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Our Courses

Agile: Scrum, SAFe, Kanban

ICAgile Certified

Designed for those looking for an introduction to Agile, this course delves into the Agile mindset and the fundamental underlying values, principles and practices used on Agile projects, explaining how they work and why. It lays a solid foundation for applying Agile to any aspect of work, while providing practical outcomes that can be immediately put to use.

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ICAgile Certified

Agile Product Ownership teaches the skills and behaviours for Value Management and techniques and tools to help a product owner relate the scope of a project to an organisation’s goals, to apply strategies to create a shared understanding of the value of a project and to support the delivery of value at the project level.

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Agile Training

ICAgile Certified

For project managers who are either working in or moving to an Agile environment and want to understand how to successfully deliver projects in an Agile context. This course helps develop the core components of the Agile Project Manager role as distinct from the traditional Project Manager.

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Agile Training

ICAgile Certified

This course is ideal for Agile team leaders or aspiring team leaders with a passion for servant leadership and a desire to learn and practise coaching. Relevant roles include Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Iteration Managers, Agile Coaches and aspiring coaches, Product Owners, analysts and anyone with the desire to harness the power of coaching.

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Agile Training

ICAgile Certified

This ICAgile-certified course is part of a specialised journey for HR/People professionals looking to adopt Agile thinking and ways of working. Through experimentation, using new tools and most importantly new ways of thinking, People professionals can support their organisation to succeed in today’s rapidly-changing environment.

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Agile Training

ICAgile Certified

Are you able to address the dysfunctional behaviours you see preventing your team from achieving maximum success? How easy is it for you to achieve consensus among your team to make faster decisions? This two-day workshop will empower you with very in-demand Agile facilitation skills and techniques you need to enhance productivity among your teams.

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Agile Training

Assurity Certificate

Scrum Jumpstart is a comprehensive, practical, two-day Scrum course that will give you the skills to start a Scrum project. It covers all the basics you need to be able to start using Scrum immediately, including the frameworks, mechanics and roles of Scrum. It also teaches how to use Scrum in the real world via a mix of modules of theory and its application on a real project.

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Agile Training

Access to PSM I assessment

The Professional Scrum Master course is specifically targeted at Scrum Masters, although the lessons are applicable to anyone in a role that supports a software development team’s efficiency, effectiveness and continual improvement. If you are responsible for the successful use and/or roll-out of Scrum in a project or enterprise, this is likely to be a good fit.

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Agile Training

Access to PSM I assessment

Advanced Scrum Master is an advanced course helping students understand the stances that characterise an effective Scrum Master and servant leader while diving deep into how they serve the Development Team, Product Owner and organisation. Attendees will learn the related practices and skills to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them to become better Scrum Masters.

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Agile Training

Access to PSM I assessment

The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) programme teaches people how to maximise the Return on Investment (ROI) and optimise the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of products and systems. Agile Product Ownership today requires more than knowledge on how to write a User Story or manage a Product Backlog. Professional Product Owners need to have a concrete understanding of everything that drives value from their products.

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Agile Training

Required training for those seeking certification as a Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA)

Leading SAFe 5.1 gives insights into mastering business agility to thrive in the competitive market. Attendees explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to Agile product delivery. You will also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in your enterprise.

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Agile Training

Attending this course prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe Government Practitioner (SGP).

During this two-day course, attendees will learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains and what it means to lead a Lean|Agile transformation in a government agency.

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Agile Training

Assurity certificate

Is your team struggling to understand the work they have. Would you like to become more predictable with your delivery? Would you like to make improvements based on data and not guesses? Or even work at a more sustainable pace? Then this is the course for you.

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Agile Training
Design Thinking – Customer Centricity

Assurity certificate

This course takes you through customer-centric activities and frameworks that help discover customers’ hidden and latent needs to define the problem to solve. We take you on a journey through our proprietary tools designed to purposefully turn moments of customer friction into opportunities for disruptive growth.



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Customer Centricity
Lean Business Analysis

Assurity certificate

For anyone seeking comprehensive, practical coverage of the key aspects of modern business analysis. Business analysis is about delivering business value and creating a shared and common understanding. But how does a BA manage this in a world of constantly changing requirements and priorities?

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Agile Training

Online or in-person, you get real-world results!

Online learning with 100% satisfaction guarantee

Our online courses replicate the physical interactions you’d experience in a classroom environment and offer a rich and engaging learning experience.

If you’re not 100% satisfied with the online format, you can join the next available in-person class at no extra cost.

We also include a one-hour, face-to-face, post-training session to ensure that all the learning outcomes have been achieved.

In-person learning

Immerse yourself in a classroom environment at one of our centrally located offices in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Private classes

All our courses can be run privately at your organisation. Private classes allow us to tailor the training to your needs and create a more rewarding team experience.

Contact our Education Team for details.

I learned a lot in this course. I wanted to understand better the Agile Practices we use in my current role and apply it to the work I do. I believe this course achieved that.
Uasi Ahokovi – People Lead, Xero
Jacob did a great job of making the course interesting, fun, and engaging. He has a wealth of knowledge, and I appreciate him sharing it with us. Our course moved online due to lockdown, which was a better experience than I’d expected.
Laurence Wood – Squad Lead, Arlo
Jacob and John delivered a great course, with on-point content, involving engaging exercises to keep a virtual session on its toes. Thank you!
Louise Hasselholdt – Business Analyst, Southern Cross Pet Insurance
The course content was on point. Jacob, our facilitator, was great. Excellent facilities and catering all made for a great couple of days.
Matthew Earles – ANZ
I found the course well managed and very informative, and the instructor kept my attention during the whole course. The instructor shared a lot of his experience, which I appreciated.
Course Attendee – Technology Sector
Both Kay and Bartwin were great facilitators, and I appreciated how they delivered the course online. Great job!
Rick Mardon – IT Senior Support Specialist, AsureQuality

Experts in business and training

Our courses are developed and taught by active practitioners ensuring what you learn actually works.

Jacob Creech

Principal Agile Consultant

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Kay Johnson

Principal Consultant

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Fabio Sanches

Senior Agile Consultant

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Lorna Proctor

Learning Experience Manager

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Akshay Rao

Principal Innovation Consultant

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Simon Holbrook

Head of Design & Innovation

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Nigel Charman

Client Solution Manager

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Chris Pollard

Client Solution Manager

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Amanda Cuthbertson

Client Solution Manager

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Jacob Creech

Principal Agile Consultant

Jacob is an experienced entrepreneur and Agile coach. He has worked in his own and other businesses to help them grow and develop high-value work through the application of Agile, Lean Start-up and other modern business techniques.

Jacob has worked with a wide range of businesses across Asia-Pacific and the United States, from very small (1 team) to very large (400+ team) Agile transformations with both software/IT and non-IT teams, in industries including Ecommerce, Finance, Healthcare, Mobile, Gaming, Telecommunications, and Advertising.

Jacob is passionate about empowering and motivating people, with a constant focus on business value, to ensure not only are we delivering high quality work, but the right, most valuable work as well.

Kay Johnson

Principal Consultant

Kay is a trusted advisor to clients, helping them define their digital transformation strategy and the cultural changes needed to achieve it.

After assessing a client’s current capabilities, Kay is well versed in create a roadmap to outline the processes, practices, tools, and education needed to enable continuous improvement.

An expert in Business Agility, Agile, Cloud Adoption and DevOps, Kay makes it easy for clients to understand how adopting these approaches can benefit their organisation.

She’s also an accomplished trainer in Facilitation, Agile Project and Delivery Management, Agile Coaching, Foundations of DevOps, and is passionate about helping students see tangible results.

Fabio Sanches

Senior Agile Consultant

Fabio has a background in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Engineering and work experience in software development in a variety of industries, including Retail, Telecommunications, Banking, Educational, Healthcare and Startups.

As a Consultant, he works to improve value delivery and complex problem-solving. He translates vision into actionable plans to deliver customer-centric outcomes.

His focus is to help organisations achieve a sustained competitive advantage by adopting agile values and principles to deliver the highest possible quality products.

Fabio is also a coach and mentor to Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Agile teams.

Lorna Proctor

Learning Experience Manager

Lorna is an outstanding learning and capability development professional with experience in delivering end-to-end training solutions across several industries both here and abroad.

With over twenty years in the business, Lorna remains passionate about all things learning and works to the mantra – learn first to make change happen.

Lorna co-designed our Agile in HR course, drawing on her experience as a Scrum Master / Product Owner for several non-IT projects.

Akshay Rao

Principal Innovation Consultant

Akshay is fascinated by how things work and perpetually curious about designing better experiences for people. Naturally gifted in maths, physics and science, Akshay’s career began studying medical electronics engineering in India before completing a masters in engineering management at The University of Auckland.

With extensive global experience in the technology and software industries, Akshay is not content with the boundaries of traditional engineering disciplines. His curiosity has led him to focus on user experience and understand the impact of design on people’s lives. This has included extensive study in behavioural psychology and the nature of human decision making to drive the development of our customer-centric service offering.

Akshay has worked across various industries and organisations in New Zealand and likes to combine left and right brain perceptual thinking to form a unique bridge between customer insight and technology delivery.

Akshay can help you rapidly find clarity from ambiguity and is comfortable working at both speed and scale.

Simon Holbrook

Head of Design & Innovation

As the Head of Assurity’s Design & Innovation practice, Simon leads our national team of strategists, designers and technologists, applying human-centred design to bridge customer insights with organisational strategy.

A serial innovator, Simon has successfully scaled several ventures, instilling empathy for business leaders’ challenges on their innovation journey. This is complemented by his experience with NZTE’s Better by Design programme, where he completed international design thinking projects and collaborated with the Stanford d.school to develop pragmatic tools designed to drive New Zealand business forward.

Drawing on these experiences, Simon focuses on helping New Zealand organisations across the public and private-sector launch disruptive products, services and experiences and transforming internal innovation cultures.

Nigel Charman

Client Solution Manager

Nigel is passionate about building quality software and enjoys coaching organisations to improve the flow of their software delivery.

Having developed software for a wide range of industries, from low-level device drivers to web applications, he now focuses on helping clients transform how they deliver and operate software and infrastructure.

Through a combination of people focus and technical nous, I've helped teams change their culture and adopt practices to deliver better business outcomes faster.

Chris Pollard

Client Solution Manager

Chris has a wide range of experience in agile software delivery and coaching businesses to successful outcomes.

He has a passion for helping people grow, talking about code, and making things better.

Having earned his chops at the start of the dot-com era, he was Agilified by some of the first generation UK eXtreme Programmers and then worked in the teams from Concordion, when the London vs Chicago style of Test Driven Development (TDD) emerged.

Amanda Cuthbertson

Client Solution Manager

Amanda leads the Assurity Business Optimisation Practice in the Canterbury Region and is part of the nationwide team that designs and develops our go-to-market services.

She has more than three decades of experience in Business Analysis and has worked with global clients from a broad range of industries. Amanda’s vast Business Analysis knowledge puts her in high regard with clients and the team she leads. Her ability to add value and offer solutions makes her a highly sought-after asset for any project.

Amanda is also an accomplished trainer in Lean Business Analysis and is an IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional.

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