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Neal Isborne
Neal Isborne
Product Owner at ING Bank
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I sat a 2 day Profesional Scrum Product Owner course with Simon. Probably the best training course I've sat to date, very informative, Simon is very easy to approach and can explain things clearly. I would highly recommend Simon to anyone looking to take any type of Scrum training.
Laura Rubio
Laura Rubio
Scrum Master at Royal London
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I would definitely recommend Simon for his Scrum training. I attended a 2 day training course with some colleagues of mine who have a variety of experience levels. As somebody who is relatively new to Scrum, the 2 days provided me with enough information on the Scrum background, roles and practices to take this into everyday work. Simon is incredibly knowledgeable on the topic, engaging and somebody I would encourage you to learn from whatever level you are at.
Adam Watson
Adam Watson
Senior IT Leader at The University of York
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Simon came in to deliver Scrum foundation training across various IT and Business areas here at the University of York. I cannot recommend this training and this trainer highly enough, Simon was professional, fun and engaging. He structured the class well with a good balance of theory, action learning and examples from his own professional life. Brilliant!
Matthew Hutton
Matthew Hutton
Development Team Leader at The Share Centre
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Simon is a brilliant trainer who taught me well about the Scrum framework. He explained the material excellently and I got 100% on the assessment as a result.
Matthew Bielby
Matthew Bielby
Scrum Master at Lloyds Banking Group
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Simon delivered a really strong PSM 2 class, making good use of technology to allow us to continue learning even in the middle of lockdown. The quality of the course was very high and I feel that we managed to cover all the course areas just as well as I would have hoped to cover them on an in person course. I really enjoyed the pace of the class and being able to see a little bit deeper into being a scrum master.
Adrian Cago-Graham
Adrian Cago-Graham
Head of PMO at AXELOS
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Just completed scrum master 2 training with Simon all virtually during the Covid lockdown. The training and course was excellent which due to expertise, experience and energy provided by Simon. Engaging, challenging and would highly recommend!
Laura Crawford
Laura Crawford
Scrum Master at Sky
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I attended the PSM I Scrum Master course with Simon through my employer. I found Simon's course interesting, engaging and very useful in helping me pass my exam which I did first time! Simon is very knowledgeable and I particularly appreciated the fact that there were lots of tangible and practical examples covered in the course rather than just theory. I am hoping to study for PSM II and Simon will be my first port of call.
Siru Virtanen
Siru Virtanen
Network Lead at Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres Network
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I attended Simon’s PSPO I training, the first one in the UK done virtually (due COVID 19). I had my doubts about 2 day virtual all day training, but it was absolutely fantastic! Even that the training days were long, like they would be in the in-person training, they energised me. Simon is a great trainer with a wealth of knowledge and a lovely very approachable attitude. I passed the exam with a first go -thanks, Simon!
Laura Gil Garcia
Laura Gil Garcia
Senior Consultant
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Simon has abundant knowledge, experience and knows very well how to teach Scrum. I did the PSM course, and I was lucky to do it with Simon, he is an expert in Scrum and treasures more than 10 years experience working in agile project management with Scrum and a lot more in IT. Thank you, it was great learning with you
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Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson
Senior Consultant at Esher Advisory
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I attended Simon's excellent Scrum Master course that ran virtually for two days. Simon drew on his extensive experience and depth of knowledge to deliver a great course. Due to the Corona virus we also experienced the power of working virtually on Zoom and Mural.co
Mireille Lovejoy
Mireille Lovejoy
Initiatives Project Leader at Roche
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A masterclass in agility! Simon successfully navigated the challenges of running the two day training course virtually. I feel that I am ready to consolidate my understanding and move forward with the PSM I assessment. Thank you
Zsolt Balint
Zsolt Balint
Senior Digital Producer at Brandwidth
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I attended the PSM workshop with Simon that I found interesting, informative and entertaining at the same time. It was a great combination of learning and group exercises. Although it was a remote course due to the corona virus, I didn't feel it was less interactive or intense than it would be personally. Highly recommended!
Garion Swann
Garion Swann
Change Lead at Royal Mencap Society
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Simon provided a brilliant online Scrum course, although the course was supposed to be in person it was moved online due to social distancing and the subsequent lockdown. Simon's course translated extremely well online and Simon did a superb job training and answering questions.
Kevin Iduodoh
Kevin Iduodoh
Digital Consultant at Oracle
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I had the great pleasure of being trained by Simon Kneafsey on a PSM course. It was a great experience over the two days, Simon has a unique way of teaching and interacting with his pupils which for me especially made it easy to understand the content, assimilate, interact and collaborate with my fellow pupils. I strongly recommend him and in the near future i will be seeking his trainning on other courses.
Elina Iervolino
Elina Iervolino
Field Application Manager at USound GmbH
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I had the pleasure to follow an online course tought by simon. I enjoyed the course and Simon made it very interesting for beginners like me but also for advanced people like other attendee. he was friendly but very professional.
Emily Wester
Emily Wester
Capital Programme Manager at London Borough of Lambeth
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I took Simon’s Professional Scrum Master course in London recently. It was one of the most engaging training courses I’ve had the pleasure of taking. He kept the material relevant, took time for interactive learning, and helped to answer questions on how we could apply scrum principles to our varied work environments. Would absolutely recommend the course to others.
Chris Coombes
Chris Coombes
Agile Delivery Manager
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Simon’s training excellent, he has an extensive knowledge and real world application of Scrum based on his own experiences. I attended his PSM2 class and found this invaluable, especially covering techniques and facilitation styles that I’ve started implementing at work. The environment was very collaborative and enjoyable thanks to Simon.
Alexis Baker
Alexis Baker
Technical Delivery Manager at BSkyB
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Simon used a lot of great techniques to get the people on the PSM II course talking and interacting, it was a superb 2 days where we could talk about our experiences and learn more in depth about PSM. No powerpoint presentation! Thank you!
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Duncan Cave
Duncan Cave
Head of projects at Adserve PLC
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The course was really enjoyable, I learned a lot from Simon and the other members of the team I was working with for the two days. It was great hearing about all the real-world experience from Simon and other people in the room. I’ve really been inspired to make sure my company succeeds at Scrum. Simon is a great instructor; he was able to mix things up enough to keep it interesting and engaging – even after lunch!
Ligia Stan
Ligia Stan
Software Engineer at Elsevier
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I have attended the Scrum Master (PSM 1) course from Scrum.org run by Simon. I highly recommend Simon as a Scrum trainer for his wide range of skills, including his communication skills, industry experience, teaching and friendly approach towards his trainees.
Mark Kenny
Mark Kenny
Consultant at Farsight Consulting
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I was taught by Simon in February 2020. He brought the content of the Scrum PSM1 course to life with a host of interesting examples & anecdotes. He kept the group engaged & was more than happy to answer any tricky questions that the group had. Highly recommended!
Steve Bills
Steve Bills
Manager at American Express
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I came into the course knowing very little about Scrum (used by others in my organisation but I had no direct experience). I left the course much clearer on both what Scrum (and Agile in general) is and isn't. Simon was very clear in his presentation style, keeping us all engaged, and very approachable in the breaks with any questions. (As well as keeping the presentation very interactive for questions etc).
Terry Robertson
Terry Robertson
Integrated Franchise Leader at Roche
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Simon did a great job of making the content accessible for someone not in the IT or software development world, but rather using Agile and Scrum for other complex product delivery. Engaged the whole class to participate, allowing for great real world insight to the benefits, challenges, and potential pitfalls, to go along with the classroom theory.
Chris Mansbridge
Chris Mansbridge
Digital Transformation Expert
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Simon was a great trainer and was happy to keep answering random off-topic questions that were being shouted out. I highly recommend him and will be doing more courses with him in the future!
Soran Seyedi
Soran Seyedi
Consultant
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Simon is a professional Scrum trainer with great skills. He is on top of each and every topic and provides great examples and practical techniques to be successful in Scrum. His classes provide a great atmosphere to share ideas and team work and includes lots of fun excersizes to apply the knowledge gained in the class. Highly recommended!
Ravi Sandhu
Ravi Sandhu
Product Owner at HM Revenue & Customs
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Simon has abundant knowledge on Scrum. He actively engaged everyone in the PSM II class with element of fun. He put knowledge into implementation. His classes are highly recommended. I have learnt various techniques in facilitating meetings and discussions.
Stefano Milanesi
Stefano Milanesi
Founder at Scrummy
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I have attended the PSM II held by Simon, where I had the chance to access very useful insights about the scrum master role. Simon Kneafsey is a great trainer whatsoever. The course held by Simon is very recommend to anyone willing to go deeper on "real life" Scrum adoption inside the organizations; Simon is able to facilitate interactions and is very open about his experience in many Scrum teams and organizations.
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Mel Herdon
Mel Herdon
Digital Project Manager at ICAEW
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Simon was an engaging trainer and he covered all the bases of Scrum clearly in two days. I particularly felt the working examples/dilemmas were really useful and he gave lots of recommendations for further reading. I passed the PSM 1 first time with a great mark so I feel a lot of that is down to Simon as I realised through the course quite how much I had assumed or didn't actually know and 'corrected' myself.
Caroline Turek
Caroline Turek
Technical Writer at Attolight
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Recently, I had the privilege of attending Simon's PSPO I and PSM I training courses in London. I really enjoyed the classes and learning from the wealth of experience that Simon brought to each course. He demonstrates all the values of Scrum while teaching the courses. Simon was highly engaging and communicative with the class and addressed specific questions throughout the training, which was excellent.
Dami Oluyemi
Dami Oluyemi
Product Management
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I can confidently say that Simon is one of the best if not the best Scrum Trainer I have come about. His teaching style is very unique and he incorporates activities to make the class lively. His class is not just about teaching principles but also talking and discussing real life scenarios that apply to what is being taught. I will continue to attend Simon's classes whenever I need to take up any course with scrum.org.
Stela Vornicu
Stela Vornicu
Contract Manager at Total Support Services Ltd
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I have booked Simon's course after reading all the amazing reviews on social media. As I have only recently heard about Scrum and with no tech experience, for me it was important to find someone who can explain all this new concepts so I can understand. Simon was brilliant. The course was very interactive and open, we worked in teams and we received constant feedback on our group works. I took the exam a few days after the course and it was an easy pass.
Chris Atkinson
Chris Atkinson
Scrum Master at Atom bank
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I recently attended the Professional Scrum Master training in London in December 2019, Simon was great. I passed the exam with 97% just a week later. Thanks Simon
Laurence Lewis
Laurence Lewis
Executive Partner at Gartner
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I recently attended Simon's PSM II course and can't recommend him enough. The sessions were run very professionally providing sufficient time to interact with fellow students, learn from each other's experiences and contribute to the mutual development of the class. The exercises were involving and allowed discussion among participants. Simon shared techniques and insights to assist with one's Scrum Master role. Both days flew by!
Elynor Kamil
Elynor Kamil
Project Manager Scrum Master at BidFX
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On the 2 day PSM I course Simon did an excellent job teaching the scrum material and helping all of us feel more confident not only in the details of scrum but how to apply it to our organisations. I found his tips on some of my specific work conundrums very helpful and have been applying them with increasing success. Thank you, Simon!
Andy Davies
Andy Davies
Workplace Strategy Manager @ WeWork
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Took the 2 day PSM I course this year and Simon was brilliant! His knowledge of the subject area and facilitation skills engaged me and our group throughout the 2 days as well as enabling me to pass the assessment first time! Highly recommend taking the PSM I course and specifically having Simon as your trainer. Thanks again Simon : )
Ciaran Simmons
Ciaran Simmons
Scrum Master at RBS
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I recently completed the PSM II course and have gone on to pass the assessment. The course was awesome, we didn’t stop. I have already taken lots of the techniques we tried out in the course into my practice with great results. I would strongly recommend any professional scrum masters take this course you will not be disappointed. A huge thank you Simon.
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Alan McGill
Alan McGill
Project Manager, Scrum Master & DPO
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I took a two day PSMII course in November 2019. I have run courses myself and I know how difficult it is to keep the room engaged and positive, especially in the afternoons. Simon was very adept at keeping the group moving forward, learning with enthusiasm and getting complicated topics across. I thoroughly enjoyed the two days and would highly recommend any course that he delivers. Thank you Simon.
James Hosker
James Hosker
Senior Scrum Master at HM Revenue & Customs
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To date Simon has to be, in my opinion, the best trainer I have worked with. I really liked how Simon grew the various conversations when members of the group were discussing topics. On many occasions I have seen trainers close of conversations by acknowledging people's points and not expanding but Simon responded with his thoughts and gave healthy challenges to invite us to think about topics from a different viewpoint.
Francesco Racanati
Francesco Racanati
PSM-II | Management 3.0 | SAFe Agilist 5.0
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Simon's PSM II course was literally AMAZING! I had the chance to learn lots of things that for sure I'm going to use in my day by day. His mentoring helped me a lot in bringing out the best of myself and understand the "fragilities" I should work in order to be stronger. Despite I made him tons of questions and requests he has always been kind providing tangible solutions and solving my needs. Thanks a lot Simon!
J Patrick Stenhouse
J Patrick Stenhouse
Scrum Master at Royal London
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I recently attended a PSM I course that Simon delivered. I found the course really insightful and delivered in a way that showed Simon knew his subject matter inside out. I left the course armed with a greater understanding of Scrum and how it should be applied coupled with Simon's advice and help on how to pass the examination. I passed comfortably first time - thank you Simon.
Victoria King
Victoria King
Product Owner at Mott MacDonald
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I recently attended the Professional Scrum Product Owner course. It was a fantastic 2 days and I learnt so much through Simon's engaging teaching style. I had read some books, but it was this course and the exercises that really helped consolidate this learning and answered my questions and concerns on the application of scrum to my team. The support materials following the course are really useful as well. Highly recommended.
Herinder Chin
Herinder Chin
Certified Professional Scrum Master I
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Simon was brilliant, I went from not knowing anything on the subject to being confident and able to talk about the topic (and actually passing the exam!). I loved Simon's style of teaching - it was easy going, highly informative and instead of sitting through hours of a powerpoint presentation, we instead worked in groups on exercises with real life examples and had a few games thrown in as well.
Matt Dale
Matt Dale
Contact Centre Development at Roche
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Simon was an excellent trainer that made the topic come alive for a lot of us who were very new to Scrum. To go from novice to confident in two days was unexpected and brilliant. Definitely recommend the course, and more specifically Simon's welcoming style that encourages questions, discussion and deeper understanding.
Rob Hindle
Rob Hindle
SAP BI Manager at GlaxoSmithKline
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Simon led an excellent 2-day PSM 1 (Professional Scrum Master 1) course in our offices for ~14 people and was knowledgeable, professional and always helpful. Thank you Simon!
Laura Valente
Laura Valente
Energy and Banking Professional at Scottish Power
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Simon was able to explain and deliver the course and Scrum theory very well to ensure everyone's understanding. He happily answered any questions, and was able to help provide more context around the Scrum and agile working by using examples from his own experience. I have come away from the course with a good understanding of the subject to go on and pass the exam and put the theory into practice.
David Seward
David Seward
Make the difficult easy and the impossible possible
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Simon is a wonderful teacher of a thoroughly organised Scrum Master course with a great style and insight and knowledge of what Scrum and the Scrum Master role entails. Not to speak of excellent guidance on getting through the certification exam.
Brian Bob-Jones
Brian Bob-Jones
Design Thinking Lead at PwC
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I attended the PSU course. Simon is extremely knowledgeable and delivered the content in an excellent way, always pausing to check understanding, engaging everyone and the pace of the teaching was excellent. In particular I really liked the use of soft music (selected by the participants from all his courses, including ours) which Simon would play during the exercises to help us remain calm and focussed. I really enjoyed the PSU course and Simons teaching was 1st class.
Jack Goodwin
Jack Goodwin
Software Engineer at telent Technology Services Ltd
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If you are new to Scrum or even believe you are experienced in the framework I highly recommend Simon's take on the Professional Scrum Master course. It was engaging from start to finish and for someone that has been immersed in Scrum for years it was amazing to go back to some fundamental principles with fresh insights. I cannot wait to bring some of these themes and principles back into focus with my current team.
Angie Hudson
Angie Hudson
Certified Scrum Product Owner
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I attended the 2 day Scrum Product Owner course run by Simon. I can truly say that this was one of the best agile/scrum courses I have been on. Simon came across as extremely knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. He ran the course at just the right pace and made it very engaging. The after course material and support is second to none. I will definitely be recommending Simon to anyone who needs Scrum training and hope to attend another of his courses soon.
Darren Flynn
Darren Flynn
Global Conference Service Manager at Aptiv
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I had the pleasure of attending the Professional Scrum Master course with Simon in Dublin last week which was so enjoyable. His delivery and mastery of the subject matter really enriched the learning experience which resulted in being totally immersed and engaged during the entire two days of the course. I would highly recommend that you join one of Simons classes if are interested or starting your agile and or scrum transformation journey. Thank you Simon.
Imad Sabonji
Imad Sabonji
Manager - Professional Services
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Very skilled trainer, keeps you engaged and answers all questions with clarity. If you need any training or coaching, Simon is the one. Always available to support you and clarify your queries. Looking forward to another course with you.
Timothy Beveridge
Timothy Beveridge
Delivery Team Lead at HM Land Registry
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Simon facilitated a really insightful 2 day seminar on the foundations of scrum. Will be recommending his course to my department and it has inspired me to continue my scrum journey further.
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Ollie Killinger
Ollie Killinger
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Thought the course was fantastic. Material delivered in a really engaging way and Simon K was a great tutor.
Mike
Mike
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The class was very informative, educational, enjoyable & controlled. Each session was well explained and all participants wee encouraged to interact and participate. Simon kept the course flowing smoothly, explained all definitions & scenarios thoroughly and could give real life examples of the various topics.
Zena Willis
Zena Willis
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Clear and easy to understand presentation. Great real world examples of the principles of scrum in action, from the presenter.
Mason Smith
Mason Smith
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Awesome! Def. is helpful and can take you the a next level Scrum Master quickly.
Aaryn Ellsworth
Aaryn Ellsworth
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Great info and Instruction.
Rukhsana Hussein
Rukhsana Hussein
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The training was well organised and delivered, with a good range of theory, group exercises and real life examples
Harish Thakur
Harish Thakur
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Simon explained scrum framework in very simple and the way it was intended to be practiced. Class was very interesting and Simon tempered it with right amount theory /practice and discussion to take us throw the journey.
Alex A
Alex A
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Excellent course. The pace of the day was fast and we covered an awful lot in the 2 days. Not only did we cover Scrum framework, values and theory but also several scenarios that highlighted the growing importance of the product owner.