Three remote, online courses for you to choose from

Our focus recently has been to find new ways of running our Education courses so you can continue to upskill and get the training you need. Therefore, we can now delivery three of our courses remotely using technology that allows us to create engaging, interactive and fun environments in virtual classrooms.

The next Foundations of DevOps Online is on 3-6 August and Fundamentals of Agile Online is on 10-13 August. Agile Project Management Online is on 31 August to 4 September.  

All of these courses are ICAgile certified.

Practise what you teach

You wouldn't learn to skydive with someone who rarely skydives, would you? Neither would we. Its the same with specialist education too.

Which is why our courses are developed and taught only by people who are in practice at Assurity. Every single day of the week...except when they're in the classroom teaching you!

So when it comes to deploying what you've learnt. It's going to work instantly. Like the parachute.

We've got a practical range of public and private courses that give you the skills you need to deliver better in a fast-changing technology environment.
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This week's NPS score

83

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Delivering real outcomes – what people are saying

Excellent Agile course. Bruce was an awesome facilitator. It was a 360˚ view about Agile, PO, Scrum, Kanban and how all roles can help ensure work gets completed. Excellent Agile techniques. Good classroom size.
Communications sector
Jul '20
It was a great course, probably the best one I've done at work. Robert and John were engaging and fun facilitators and the activities were awesome.
Government sector
Jul '20
Bruce was a wealth on knowledge and facilitated the course to suit all learning styles. You know when a course is A+ when you walk away with so many new tools, understanding of the Agile approach and a brain full of new ideas.
Communications sector
Jul '20
The course content is very detailed and informative. The presenters/trainers make sure that the trainees/attendees are educated, as well as entertained during the course. The sessions are fun, collaborative and interactive.
Technology sector
Jul '20
I would definitely recommend Fundamentals of Agile. I enjoyed it for several reasons – first, the way the information has been presented to us – lots of workshops, interactions, interesting videos, relaxed but intense conversations.
Technology sector
Jul '20
Robert taught us how to start thinking with the Agile mindset through a well-thought-out lesson plan that used interactive activities to solidify our learning. We were also given the right tools to start implementing Agile in non-software situations.
Technology sector
Jul '20
I've been to a few courses. The ones I have attended at Assurity are next level. Engaging, thought provoking and purposely set in a comfortable environment to maximise learning. 10/10.
Technology sector
Jul '20
Assurity's Fundamentals of Agile course brought the Agile mindset to me and not just the theory. The course taught me how to apply the values and principles to the business.
Technology sector
Jul '20
Even though this course was delivered online, it was no less of an experience than being delivered in a classroom. Bruce is a skilled facilitator who did justice to the subject and made our learning fun at the same time.
Technology sector
Jun '20
Jacob is excellent with good pace. Remote is ideal for nationwide diversity and focus levels, content is relevant, scenarios are true. Four half-days are perfect. Really well run – A++.
Travel sector
Jun '20
Real-life examples and lots of practice made the content much easier to understand and to relate with. The way Jacob explained the concepts was amazing.
Technology sector
Jun '20
The Scrum course was excellent, a great intro to the Scrum framework. Jacob was a great facilitator, very knowledgeable and had some brilliant real-life examples.
Government sector
Jun '20
I had my doubts doing this workshop online. However, I enjoyed the pace, content, the activities. Bruce is a great storyteller. I really enjoy his sharing of examples that relates to the topic at hand.
Financial sector
Jun '20
Assurity provided a fantastic learning environment, expert instructor and well-planned course activities which reinforced the learning. Both informative and fun.
Technology sector
Jun '20
I really like the way they teach with so many examples and interactiveness.
Health sector
Jun '20
A fantastic course. Highly recommend. I particularly liked the practical exercises to embed the learning. I've taken away a number of tools and techniques that will certainly improve the delivery from, and experience for my team.
Technology sector
May '20
Great content and facilitation of the course. Both Bruce and Chardi were knowledgeable and clarified all queries and also provided real-life project examples.
Technology sector
May '20
Fantastic course with a great facilitator. Course had a great pace but there was still the opportunity for discussion.
Government sector
May '20
Assurity facilitators challenge me to challenge myself. Refreshment comes in the form of practising exposing my authentic self to people I've never met before.
Technology sector
Apr '20
Just completed the PSM course with Jacob Creech and it was excellent. I didn't know what it was going to be like via Zoom but Jacob created a lovely vibe and we all bonded and had a great experience while learning lots.
Technology sector
Apr '20
Great facilitators that could read the room, keep a great pace, give good, real-life examples and kept the room engaged.
Financial sector
Mar '20
The facilitators were great, lots of humour, engaging and read the audience well. The content was well-structured and the perfect mix of theory, practical and discussion.
Financial sector
Mar '20
Experienced trainer, excellent examples, responsive style and course format broken down well to apply to future work.
Entertainment sector
Mar '20
Michael Bolton presented a great training course. Would recommend it to all testers. Venue was good and catering was excellent.
Financial sector
Mar '20
RST is likely the most awesome course for software testing. Assurity provided great venue and food.
Business services sector
Feb '20
The Rapid Software Testing course was great. The presenter was very knowledgeable, fun and interesting. It was inspiring to connect with other testers and I found the whole experience very worthwhile. Thanks!
Financial sector
Feb '20
The course exceeded my expectations in both presentation and content. The presenter (Jacob) has a depth of experience in the field and was able to understand and explain the concepts across many different working environments.
Communication sector
Jan '20
The course was extremely informative, presented in a way that encompassed multiple learning styles (visual, auditory, kinetic etc) which helped me take everything onboard. The information provided was extremely valuable and relevant to me day-to-day work.
Energy sector
Jan '20
Great service when I enquired about the course, excellent learning space, ideal sized class, knowledgeable and friendly trainer, dynamic use of different learning techniques which appealed to different learning styles, and enabled us to put what we were learning into action.
HR sector
Jan '20
Powerful, impactful delivery that really hit the mark with the audience. We learnt with little effort and the day went quickly. At the end, there was a lot of talk about how we can adopt these principles and it truly inspired the participants.
Sporting sector
Jan '20
A really good mixture of practical activities and video examples. Kept our attention and engagement for two days which is not always easy on a training course. Was really fun.
Sporting sector
Jan '20
Good mix of theory, practical activities and videos. Facilitators had great energy and knowledge.
Sporting sector
Jan '20
Awesome content and variety of delivery, course structure, practical exercises and presenters and presentation. One of the best courses I have ever attended. It seemed very current and delivery embodied the subject. Perfect!
Sporting sector
Jan '20
Excellent course, well-constructed and great facilitator. Course was sufficiently flexible to allow participants to incorporate real-world examples/questions. Right combination of theory and practice – learned a great deal.
Government sector
Nov '19
The course was very interactive and provided tangible and useful tools to be used in our BAU. Marcella provided clear examples and ran great activities to help us understand the concept. A great coach.
Government sector
Nov '19
Excellent course, well constructed and great facilitator. Course was sufficiently flexible to allow participants to incorporate real-world examples/questions. Right combination of theory and practice. Learned a great deal.
Government sector
Nov '19
The content was relevant and applicable to my role. The facilitators set the foundations well and fostered sharing throughout. Overall the course provided an interactive and personal experience as we were able to use real-life scenarios and leverage others experiences too.
Consultancy sector
Nov '19
This is a well-designed training course, not only for Product Owner practitioners but also for any professional looking for improving working practices.
Government sector
Nov '19
The course was interactive with great hands-on activities to help absorb the information. The information was of high-quality and extremely relevant.
Government sector
Nov '19
Highly informative and practical learning activities which helps you learn how to apply Agile into any piece of work (including outside of employment), all without feeling like it's information overload.
Government sector
Nov '19
Well-paced, excellent participation and engagement, slick facilitation and useable reference/course material.
Government sector
Nov '19
I chose Assurity because there were very limited offerings around Agile Project Management and the course content was very appealing. The learning outcomes very fantastic, Bruce is very knowledgeable and was absolutely brilliant to have as our facilitator.
Telecoms sector
Oct '19
The course was fantastic! So much so, that I would love to do the next level – Agile Coaching.
Consulting sector
Oct '19
Great delivery and energy during both days. Have already recommended that course specifically to several other people.
Government sector
Oct '19
An incredible amount of learning packed into a short time. Weeks and months after the course, I'm still thinking back to what was discussed and using it in my everyday life. Not just work skills but life skills!
Technology sector
Oct '19
The Agile Facilitator course I attended was one of the most useful and productive training courses I have ever been on. Jacob was an amazing facilitator and the volume of learning materials and experiences shared over the two days was incredibly useful to me in my day-to-day role/work.
Technology sector
Oct '19
Jacob, the presenter, was highly skilled with practical experience in all the topics. The answer to every question was followed up by a real-life example. Everybody had the possibility to learn a lot while having fun.
Electronics sector
Sep '19
Very full-on two days, lots of good skills and tricks taught in the course about Scrum. Enjoy the real life experiences Jacob shared with the class.
Electronics sector
Sep '19
Well-structured course. Lots of interesting content. Great energy in the presentation... it's very rare to attend a 3-day course and stay engaged end to end, but I had absolutely no difficulty doing this. Really really impressed.
Health sector
Sep '19
Life-changing for budding BAs.
Health sector
Sep '19
It was really insightful, inspirational to hear real-life examples and I learned a lot.
Distribution sector
Sep '19
The training aligned with what I see as an industry-must for organisations. It filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge and had until now been unable to fill through personal research. The delivery from Allen in particular was excellent.
Technology sector
Sep '19
The course was engaging and presented in a way that made what could be quite a 'dry' topic interesting and memorable. It has left me with lots of ideas and thoughts around how I can use this information.
Technology sector
Sep '19
It was a good introduction to a complex process in a short timeframe. Good variety of exercises and activities.
Consulting sector
Sep '19
Very interactive teaching methods. Instructors are very knowledgeable about the course material and were always ready to answer questions or discuss content further.
Technology sector
Aug '19
Excellent pace and targeted subject matter to the actual attendees. Tutor was knowledgeable, not just theoretically, but also with huge backlog of real-life experience.
Technology sector
Aug '19
Great facilitators who are able to demonstrate how you might apply the content and can go much deeper across a range of components. A real focus on ensuring you get what you need from the course.
Government sector
Aug '19
The content is highly relevant and to the point. The training isn't just listening to theory, you get (really) involved in exercises which teach you HOW to actually use the ideas and techniques. The teachers are knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic.
Technology sector
Aug '19
Bruce maintained a great level of energy throughout. I very much appreciated some of the tools that were taught such as User Story Mapping. I particularly appreciated the exercises where we practised the production of a new product.
Technology sector
Aug '19
The facilitators were excellent – knew their stuff, well prepared, good at facilitation, personable. The content was relevant, interesting and comprehensive. The approach worked well; hands-on practical and shared experiences are good pedagogical approaches.
Consulting sector
Jul '19
Enjoyed a good mix of practical exercises and discussion. Jacob clearly knows his stuff.<br />
Encouraged to 'change the world' one step at a time.
Consulting sector
Jul '19
Excellent trainers, lots of tools explained and demonstrated, good materials, lots of practice.
Government sector
Jul '19
The instructors kept us very engaged and offered multiple modes of learning. They created an incredibly safe space for us to 'fail' and try new things. They were incredibly knowledgeable and able to provide us with insightful and detailed answers to any questions.
Consulting sector
Jul '19
The material and presenter were extremely engaging. I am new to Scrum. Well done. I am really excited now to enter the Scrum world.
Government sector
Jul '19
Loved each and every bit of the course. Very well-designed and executed.
Consulting sector
Jul '19
Jacob had a great manner with the class and explained and illustrated concepts well. The content was well-structured and engaging.
Energy sector
Jul '19
Very interesting and engaging course. Lots of real-world applications and scenarios were given to reinforce the learning.
Consulting sector
Jul '19
Exceeded my expectations. Knowledgeable, confident facilitator and lucky to have a good collaborative bunch on the course with me.
Consulting sector
Jul '19
The course was great because it was delivered by people who are familiar with our organisation and they tailored the discussions, examples etc to how we are currently working.
Government sector
Jun '19
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, the trainer was excellent and I felt totally at ease to involve myself with the team activities. Definitely very enlightening. I will recommend the course to my peers and definitely pick Assurity for future courses.
Government sector
May '19
The course flowed well, the content was good and Jacob was a great presenter with lots of experience.
Financial sector
May '19
Trainers were brilliant, collaborative, supportive, created a safe environment and demonstrated what being a great facilitator is!
Technology sector
Mar '19
Fraser and Bruce were excellent teachers who were really passionate about the subject and able to adapt as we provided feedback (e.g. speed up the pace, include real-life examples, etc). Good sized class and really interactive. I got a lot out of it.
Financial sector
Mar '19
Great facilitation by Bruce. Loved the fact that there was sufficient time to discuss content and interaction to assist with learning. Bruce also took the time to explain stuff in breaks which really helped.
Self-employed consultant
Mar '19
The course addressed all the questions I had around Agile and its concepts. It validated my preferences on how I have been working with teams that are practical, pragmatic, collaborative and fit for purpose approaches to delivery which creates continuous improvement and change.
Telecoms sector
Mar '19
The course really has incentivised me to keep practising the mindset and principles that I continue to adapt and adjust for new environments and situations I go into. I’m really keen to take it to the next level and keep learning.
Telecoms sector
Mar '19
The course content was extremely relevant. The exercises enabled us to get a better understanding of how the Agile mindset delivered greater results.
Self-employed consultant
Mar '19
The content was really good. The presenter was excellent and kept the momentum. The learning outcome was exceptional.
Government sector
Feb '19
The course was well presented, the material covered at the right level for an entry level course for both those brand new to the concepts and those with some knowledge both taking away learnings.
Automotive sector
Feb '19
The trainer knew his domain and was able to share his passion for the topic with humour and professionalism. I feel well prepared for the exam and will be in a better position to aim for this kind of role in the future.
Financial services sector
Jan '19
The course material was delivered fantastically in a way that worked for everyone from daily DevOps users to those who didn't know what it was. The trainers were wonderful and enthusiastic about the course and the content and made the training very engaging.
Technology sector
Jan '19
An exceptional course in understanding more than just the technical aspects of how DevOps is applied. The 'why' was valuable but also it enabled me to see how cultural change is needed when looking at traditional infrastructure operational teams.
Technology sector
Jan '19
Carefully constructed, well delivered and clearly evidenced as a living, breathing exemplar!
Technology sector
Nov '18
I found the course well run and Bruce facilitated the two days very well. It was very engaging with a good mix of learning combined with practical exercises.
Technology sector
Nov '18
The course was well run, respected all our learning styles and gave a good opportunity for reflection and collaboration.
Financial sector
Oct '18
Bruce and Fraser are very well-versed in Agile and great at answering curve ball questions on the fly in clear and practical ways. Great comprehensive course, especially condensing it into two days. Highly commendable!
Government sector
Oct '18
It was a well-run, focused training session. Even though I have been a Prod Owner for a while, I still learnt new tips and tricks and got info out of it. I came out more empowered to do the tasks I need to in an often challenging role.
Government sector
Oct '18
The instructors not only created a really relaxing and friendly environment, but also helped us understand how the Agile model could be applied in our field. The task allocation game was the highlight of the day. Love to see the impact of Agile in a real-life scenario!
Government sector
Oct '18
The BVA course was professionally delivered with a lot of invaluable learnings, yet at a flexible pace with more in-depth discussions answered comprehensively. It was the best experience I have had attending a course.
Transport sector
Oct '18
I think it was an incredible course. My only improvement for a 10/10 would be having the course somewhere hot and sunny!
Media sector
Sep '18
Really useful and practical course, delivered in a super engaging way. Lots of interactive learning activities with a wealth of additional materials provided.
Transport sector
Sep '18
I had a very good experience which helped me to put together into a usable structure my Agile knowledge. Bruce is an excellent educator. I've enjoyed the course and find it incredibly useful and beneficial.
Technology sector
Sep '18
Awesome content, great environment, professional friendly lecture, relevant work examples.
Technology sector
Jul '18
The feedback (on Better Software Development) has been overwhelmingly positive both with the content and how it was presented. People are keen to adopt this way of working. Now I just need to maintain the momentum.
Technology sector
Jun '18
Ceedee was a top-notch facilitator!! One of the best I've ever had. The course content was practical and interactive which kept me constantly engaged... For someone with a short attention span, that's saying something!
Government sector
May '18
Presenter (Ceedee) had hands-on experience and clearly articulated the 'Fundamentals of Agile'. It was the perfect balance of presenting and interactive participation.
Government sector
May '18
Very good course. The pace was good for someone that had very little knowledge of Agile. We covered a lot of content and the activities were very relevant. I really enjoyed Bruce's facilitation style.
Postal sector
May '18
It was perfect, exactly what I needed. Purists of Agile believe that you don't need Agile Project Managers in Agile. However, in NZ, it is clearly otherwise. Agile and Digital PMs need to do this course.
Design sector
Apr '18
This is hands down the best course I've been on. Every part of it was beneficial to me in my role and I will definitely be back for more. Also very well facilitated by Ceedee.
Mediation sector
Mar '18

Our approach – Outcome-based education

Our value proposition is clear. We don't just deliver training. We deliver real-world, hands-on, practical education from expert consultants who work in the industry for a living. No matter whether you are an individual or a business, what your skill level is or what kind of education engagement you
choose with us, you will get real-world skills development from real practitioners to use immdediately on your projects. Delivering better software outcomes is our mission and we base our entire programme around achieving this.

Three ways to engage Assurity Education

We offer three Education engagement models, each of which use Assurity's practising experts to facilitate and deliver learning.

Public education courses

Public education courses

For individuals and small groups. Our entire suite of courses in shared attendance setting - online booking.

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In-house Training

In-house training

Group education inside your organisation. Courses customised to your enterprise's unique situation and context.

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Mentored Learning

Mentored Learning

The ultimate outcome-based solution. Tailored, baseline, group-based education, plus hands-on coaching on a live product.

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Public Education Courses – Small groups. Great value

Our public courses in Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Business Analysis and Testing are available at various skill levels in a shared attendance setting in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, facilitated by practitioners. Prices on a per person basis, with discounts for group bookings of six or more. We also offer an early-bird discount of 20% for bookings made more than one month in advance.

Benefits of our Public Education Courses include...

  • A flexible way of being able to educate smaller groups
  • Places can be booked at short notice
  • Secure online payment by debit and credit card

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In-house Training – Group education inside your organisation

For a fast and effective way of embedding new capability into your teams, we can customise our courses to your organisation's unique situation and context.

Experience has shown that educating people involved in the same work at the same time delivers more consistent, better-quality, long-term outcomes. It also leverages your investment in training as we can focus on company-specific issues throughout.

Benefits of our In-house Training include...

  • Material tailored to your needs, plus the opportunity to discuss issues specific to your organisation during course exercises
  • Custom pricing
  • Cost-effective for a larger number of participants

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Mentored Learning – An innovation that delivers outstanding outcomes

Traditional training often fails to yield sustained results over the long term. That’s because a large amount of learning is forgotten within two weeks if the knowledge is not immediately applied and turned into skills. Some studies have shown that without quality coaching, 87 cents out of every dollar spent on training is wasted.

Assurity Education has delivered breakthrough successes with our structured Mentored Learning Programme (MLP) that applies learning immediately. MLP is made up of two key components:

  • Baseline, group-based education activates key knowledge areas and establishes a consistent understanding and shared phraseology
  • Immediate, hands-on coaching then turns this theoretical knowledge into practical skills

By working with you through the programme, we can introduce quality practices that start with a high level of support and then level off over time as the gains in performance and productivity are realised. The net benefits of this approach are increased productivity, reduced time-to-market and increased ROI.

We offer a range of customised MLP delivery plans for all our courses topics. Our approach is:

  1. Understanding your needs to establish a real-life business scenario to work on throughout the MLP programme
  2. Baseline education to establish shared knowledge across the team involved
  3. Leading by example, transferring knowledge – one of our experienced, expert consultants leads the first period of work
  4. Supporting via coaching. We slowly step back as your people progress. Once you are running on your own, we agree on any follow-up needs you may have

The outcomes of our Mentored Learning Programme have been outstanding. We measured the performance of our Scrum 2-2-2 MLP (an initiative we developed and executed in 2012) across a number of enterprises. The worst outcome has been a 100% lift in velocity or throughput. The best outcomes have reached 800%.

Email us for an introduction to MLP and case studies of enlightened businesses that have experienced the power of the programme.

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Bruce Keightley

Head of Education

bruce.keightley@assurity.co.nz