Agile Training Providers in Australia

Agile Training Providers in Australia
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There is no escaping the impact that the Agile product development and project management framework has on various industries. More and more organisations and individuals are moving away from the Waterfall methodology of the past for the leaner and more goal-focused approach of Agile. Scrum is one of the most popular.

Although you can, in theory, learn Agile and Scrum as you continue to work, it is not the most effective way to transition into Scrum and Agile. The best way to get the most out of Scrum and Agile is for a business to either take on individuals who have specialist training and certification in relevant areas of Scrum and Agile or to train up existing staff. 

Which means you need to invest in training from the right institution. How do you choose the right one? There are so many to choose from out there. In the following post, we are going to try and help you by introducing you to some of the best Scrum training providers operating in Australia.

ALC Training

ALC is a training provider based in Australia that is at the forefront of the industry and offer courses and certifications to governmental departments and businesses. Their focus is on using the best frameworks and best-practice methods that will help companies get the best out of their investment in computers and IT. 

Although it is not their focus, their reputation and authoritative position mean we couldn't miss them out on this list. In terms of Agile and Scrum, they offer courses like

  • Professional Agile Leadership

  • Professional Scrum Product Owner

  • Professional Scrum Master

  • AgilePM Foundation/Practitioner

To name a few.

APMG International

One of the most reputable examinations and accreditation institutions with a global reach, APMG International have offices and bases in various countries, including Australia. The organisation has a long history of working with companies, businesses, and other bodies around the world, providing a combination of intensive assessment processes. 

The organization offers many Agile-focused training courses such as:

  • Agile Programme Management 

  • Agile Digital Services

  • Agile Business Consortium Scrum Master

  • Agile Project Management 

  • Agile Business Analyst

Scrum with Style

Scrum with Style is one of the oldest and most reputable training providers in Australia and New Zealand. It was founded and established in 2008 by Ronan Bunning, who was already a pioneer of Scrum not just at home in Australia but across Europe, working as a coach for one of the biggest agile consultancy groups on the continent. 

His experience and the experience other members of his team bring come from more than a decade's work. 

iRM Training 

One of the oldest organisations in this guide, iRM Training has been in operation since 1989 and has established itself as one of the most experienced and successful training providers based in Australia. One of the main reasons it stands out from the crowd is the quality of training instructor they hire. Its courses have served a wide range of industries and governmental departments in Australia as well as some highly respected international clients too.

iRM Training offers a select few excellent Agile courses, including 

  • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager

  • SAFe Scrum Master

  • SAFe for Teams

  • Leading SAFe

Fast Agile Coaching Training 

Fast Agile Coaching Training, much like Scrum with Style, is another Agile and Scrum-focused training provider. 

Based in New South Wales, this organization offers trainers and coaches that are extremely experienced, qualified, and seasoned practitioners of Agile and Scrum methodologies who are passionate about accelerating your learning and career. 

The courses they offer are globally recognized and constantly meet the highest of standards. Their courses result in industry-grade certifications including:

  • Mindful Agile Coach and Scrum Master 

  • Mindful Agile Product Owner

  • AgilePM 

  • Agile Digital Services TM

  • Enterprise Agile Readiness Introduction

StarAgile 

Last but certainly not least in our guide is StarAgile. StarAgile was first established in 2016 and has quickly become one of the biggest organisations in the consulting and training sector. The organization is committed to helping professionals and students from around the world through the delivery of world-class, top quality online and classroom training. As the name suggests, they are another institution that is firmly focused on Agile and all things related to it. 

Their team consists of a highly motivated and passionate collection of Agile professionals who are committed to answering the demands and needs of the industry as the technology involved constantly evolves and advances.

Although based in Australia and focusing on homegrown companies, the organization also offers its services to countries around the world including India, Singapore, UAE, UK, and the USA. 

The courses offered by StarAgile include:

  • Professional Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Master 2

  • PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner 

  • Lean Portfolio Management

  • Leading SAFe Agilist

  • Kanban KMP2

  • Kanban 

  • JIRA

  • ICP Agile Certified Coaching 

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

  • Certified Scrum Master

  • Advanced Certified Scrum Master

If you are looking for a suitable Australian-based training provider for reputable and effective Scrum and Agile certification, there are clearly several great options out there. It really depends on the size of your business and the kind of training course you are looking to attend. 

StarAgile and Scrum with Style are clear forerunners and favourites with a lot of people, because of their approach and the fact that they are primarily focused on Scrum and Agile training. The others are still great institutions, but having that focus, can be incredibly helpful.

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