"Successful executives are realizing that traditional Agile product development is just not enough in today's economy.
At CLL Group we focus on enabling executives to achieve an organizational-wide culture of:

Delighting customers as the bottom line for the whole organization.
Creating high performing teams throughout the ranks by empowering, motivating, and engaging the whole organization.
Eliminating waste by continuously optimizing the end-to-end flow of business value from the "idea" phase through delivery and support.
Cultivating a fun and innovative culture by creating a safe place to experiment, learn and grow."

~ Catherine Louis, Principal CLL Group

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Certified Scrum Product Owner class @American Tobacco Campus

Per your request we’re hosting another class at the American Tobacco Campus! 2 days of intensive Product Owner training May 24th -25th, located within a company where Scrum is being practiced. We will be able to sit in Scrum meetings as they are practiced in a company delivering value right in the heart of Durham. See you there! […]

Per your request: American Tobacco Campus Certified Scrum Master Workshop

In the heart of Durham! Per your request we are adding another American Tobacco Campus Certified Scrum Master course: – Mojo Scrum:  2 days of intensive hands-on Scrum Master training March 28-29th, located within a company where Scrum is being practiced. This is a unique opportunity: you will be able to sit in Scrum meetings as they […]

Whole-Team Dynamic Organizational Modeling

Heading to #Agile2015 in DC tomorrow. Super excited to see old friends and meet new ones. We’ll be presenting “Whole-Team Dynamic Organizational Modeling” next week, Tuesday at 2pm, and hope you can join in.  Feedback from clients who have used this whole-team modeling approach to empirically create their agile team formation shows this is indeed […]

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"I find Catherine's approach absolutely great! No slides at all, instead, we formed groups in order to collaborate and learn together. On the second day the teams were able to produce a product. She knows how to keep a group motivated and more importantly, she is great at clarifying questions." Gabriela Castro, February 2016
"Great having a diverse class group to share and collaborate on ideas! Catherine is awesome :) " Kara Booth, December 2015
"Fast paced = Excellent!" George Harter, December 2015
"Love the fast pace and creative problem solving - all with new tools." Steve Vest, December 2015
"Tools were amazing. Great overview of Agile and Scrum. Cannot think of any improvements!" Bill St. Pierre, July 2015
"Great 2-day event. I learned more than expected. I had to think & participate, no sliding through. Great instructor, great material, I wish it was longer." Ed Fowler, June 2015
"Story mapping has helped me quickly ID the product stream line, get everyone on the same page of the most important features needed, and most importantly, identify the ones that are mandatory to have the MVP." Tomás Rodríguez Rojas, May 2015
"The workshop exceeded my expectations. Catherine's approach was interactive and immersed participants to ensure active infusion of the course material. The scrum group exercises cemented a deep knowledge base, and her corporate experience provided interjections of business theory and real agile applications for detailed insights." Christopher Parker , March 2015
"Skilled, experienced and patient instructor." David Goodling, April 2015
"I really enjoyed the training session. Her method was teaching via examples and a number of exercises rather than theory so it was very easy to follow as well as it was always interesting. She made the concepts easy to understand and I know the information will stay with me for long time. Now, it is time to use it! Thanks a lot!" Manjinder Mann, January 2015
"I love Catherine's clear and to-the-point understanding of what someone is saying. Complexity formulated in easy ways, and clear to understand. Great ability!!" Christine Prechsl, November 2014
"This workshop is essential for the Product Owner to understand their role in the Big Picture." Joe Kueser, September 2014
"…The third day was an eye opener for me. We got to work on such an amazing vision that was shared between our team and we walked the path with assistance of Catherine from the Vision to the actual actionable user stories that would represent values of our potential customers and be integrated with the users goals. We where shown the art of working as a team of free motivated people to develop a product road-map and get a workable backlog…" Benas Benetis, August 2014
"Very active workshop! Excellent toolbox for Product Owners and leaders. You will learn way beyond Scrum." César Arce, June 2014
"Truly enjoyed the CSPO class! Great tools and resources that I know I'll use for many years to come." Andrea Kitchen, May 2014
"Incredibly intellectually stimulating - my brain is swimming with action items and ideas and books to read. Flow: so much good stuff, never rushed, not reliant on powerpoint." Tom Krieger, April 2014
To read more about our Agile workshops from those who have attended, see "testimonials."

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