterprise Agile Coaches and educators but we didn’t call it that – it’s just what we did.

In 2010 I became an Agile Practice Lead in the Royal Bank of Canada’s Agile Centre of Excellence where I spent about 1/2 of my time building and delivering training classes. This was where I realized I would be happy spending the rest of my career teaching Agility. While at RBC I taught Scrum and Agile classes to over 800 people globally which solidified my desire to teach Scrum and Agile for the rest of my career.

Over the next few years I taught and coached Scrum, Kanban, Lean and Agile at organizations like Telus, Canadian Tire, LoyaltyOne, and
Sick Kids Foundation. It was rewarding but I wanted more. Then in 2016 I had the fortune of becoming an instructor and coach at BERTEIG. It’s been a fantastic experience. I’ve delivered hundreds of classes to thousands of people and it’s been very rewarding working alongside many world-class Scrum instructors and learning from them.

This past January I added new height and breadth to my career when I became an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) with Lean Kanban University. Since then it has been an honour to teach and certify people in Kanban as their eyes light up when they realize it is an alternate path to Agility.

The one thing that has always eluded me is to become a Scrum trainer for a globally recognized certification agency. Now that I’ve been awarded the Scrum Trainer designation with Scrum Inc. I feel I can finally provide a meaningful certification option and a balanced view of Agility by combining my own knowledge and teaching with the wealth of globally recognized experience at Scrum Inc. and BERTEIG. I’m really looking forward to where this new path may take me and how I may leverage it to help others achieve their own personal and professional learning goals and outcomes.

After decades working in the Software and IT industry I have finally found the sweet spot where I hope to finish my career – as an Agile trainer with the credentials to certify people with globally recognized agencies in Scrum and Kanban. Becoming a Scrum Trainer for Scrum Inc. has finally allowed me to achieve a goal I set almost 10 years ago and I am humbled by this opportunity to represent Jeff Sutherland and his team. Combining that status with my credential from Lean Kanban University as an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) as well as my hands-on experience working in the industry for over 26 years should hopefully provide a balanced and well-rounded experience for any student that chooses to join me in a classroom or learning event.

Jerry Doucett is an Agile transformation advisor with over 25 years of hands-on experience in software and process development initiatives. Jerry has proudly served on numerous enterprise transformations by focusing support on four key success pillars: cultivating in-house expertise on Lean and Agile practices, defining enterprise transformation strategies, building and delivering coaching and training programs, and developing effective relationships between business and IT.

For over a decade Jerry has been supporting Agile transformation strategies. On numerous occasions he has served as an integral coach, mentor, advisor and team member on several enterprise transformation leadership teams including several companies with over 50,000 employees.

Jerry has developed and delivered Agile training for over 2,500 people in Canada and abroad. He has been teaching private Scrum classes under license for Jeff Sutherland and Scrum Inc. since 2016. His tailored materials include everything from introductions to advanced role-focused topics, and target audiences from junior team members to senior executives at multinational corporations. He has contributed many blog and online articles over the last few years, and his latest book (published October 2018) is “The Scrum Master Guide to Choosing Retrospective Techniques”.

Select Client List:

  • RBC Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank, Royal Trust, Scotiabank, BMO
  • GFSA, London Life Insurance, Great West Life Insurance, Canada Life
  • Carbonite (EVault), Deloitte, TELUS, Canadian Tire, Pitney Bowes
  • LoyaltyOne (AirMiles Corporation), Sick Kids Foundation
  • MapInfo Corporation, ESI Canada, DigiMap, ExtenSys, General Motors
  • Hydro One, Toronto Hydro, North York Hydro, SPL Worldgroup

Certifications and Accreditations:

Accredited Kanban Trainer, Scrum Inc. Scrum Trainer, Kanban Management Professional

Scrum Alliance® Registered Education Provider, Certified Scrum Professional

Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Developer, Professional Scrum Master I

SAFe® Program Consultant, Project Management Professional

Prosci ADKAR® Change Management Professional

B.A.A, HONS, Applied Geography, Economics Minor, Ryerson University

Experience Summary

  • Over 25 years in software and process development initiatives
  • Over 15 years of applying project management practices
  • Over 9 years assisting organizations to leverage Agile and Lean approaches
  • Over 7 years assisting enterprise Agile transformations

Testimonials:

“I wanted to acknowledge Jerry for his support and mentorship as he was pivotal as I on boarded to a new role within a new department and new Scrum team; a team newly formed and new to Agile. Jerry supported the team through training including User Story Writing and Agile estimation workshops among many. During team lift off Jerry identified that both road map and product backlog were missing from ‘delivering value’ stream and as a result we saw a team with constantly changing focus, a large number of product responsibilities and a lack of clarity on priorities. The Scrum process does facilitate changing priorities, but it doesn’t help the team adapt. This was an extremely challenging experience but a tremendous learning opportunity for me as I had guidance and gained key insights from this experienced Agile Enterprise Coach. I am fortunate to have been able to rely on Jerry’s leadership, experience and coaching. Thank you!” – Angeline Lim, Program Implementation Manager at Loyalty One

Publications

2018 – The Scrum Master Guide to Choosing Retrospective Techniques

Book Cover - The Scrum Master Guide to Choosing Retrospective Techniques

(Currently only available on Lulu.com in ePub format.  Click the image for more information.)

Presentations

Kanban Case Study” – 20190121 – Private Event

David Vicentin

David Vicentin Senior Agile/Lean Consultant

David is an experienced Agile coach who has worked with teams at Coca-Cola, Mastercard, Canada Life, Scotiabank and Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). David is certified as a Leadership Circle coach, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Lean Six-Sigma Master Black Belt and process consultant with experience growing consulting businesses.

David Vicentin has delivered Operational Excellence and Agile implementation for the past 15 years as a management consultant.  His clients come from diverse industries in North America, South America and Europe.

Working at different organizational levels from operatives to senior management, his focus is to achieve sustainably higher results.  David has trained, mentored and coached thousands of people for many businesses, with a focus on increasing personal performance for coaches and improving their business environment, overall.  David is a consultant, coach, facilitator, and trainer at all organizational levels.

As an Industrial Engineer, Master in Economics and Finance and Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, his ability to evolve people results in service delivery which increases value, reduces cost and improves both quality and productivity for his clients.

Facilitator of more than 250 projects using DMAIC, DMADV, RCA, Kaizen, FMEA and SCRUM, he focuses on cost reduction, quality and productivity improvements, cash flow improvement and customer satisfaction.

David has lead projects and workshops in materials/logistics, manufacturing, purchases, finance, sales, R&D and information technology areas.  David specializes in Productivity Techniques, Management Systems and, Finance focused to increase business results.

David coordinates and leads projects in many countries as he is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

David joined BERTEIG in July 2017.

Select Client List:

  • Financial Services: HSBC, Mastercard, Scotiabank, Great West Life
  • Automotive: Rolls Royce, Trader.ca, Alberta Motor Association (AMA)
  • Healthcare: Sick Kids Foundation, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
  • Other: Coca-Cola, LoyaltyOne, SITA

Certifications and Accreditations:

  • Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP), Kanban Management Professional (KMP)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSSMBB), Design Thinking Trainer (DTT)
  • Leadership Circle Profile (LCP), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
  • BSc. Production Engineering (POLI-USP), Master in Finance and Economics (Fundacao Getulio Vargas – FGV)

Experience Summary:

Over 15 years’ experience in design and delivery training Lean Six Sigma and Agile Methods.

Testimonials:

“Derived from the fact that our organization has approximately 100,000 employees, it is an organization with a lot of structure, processes, protocols, therefore the projects carried out have long and bureaucratic project flows, however, due to needs and priorities we challenge ourselves to be able to perform a disruptive technological tool, with the objective that thousands of our employees are empowered and have a virtual library of contents and information that will help them to fulfill their roles.
With this Agile accompaniment we have broken paradigms, in this specific project, Agile techniques (Scrum) has given us the necessary support to convince employees that change of mentality, mainly with a collaboration approach, incremental deliveries, better way in the form of negotiation with internal clients, external (suppliers) and the most important thing as we do from day 1 more tangible results.
Thanks to Coach David we have found the right paths in the way that intervenes and guides us promptly in the project.” (translated from Spanish) – Andrés L Nava, Talent Development Leader, Coca-Cola

Pedram Malek

Pedram Malek Technical Consultant

Pedram holds a BSc. in Computer Sciences and has been developing software for over 10 years in a variety of industries and learning to apply Agile principles. Pedram trains and coaches Agile teams to strive for technical excellence using Agile practices to deliver high quality software. Pedram helps teams build technologies that focus on customer’s needs and are responsive to market conditions.

Pedram has been developing software for over 10 years in a variety of industries and learning to apply Agile principles. Pedram trains and coaches Agile teams to strive for technical excellence using Agile practices to deliver high quality software. Pedram helps teams build technologies that focus on customer’s needs and are responsive to market conditions.

Pedram directs the development of BERTEIG’s core technology that supports our vision and strategy. When he is not training or coaching you can probably find him designing and building software using the Mongo Express ReactJS Node.js (MERN) framework.

Pedram joined BERTEIG in February 2017.

Certifications and Accreditations

  • Certified Scrum Developer, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner
  • Kanban Management Professional, Team Kanban Practitioner, Certified SAFe Agilist
  • BSc. in Computer Sciences

Selected Client List

  • Automotive: SCI Marketview, Carfax, Trader.ca
  • Financial Services: CIBC, Scotiabank
  • Other: CIHI (Canadian Institute of Health Information), Bell Media, Infor

Experience Summary

  • 12 years experience delivering technical solutions
  • 6 years experience leading teams
  • 4 years experience applying Agile engineering techniques

BERTEIG Clients

Scotiabank
Suncor
Aimia
CapitalOne
Bruce Power
CGI
407ETR
Siemens
TD
Sick Kids Foundation
Equitable Life of Canada
Freshbooks
Integra Technologies
Loyalty One
RBC Royal Bank