Grow with Our Recruitment Partners

We work with the best recruitment partners in the industry!
If you are looking for a new role as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile coach or simply want to see how you can grow in your career, connect with our trusted partners below.

TrueRPO

True RPO is a leading recruitment process outsourcing company based in Toronto with a global presence.

BERTEIG is proud to work with professionals who provide RPO solutions that are tailored to meet the needs of businesses worldwide.

Allevar

Allevar is a consulting and technical services firm with wide access to hidden talent in the market.

As a trusted BERTEIG recruitment partner, they have developed a reputation for placing high-quality specialized knowledge workers.

Learn More with Our Training Partners

We work with outstanding Agile coaches and trainers who can support your learning over the long-term.  Please note that these training offerings do not count towards BERTEIG Professional status.

Superheroes Academy

Offering advanced Scrum Alliance certifications through online-mentoring programs.

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    **NEW** Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® (A-CSPO)

    22 JAN 2021 - Friday - Online - Mishkin Berteig

    Early-bird Discount! C$1695.00 C$1440.75 Until 24-Dec-2020 Register Now Only 10 Spots left!

    - Effectively Execute on Product Vision & Strategy -

    This advanced learning programme further enhances your knowledge and skills as a senior Scrum Product Owner in the Enterprise setting.

    Successful completion of this course leads to becoming an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® (A-CSPO) with Scrum Alliance®.

    The Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® (A-CSPO) course is ideally suited to those working with the 'business' and whose priorities include satisfying the needs of the customer.

    - 15 PDUs | 15 SEUs
    - Accelerated Learning Event with self-study
    - Taught by Experienced Accredited Trainers
    - 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance®
    - Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance® & PMI

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

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    IMPORTANT NOTE - This learning event requires:
    - approx. 16-20 hours in total of Scrum preparatory work
    - review of 10-12 hours of advanced Scrum video education
    - complete reading two Agile books related to the PO role


    All participants are expected to have completed the preparatory work before the start of the class. Failure to do so, will mean rescheduling and application of the $150 Rescheduling Fee.

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    Location:

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    Date:

    Fri 22-Jan-2021

    Time:

    10:00 AM to 03:00 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Mishkin Berteig

    Mishkin Berteig


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Travis Birch

Kanban training and coaching.  You can view Travis’ profile here.

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    Team Kanban Practitioner® (TKP)

    19 NOV 2020 - Thursday - Online - Travis Birch

    C$1195.00 Register Now Only 9 Spots left!

    - 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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    Experience Kanban for Teams!

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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Thu 19-Nov-2020

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    Travis Birch

    Travis Birch


    Accredited Kanban Trainer and Principal Consultant
    About Trainer
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    Kanban Systems Improvement® (KMP II)

    10 to 12 NOV 2020 (3 days) - Starting Tuesday - Online - Travis Birch

    C$1795.00 Register Now Only 3 Spots left!

    - Optimize Services for Flow and Performance -

    Join Travis Birch for this 3-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 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.
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    Improve Enterprise Agility with Kanban

    KMP2



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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Tue 10-Nov-2020
    Wed 11-Nov-2020
    Thu 12-Nov-2020

    Time:

    09:00 AM to 01:00 PM (EST)

    Trainer:
    Travis Birch

    Travis Birch


    Accredited Kanban Trainer and Principal Consultant
    About Trainer
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    Kanban Maturity Model (KMM)

    07 to 08 DEC 2020 (2 days) - Starting Monday - Online - Travis Birch

    Early-bird Discount! C$2495.00 C$2120.75 Until 07-Nov-2020 Register Now Only 5 Spots left!

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    - Evolve Your Organization to Higher Maturity -

    This 2-day course is for managers, developers, and anyone wanting to learn how the Kanban Maturity Model® can help you to determine and understand the maturity level of your organization so that you can take actionable steps to appropriately implement the Kanban practices that will help take the organization to higher maturity.

    By completing both KMM and KCP, participants can achieve the Kanban Coaching Professional® (KCP) credential with the Kanban University® (KU).

    - Determine the maturity level of your organization
    - Identify the behaviours and management practices that will lead to stronger business outcomes
    - Mature your Kanban adoption
    - 16 PDUs | 16 SEUs
    - Profile listing on the KU alumni page
    - Registered Education Provider with KU
    - Taught by Accredited Kanban Trainers only


    Define the right approach to lead the organization to the next level
    Determine and appropriately implement the Kanban practices that will help the organization deliver better on customer expectations and internal objectives


    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:

    Mon 07-Dec-2020
    Tue 08-Dec-2020

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    Travis Birch

    Travis Birch


    Accredited Kanban Trainer and Principal Consultant
    About Trainer
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    Kanban Coaching Practices (KCP)

    10 to 11 DEC 2020 (2 days) - Starting Thursday - Online - Travis Birch

    Early-bird Discount! C$2495.00 C$2120.75 Until 10-Nov-2020 Register Now Only 4 Spots left!

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    - Coaching Skills to Support Kanban Maturity -

    This advanced 2-day course teaches you how to apply Kanban’s gradual, non-traumatic approach to change by leveraging the Kanban Maturity Model to garner more buy-in and achieve greater success.

    Learn the techniques and mindset to extend your coaching skills.

    Learning Objectives:
    - Psychology and sociology of change;
    - Change management and resistance to change
    - Motivating and Implementing change
    - Using the Kanban Maturity Model (KMM) as a tool for change and improvement

    Students completing both the Kanban Maturity Model class and this class will earn the Kanban Certified Professional® (KCP) 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.
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    Location:

    Online

    Date:

    Thu 10-Dec-2020
    Fri 11-Dec-2020

    Time:

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

    Trainer:
    Travis Birch

    Travis Birch


    Accredited Kanban Trainer and Principal Consultant
    About Trainer
ProTech

Since 1990, ProTech has successfully trained thousands of IT professionals and helped over 60% of Fortune 500 companies deliver new technical skills to their workforces.

ProTech offers over 1,500 courses in all technologies; from Agile to z/OS Mainframe, which can be delivered onsite, offsite and virtually.

Other Complimentary Partners

We work with organizations that have complimentary visions and missions to our own and which supplement your journey as an individual, and in organizations or communities.

Fanshawe Global Spanish and Portuguese

In partnership with Fanshawe Global, BERTEIG is offering its expertise in business agility directly to the Latin American market for the first time.

Our new Agile for Leaders virtual training, offered in both Spanish and Portuguese, will offer a solid foundation in methods such as Scrum and Kanban and will help leaders chart a path towards better business agility.

By the full completion of the training each participant will receive a digital certificate co-branded by BERTEIG and Fanshawe Global.

Techconnex

“TechConnex is a dynamic member driven community offering opportunities for peer education, networking and knowledge sharing to develop your business and your people.”

The TechConnex Mission is to foster a collaborative community for technology companies to connect, learn and grow.

 

Re-Tribe

Re-Tribe empowers people to bring about positive change in their life through community and connection.

We facilitate safe and inclusive spaces for people who experience mental health challenges. We understand the impact living with such challenges can have in our personal and professional lives and work to provide networks of support that accommodate the different and unique needs of the individual. Through active engagement and integrative learning, we provide opportunities to share, connect and build sustainable networks of support. Through workshops, one to one counseling and tribe formation, we create and cultivate holistic ways of self development, community building and collective well being.

Our Workshops:

Our online workshops are designed to co-create spaces of mental, emotional and (virtual) physical safety and support. Using an integrative counselling approach and the knowledge of lived experience, each workshop honours the power of community, the wisdom in story-sharing and the importance of reflection and intention setting.

With the current global health crisis we are offering workshops that are guided by the principles of cultivating self care during a time of challenge. Areas we explore include, anxiety, loneliness & isolation, resiliency & resource gathering, unlearning and re-teaching, boundaries, grief & loss and the changing relationships with people and/or substances. Each topic includes three to four sessions and will incorporate practices, accountability-buddies, check-ins and anything else that may be needed to build solidarity, security, trust and respect that has been agreed upon by participants.

People We Work With...

...whenever we can!
These are people who have a great deal of experience and expertise. Often we will bring them into larger coaching, consulting or training engagements. Each has special expertise that you will not find elsewhere. Consider asking about them if you are engaging BERTEIG on an agile transformation or digital transformation effort.
Valerie Senyk

Valerie Senyk Instructor, Compelling Communication

Valerie lends her talents serving organizations with Agile improv techniques for team-building, and helps those in the corporate and business world find their authentic voices to be better communicators. She has written a number of articles on Agile Advice and some that are published here on berteig.com. Valerie delivers the Compelling Communication workshop for leaders.

Valerie is best known for running voice and communication workshops at Agile Coach Camp and at Play4Agile in the past few years.

Valerie has a BFA and MA, gained an Associate Professorship in Theatre Arts, and is author of “I Want a Poem” and “Stick”. Valerie joined BERTEIG in November 2012.

Valerie lends her talents serving organizations with Agile improv techniques for team-building, and helps those in the corporate and business world find their authentic voices to be better communicators. She has written a number of articles on Agile Advice and some that are published here on berteig.com. Valerie delivers the Compelling Communication workshop for leaders.

Valerie is best known for running voice and communication workshops at Agile Coach Camp and at Play4Agile in the past few years.

Valerie has a BFA and MA, gained an Associate Professorship in Theatre Arts, and is author of “I Want a Poem” and “Stick”. Valerie joined BERTEIG in November 2012.

Nica Pourfallah

Nica Pourfallah Leadership Coach & Consultant, Agile/Lean Trainer & Coach

Nica has had substantial experience in training, coaching, and organizational transformation consulting for the past 15 years. During the past decade she has focused primarily on Agile and Lean, and began specializing in Leadership transformation during this time as well.

Nica has had substantial experience in training, coaching, and organizational transformation consulting for the past 15 years. During the past decade she has focused primarily on Agile and Lean, and began specializing in Leadership transformation during this time as well. With a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership, Nica has walked alongside organizations and individuals in both the private and public sector on their leadership journeys, as they strengthened and grew in capacity.

Whether engaged in a one-on-one coaching conversation, training in a boardroom over days or weeks, or engrained fully within an organization for a long-term transformation process, Nica brings skill, experience, commitment and focus. Nica’s primary objective and overall goal is to leave her clients in a position where the process of transformation that has begun can be sustainable for them to carry forward independently, and for them to thrive in their continued growth and learning.

Joanna Tivig

Joanna Tivig Senior Agile Trainer and Consultant

Joanna Tivig has been an instructor for the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies for over a decade; teaching courses in project management, leadership and business analysis.

Qualifications

Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Developer, Team Kanban, Kanban Management Professional I, Certified Agile Leader I

SAFe® and Nexus Program Consultant, Project Management Professional, International Project Manager

B.A.A, HONS, Foreign Languages, Major in Education, University of Bucharest

 

Background

Joanna Tivig has been an instructor for University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies for over a decade, teaching courses of project management, leadership and business analysis. Joanna is currently Co-founder and Owner of Path2Knowledge.com, a training and consulting organization focused on value delivery to its clients. She is also a bestselling co-author of the recent book Gen P – New Generation of Product Owners Who Care About Customers’.  Joanna is a board member of Toronto Agile Community, a not for profit organization who schedules yearly events promoting the Agile ways of working. In her spare time, Joanna likes to play tennis, hike, bike and enjoy the outdoors with her family.

 

Experience Summary

Over 15 years in software development initiatives in financial services

Over 15 years in applying project management practices

Over 7 years assisting organizations to leverage Agile and Lean Change Management approaches

 

Course offerings:

Introduction to Agile Ways of Working – In class workshop

Transforming Organizations with Agile Leadership – In class workshop

Forbes Benning

Forbes Benning Agile Coach and Trainer, AWS Architect

Forbes Benning began using the Agile philosophy in 2008 and wonders how he ever lived without it. Now Forbes wants to share that knowledge and experience with other teams. He has experience consulting, coaching, facilitation and team building in large enterprise settings. With a focus on methods such as Scrum, Forbes is committed to helping transform people, process and culture in organizations.

Forbes Benning began using the Agile philosophy in 2008 and wonders how he ever lived without it. Now Forbes wants to share that knowledge and experience with other teams. He has experience consulting, coaching, facilitation and team building in large enterprise settings. With a focus on methods such as Scrum, Forbes is committed to helping transform people, process and culture in organizations.

Forbes was active in helping projects succeed for 10 years before becoming a PMP in 2005. He then received certification as a ScrumMaster® in 2008. He is dedicated to sharing this knowledge to help other teams succeed.

Forbes has worked as a ScrumMaster to assist teams in their adoption of Scrum. He has also assisted firms in the financial, gaming and automotive sector with their Agile transformations, including Agile teamwork, Agile project and product management, and Agile consulting and training at the executive level.

Forbes has been a long-time volunteer with the PMI-SWOC. He managed the organization of the regional PMI conference in 2009 and 2010.

Now he is also working on enterprise cloud transformation and has become an AWS Architect (Amazon Web Services) and an AWS Certified Solutions Architect to help with customer journeys.

Select Client List:

Certent, CIHI (Canadian Institute of Health Information), City of Toronto, Finastra (D+H), Government of Ontario, Great West Life, Intuit Canada, Kijiji (eBay), Nutreco, SafeNet, ScotiaBank, Seneca College, TD Canada Trust, Upstream Works, PPI, CoreSolutions, Mostly Digital, Diamond L Healthcare Software Solutions, Gilchrist Games, PMI-SWOC, Autodata, The Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres, The Ontario Ministry of Environment

Certifications and Accreditations:

Professional Scrum Master I + II (PSM I and PSM II), Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP), Kanban Management Professional (KMP)
AWS Architect, Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified SAFe Agilist (Leading SAFe)
Bachelor of Arts (History) from the University of Western Ontario

Experience Summary

Over 23 years helping projects succeed

Over 11 years experience helping teams adopt Scrum and other Agile methods

5 years of experience training teams and organizations on Scrum

Testimonials / References

“I thought the class was great with Forbes providing real world examples and experiences.” – Product Manager

David Sabine

David Sabine Professional Scrum Trainer™, PST

David, as Professional Scrum Trainer™ with Scrum.org, works to improve the profession of software delivery.  He helps organizations deliver products of the highest possible quality and value.

His career highlights the intersection of business, technology, art and education.  With his broad experience, he helps organizations and teams understand agility at all levels: practice and delivery, leadership and stewardship, organizational design and culture.

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