"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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Q1 Scrum Team Training

We’ve posted two Certified Scrum Master courses for Q1, both hosted at local businesses with in the Triangle. Feb 13-14th we have our upcoming Mojo Scrum Workshop at Acumen at the American Tobacco Campus, and ur upcoming course at Acumen in Durham Feb 28-Mar 1 we’ll be at RedHat in Raleigh For either course, contact […]

Scrum Master course @American Tobacco Campus Durham

We’ve got an emergency hands-on Scrum Master course requested for September 27th-28th in Durham. There is no better way to take a class than if it’s hosted in a place where Scrum is practiced: we’ll be able to sit in on the Daily Scrum (otherwise known as the “stand up” meeting) for sure, perhaps a […]

Scrum Gathering Minneapolis – are you attending?

Really excited to be traveling to the Scrum Gathering Minneapolis next week to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and hear what others have learn from as many sessions as I can possibly attend! There are 10 tracks! Not going to name them all, however here are some new ones you may find interesting […]

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"The hands-on, visual nature of the workshop definitely maximized knowledge retention and learning."Sarah Bill CSM Workshop November 2018
"Great facilitation, easy to understand, dynamic learning!"Brayan Chacon CSPO Workshop September 2018
"I expected a long, un-inclusive presentation for 16 hours. It really shocked me how inviting, fun and informative this was! I enjoyed the video activity the most -we used Scrum instead of just having it presented it to us!"Morgan Johnson CSM Workshop September 2018
"Absolutely awesome course with really interesting exercises"Dragan Markovic CSPO Workshop June 2018
"Easily the best training I've had in a long while!"Steve Woolley CSPO Workshop June 2018
"This workshop helps you to talk and negotiate with your team, managers, stakeholders and customers to work together and get working products done fast and with high quality." Mario Esquivel CSPO Workshop April 2018
"Really provides great methods and tools in order to be a more successful Product Owner and to help build better products in a more effective way." Cristian Araya CSPO Workshop Feb 2018
"It was a great experience, theory with practices and with real stories." Jorge Alvarado Zamora CSPO Workshop Feb 2018
"I got so much out of the class, not only learning about Scrum but also about myself and my creativity." Dani Leeds-Kim CSM Workshop Feb 2018
"Fantastic hands-on training and simulations to help you learn fast." Mark Baradas , CSM Workshop Feb 2018
"Very powerful exercises demonstrated how much Scrum can help you accomplish in a very brief time window." Mark Ehrlich , CSM Workshop Feb 2018
"Clear, Professional, Thorough. Overall an excellent class!" Jerry Manziello , CSPO Workshop August 2017
"I thought this was an enlightening class. I was engaged the whole time and this is something I will bring back to my company!" Curtis Lefebvre , CSPO Workshop, August 2017
"This was a great hands-on class. There was a lot of information and learning that can be applied to all aspects of business, not just about Scrum." Ryan Buffa, CSPO Workshop, July 2017
"This workshop was an awesome experience that mixed conceptual ideas with applied skills that created an engaging and dynamic working environment." Dominic Vizdos , CSPO Workshop July 2017
"Enjoyed the wealth of information provided about the Product Owner role!." Diamond Lassiter, CSPO Workshop July 2017
"Great eye opener, triggers stimulating conversations and various points of view!" Iulian Nistor , Leadership Workshop June 2017
"This is great training. I will definitely introduce it to my colleagues!" Le Tang , Leadership Workshop June 2017
"Great workshop and training. Very enjoyable. Things learned during the two days are going to make a difference in my career." Remus Boca, Leadership Workshop June 2017
"Knowledgable, personable instructors. Highly interactive, true experiential learning." Ben Voroney, June 2017
"I really enjoyed Catherine and Jane. They had great energy and shared their knowledge easily." France Koroscil, June 2017
"The workshop really exceeds the expectations! A LOT of valuable takeaways. Love the articles and references mentioned!" Mariana Cordoba, May 2017
"I think this will really help me to stand on my feet again after changing careers!" Giancarlo Matute, May 2017
"Catherine's Whole-Team modeling exercise was so helpful! It helped us optimize the flow of delivery to our customers, and pointed out new areas of improvement never thought of before. Her facilitation skills are amazing. Thanks!" Kim Durand, April 2017
"Learning the importance of value optimization will bring immediate value to my projects day to day." Todd Krantz, April 2017
"Catherine is a master at introducing a topic for learning and then refereeing the team effectively and patiently. She stuck with us and made sure we were operating as a real team. I enjoyed everything, every immersive exercise was exponential learning." Melanie Johnson, April 2017
"The course overall was amazing! Thank you for everything!" Charles Henry, January 2017
"A very complete and joyful Product Owner workshop, you will learn powerful tools to be able to empower the Product Owner" Ricardo Valladares, January 2017
"I love that you included an amazing amount of information on Scrum, and also the Lean Start-up!" Garvin Reid, January 2017
"Totally interactive workshop that keeps you moving, analyzing your environment, and thinking about yourself. Gamifies your job and your team's job, so it becomes fun and easier to do and manage problems." Sergio Saborio Taylor, June 2016
"Wanted to let everybody know that this was probably the best class I've attended in at least the last 10 years. I really felt like we grew to become one cohesive team. The impact that experience had on me was incredible and one I will try to keep with me – especially when times are rough. It’s amazing what we can achieve together." Mary Mercer, April 2016
"Wanted to let everybody know that this was probably the best class I've attended in at least the last 10 years. I really felt like we grew to become one cohesive team. The impact that experience had on me was incredible and one I will try to keep with me – especially when times are rough. It’s amazing what we can achieve together." Mary Mercer, April 2016
"Learning tools and techniques that can be applied to my every day job is invaluable to me as a PO." Ben Solero, March 2016
"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
To read more about our Agile workshops from those who have attended, see "testimonials."

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