Arcadis & Prowareness Agile Fast Track
Arcadis, Prowareness and the Refugee Talent Hub are hosting a course on Agile working. Within Arcadis, Agile is used in many ways. Want to receive professional training from Prowareness Academy? Learn more about Agile and become a certified Scrum Master (PSM1)? Apply now!
About Agile and the course set-up
Agile way of working beats the traditional linear way of managing projects as well as developing products and services in this fast changing world. The main focus is on delivering value frequently to the customer and continuous improvement. Scrum is the most common framework that is inceasingly used by many organizations that are slowly adopting the agile way of working and mindset Scrum uses a series of shorter product development cycles to increase customer value, improve quality and increase self-organisation. This way of working, on the technical side, promotes continuous integration, rapid development, and continuous delivery. Cross-functional teams work together in sprints (often 2 weeks) on chuncks of workt that are ready for release at the end of the sprint. They are guided by the Scrum Master, that helps them improve and work accoording to the Scrum Framework and adopt an Agile mindset.
● Before week 1: You will receive an online assessment that helps to tailor the course program.
● Week 1: The course will start with a kick-off session in which the trainer Co Meerveld will share more about Agile working and how it is applied within Arcadis. Our training partner Prowareness will introduce the course materials and provide the training throughout the course.
● Week 2: 1 day Scrum Master training hosted by Prowareness
● Week 3: 1 day Scrum Master training and an exam preparation session, hosted by Prowareness
● Week 4: In the beginning of the week, you will conduct an online exam to obtain the PSM1 certificate. At the end of the week, we will celebrate the completion of the course together in a festive closing event.
About the trainers
The course will be given by Arcadis and Prowareness. Co Meerveld, IT Manager Test & Development at Arcadis, will share his own experience as well as his learnings from being part of a large multinational company. Professional trainers from Prowareness will provide the training, course materials and examination as learning partners in this track.
Arcadis is a large Dutch consultancy and engineering company with worldwide activities in the field of infrastructure, urban environment, water and climate. Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Arcadis employs 2300+ people in the Netherlands. Arcadis has several offices in the Netherlands including Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Den Bosch, Rotterdam and Zwolle. Worldwide Arcadis has 28.000 employees, 350+ offices in 40 countries. Want to know more? Visit the website.
Prowareness is the Dutch expert on Agile training courses, workshops and consultancy. Whether you want to become a professional Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Coach or Agile leader and/or your organization needs assistance in your Agile transformation. With over more then 100 training courses and a team of 80+ well experienced certified trainers and coaches/consultants, we help organizations learn and grow. Prowareness Agile Academy is considered to be one of the best Agile training institutes in the Netherlands, being certified training partner of Scrum.org, Scaled Agile, Kanban University, LeSS, DevOps Institure and APMG-International. Read more about Prowareness here.
What do we expect from you?
1- You are eager to learn more about Agile/Scrum.
2 - You are planning to work with Agile/Scrum in your next career steps.
3 - You are motivated and committed to getting a certificate and are willing to do the necessary self-study during the course (around 2 days).
4 - You are available for the full training program in november: the kick-off in week 1, 4 half training days in week 2 and 3 and lastly half a day exam prep with a few hours exam, and the closing event in week 4.
5 - You are eager to learn more about Arcadis.
6 - You will share your CV and a short motivation with us (around 300 words) that explains more on why you would like to learn more about Agile, and how you plan to apply it in your next career steps.
7- You can demonstrate that you have an intermediate English level that allows you to follow the course and course materials. Preferably B2 or C1.
8 - You are willing and able to travel to a training location centrally located in NL on occasion (wherever possible we want to host the trainings on location).
Interested? Apply now!
About the application process
When we have received your CV and short motivation, we will make a selection out of the candidates. There will be 15 spots available in the course. The deadline for application is Monday the 11th of October. For questions about the course, or about the application process: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org