Sber and SberUniversity launch joint courses at Agile Competence Center

Sep 23, 2021

Sber announces the launch of Agile Competence Center. It’s an educational project that will train anyone and everyone to introduce and manage change flexibly.

Sber is entering the market with its flexible response courses due to the experience it has gained while carrying out the world’s largest agile transformation, its biggest agile community in Russia, and professional coaches.

The first programs students can sign up for are KSD (Kanban System Design), KSI (Kanban Systems Improvement), and the Scrum Master School (level one).

The first KSD and KSI batches to be taught by Sber’s certified agile coaches are launching this October. Each program will last for five days, have online classes and teach real-life cases encountered at Sber and elsewhere. Thanks to the partnership between SberUniversity and Kanban University, course graduates will receive certificates verified by KU and a state-recognized certificate of advanced training after successfully passing SberUniversity’s final test.

The first level scrum master school is also launching in October. Teaching a unique ten-week online course designed by Sber professionals, it will include practice, feedback throughout the course, and five hours of personal mentorship from coaches when you can work on your own case studies. After successfully passing the final test, students will receive a state-recognized certificate of professional development. Course graduates will have a chance to be in an internship at Sber as an agile coach.

Ksenia Yashina, senior managing director, director of the Office for Agile Transformation and Adoption of Change Instruments:

“We are happy to announce the opening of Sber’s Agile Competence Center. On the one hand, it is essential that we continuously improve the practices and expertise of agile coaches, scrum masters, product owners and all those involved in creating new value for our clients. On the other hand, we are ready to share our experience and knowledge of different approaches and effective tools to enhance the agile maturity of professionals in the open market. The launch of training for everyone is a logical step in the attainment of these goals.”

Further information about the program and upcoming batches is available at https://www.sberbank.ru/ru/legal/services/agile

Scrum is a framework allowing teams to create valuable products and services by organizing continuous experiments in a safe environment.

Kanban is a change management method visualizing intellectual work and setting limitations. Kanban works well in product development alongside scrum in teams. It can even be used for one person and is an effective tool for the development of the entire organization.