STUDENT REVIEWS

What Students are saying about our training programs:

REAL STUDENTS. REAL REVIEWS.

Superb, easy to understand and very clear explanations. He has a vast amount of experience. It would be awesome if we spent more time together.

Erick Ramirez | Farragut | Raleigh, NC

The instructor was able to give examples of real-life scenarios. The instructor demonstrated to be experienced in the field.

Julio Quiroz| Farragut | Raleigh, NC

Well-taught course. The instructor was very good at keeping the students focused on the important elements of Scrum and it’s different roles and attributes. Patiently kept us on track and didn’t let us stay into incorrect thinking.

Randy Diboll | USAF/Fearless | Linthicum MD

The course was excellent. I enjoyed the in-class activities and the teacher was an expert.

Keith Wurst | RTI | Morrisville NC

This is an excellent training program to cover basic knowledge about agile/scrum project management.

Vijay Kumar| Farragut | Raleigh, NC

Gourab knew the material and subject matter intimately and was able to respond to questions about the application of the principles in a clear and thoughtful way. There needs to be a course for product managers.

Ed Parker| Farragut | Raleigh, NC

There was a lot of quality content. I feel like I learned a lot.

Taylor Griffin| Farragut | Raleigh, NC

The instructor was very knowledgeable did a good job facilitating discussions and leading class through exercises. (class size was great - small and focused ) !

Jeff Howard | Marriott | Columbia, MD

Overall the course was excellent. The instructor was very knowledgeable. The material was presented in a great way.

Andrew Kasik | FBI | Pittsburgh, PA

All of this information was completely new to me. The course was instructed and displayed in a manner for everyone to understand.

Matt Andrews | MAG Aerospace | Raleigh NC

Hands-on learning case-study. The instructor’s concepts were clear and answered questions.

Timothy Small | Duke Health Technology Solutions 

Instructor - very well-spoken, and encouraged participation.

Dan Gilvary |Customers Bank | Philadelphia PA

I liked the regular interaction with the class. Slide handouts printed is helpful for note-taking, and the case study.

Chris Masches | Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond | Richmond, VA

I wanted to thank you for the extremely successful training sessions. Your classes have caused a lot of excitement at all levels within Farragut. The teams are already implementing good changes for the correct reasons. The teams have a new understanding of why and have a new sense of autonomy.

Sean Klein | Development Manager, Farragut Systems | Raleigh, NC

Taking the Scrum Master training was a great experience that allowed my team and others in our organization to learn the fundamental of the Scrum/Agile methodology. This course was very interactive and the instructor was very engaged in understanding our organization’s needs. Overall I would recommend this course to anyone that is interested in learning and applying these concepts in their daily work.

Brandon Dineff | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

Learning a new way of thinking about project management. I really liked day 2 when we were able to apply learnings.

Dana Jernigan | Johnston County Schools | Raleigh, NC

I liked the pace and the way the instructor explains the concepts. Maybe spread the class over 3 days.

Christopher Der | Federal Transit Admin | Washington, DC

The student guide is easy to understand. The instructor was very knowledgeable and was able to provide simple understandable case scenarios to assist me with the understanding/learning process.

Anitra Gallion | Bureau ATF | Washington, DC

It was simple and to the point and the casework helps to understand the scrum process better for people who are completely new to agile.

Isha Thapa | IT Concepts | Baltimore, MD

I liked the clear explanation of the material and exercises.

Stephanie Johnson | DOJ, Executive Office for US Attorneys | Washington, DC

You explained it well and took the time to explain it over and over again when I wasn’t getting it.

Sally Mee | Self | Baltimore, MD

The course was relevant, interactive, and I liked the small class size, conversational, breaks, and food. The class was done early.

Bethany Halteman | Fearless | Baltimore, MD

The class was very well structured, clearly explained, material/slides extremely useful and comprehensive, even for a person (like myself) with no background in the field. Thank you!

Diana Ziman | Philadelphia

The course was concise, interactive, and enjoyable. I learned a lot and feel prepared for the certification. I thought Gourab was a great teacher and prepared my team for the certification test.

Jennifer Eckert | Philadelphia

Devina was great. She put us at ease and fully explained the concepts and framework.

Robert Olsen | The Progressive Group | VA

I appreciated the different incorporated media and delivery not only slides. It was nice to have it broken up with video and, definitely the hands-on case study. Also offer a gluten-free, sugar-free lunch option? (Hummus, salad, etc.) or, warn students that there is no gluten-free or sugar-free option. Very minor :).

Liz Vines | NC. Dept of Information Architecture | Raleigh NC

I liked the clear delivery of main agile/scrum concepts with enough practice exercises that gave an opportunity to actually understand process from start to completion. Suggested addition would be to emphasize tricky situations descriptions that come up at the tests.

Elena Talanicera | NC Department of IT | Raleigh NC

I loved the energy of our teacher and his knowledge of the process. Allow the class to choose the case study.

April White | Comcast | Philadelphia

The course was very well planned and executed. The right amount of material was covered in the 2 days. I enjoyed the group participation to get everyone involved. Gourab was very knowledgeable and kept everyone’s attention. The room was a little small and bright!

Erin Kroneberger | Signature Consulting Group | Baltimore MD

I liked the interactive nature of the course (case study). I would have liked to see more examples of how Scrum can be applied to other industries outside of IT.

Ruth Gierisch | Method Savvy | Raleigh NC

Knowledgeable instructor, allowed us to brainstorm how to apply Agile to our needs, and circumstances.

Peter Johns | Hughes 

The course was extremely useful in helping me understand the principles of Agile methodologies and the role of various players in a Scrum team as well as identifying pitfalls.

Ian Dias | Hughes Network Systems | Germantown MD

It refreshed my understanding of Agile and Scrum. Make sure management participation for the full training is mandatory.

Rajashree Perrohir | Hughes 

Very informative. The content of the training was very useful. The instructor helped to facilitate the discussion. Hands-on activities were also helpful.

Ethan Vu | Hughes Network Systems | Germantown MD

Very informative, the instructor kept a good pace for the experience of the class. Cut down on class interruptions if possible.

Jim Cross | MakPar 

The instructor was engaging and we talked about our project to relate to the training.

Muhammad F. Zulfiqar | MakPar Corp.

Very informative, it satisfied my interest in detailing the outcome of story expectations.

Mildred Boyer | MakPar Corp. | Rockville MD

I liked the small intimate group, lots of attention/focus on key topics. Improve examples.

Rohith Desikan | Cognizant Technology Solutions | New York

I liked the level of detail & videos shown. The Instructor was GREAT!!!

Amy Hinderliter | Bloomberg 

The way you teach is good and it cleared up a lot of my doubts.

Vedavyas Durbhakula | Raleigh NC

I liked the review of methodology and relating to the work environment with practical examples. Provide content to read a week ahead of course for preparedness with more internal questions.

Jonathan Nissao | Cisco System | Raleigh NC

The teaching method was great and detailed and covers our expectations.

Quaseem Misbah | Bloomberg | New York

I liked the instructors' ability to translate knowledge to the level of understanding of students. Go digital.

Shannon Martin | Raytheon | Washington DC

It was my introduction to SAFe. The training gave me an insight into the SAFe framework, SAFe mindset, and managing and leading transformations on the projects I will be working in the future. Expand on the case study, scoring for COD.

Koushik Barhale | Ventera Corporation | Washington DC

The course helped crystallize concepts and helped me envision strategies to adopt due to real-time examples discussed in the class. Don’t change anything.

Krishnan Rangarajan| Bank of America| New York City, NY

The instructor was able to speak well to the highly technical audience from personal experience and was very relatable. Provide a take-home version of the answer key for the small booklet and include a page # for where it can be found in the material.

Sara Grivno | Bank of America | New York City, NY

The practical features/activities were very engaging and clarifying. Great teaching practice and memorable sessions on Ball tossing and case study. Bravo on that! Very Satisfied.

Emily Zmoda | Washington DC

I really liked the usage of real-life scenario w/ application to the course material. The presentation slides were just detailed enough for me to grasp the concepts. The instructor was very open to facing questions and provided with useful responses. I would like the instructor to take a use case from the audience day to day operations so it’s easily relatable.

Manpreet Singh | Bank of America | New York City, NY

I thought the way the training presented was excellent. Gourab is extremely knowledgeable and he was able to answer all questions clearly. Overall it was great training and I’m very happy I was able to attend. I learned a whole lot. I honestly can’t think of anything that needs improvement. When I have additional training needs, I will surely use Gourab again and will recommend it to others.

Marta Terfe | Washington DC

Excellent presentation materials, very clear with the focus on key concepts. The instructor took time to answer all questions and was very helpful. I would highly recommend this course.

Ingrid Herrmann | Bank of America | New York City, NY

A very good introduction to SAFe concepts and definitions. Specific “How to” implement is very difficult to discuss or speak to someone who is not as familiar with current company culture and structure but the instructor did a great job and asked a lot of questions to understand what he could in a short class.

Jim Weinhardt | Wells Fargo| Richmond, VA

Very informative, exceeded my expectations. I will need to review the materials thoroughly before the exam.

Kimberly Simmons | Washington DC

I liked the scheduled time, class size and materials.  More classmates/participants and case studies will be better.

Yu Pan | J.P. Morgan | NYC

I liked the course instructor, the printed materials, the small class size, and a good pace.  Some charts are illegible in printed books.

Anusia Dickow | Centrifuge LLC 

The instructor did a wonderful job of focusing on the most important teaching points. Greater discipline for students to avoid side conversations!

Michael Witbeck | NCTC | Washington DC

I liked the teaching was so “down to Earth” and so simple to understand thanks to the methodology in which students were given opportunities to participate. If the classes can be programmed say after a month at most from last class each time including weekend classes

Emerencia Anaraban

I liked the good overview of SAFe principles and concepts. Points to improve: Go in reverse order (high level to detailed), more practical, less theoretical.

Jesal Wesuan | Mastercaul | NYC

Got a good overview of scrum/agile methodologies and ceremonies and how we can use it towards our scrum team.

Prachi Chati | PCMS | Cincinnati, OH

Slides and diagrams gave a helpful breakdown of concepts. More non-tech/software examples.

Conner Sullivan | Infinitive | Washington DC

The instructor was knowledgeable, relatable, and energetic. Did an excellent job relating to our environment and engaging participants.

Richard T. | NCTC | Washington DC

Applying techniques learned in the course to an actual release for our team.

Matt Peoples | Farragut | Raleigh, NC

The course was interactive. I liked the instructor using real examples, answering questions, and allowing for open discussions. He ensured everyone has some foundation/experiences prior to taking the course.

Victor Bias | Bank of America | New York City, NY

I have conducted training many times and I think you did a great job of engaging the class, incorporating breaks, and understanding what was being asked with each question. It was clear you know the material. Maybe provide some pamphlets or handouts with scenarios if able.

Felisha Trail | Summit Information Solutions | Washington DC

Gourab was very knowledgeable and open to questions. He provided good examples and ample support for the methods and techniques for the methods he was teaching.

Tyron Alston | Farragut | Raleigh, NC

Liked the format. It was helpful to have discussions with the full team and have everyone so through the process. The discussion at hand was helpful.

Jennifer Zin | Farragut | Raleigh, NC

Interactive setting with the application of principles learned. Gourab is very energetic and open to all questions from students. He presented the case study exercise at the end of day one and allowed teams to get some of the prerequisites completed.

Sean Klein | Farragut | Raleigh, NC

The instructor was very clear/concise. Offered a deep understanding of the scrum/agile framework.

Dewayne Cameron | MFR Consultants | Philadelphia, PA

Walkthrough starts to finish methodologies class exercises. Mr. Nanda was very knowledgeable. Related very quickly to our environment. Add story map slides to handout. A cheat sheet of terminology/definitions.

Carol Keuch | MFR Consultants | Philadelphia, PA

Too much good info and too little time. More case studies would be helpful.

Melissa Keyghoubadi | Bank of America | New York City, NY

I liked the pace of learning, group exercise (ball toss game) applying concepts, Q and A with the team, and go over group exercises for the study boards.

Geneva Kwok | Bank of America Merrill Lynch | New York City, NY

The course was very interactive, spending the right amount of time on each topic. The assignments were very helpful.

Amandeep Taggar | Bank of America Merrill Lynch | New York City, NY

I liked the ball game! It easily illustrated how teams can increase velocity. There were a lot of good examples and Gourab was helpful in talking through questions/answers.

Jeffrey Smith | PCMS Datafit

The training was very interactive and we were able to link the material to our everyday work life. I think the training was delivered well, and it provided us with supporting documentation.

Tonisha Dozier | PCMS | Cincinnati, OH

I liked the short length of time for a course (two days, not full days) 9:30 start time (better for traffic) working lunch real-world examples. Smelly room, better whiteboard, and easel facilities.

Audrey Nicodemus | GE | Pittsburgh PA

I liked the exercises on day one. The instructor, Gourab was outstanding. He has a great grasp of the materials and conveys them in memorable ways. I love the use of examples to emphasize the concepts.

Sheila Mahoney | National Geographic | Baltimore MD

Review and sample team lessons allowed us to not only learn but experience it. A lot to learn two straight days. Not sure of a good fix.

Gwen Gannon | Customers Bank 

I liked the good discussions and exercises, instructor very knowledgeable and passionate, great group of folks in the session. Also, incorporate another “fun” activity for day 2 (ex. ball game).

M. McCarrie | Customers Bank 

I liked the variety of teaching methods/lectures/small group activities, role play, etc. I would like more workbook slides hard to read- text too small.

Kathy Chilcote | Customers Bank 

Gave a good foundation and presentation of concepts and was mixed with hands-on.

Hillary Martine | Customers Bank 

The instructor was very knowledgeable. Liked the games and mock teams. Would have liked to have a more non-development example and advice.

Steve Wright | Customers Bank | Philadelphia PA

Very informative. I loved the first day of the high-level view and then the break at sessions.

Mike Godown

Relatable and logical. Exercises were most helpful.

Nick Edmonds | Customers Bank 

Overall clean and broken down step-by-step.

Anne Clisham | Customers Bank 

Material given to us was clear and the instructor was very knowledgeable and delivery of course. (Informative). More and more reading links and clips on actual real-world workplace implementation.

Franklin Akwo | Self-employed/vet | Linthicum MD

Great detail and explanation of content. More breakouts to learn by doing.

Steve Liesner | Customers Bank  | Philadelphia PA

The pace of the course an opportunity to ask questions and examples were helpful. Perhaps the bookstore example and the grocery store example were too similar because we didn’t have to think as much when coming up with the release goal and value statement. (could replace “book” with “grocery”... too easy).

Christine Turecki | BNY Mellon  | Pittsburgh PA

The course was moved at a good pace and didn’t feel like we were simply being talked at. It felt engaging. More “hands-on” practical training going through examples would be good.

Christopher Dymond | BNY Mellon  | Pittsburgh PA

I liked the interactive components, the case study was helpful, emphasis on facilitator role good differentiator for scrum master, chapter quizzes were helpful. Some of the slides in the book are very small.

Janet Evans | Fearless  | Baltimore MD

I liked the good course material, appreciated the dual SM/PO focus, liked the fact that there were simulation exercises. Better exercise definition, cheat sheet on Scrum ceremonies checklist.

Adam Kutcher | Navigator Management Partners  | BWI

The instructor was knowledgeable and the material was at the right level. I would like a more interactive exercise. Visual drawings would be helpful by the instructor when responding to student questions.

Alyssa White | Customers Bank 

I liked the great session and dive into agile terms, methodology, and best practices. The order of the training could be refined- we discussed sprints but didn’t dive in until halfway through.

James McKenna | Customers Bank  | Philadelphia PA

The interactive exercises to get us involved in agile. It brought the ideas to life while discussing our own projects and business.

Rafael Sautos | Customers Bank 

Informative and not rushed. Concentrated on workshops. Cover more topics, like pair programming.

Christopher Porvis | Customers Bank 

In two-day, covered a lot of materials and gave a good idea of the value of Agile. Very engaging with breakout sessions getting involvement. Incorporating Agile into our own culture to customers Bank but I think that would be a separate course.

Caitlin Grant | Customers Bank

Interactive with the instructor and the students. I liked the task exercise (Ball throwing). I also liked the testing throughout the course to check for understanding materials.

Margaret Adriatico | PCMS | Cincinnati, OH

I liked the walkthrough and release end to end with feedback along the way. I liked the exercise on Estimation with the ball. It was very interactive.

Laura Alanis | PCMS | Cincinnati, OH

Very interactive, hands-on, excellent material and great conversation.

Nick Vehr | PCMS | Cincinnati, OH

The instructor knows the material. Well-arranged for the student’s w/o prior knowledge of the business area. We were very short on time but I would have liked a little more activities and examples.

Shannon | NCTC | Washington DC

The instructor's knowledge was very good. He was able to hold class attention throughout the course.

Walter Williams | NCTC | Washington DC

I liked the clear instruction, the curriculum was clear and crisp, and there were opportunities to discuss what was followed in their organization, case studies were helpful. There should be more practice tests in the class.

Deepti Goteti | Marriott International, Inc. | Ashburn, VA

Very informative. A good patient instructor who let us explore real-world examples.

James Prossneir | Mitre Corp 

I liked the breadth of knowledge of the instructor, and willingness to understand issues/concerns of the attendees. Good course!! Include the other material as supplemental material to the workbook.

Wanda Kellum | Mitre Corp 

I liked the engagement - people + materials + concepts. Instructor organized materials and class processable and enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I needed more time, came to learn about agile and scrum, understand the importance of introducing P.O. That’s a great idea/addition -but I think the course needed to be 3 days or more.

Tia Perkins | Raleigh NC

Very informative and usable approaches. Immediately useful techniques. Tight time for all the information.

Tony Bennett | Federal Government | Washington DC

I very much liked how informative it all was, the instructor was friendly, approachable, and patient. I especially liked the in-person exercises!! I think the class could lend itself more to passing (even) the practice quizzes —> the wording was confusing.

Sasha Cardin | Raleigh NC 

The case study was good. Maybe allow a little more time for a detailed, in-depth discussion of requirement writing, acceptance criteria. Also please focus on how to merge agile/scrum with medical device or regulated environment dev/release requirements.

Mark Bowers | Leica Microsystems | Raleigh NC

Agile concepts were helpful to understand and apply to what we do.

Joe Waldeck | PCMS Datafit | Cincinnati, OH

I like the visual & hands-on parts of the class I feel there can be more hands-on practice and/or examples throughout the class.

Iesha Lane | Chenega Corp. | Washington DC

Having little experience with agile, this has a great course at the perfect pace.

Ron Brennan | Washington DC

A lot of information conveyed and repeated for clarity. I liked the focus on class time rather than extremely interactive games.

Cheryl Jeffrey | VA ABC

Fast-paced, Logical layout. The instructor felt like a practitioner. Maybe have a class where everyone has the same level of scrum/agile experience.

Bob Ramos | Virginia ABC | Washington DC

The course was very informative of the agile foundations, tailored to the way Farragut does things.

Cody Allred | Farragut | Raleigh, NC

The case study is good for putting practice into what was discussed.

Colin Boothe | Farragut | Raleigh, NC

Very interactive. Open to questions and discussion. The sprint simulation felt a little unclear and rushed.

Ryan Upham | Farragut | Raleigh, NC

Detailed knowledge about Agile/scrum shown by the instructor. Interactive.

Ashish Nagar | Farragut | Raleigh, NC

Very easy to follow and very informative. I feel I can take what I learned and immediately put it into practice.

Eddie Garcia | Farragut | Raleigh, NC

Relatable examples. Answered questions and ensured understanding.

Fabrienne Delgado | ICS-NETT | Washington DC

Focused, hands-on, and the teacher took the time to understand all our questions.

Umair Mazhan | FAA | Washington DC

The instructor explained very informatively on a new subject to me. It was very helpful.

Rhonda Dillon | Dept of Interior/BSEE | Washington DC

Good sessions to learn quickly and prepare for the exam.

Pavan Kumar Nakka | CNSI | Washington DC

I appreciate the opportunity to interact/learn w/ my peers in the case study. I am kinesthetic learning —> incorporating more “teach+do” would have helped me connect the dots better.

Leesa Burrows | Method Savvy | Raleigh NC

The course was very helpful and hands-on. The instructor was able to help with the answers to any questions at hand and liked the Workbook consistency.

Brian Soltis | Farragut | Raleigh, NC

The instructor cued off the room and elaborated on the subject before conflict arose.

Melissa P. | NCTC | Washington DC

Find class interaction and exercises.

Luanne Brubaker | Virginia Lottery | Washington DC

Excellent, very easy to follow. I will recommend it.

Ana Dunn | Virginia Premier | Washington DC

For me, it was a great introduction to many methodologies.

Derick Lewis | Department of Homeland Security CBP | Washington DC

The responses by the instructor to real-world problems.

Donnell McNair | Washington DC

The pace and the ease of presentation of material.

Suzanne Hermes | NCR Government Systems LLC | Washington DC

I like all of the materials, it makes it easy to take note of the PowerPoint in my hand.

Jennifer Myers | S&P Global | Richmond, VA

Good content. At first, it seemed like a lot - but the instructor did a good job of breaking it down into manageable components. More examples/case studies.

Karen Streett | Sentara | Washington DC

Interactive, allowed visualizing current setup, use case. More details on certain key terms, examples.

Navin Ramakrishnan | Bank of America | New York City, NY

The course was knowledgeable and informational. It helped to understand the agile methodology that can be used in our value streams.

Prasad Nair | Bank of America | New York City, NY

Gives you a very good understanding of the scaled Agile framework. 2 days was a good time for it.

Martha Pandey | Capital One | Washington DC

The instructor was patient and answered all questions. He made sure the course moved smoothly and that we were prepared at all times. Maybe incorporate more quizzes with each section. Or have review summaries at the end of chapters.

Cameron Countryman | MFR Consultants | Philadelphia, PA

It provided practical application of Agile principles that I can use in my everyday work.

Stuart Gray | Bank of America | New York City, NY

The pace and clarity of the instructor, and his ability to clarify questions in concise and crisp.

Rajeevan Asokan | Bank of America | New York City, NY

It’s very detailed and easily understandable with real-time examples.

Kishore Kotti | Bank of America | New York City, NY

Excellent materials. Opportunity to practice the fundamentals with feedback provided.

Leslie Medrow | Bank of America | New York City, NY

The instructor is very good and knowledgeable. Well-detailed materials. More interactive sessions with fun games.

Marvnthish Gopal | Bank of America | New York City, NY

Material at the appropriate level of detail, good presentation, interactive, and more practical modeling/use-case work.

Nyle Hammond | Bank of America | New York City, NY

Interactive and allowed the class to come up with own use case.

Amy Randisi | Bank of America | New York City, NY

The training was interactive & instructor was very knowledgeable. The more practical real-time scenario would help.

Akhilesh Pagare | Bank of America | New York City, NY

This course very good understanding about the SM, PO tasks.

Rajani Katakam | Bank of America | New York City, NY

I like the time taken by the instructor to answer all the questions for the members have asked.

Raji Pulavarthi | CapitalOne | Richmond, VA

Practical, exercises, understanding of the technical work environment and staff vs trainer level knowledge is good. Can I get full-size color slides you show? Book text is too small to read.

Jean Murphy | Source America | Washington DC

I liked learning more about Scrum-Vision, Story Map, an end to end example (case study).

Raina Nitsch | Kinsale Insurance | Richmond, VA

It was easy to understand and follow. The day moved quickly.

Meredith Christopher | G&S Business Communications | Raleigh, NC

The instructor explained everything clearly and had real-life experience and a passion for what he was teaching. Really stressed the importance of knowledge and practice over the certificate.

Philip Skippler | Convergent Technologies | Sterling, VA

I liked including PO course into the training. Print the training material in color.

Chenju Chakravarthy | IMF | Washington DC

I liked the course is interactive, with different mediums of communication/ learning.

Annie Chung | Buchanan and Edwards | Washington DC

Good subject, handout, materials, and a good teacher. Use case had some confusion.

Matt Contento | Buchanan and Edwards | Washington DC

Comprehensive, informative and concise. Please adjust the room temperature and have a couple more interactive exercises.

Stacy Langbauer | BE | Washington DC

Clear delivery of content and very knowledgeable Instructor. Please provide better lunch options.

Mir Akram Ali Khan | Buchanan & Edwards | Washington DC

The material was great, the pace of the content was great, Tied lot of agile concepts with lean. A little more collaboration with participants would have been better.

John Wallace | Washington DC

Loved the course material, small session size, weekend flexibility and clear instruction.

Alyssa Simpson | G&S Business Communications | Raleigh, NC

The trainer was knowledgeable and had real work experience. The environment was comfortable.

Nichole Miller Bowman | VA Info Tech Agency | Richmond, VA

The case study/team is very helpful. There is a lot of material, so hands-on / breakout session is very helpful. Would like to see more team exercise/discussions to better comp. each section of material.

Shannon Charland | Price water house coopers LLP | Ashburn VA

Very well organized, well taught and enjoyed the course.

Kimberly Lamotta | Sentara Healthcare | Richmond VA

Covered relevant, realistic topics. I liked the examples; Holistic view and the materials created a whole picture. I liked the knowledgeable instructor who allowed discussion. Would like to see more examples of completed templates.

Debbie Butler | Wells Fargo | Richmond VA

I liked the hands-on learning exercise with using the case study. At times the class felt rushed. So, would either extend the time or add additional day.

Chantel Mitchell | Conduent Government Health Services | Richmond VA

Great Instructor, kept involved and good details.

Jasmine Kaur | Tessellate | Richmond VA

The instruction was well organized and the delivery was excellent. I appreciate the team collaboration and open conversation and hands on ability to Scrum for actual feel of the process. Try to cut down side conversations.

Brooke Blackwell | Prime Scape Inc | Raleigh, NC

The course organization and presentations were effective.

Anthony Adoremos | Spatial Front Inc | Sterling VA

Explained every major key in easy to understand and provided very good examples.

Phen Ing | USA Treasury department (IRS) | Washington, DC

Instructor was very engaged and passionate about course material.

Mitali Parmer | Terathink | Sterling VA

Open conversation, instructor accessible – easy to ask questions.

Marybeth Peter S | Eden Consulting Group | Washington DC

It was clear and concise. The course helped me understand how and why Scrum is to be implemented.

Tammy Wise | Amerisource| – Cash group | Richmond, VA

The examples provided were helpful in understanding content. The case study also contributed to this as well. Slower the pace and review the concepts in more detail at the end of each chapter.

Jessica Owens | Buchanan & Edwards | Ashburn VA

I like the mixed experienced of the other participants, small class size, and the case study. The slides with graphs, charts and storyboards were too small. May be print as whole pages and add in an appendix for better legibility.

Ellen Miles | Bon Secours Health Systems | Richmond, VA

I like the good pace, right level of detail and case study with hands-on learning.

Kate Smith | Carmax | Richmond, VA

Activities were enjoyable and demonstrated key concepts. Materials seemed to contradict each other at times and caused confusion.

Grayson Gould | Farragut | Raleigh, NC

Thank you for your time. None for the instructor to material; however maybe encourage people not to use social media while in class.

Ana Dunn | Virginia Premier | Washington DC

Loved the materials, paced class size. At this location, 10am would be easier to set.

John Julian | NCR | Washington DC

Very informative. I like that I can apply it immediately. Very well presented. Put dietary options on sign-up.

Christie Flesher | S&P Global | Richmond, VA

I liked the format and how the instructor was able to set the pace based on our group. WSJF exercise was helpful.

Amber Pollastrini | FBI CJIS DIV | Pittsburgh, PA

I really enjoyed the class. I learned how I can apply scrum to my department. I learned the benefits of the scrum, and how scrum teams work in general.

Lawrence Wagner | NGC | Denver, CO

Clear presentation, knowledgeable instructor. Appears the tests reflects the design.

Capell | Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Inst | Pittsburgh, PA

I liked the content of the SAFe course, terminologies and the way it was presented. The case study helped in understanding the whole picture of SAFe. Would have preferred more examples on some of the concepts and some more detailed case study.

Mohan Kumar CN | World Bank Group | Washington DC

I liked that the instructor. Plenty of detailed examples to support key concepts. He also encouraged questions and discussions which helped reinforce learning.

Charles Gibson | Neustar, Inc | Washington, DC

Very clear and with a good break down of the overall subject. Good interaction with the test case.

Alex Rowland | Tierpoint | Raleigh, NC

The instructor understood the subject matter very well and delivered the same very well.

Madhushree Sarkar | Ericsson | New York

I liked the hands-on portions of the training.(Games and case study). Add more hands-on portions and slides, although information can be monotonous

Joseph D’Angelo | Bizerba | Richmond VA

The facilitator did an excellent job of aiding us in trying to connect Scrum to our educational world.

Jennifer Robert| Johnston County Schools | Raleigh, NC

Training was thorough and had real time scenarios and examples including hands on exercises.

Richa Goutam | IT Concepts Inc | Baltimore, MD

I received my Scrum Master certification (CSM) six years ago, but did not work in an agile environment the past four years. Recently, the company I worked for got sold and our entire IT team was laid off and that included me. Noticing how popular Agile/Scrum has become in the workforce, I was looking for a refresher course to strengthen my Scrum skills. I have been a fan of the Agile methodology when I first got involved and was fortunate to come in contact with Gourab, from AgileTraining.co, to attend his one-day Scrum Master course. I thought the course was excellent as a refresher or for someone wanting to become a Certified Scrum Master. I even mentioned to Gourab that I learned more from his class and materials in the one day course than the two-day course I took as preparation for my Scrum Master certification six years ago.

Robert Hutchinson | Sr. Project Leader | Philadelphia, PA

Great hand-on, visual and auditory presentation. Instructor is very down to earth and passionate about this work.

William G Kerns | Social Security Admin | Baltimore, MD

The instructor had a simple but detailed way of teaching. I could retain most of the information provided in the training.

Anuprita Khedkar | IT Concepts Inc | Baltimore, MD

Gourab was well informed and kept the focus on getting us to what we want. A comprehensive understanding rather than teaching to the test.

Terrence McGuinness | NOAA Weather | Washington, DC

Gourab is an excellent teacher with a lot of knowledge on Agile and Scrum. He gave great examples.

Chris Jeffries | Executive office for US Attorneys (EOUSA) | Washington DC

It was an eye opener on valuessteams since I had experience only on program level. There were a few good examples in the training.

Annuradha Manickam | Synchronoss | Edison, NJ

Very interactive, instructor open to discussion of new ideas and adaption to our needs. Up-front investment of instructor (before class) in specific needs of the company would have been helpful.

Heather Ressler | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

The content was very good. The material is easy to follow. The quizzes are helpful to reinforce the teachings and stimulate discussions to ensure a good understanding of concepts. Perhaps a type of course tailored to the needs of embedded systems should be considered.

Mark McDermott | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

Official training for mythology we’ve attempted to use in the past. Were able to use our project for case study, which made the class much more applicable and relevant.

Michael Kissel | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

Gourab was a patient and helpful teacher. He shared his knowledge and experience in a friendly style, that we will not forget.

Nicole George | Agile Consultant | Edison, NJ

Good blend of teaching to the test while approaching it from a practical application as well.

John Cross | Extron Electronics | Raleigh, NC

Very clear, concise way to roll-out each section of the methodology. Fell much better prepared on overall process and best practices.

Melissa Hooper | Consultant, Varieo | Pittsburgh, PA

Excellent introduction and enforcement of terms, processes and use of excercises and real world examples to ensure concepts were absorbed. Great instructor!

Alana Fayen | CGI | Sterling, VA

EXCELLENT Instructor and Covered Complex concepts with Knowledgeable Patience

Rick Seiden | Rise Solution Group | Frederick MD

The working sessions were very helpful followed by the Q & A

Chris Abele | Dicks Sporting | Pittsburgh, PA

The course provided us pointers for scaling Agile. Good Classroom discussions.

Suhas Tare | Ericsson | New Jersey

Have been doing Agile & Scrum but learned additional techniques and realized there are meetings we should have and responsibilities that other Scrum roles should have.

Heather Viszlay | Honeywell | Pittsburgh, PA

Its really Informative

Zainab Sajjad | KPMG | New York City, Ny

I felt this course was a great introductory course that covered a great deal in a very streamlined and effective manner

Laura Miller | Dicks Sporting | Pittsburgh, PA

Course Workbook was comprehensive, Teacher knew material and had practical experience, all my questions were answered.

Gloria Hopfensperger | Guaradian Life | Edison, NJ

I really enjoyed the graphics / visuals that Gourab shared us to illustrate concepts. I like the streamlined Pmstudy materials. Gourab is very knowledgeable. His real life examples was helpful in explaining AGILE and SCRUM

Tamara Hicks | Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond | Richmond, VA

Informative and good explanations/ resources. I liked the case study. Size of the images in PPT /visibility can be improved.

Claudia Montes | AZ Dept of Health Services | Washington, DC

I appreciated the level of detail and real-world applications used for exercised

Krystal Sweetenberg | PWC | Washington, DC

One of the Best instructors I have experienced in a long time. Presentation was easy to grasp. The class was fun and the workshops were aligned to the course material. Spread the word !, this class is too important

Rochelle Robinson | Celerity, Inc | Pittsburgh, PA

I like trainer's experience and real world experience

Syed A Sajjad | New York Life Insurance | New York City, NY

I love how interactive, patient and knowledgeable Gourab was. Really enjoyed

Terrell Russell | E3Federal | Washington DC

I like the examples provided in the course. Going through case studies to have a better understanding of agile process

Anita Baker | ECS-Federal | Rockville, MD

Gourab related the materials to our workplace and made things easy to understand. Great course. Good mix of interactive and lecture components.

Alana Lombardi | American Express | New York City, NY

The material was good and the training slides were adequate to make the audience understand what is required . The Trainer was very knowledgeable and the chapters provided were covering the most of the topics and it was not boring as the Trainer was always involved and making the students participate. The examples were good and the scenarios discussed in the class were classic example .

Kumaraswamy Vutakuri | HCL America | Washington, DC

Instructor was great. Slides were great. Q & A could have been written better.

Tiyank Sahai | Consultant as USDA | Rockville, MD

Course ran at a good pace. Interactive. Project simulation was great with Gourab taking us through the step by step process.

Kishore Palle | TD Bank | Washington Dc

I enjoyed the focus on product owner roles as it related well to my job.

Ramya Ramesh | Select International | Washington Dc

I like the case study along with good working examples and course content

Piken Patel | New York Life | New Jersey, NJ

Gourab was a fantastic instructor. I enjoyed the real world examples. He was patient in listening and answering all questions.

Kay Fudala | Consultant & Coach | Richmond, VA

I liked the Focus on learning, retention and application, not just teaching to the test. Slightly more guidance on certification logistics/ FAQ including the test could be provided.

Matt Welsh | PwC | Washington, DC

Easy to follow all along and small class size

Richard Barlow | Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond | Richmond, VA

Very detailed; interactive; can actually use the material and apply it to real - life scenarios.

Darryl McFadden | Govt. Education Dept | Washington, DC

Personal interaction with every participant. Solving real world on our needs

Ashwin Saboo | Angarai International | Greenbelt, MD

The teacher is very clear and uses examples that we all can relate to. Use simple examples

Ying Li | Union Bank & Trust | Richmond, VA

The instructor was able to align the material to own organization sees requirements. We as a team were able to expand our individual learning experience.

Desikar Itarish | Angarai International | Greenbelt, MD

Very interactive and fast paced sessions. The instructor made an effort to apply the principles to everyday situations. Need improvement in some more explicit differentiation between all the boards/slides (Story map, backlog, etc.).

Jordan Molnar | PwC | Washington, DC

I like the rate at which the class was taught. I like the training material. The teacher was very knowledgeable.

Reniece Perry | SAIC | Washington, DC

I liked interactive teaching where instructor maintains constant dialog with the students throughout the course.

Olga Tanenime | System, Intgration & Development | Washington, DC

Good Pace with lots of understanding

Phil Doty | Serco-NA | Richmond,VA

Like the examples & case study

Regina Joyce | IBM | Pittsburgh, PA

Good overview of the Agile framework and how to implement within a project environment.

Josh Gaga | PwC | Washington, DC

Good group of diverse student skill sets. Instructor knowledge and practical application.

John Mcheed | CareTech Solutions | San Diego, CA

The instructor taught the best practices and why these are the best practices. He was flexible in the training to allow our team to get the best benefits from the class.

Paula Hidulg | Rockwell Automation | Cleveland, OH

I liked the fact that it was interactive and we were able to apply the concepts to a simulation exercise.

Matthew Milian | Bachardi | Miami, FL

I liked the Course material. Sessions were practical. Gourab’s knowledge of Agile Framework is excellent. It should be more that 2 days of training to cover all areas in detail.

Anand Chaturvedi | PwC | Washington, DC

Interesting content and good of hands - on practice elements.

Peter Gregoire | Time Warner Cable | Milwaukee, WI

I thought the practice in class on day two a lot of questions gave us a good indicator at how it works.

Dawn Winters | QinetiQ | Reston, VA

A lot of Q & A and the exercise was especially beneficial to understanding instructor was very knowledgeable.

Patty Schied | QinetiQ | Reston, VA

Very, interactive, interesting, instructor knowledgeable..

Bolarinna Oreagba | SAIC | Reston, VA

Very interactive and hands on, made learning cozy. Acting out Sprint Process from start to finish created better understanding.

Jason Butler | L3 Communications | Raleigh, NC

1. Well organized 2. Instructor supplemented the course material with diagrams 3. Instructor did a great job answering questions.

John Lewandoski | QinetiQ | Reston, VA

I did know a little about the Scrum/ Agile method but this course/training helped me to understand Agile/Scrum deeply.

Dhruv Parekh | PwC | Washington, DC

The case study brought everything together. The frequent quizzes were good for a check on learning.

Alan Sanfretella | Indivor PLC | Richmond, VA

The instructor was great; he explained every thing very well.

Heather Empson | Qinetiq | Reston VA

It was engaging! Learned that embedded agile is different than enterprise software.

Michael Niesslein | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

Gourab really made the course interesting. His delivery and teaching methods were engaging. Fantastic teacher. I think it was great.

Maria Kifayat | Washington, DC

I liked the instructor’s expertise on the subjects and the examples.

Ivica Eftimovski | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

The content was very good. Relevant to day to day work.

Chuck Patsell | Elephant Insurance | Richmond, VA

The activity-based learning and the pace of the course were great.

Jaspreet Laungia | Prosphire Consulting | Washington, DC

Real life examples, perfect timing, and perfect flexibility.

Colleen Benzin | Elephant Insurance | Richmond, VA

I liked how the course was customized to meet our goal.

Ojashwi Shrestha | Elephant Insurance | Richmond, VA

I enjoyed the examples and breakdown structure of the course. Visuals were great as well.

Lynda Nguyen | Favor Tech Consulting, LLC | Washington, DC

Very straightforward. Liked the hands-on portion, it was helpful. Maybe some more detail around planning meetings, like how to best start a project.

Ian Miller | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

Enjoyed the onsite training and customization of the course.

Heather Laster | Elephant Insurance | Richmond, VA

The group activities really helped with understanding the concepts in the course. I personally would like 1-2 more group activities

Melissa Westly | Phoenix Operations Group | Washington, DC

It was really well put together, followed a logical, easy to follow the flow and the instructor was very good.

Fabrianne Walker | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

The instructor was adaptive and allowed us to tailor to our organization.

Jennifer Gilbert | Rockwell Automation | Cleveland, OH

Interactive. Class success depends on other folks taking the class as long as they participate, the class will be a success. Also a risk…

Nick Hrinlevid | Marriott Int. | Tampa,FL

The course showed how people coming in together and solving problem that relating to organization need and business

Olalekan Adekunle | Rockville, MA

I liked how engaging and attentive the instructor was and the working sessions involved with the use case. It would be more beneficial to hear how scrum can be applied to transform traditional PM that is less focused on only a dev team.

Brinda Shah | PwC Public Sector | Tysons Corner, VA

Short & sweet, great material, easy to understand, great workshop.

Luke Evans | Arizona Department of Revenue | Phoenix, AZ

The content, quality, relevancy with the latest best practices were good

Sanjay Sharma | CNSI | Rockville, MD

Liked the case study where we got to put it into action - it helped to solidify the knowledge.

Virsinia Swendson | Charles Schwab | Phoenix, AZ

It was a very interactive class, small in size, so very easy to connect and work together.

Sapna Singh | Collabralink | Rockville, MD

Gourab was great! Nice guy, knows his material…

Cassie Powell | Oracle | Atlanta, GA

It was a great course. The materials were easy to follow and the instructor was extremely knowledgeable with high energy and patience.

Nashira Nacholson | PwC | Washington, DC

The hands on interactive exercises were good.

Renee’E Young | Department of Justice | Washington DC

Very knowledgeable and passionate instructor

Octavia Thompson | ATF | Washington DC

I liked the collaboration time during case study and the workbook and slides printed for us. The challenge is how to apply to this to our field I would love to see an education focused training.

Pam Batchelor | Johnston County Public Schools | Ragiegh, NC

The thoroughness of the class and how the instructor tailored the class to our existing skill levels.

Jodi Blizad | Oracle | Atlanta, GA

Gourab explained the complex topics in a very simple way & made it very interesting. He gave examples which was very helpful and answered all the questions.

Prerna Vacecha | Philadelphia, PA

Workbook quizzes, engaging discussions, case study.

Jacob Schwertner | MFR Consultants, Inc. | Philadelphia, PA

Excellent presentation of materials. Easy to understand, and very engaging

Lenova Alston Williams | ATF | Washington DC

The walkthrough of the material is simple to understand and apply to real world.

Anish Patel | PwC | Washington, DC

Instructor is well prepared and very knowledgeable. Good class length.

Gary Schaible | ATF | Washington DC

Thought - provoking. Casual. Flexible. Fun. Interactive. Small size.

Victor Wang | Fannie Mae | Frederick, MD

Very knowledgeable instructor. Easy level of detail to understand

Lutan Alspach | ATF | Washington DC

Instructor is having good knowledge on the scrum process and given the examples to explain each and every role in the scrum methodology.

Kishore Kumar Maniconda | IT Consultant | Frederick, MD

Course material is very organized, instructor is very well versed with subject, instructor is very clear on answering all questions.

Hamdia Mohammed | Triple 11 | Frederick, MD

The case study was useful helpful in putting all of the pieces together.

James Timbers | PwC | Washington, DC

The instructor is very knowledgeable and experienced in the course material.

Renee Reid | ATF | Washington DC

Pace, style of delivery, examples, instructor.

Jeff Welch | PNC Bank | Pittsburgh, PA

The teacher was great!! Instructor is the best thing ever.

Troy Alston | Benevolent Dynamics | Richmond, VA

Case study was very helpful. It helped me visualize real life roles and scenarios.

Reema Troiano | PNC Bank | Pittsburgh, PA

I enjoyed the fact that the instructor made sure you understand the process before continuing.

Allin Brown | FairFax, VA

The instructor was very knowledgeable and quickly able to give good alternate examples and keep on task.

Cherese Lewis | PPDI | Highland Heights, KY

The Leading SAFe course provided detailed information and was very valuable. Please provide colored slides so that they are easier to read

Neetu Kaistha | NA | Washington, DC

The training was interactive, Participation was encouraged and the teacher provided real life examples. *The test preparation can be improved.

Maksaba Yohannes | PwC | Washington, DC

Instructor had a wealth of knowledge and converged out the real life experience to teach the concepts. He also made the class very interactive and answered all our questions .

Lloyd Osafo | Fair Fax, VA

Thoroughness of instructor and information.

Rick Cannon | U.S. Coast Guard | Virginia Beach

The class was very interesting and lots of Practical applications for using

Darlene Holland | Exelon Corp | Washington, DC

Very knowledgeable instructor. Facilitated group discussions.

Anand Sastry | Akira Technologies | Washington, DC

Instructor was very thorough and explained everything clearly, material was organized well.

Nupur Kapoor | Techsmart Services Inc | Washington, DC

Gourab was a good teacher., The pace was good, real-world examples useful, and Gourab's attention to detail very good.

Jeff Poulson | Dignari LLC | Washington, DC

Gourab was very engaging. He kept the energy level up and the class moving. Gave lots of real world examples and had ample opportunities for questions.

Chris Gibson | On point | Washington, DC

Organized - effective method of combining a large scale of work into increments. The teaching method was easy to follow.

Ramya Prabhu | Guardian Life | New York City

Gourab did a great job with the training. The materials were clear. Class was interesting and full of good information. Case study was very helpful.

Janet McDermott | Insight Global ( Mtt Contractor) | Edison, NJ

Very Informative, Material was easy to follow. Instructor was very knowledgeable.

Lewis Barsky | Bloomberg LP | Woodbridge, NJ

I liked the real world feedback from instructor. also liked the case study & quiz at the end of the class.

Lene Omoh | North highland consulting | Washington, DC

Well organized. Was not dogmatic, but still persuasive . Small group

Peter Dudek | Stitch Fix | Pittsburgh, PA

Case study helpful in applying course material to real scenarios, instructor answered all questions in detail.

Ran Li | Systems Intergation & Development | Washington DC

The case study and the live examples were very helpful. E.g. Ball toss. Add more group work/ Real examples participation.

Shannon Charland | PwC | Washington, DC

Case study and hands on application of the methodology was a great take away.

Shruthi Kallem | AAA International | Tampa Bay, FL

Instructor was well informed and magnificent in his delivery.

Matt Pace | Wellpoint, Inc. | Tampa Bay, FL

The interactive session.

Terri Congelosi | Bank of America | Tampa Bay, FL

The course material was very focused and the class was taught well.

Brooke Brooks | Kinsale Insurance | Washington, DC

He is concise & to the point. Loved the case study - helps organize & practice the material.
Games & Videos help remember the concepts.

Alina Thachova | DC | n/a

I Liked the way the material was presented & the use of the case study. The materials provided are very helpful as well.

Samantha Armstrong | Rayfirst Solutions | Washington, DC

The course material was very focused and the class was taught well.

Avinash Varma | CGI Federal | Sterling, VA

Engaging instructor, He was knowledgeable and well prepared. I liked the Interactive portions.
Add more interactive portions.

J Wire | PwC | Washington, DC

I liked the Hands-on case study at the end of the course. It helped to put the material learned in perspective.

Jenna Moceyko | Defence Information System Agency | Washington, DC

Concise break down of the meaningful info. Ability to guide through business specific roadblocks.

Bryan Neth | PPD | Highland Heights, PPD

Exercises, examples and case study helped to promote good discussion and increase understanding of concepts presented. Small class size was also beneficial.

Barb McGingley | Dicks Sporting Goods | Pittsburgh, PA

The instructor was very knowledgeable and was obviously interested in having learnt apply agile methods & environment.

Erin Page | PPDI | Highland Heights, KY

Comprehensive understanding of the process from start to finish

Michael Taylor

Very Informative and all questions were answered in a very informative way. Class participation was great

Manoj Kohli | IT Consultant | Edison, NJ

Interactive and instructor very knowledgeable

Pramod Mahashwar | Gamesa | Philadelphia, PA

I like the Role plays, less reading and more Hands-on training

Dan Chung | Society of Hospital Medicine | Philadelphia, PA

The opportunity to use our project as the case study. The was very interesting

Julie Deaver | Tredegar Corp. | Richmond, VA

Knowledge of Instructor and ability to answer questions and relate the material to individual interests.

Jane Lee O'connell | Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond | Richmond, VA

Gourab knew his stuff very well, and presented it kindly and concisely!

Daniel Morris | PPD | Highland Heights, PPD

The course was very informative and explained the material in a way that was understandable.

Kathy Lamb | PPDI | Highland Heights, KY

Very Informative. Gave a good overview to someone new to Agile and Scrum

Craig | Fannie Mae | Frederick, MD

Practical explanation, interactive, Didnt limit discussion to course material alone

Thirumurugan Thalaimuthu | HM Health Solutions | Pittsburgh, PA

Personable Instructor. Excellent Material and interactive conversational approach

Michael Buschmeier | Tridium | Richmond, VA

Instructor was very clear, gave good explanations, effectively integrated content with our real-world project scenarios.

Aaron Zafran | Dun & Bradstreet | Reston, VA

Great to learn about Scrum Agile from fundamentals. We are looking forward to implementing in our real time projects.

Jayaram Udayakumar | Dun & Bradstreet | Reston, VA

Very Interactive, clear explanation on the scrum concept and knowledge & Mastery of the instructor on this topic.

Vijaya Kodre | CGI | Washington, DC

Great pace and the instructor was very knowledgeable. Excellent Job ! Loved that I was able to take this on the weekend.

Ian Ellis | GH Engineering | Washington, DC

Great Material, highly interactive, instructor has great background to share as well connecting the dots for future classes

Lisa Ferro | n/a | Washington, DC

I enjoyed the flexibility that we had in sometimes discussing how certain pieces apply to our current situation.

Jonathan Briggs | Pharmaceutical Product Development | Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC

I enjoyed the practical example that was run on day 3, Also the ball and penny games were fun and tied into the course well.

Greg Saalfeld | PPD | Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC

The real life relation & case study use. Small class size

Nicole Bunbaugh | Management Science Associates | Pittsburgh, PA

Small class size . Materials made it easy to take notes & follow. Knowledgeable instructor, answered specific questions.

Alyson Kelly | Pittsburgh | Management Science Associates

The training was extremely informative and interactive. I can apply what I've learned at my current position.

Courtney Nappier | Guasars, Inc | Washington, DC

The class interaction was great. It helps understand the material better

Shikha Bhasin | IT Consultant |

It was informative, I enjoyed the instructions and interaction

Seetha Gopal | Jaytech Corp | Washington DC

I liked the interaction.

Brenda Corder | FBI | Pittsburgh, PA

Very Interactive. Instructor assisted us to relate Scrum to our everyday roles.

Kim Milazzo | American Express | New York City, NY

Informative, Practical. Gourab really knows the material and helped with application. Class size was phenomenal.

Cameron Eshgh | Qnexis, Inc | Washington DC

I like Small number of participants, Extra documentation, Case studies , sharing stories with classmates & Instructor.

Jeff Outlaw | Schell Games | Pittsburgh, PA

Good pace, quiz feedback, small class size and hands-on study.

Chris Maynard | Cyber Security expert, US Govt | Washington DC

Lecture and slides were of high quality.

Jason Dale | FBI | Pittsburgh, PA

Small class , Good communication. Knowledge of subject by instructor.

Lewis Griffin | Qnexis, Inc | Washington DC

The way Gourab made the class interactive is really good. It helped me stay focused throughout.

Iswara Vigneswara | IT Consultant | Washington DC

The instructor was very detailed and brought relevance to the material.

Joseph Joyner | World Bank Group | Washington DC

The course focused on real application of the framework and principles.

Josiah Anderson | Strategic Staffing Solutions | Detroit, MI

Very informative. Great material. Gourab is very knowledgeable.

Phillip Craig | IT Concepts, Inc | Baltimore, MD

The case study was a very good way to reinforce the topics covered in the class

Alex Douglas | Speedway | Cincinnati, OH

The course was very practical and the faculty was willing to go off-topic to help with real issues within organizations.

Meredith Dake O'Connol | CQ Roll Call | D.C.

I liked the materials, I liked the exercises. Gourab has a mastery of the subject matter and I felt very comfortable asking questions and/or mistakes.

Elisabeth (Lisa) McAvoy | CQ Roll Call (an Economist Group Co) | Sterling, VA

I liked the course content, the faculty, on-site training and case study.

Alison Rigby | IT Concepts, Inc | Baltimore, MD

Good presentation of the materials. Knowledgeable instructor

Edward Sigamani | Guardian Life Insurance | Allentown, PA

The instructor is great and even in a small group, the exercises proved helpful.

Jeff Hamidi | Materials Research Society | Pittsburgh, PA

I liked the level of details given and the explanation of the material.

Arrick Hempfield | PNC | Pittsburg, PA

The pace of Class instructor was knowledgeable and he offered comprehensive examples.

Sheldon Royal | Sterling, VA

Gourab was very detailed and approachable and it was a great training session.

Ranjan Bhattacharya | Synergy Global Technologies | Washington DC

I liked the organized and engaging presentation of material, Teacher’s knowledge & responsiveness. It was small class size and very engaging.

Luisa Palting | Qnexis | Washington DC

The sessions were easy to understand. I liked the hands on sessions. It was iterative & collaborative.

Kurt Neuyen | Qnexis | Washington DC

During the case study, I liked fast engagement and immediate application of agile scrum methodology.

ShaMeen Alston | U.S. Census Bureau | Washington, DC

I liked the thorough process & practical application, as opposed to rote memorization.

Mohammed Rahman | Washington, DC

The class size was small and teaching style was relaxed. I was able to engage in the materials for each day. We not only applied materials to real-life situations but also focused on general philosophy.

Stacey Goers | CQ Roll Call | Washington, DC

I liked the way the instructor taught the class. It was fun and not boring.

Uzzal Khan | C3-Systems | Washington, DC

The instruction was presented in an easy to follow format. The examples used helpful to express the concept.

Denise Ivory | Kaiser Permanente | Silver Spring, MD

The teacher was fun, clear and concise

Drew Cessdy | Richmond, VA

Great Instruction & I liked the methodology.

David Caffrey | Ombudsman Automobile Group | Richmond, VA

Instructor paid great attention to our comprehension. He made sure that we understand the material.

Greg Stingfellow | Xgility | Rockville, MD

Very informative and interactive

Andrew Fabrizab | Social Security Admin | Baltimore, MD

The instructor was knowledgeable and the material was well-paced.

Cliff Lance | Washington, DC

The Instructor was outstanding. He understood our work environments and helped explain using our current jobs/positions.

Autumn Harris | Booz Allen Hamilton | Washington, DC

The instructor is efficient and professional. Gourab has been excellent in explaining in very detail during the course with great examples. He had been very responsive too.

Bhanu Chundru | Washington, DC

I had hands on experience and I liked the instructor’s knowledge of the process and the ability to teach the process.

Kim Sprecher | Kaiser Permanente | Rockville, MD

The instructor was very knowledgeable and gave good explanation of concepts with a good flow of content. The case study and game to explain concepts were good.

Anandhi Venketesh | Rockville, MD

I liked the non-technical explanations given by the instructor and his patience to explain or respond to the questions.

Meena Daddo | Directworks | Pittsburgh, PA

I liked the Instructor's approach.

Sal Washaw | AT & T | New York, NY

Very Interactive; Practical examples and how it could be used at work.

Jack Guerrier | Johnson & Johnson | Philadelphia, PA

The concepts were discussed thoroughly. The case study was very Enlightening.

Raul Caban | EVO Payments International | Philadelphia, PA

The method of delivery and use of real world examples was very helpful. The interactive nature of the course was also good. The case study was particularly useful.

Juanita Dass | International Software Systems | Rockville, MD

Very thorough training. The instructor is very knowledgeable of Scrum Management. The material is presented very well.

Anthony Robinson | Comcast | Rockville, MD

The training was thorough. I have learned a lot during this training. The teacher is very knowledgeable of the material.

Yasmin Behi | Rockville, MD

I have been using Scrum at work for a long time. Awesome class. I learned many new things about Scrum in this class.

Anu Chandhok | Rockville, MD

It was very detailed. Instructor gave very good explanation.

Sabrina Anan | Department of Justice (Unisys) | Washington, DC

Very Informative, Very good materials and teaching style.

John Humen | Xgility | Washington, DC

I liked the case study, course book, and real world use.
Thank you for your expert advice.

Vera Sines | IT Concepts, Inc | Baltimore, MD

The course was 2 days and the duration each day was sized just right. Lunch, breakfast and snacks are included.

Matt Murphy | Xgility | Washington, DC

Good overview of material and good exercises

Eric Halter | NA | Raleigh , NC

Gourab took good time to clarify doubts and questions. He was very informative. Also, the practical hands on training approach really helps.

Lakshmi Dasika | Edison, NJ

I liked the customized case study for SAFe.

Jennifer Salaam | Bloomberg | Washington, DC

I liked the Informative Informal serial pace. The book was along with the course.

Alex Kelly | Accenture | Washington, DC

I thoroughly appreciate instructor's pace, material and knowledge of material. He frequently asked and ensured that we were following along. Smooth transition between topics. Great Pizza!

Shannon Joyce | Markel Corp | Richmond, VA

I liked the instructor and the way the SAFe Framework is made to understand and learn SAFe.

Srinivas Mulagapati | Allegis Group | New Jersey

Gourab is an excellent teacher. He kept the class moving entertaining and engaging.

Jake Willis | Richmond

Good explanation of concepts. The trainer is able to relate to real time scenario and answer questions. The practical hands on was good to apply the concepts learned on Day 1. Depending on the dynamics of the training group, certain areas (topics) can be focused.

Sumathi Sree.B | Larsen& Toubro Infotech (Client: Chevron) | Sterling, VA

The interactive parts of the course really helped in solidifying the concepts of scrum practice/ processes.

Edsel Lu | Mylan | Pittsburgh, PA

The case studies and practical guidance in the class, was one of the best things anyone could have in order for gaining or as compared to a real life project scenario.

Nitin Bhatia | Capgemini | Richmond, VA

The case study was very beneficial in applying what we learned.

Brandon Jones | PwC | McLean, VA

I liked the class participation and all the information that was discussed

Anita Hankerson | Executive office for US Attorneys (EOUSA) | Washington DC

I liked the interactive nature of the course

Akpo (Tobo) Okava | Fei Systems | Washington, DC

Pace was appropriate

Shawn Quigley | Harris | Richmond,VA

Very Agile and informative. More time was allotted for case study.

Peter W. Crichlow | Department of Justice | Washington DC

I liked the demo using a grocery store. Helped solidify SCRUM methodology.

Adam Caruso | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

The case study was very insightful and it helped to see Agile scrum in action.

Robert Weaver | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

Good content and material. Helps to understand the cultural group of this against the existing company culture. A few times the slides/quizzes/instructor statements had conflicting or confusing terminology.

Bernaro Wawrzeniak | Department of Justice | Washington DC

The pace, sequence, quiz and the approach were all very good.

Ryan T. Kasun | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

Interactive - not just lecture, but able to practice some of what we learned. Some of the questions on quizzes were not ordered well.

Steve Albright | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

Very organized and pleasant instructor

Awa Dia | ATF | Washington DC

The presenter had good presentation skills. Hands-on activity was useful. Explain how to run the activity. We wasted some time trying to determine was in the activity.

Mark Smorul | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

Learned to lead a scaled Agile transformation and everything that comes along. More exercise can be helpful.

Tanupriya Singh | IBM | Edison, NJ

In-depth knowledge. Practical knowledge.

Sameer Gupta | Virginia Department of Health | Richmond, VA

The instructor was very knowledgeable and presented the information in a clear and concise manner. I'd like to see an additional "real world" examples.

Octavia Thompson | ATF | Washington DC

Good engagement with class; liked that it was interactive and not just lecturing over slides. Liked the Q&A Scrum Board used to ensure questions get answered. The case study was good to walk through the steps of the scrum.

Scott Jackson | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

I liked the examples provided by the instructor and the fact that our questions were answered and encouraged

Abbaynesh Bryant | ATF | Washington DC

The case study made it interesting. More correct test questions and also a little bit slow on topics which are important for the test.

Donald Graves | Teracore | Richmond, VA

I liked the practical examples and the case study. Better glue for the post-it 🙂

Shivi Goel | Verscend | Richmond, VA

Very detailed and helped me understand the concepts reasoning behind SAFe.

Danielle Wokett | American Diabetes Association (Self Employed) | Washington DC

Agile and Scrum information presented in a clear method.

Josh Dilick | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

Interesting concepts to make me more proactive. Time passed pretty quickly.

Nelson Ramos | NA | Washington DC

The pace was perfect and the case study really helped tie everything together. The instructor was friendly and knowledgeable.

Bobby Cross | Carmax | Richmond, VA

I enjoyed the case study and hands on. Also the intimacy of the class being small, there was more involvement. May be add one more day to do more case study.

Amy Stanley | Johnston County Schools | Fair field Inn, Raleigh

Good examples and explanations of how we could use it in our situation. More breaks in the talking on Day 1. Fill in with small exercises, if possible.

Amanda Neely | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

I liked that there was goal, to get certification. That there was a lot of good discussion about how to apply to our processes. For the case study, would have liked to try out a tool for creating the user stones instead of all post its.

Christina Vogler | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

Being able to apply components of Scrum and Agile to the education field

Brittany Taylor | Johnston County Schools | Raleigh, NC

Class participation and practical application of concepts.

Armon Jackson | Exelon Corp | Washington, DC

Great instructor. Gave good examples & "real life" experience to explain the concepts.

Gerry Shero | Sterling, VA | Bay First Solutions LLC

The live interactions were great, they kept it moving nicely.

George Cross IV | Dun & Bradstreet | Reston, VA

Gourab clearly has a deep understanding of the subject matter.

Brian M. Bookman | Sterling, VA | Suntrust Mortgage

Help to understand how actually agile frame works.

Ali Inam | ABM Industries | Washington, DC

I liked the instructor. Gave relevant examples.

Laveine Amaz | NA | Washington DC

Ease of Navigation, Good concept quizzes throughout the training.

Waleed Abbas | NA | Washington, DC

The study and working with the other class mates.

Ledra Allen | Anthem | Richmond, VA

Excellent Pace and Examples.

David Offenkrantz | Washington, DC

Instructor very clear and helpful

Steve Reeder | Richmond,VA

Very good . Learnt & Understood about Safe Case studies,

Ashok Kattimani | Wipro | Woodbridge, NJ

Very Interactive

Caprice Simmons | Genworth | Richmond,VA

Taking the Scrum Master training was a great experience that allowed my team and others in our organization to learn the fundamental of the Scrum/Agile methodology. This course was very interactive and the instructor was very engaged in understanding our organization’s needs. Overall I would recommend this course to anyone that is interested in learning and applying these concepts in their daily work.

Brandon Dineff | Philips | Pittsburgh, PA

Well-taught course. The instructor was very good at keeping the students focused on the important elements of Scrum and it’s different roles and attributes. Patiently kept us on track and didn’t let us stay into incorrect thinking.

Randy Diboll | USAF/Fearless | Linthicum MD

The Instructor did a wonderful job of focusing on the most important teaching points. Greater discipline for students to avoid side conversations!

Michael Witbeck | NCTC | Washington DC

Gourab related the materials to our workplace and made things easy to understand. Great course. Good mix of interactive and lecture components.

Alana Lombardi | American Express | New York City, NY

The course was extremely useful in helping me understand the principles of Agile methodologies and the role of various players in a Scrum team as well as identifying pitfalls.

Ian Dias | Hughes Network Systems | Germantown MD

Very informative. The content of the training was very useful. The instructor helped to facilitate the discussion. Hands-on activities were also helpful.

Ethan Vu | Hughes Network Systems | Germantown MD

The teaching method was great and detailed and covers our expectations.

Quaseem Misbah | Bloomberg | New York

The course was excellent. I enjoyed the in-class activities and the teacher was an expert.

Keith Wurst | RTI | Morrisville NC

Hands-on learning case-study. The instructor’s concepts were clear and answered questions.

Timothy Small | Duke Health Technology Solutions

Instructor - very well-spoken, and encouraged participation.

Dan Gilvary |Customers Bank | Philadelphia PA

The interactive exercises to get us involved in agile. It brought the ideas to life while discussing our own projects and business.

Rafael Sautos | Customers Bank 

The instructor was very knowledgeable, did a good job facilitating discussions and leading class through exercises. (class size was great - small and focused ) !

Heather Viszlay | Honeywell | Pittsburgh, PA

I wanted to thank you for the extremely successful training sessions.  Your classes have caused a lot of excitement at all levels within Farragut.  The teams are already implementing good changes for the correct reasons.  The teams have a new understanding of why and have a new sense of autonomy.

Sean Klein | Development Manager, Farragut Systems | Raleigh, NC

The instructor knows the material. Well-arranged for the student’s w/o prior knowledge of the business area. We were very short on time but I would have liked a little more activities and examples.

Shannon | NCTC | Washington DC

The instructor's knowledge was very good. He was able to hold class attention throughout the course.

Walter Williams | NCTC | Washington DC

Gave a good foundation and presentation of concepts and was mixed with hands-on.

Hillary Martine | Customers Bank 

I like the importance placed on leadership. A lot of info presented in an easy to understand and digest format.

Andre Stroud | NCTC | Washington DC

It really helped me understand the SAFe and applied it to our business model. Thank you!

Caurie Hoisington | NCTC | Washington DC

Very informative and usable approaches. Immediately useful techniques. Tight time for all information.

Tony Bennett | Federal Government | Washington DC

Physical take-home materials. Real-world examples and training.

Justine Kuntz | PCMS Datafit | Cincinnati, OH

Agile concepts were helpful to understand and apply to what we do.

Joe Waldeck | PCMS Datafit | Cincinnati, OH

I like the visual & hands-on parts of the class I feel there can be more hands-on practice and/or examples throughout the class.

Iesha Lane | Chenega Corp | Washington DC

Slides and diagrams gave a helpful breakdown of concepts. More non-tech/software examples.

Conner Sullivan | Infinitive | Washington DC

It was informative, I enjoyed the instructions and interaction

Seetha Gopal | Jaytech Corp | Washington DC

Very Interactive. The instructor assisted us to relate Scrum to our everyday roles.

Kim Milazzo | American Express | New York City, NY

Personal interaction with every participant. Solving real world on our needs

Ashwin Saboo | Angarai International | Greenbelt, MD

The instructor was able to align the material to own organization sees requirements. We as a team were able to expand our individual learning experience.

Desikar Itarish | Angarai International | Greenbelt, MD

I like the rate at which the class was taught. I like training materials. The teacher was very knowledgeable.

Reniece Perry | SAIC | Washington, DC

The instructor taught the best practices and why these are the best practices. He was flexible in the training to allow our team to get the best benefits from the class.

Paula Hidulg | Rockwell Automation | Cleveland, OH

I liked the fact that it was interactive and we were able to apply the concepts to a simulation exercise.

Matthew Milian | Bachardi | Miami, FL

Interesting content and good hands-on practice elements.

Peter Gregoire | Time Warner Cable | Milwaukee, WI

I thought the practice in class on day two a lot of questions gave us a good indicator of how it works.

Dawn Winters | QinetiQ | Reston, VA

A lot of Q & A and the exercise were especially beneficial to understand the instructor was very knowledgeable.

Patty Schied | QinetiQ | Reston, VA

Very, interactive, interesting, instructor knowledgeable.

Bolarinna Oreagba | SAIC | Reston, VA

The course was hands-on and informal. The instructor was flexible and open to answering all questions.

Rose Valente | Guardian Life Insurance | Allentown, PA

The course was organized for a small group and we had lots of real-life examples to talk through.

Anne Erney | Guardian Life Insurance | Allentown, PA

The content was good and I like that the test is included in the price.

Jeff Eynon | Guardian Life | Allentown, PA

The course is tailored to our needs and has interesting examples

William Yenkevich | Guardian Life | Allentown, PA

I liked the Course material. The faculty was knowledgeable and I liked the way he used some real-life examples to explain.

Neeti Wadhwa | Guardian Life | Allentown, PA

I liked the case study and the ability to ask questions.

Lori Rogora | Guardian Life | Allentown, PA

The course was relevant and detailed. I liked the quality of the materials, the instructor & Labs.

Brian Croll | Guardian Life | Allentown, PA

The Instructor was clear and answered complex questions very well.

Charles Welsh | Kaiser Permanente | Silver Spring, MD

The class was very interactive. A lot of information was shared, which I’m hoping will benefit my everyday duties. I was very well engaged.

Saddia Cheema | Kaiser Permanente | Silver Spring, MD

I liked the quick pace, relevant examples, and the ability to discuss how well it applies to us.

Joe Gabel | Kaiser Permanente | Silver Spring, MD

I liked the format of the class, the class was very interactive.

Kenyetta Cole | Kaiser Permanente | Silver Spring, MD

I liked the project and role-playing the scrum processes/steps.

Kim L Rich | | Kaiser Permanente | Silver Spring, MD

I liked the Instructor and how clearly knows the material. The workbook was very helpful.

Erin Griffin | Kaiser Permanente| Silver Spring