"Can I say on a personal note, since I came back it has relit the fire in me,
I can only thank you for providing the spark."

Advanced Agile Masterclass with Alistair Cockburn

April 20-21, 2017 (9:00 – 5:00)
Atlanta, GA (1230 Peachtree St. NE, 2nd Floor Picasso Rm)

$1,600 per person.
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Level: Intermediate and Advanced.

For: Intermediate practitioners hungry to learn the deep roots of agile, advanced practitioners bored with the usual conversations on agile.

About: Most "expert" agile practitioners have mastered the practices – but not why they work, how to adjust to new situations, incorporate results from other fields, tackle non-software projects, tailor practices to different organizational cultures. This advanced course from industry guru and Agile Manifesto co-creator Dr. Alistair Cockburn does just that.

Catch up with the latest in the industry with the "sense & respond", collaboration-cards, and guest leadership.

Learn: In this activity- and discovery-filled course, learn how to

  • Get the highest customer results in the shortest time,
  • Reduce risk, maximize delivery from targeted knowledge acquisition,
  • Get early results by laminating your system in place,
  • enhance guest leadership in your surroundings,
  • Improve collaboration in your co-working and meeting sessions,
  • Back up your recommendations without religious arguments, …

This is not a course for the beginner or the faint of heart. Expect to be put through your paces, to dialog and argue, have your beliefs challenged.

There is no mandatory per-reading to prepare for the class, but people who attend say that the more you read of the following, the more you will get from the class: Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game and "The Seven Properties of Highly Successful Projects" from Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams.

At the end of the course, walk away with a rich, robust set of tools for approaching your project and organizational situations, and a freshened energy toward agile development.


"Really great master class with @TotherAlistair"

"Mind exploding like crazy"

"Definitely inspired to up my game!"

"Ego obliterated, mind expanded, much to ponder after the masterclass. Thanks"

Can I say on a personal note, since I came back it has relit the fire in me, I can only thank you for providing the spark."

"An inspiring 2d w @TotherAlistair learning #AdvancedAgile from the 1 guy in the world capable of teaching it… Now time to repack my brain." – Tyson

"It was a great experience and definitly changed my mindset. Anyone doing scrum should take the class and get some "agile inspiration" :)" – Kosta

"Dare to explore new ideas." – Julio Gonzales.

"Quería contarte nuevamente que usamos en el día a día, cada día, conceptos que obtuvimos y afianzamos en tu clase. Muchas gracias por ofrecerla y facilitarla!" ("I wanted to tell you again that we use day to day, every day, and we concepts we got and we strengthened in your class. Thank you very much for offering it and facilitating it!")- Pablo

"Highly intelligent, well thought out concepts, relativity, application. Consideration for attendees actually grasping the concepts was wonderful. Rare in these type of courses." – Mila

"I got a lot of value from your one-off comments on various topics." – Merland

"Huge emotional learning about self." -@ksteffe

"I’m breathless from drinking from the firehose."

Best part about the course. "Alistair’s mastery of the course/industry content and ability to respond and support any student requests." – Scott Wolfe

"AdvancedAgile with @TotherAlistair is like walking in as an agile Jedi then some dude with pointy horns pulls a double ended light sabre." – Todd

"Inspiring, I will be going back into the cooperative game with a refreshed strategy and some new moves" – Kelsey

"Best part of the course: Learning how to ask questions without jumping to a solution"

"It was interesting to see how we forget important known stuff when we face a crisis" – Pavel

"THE forum to test every theory and stalk even the sacred cows of agile practice " – Kim

"I don’t care what they say, being with you is a pleasure." – CM

"Really great master class with @TotherAlistair"

"Definitely inspired to up my game!"

"Ego obliterated, mind expanded, much to ponder after the masterclass. Thanks"

"I had to call in sick the next day."

"I feel a lot better this time around after coming out of Alistair’s class. Learned a lot and my mind is clear"

Best part about the course. "Alistair’s mastery of the course/industry content and ability to respond and support any student requests." – Scott Wolfe

"Alistair provided a non-intimidating environment to allow for mind stretching. I feel like I’ve been put through a mental wringer but all in a way that can only improve my value for my team." –Nicole Hopkins

"The deep level of experience Alistair brings to the training adds significant insight to the domain." –Dave Pugmire

"Excellent course… well worth the investment of time and money. I especially appreciated Alistair’s depth of knowledge and breadth of experience. I will be watching for other courses offered by him." –Chuck Stoner

"Course goes well beyond novice level in terms of cognitive complexity. Pushes into analytical/critical thinking skills." –Cristina "I want my boss, my boss’s boss and my boss’s boss’s boss to take this course."

"I would certainly agree with Alistair’s characterization of what he does being the height of voodoo witchery and other eldritch practices, at least to the untrained eye. Stretching the metaphor even further I’d also say that some of those that he coaches are left with a feeling much like what I would imagine a visit to the voodoo shaman would engender – glad that he was there to help, but equally glad that he has taken his rum and chickens elsewhere." –Jonathan

"In 20+ years of attending courses in software development this has been the best course. Great balance of theory and lab (hands on) work." –John W. Cooley

"Fantastic course for practitioners who want to think about what they do and improve their teams. Cuts through the Agile hype to communicate deep insights and truly useful techniques." – Kay Johansen

"This course was simply amazing! Dr. Alistair Cockburn has one of the best minds period. I have so much to learn. This course should be mandatory for all project managers." – J. K.

"Excellent job of imparting knowledge without creating dogma." – J.S.

"Your teaching style/positioning as a methodologist fit exactly what I was looking for, not dogma but the base/broad thinking behind the practices" – Anastasia

"Alistair combines the theory with practical experiences and exercises that reveals the hows and whys of agile." – Richard Thomson

"It is great to be able to tap into Alistair’s years of experience!" – Sean Landis

"It was great to take this course from one of the acknowledged leaders in the field." – Jeff Romine

"Very enjoyable course. More please."

"Exceeded my expectations! Great class; excellent presenter!"

"Alistair is a wonderful instructor! Very knowledgeable, easy to listen to, and funny!" – Anne Marie Kimberling

"OMG @TotherAlistair u broke me!! I am seeing holes in everything that we are doing. Hugh improvement opportunities!!" – Supriya

"I wanted to be challenged – and I was not disappointed – participants got kicked out of their comfort zone before morning tea on day one, by lunchtime you knew there is no going back." http://www.betterprojects.net/2014/03/advanced-agile-review.html

"It was awesome! It broke my head! – Maria Fernanda"

"He set out to challenge all of our preconceptions about agile, deconstruct them, and then help to rebuild our understanding using different lenses he’s crafted from his deep and extensive experience. The result being, that people walked away with more insight, understanding and approaches with which to advance their own agility and those of the people around them." http://www.tabar.com.au/advanced-agile


Refund Policies:
– Full refund if canceled 2 weeks before the course
– 50% refund if canceled 2 – 1 week before the course
– No refund if canceled after that
– Full refund if course canceled by the instructor for any reason.

Contact: Alistair Cockburn, totherAlistair@aol.com, 801-824-1211


Dr. Alistair Cockburn (Cō-burn) was voted one of the "All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes" for his work in creating and steering Agile software development. He co-authored the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and the "Declaration of Interdependence," created the first Agile Software Development Conference, co-founded the Agile Project Leadership Network, served on the board of the AgileAlliance, designed the Crystal family of agile methodologies, and co-founded the International Consortium for Agile. Three of his books have won Jolt awards and been listed in "The Top 100 Best Software Books of All Time". He consistently receives high ratings for his presentations and courses. Much of his material is online at http://Alistair.Cockburn.us.