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Real Agility Management Track
Practitioner I

Launch, Develop and Sustain High-Performance Teams

 

“Absolutely take it because it opens up your mind to the grey areas of management that aren’t normally talked about. It’s worth it! I got the confidence to lead. It unraveled the mystery [of management] for me. It was transformative, and humbling and exciting all at the same time. It’s a very tough and competitive market out there and I think it’s important for companies to be investing in future leaders. The Management Track prepares leaders for the future.”

— Massimo Raimondi, Senior Manager

Only 12 Spots Available

PLEASE NOTE: Only the first 2 steps of the 10-step program are scheduled. On average, each subsequent step will be two weeks apart with exceptions to accommodate major holidays and limited accommodation of participant availability.

Invoicing and payment plans are available.

Create An Elite Team

35 PDUs
Practical Guided Sessions
Launch Your Teams
Expert BERTEIG Consultants
Certificate of Completion

Hear from our graduates.

“It unravelled this mystery box for me.”

Massimo Raimondi

“I just feel stronger in my own self.”

Lori Wardel

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Build your skills as a manager/coach to:

  • deliver massive results to your organization
  • create a beautiful work environment for your staff
  • learn how to reset (or launch) your teams to get them to a hyper-productive state
  • achieve the BERTEIG Real Agility Management Track – Practitioner I certification

The program runs in bi-weekly* 1/2 day sessions with reading, assignments and coaching between session.

What is the REALagility – Management Track?

Real Agility – Management Track – Public [.pdf] – Slide Deck Download

Practitioner I – Benefit Calculator [.xlsx] – Spreadsheet Download

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1. Register for the REALagility™ Management Track – Practitioner I training

2. Complete the pre-work before the first session on the BERTEIG Learning Portal

3. Attend ALL 10 of the instructor led REALagility™ Management Track – Practitioner I sessions

4. Complete assignments and tasks related to the Practitioner I training on the BERTEIG Learning Portal

5. Display your REALagility™ Management Track – Practitioner I Certificate of Completion on Social Media.

REALagility™ Management Track– Practitioner I 

This course is ideal for:

  • Functional Managers
  • Senior Leaders
  • Agile coaches
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Senior Program Managers
  • PMO Leaders
  • Anyone aspiring to be an Agile coach!

Some previous agile training and/or experience is strongly recommended. If you have no exposure to agile methods such as Scrum or Kanban then you should plan to get trained on the basics. If you do not have this background, your facilitator may require you to do extra study and assignments to ensure you can graduate from the program successfully.

Additionally, although this program is designed for people mid-career, early-career people with strong enthusiasm, motivation and mental flexibility can be successful as well!

By successfully attending the REALagility Management Track – Practitioner I, you will be able to:

01 Create the Real Agility™ Mindset in Your Staff
02 Choose the Right Agile Method for Your Teams
03 Assess Cultural Agility in Your Organization
04 Tame the Complex Systems that You Manage
05 Improve Your Teams’ Agility
06 Manage Your Teams and Resources
07 Mentor and Train Your Staff
08 Effectively Facilitate Your Meetings
09 Coach Individuals Towards High Performance
10 Launch High Performance Delivery Teams

* Some sessions are two weeks apart due to common holidays.

The program runs in weekly* 1/2 day sessions with reading, assignments and coaching between session.

Mishkin Berteig

Mishkin Berteig Chief Executive Officer and Certified Scrum Trainer

Canada's Best Known & Longest-Standing Certified Scrum Trainer®
Mishkin Berteig leads, mentors, trains and coaches teams and organizations, managers and executives. Mishkin helps organizations become more effective by using methods such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), OpenAgile® and Lean. These methods present the best balance between chaos and bureaucracy; they allow human creativity and problem-solving to flourish in the service of tangible corporate and organizational goals.

Mishkin has over 20 years of professional experience with Agile methods. Mishkin publishes articles and thoughts about agile on Agile Advice. Mishkin has trained people from Canada, the United States, India, China, the Middle East and Europe. Mishkin Berteig is President and co-founder of BERTEIG.

Mishkin Berteig Presenting at PMI Chapter on Agile Project Management

“For the first time in thirty years, I love my work. I wish you had come to help us decades ago!” – Mining Projects Shift Manager at Suncor.

Mishkin Berteig has been improving the lives of managers and their staff 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 (or no method at all) to Agile methods (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  primary 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 15,000 people around the world. Courses have been as short as three hour intensive seminars and as long as five day immersive boot-camps, and audiences have ranged from junior team members to senior executives of Fortune 50 organizations. Mishkin has been a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) since 2005 and is the longest-standing CST in Canada.

Mishkin writes regularly for the BERTEIG blog with hundreds of articles about management, agility, teamwork, efficiency and creating beautiful work environemnts. Mishkin is also the author of several books including the in-progress “Win As A Manager – Delivering Massive Results, Creating Beautiful Work Environments and Ending Stress”.

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.
  • 2021-2022: One-on-One management agility coaching for the senior leadership team of a global luxury brand in the hospitality industry.

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:

Mishkin has been trained by the gurus in the Agile movement including Ken Schwaber, Jeff Sutherland, Mary Poppendieck, Esther Derby, and Mike Cohn.

Additionally, Mishkin has co-trained with or co-consulted with Ken Schwaber, Jeff Sutherland, Mary Poppendieck, Sanjiv Augustine and Michael Hamman,

  • Certified Scrum Trainer®, Path to CSP Educator®, CSP-PO, CSP-SM, SAFe Program Consultant
  • ICAgile Authorized Instructor, ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP)
  • 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 23 years practising, managing and coaching Agile Process and Development
  • Over 14 years experience teaching Scrum (and Agile) in a classroom
  • Over 11 years experience applying Agile outside of technology environments

Published Books

Other Interesting Facts about Mishkin Berteig

Mishkin has four children. His oldest is nearly 24 and his youngest is 12. Mishkin is, of course, extremely proud of his children who are all artists of various types… following firmly in the family tradition. Mishkin’s parents, step-parents and siblings are also mostly artists.

Mishkin worked for Peters Surveys Ltd. as a junior surveyor’s assistant in the late 80’s and early 90’s on and off. One of the big projects Mishkin assisted with was the Husky Oil Upgrader project just outside of Lloydminster, SK. Mishkin did both field work and site map calculation work for the grading of the site prior to construction.

Mishkin travelled to Belize on a one-month service project with a number of other youth in early 1990. Mishkin’s flights were eventful including a last-minute aborted landing due to a storm around Cancun. Mishkin travelled throughout Belize including Corazal, San Ignacio and Dangriga.

Mishkin has a few hobbies and past-times that generally follow in a 10-year cycle: custom Lego building, robotics, coin collecting, mathematics, and music composition. Of these, Lego and mathematics are currently at the fore of his attention.

Mishkin grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and loves that city very much. He hasn’t lived there for many years, but when he returns he often is overwhelmed by emotion as he visits favourite spots such as the University of Saskatchewan campus, the bridges and river valley, and the Broadway strip.

Selected 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

David Vicentin

David Vicentin Senior Agile/Lean Consultant

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.

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.

High profile clients include Volkswagen, Saint Gobain, Nortel Networks, Sherwin Williams, Coca-Cola, SITA, HSBC and Rolls Royce.  David has lead projects and workshops in materials/logistics, manufacturing, purchases, finance, sales, R&D and information technology areas.

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 staff 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 performance and improving business results.  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.

Recently, David has increased his focus on business results with coaching and training on design thinking, lean startup, marketing, sales, product management and business strategy.

David has lead projects and workshops in marketing, 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, Concentra
  • Automotive: Rolls Royce, Trader.ca, Alberta Motor Association (AMA)
  • Healthcare: Sick Kids Foundation, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
  • Other: Coca-Cola, LoyaltyOne, SITA, HOOPP

Certifications and Accreditations:

  • Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP), Kanban Management Professional (KMP)
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-SM), Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-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 designing and delivering training, on business topics, 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

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Only 12 Spots Available

PLEASE NOTE: Only the first 2 steps of the 10-step program are scheduled. On average, each subsequent step will be two weeks apart with exceptions to accommodate major holidays and limited accommodation of participant availability.

Invoicing and payment plans are available.

Agenda

01 Create the Real Agility™ Mindset in Your Staff (also includes welcome and orientation activities)

  • Mindset and cognitive bias
  • Rapid feedback on experiments
  • Self-organization
  • Making thought visible
  • Limiting work in progress

02 Choose the Right Agile Method for Your Teams

  • Doing self-assessments
  • Lean work simulation
  • Coaching, mentoring, training, facilitating, coaching
  • Scrum, Kanban, Lean, OpenAgile
  • Decision criteria for choosing

03 Assess Cultural Agility in Your Organization

  • Understanding corporate culture
  • Facilitating problem solving with corporate culture
  • VUCA, cultural agility, and management mindset
  • Human emotional needs and culture

04 Tame the Complex Systems that You Manage

  • Systems thinking
  • Deep-dive on Cynefin
  • Seeing and evaluating systems as fit-for-purpose
  • Fragmentation of systems and mental models
  • Empathy and change

05 Improve Your Teams’ Agility (NOTE: if someone has not yet attended the SMBC, they should try to do so by this point)

  • Define agiltiy
  • Deep understanding of types of teams and “true teams”
  • True teams and Agile methods
  • Challenging assumptions to unlock true teams

06 Manage Your Teams and Resources

  • Seeing and solving team dysfunction
  • Resources, teamwork, and team development
  • Productivity optimization: individual vs. team
  • Creating a “team launch” workshop

07 Mentor and Train Your Staff (also includes A-CSM content)

  • Mentoring techniques
  • Training techniques
  • Managment’s role in mentoring and training
  • Creating a “true team” training program

08 Effectively Facilitate Your Meetings (also includes CSP-SM content)

  • Facilitation and self-organization
  • Effectively facilitating meetings
  • Divergent and convergent techniques for teams and their stakeholders
  • Dealing with “bad” behaviour on teams
  • Dealing with “challenging” stakeholders

09 Coach Individuals Towards High Performance (also includes A-CSPO content)

  • Focus, urgency and vision
  • Powerful questions
  • Thinking time
  • Skill development
  • Retrospectives, participation and teams

10 Launch High Performance Delivery Teams (also includes graduation activities)

  • The “formula” for building high-performance teams
  • Detailed facilitator’s guide for team development
  • Customizing the facilitator’s guide
  • Bringing it all together: your own journey as a manager/coach
  • Next steps