Agile Training and Coaching

World-class training and coaching from New Zealand’s Agile experts.

Do you need to deliver more value to your customers? Are you seeking certification in industry best practices? Get the skills you need to deliver better projects, faster.

Drawing on our years of experience managing strategic software development, our seasoned coaches have trained teams in IT, policy, communications and strategy at organisations including Contact Energy, Wellington City Council, NZ Post, IRD, BNZ Insurance, EQC and Housing NZ.

Internationally, all the big companies have come to us - Sony, Paypal, HP, Seagate, China Merchant Bank, Cisco and others.

World-class training that makes a difference

From fundamental to expert

Whether you’re kick starting your career as an Agile professional or scaling Agile in your organisation, we provide courses from fundamentals to expert level. Bring your team to train together for maximum impact!

Taking lessons from the most successful companies around the world, we will answer your questions about how to implement Agile in your organisation, the benefits you will gain and the challenges you may face.

Get hands on

Our skilled facilitators deliver intensive, hands-on workshops using a mix of presentation, demonstration and learning games to sharpen your skills in critical areas of Agile practice. Workshop topics include a beginner’s guide to Agile, project planning, writing great user stories, mastering product ownership, Portfolio Kanban and more. Every fortnight we run a free two-hour workshop An Introduction to Agile. Sign up to our free workshop

Get a head start

Secure an Agile head start and internationally recognised certification with our dynamic, two-day course Agile Professional Foundation. We’ve partnered with the premier international Agile organisation ICAgile to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what to expect on an Agile project and the skills to be effective on one. This course is also accredited with the Project Management Institute.

Coaching from experts to lift your performance

Coaching accelerates your learning and adoption of Agile best practices. Our expert coaches spend time with you to help streamline your work flow, collaborate effectively, resolve impediments and improve your working environment. Our feedback, tools and techniques will get you delivering the best results for your organisation.

Our coaching takes different forms, from daily or weekly sessions, and may include auditing your practices to pinpoint areas for improvement, identifying ways to increase communication and continuous improvement, working with teams to get the most from their processes, engaging with executives on organisational aspects, and coaching cohorts to make your teams self-coaching.

Our coaches come from different backgrounds, providing different perspectives, mastery and knowledge, but they also all have experience working on real and complex projects. Thanks to this industry experience, we know the methods that will get you started faster and the pitfalls you need to avoid.

Our goal is always for your team to become self-coaching and adept at Agile - we motivate change, and help you make it happen. Whether you’re a new team, a high-performing team or a team facing challenges and transition, we’ll help you to make faster progress, perform better and deliver greater value to your customers.

What people say

Boost provided excellent support, helping our project team develop an Agile mindset and transforming their modus operandi. The team has greater focus and the business is seeing tangible results.

— Jake Porterhouse, NZ Post

One of the key benefits is that Boost is also a development company, which means they bring real-world experience to their training. I highly recommend them.

— James McLean, Fairfax Media

Boost tailored training to our needs and helped relate scenarios to practical examples. Entertaining, informative and most importantly relevant.

— David Stephen, Ministry for Primary Industries

The course was a great mixture of theory and activity with lots of room for questions. We've already started using some of the tools presented by Boost's coaches.