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Learning & Training Insight via the KAI Blog

  • Is the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) training right for me?
    by kaipartners December 14, 2017

    With the KAIP Academy’s Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) training sessions taking place next week, we wanted to address some questions we’ve received about whether a CSM designation is worth it. One of our partners, Michael Bosch (Certified Scrum Professional from Brightline Solutions, […]

  • 7 Smart Ways to Make Your Sprint a Success
    by kaipartners December 6, 2017

    By Michael Bosch, CSP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO KAI Partners is excited to share a guest blog post by Michael Bosch, Agile Services Director of Brightline Solutions, Inc., a locally-based firm offering Agile Delivery and Change Management Services to public sector organizations and private sector […]

  • 5 Steps to Building a Successful Agile Development Culture
    by kaipartners November 30, 2017

    By David Kendall Software, and for that matter, product development of any kind, has historically been described as a conflict between three primary constraints: Time, cost, and quality. The missing component to this description is the labor, i.e. the people involved throughout the product […]

  • Applying your Prosci Certification in the Real World
    by kaipartners November 14, 2017

    By Elizabeth Long Having a certification like Prosci is valuable in terms of provide knowledge and framework around the Prosci ADKAR® Model. It’s also a great way to show your credibility as a practitioner of change management. While the certification provides a good […]

  • How to Make Your Career Reach Its Full Potential
    by kaipartners November 8, 2017

    By Ryan Hatcher Years ago, I received a great piece of advice from a former boss who started an agricultural services business in his basement with a fax machine and a phone. In just two decades, he built an international consulting powerhouse largely credited with opening markets all over the […]

  • 5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Professional Development
    by kaipartners October 10, 2017

    By Melissa McManus, Ed.D and SHRM-CP Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a Human Resources Conference sponsored by SAHRA—The Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, a professional organization of which I am a member— titled People, Purpose, Passion! It was a great two-day […]

  • 3 Steps to Achieve Work-School Balance
    by kaipartners September 20, 2017

    By Danielle Cortijo Congratulations, you’ve taken the first step in one of life’s major balancing acts called pursuing an academic degree, all while being an active full-time employee! You’ve earned this moment of celebration by simply making the decision to participate in this […]

  • KAI Partners Staff Profile: The Human Resources Generalist and SHRM-CP
    by kaipartners July 5, 2017

    There are many paths to success and while not everyone takes the same path, we often manage to arrive at the same destination. In our KAI Partners Staff Profile series, we share interviews and insight from some of our own employees here at KAI Partners. Our staff brings a diversity in education, […]

  • Why—and How—You Should Implement a Training Workgroup
    by kaipartners June 20, 2017

    By Elizabeth Long Oftentimes, change management consultants enter a project and provide training resources and knowledge for their client. When the project is over, the consultants take these resources and knowledge with them and the client is left without the tools needed to replicate the work in […]

  • How to Plan Your Career Development
    by kaipartners June 14, 2017

    By Dr. Melissa McManus, SHRM-CP Career development is the ability for you to manage your career. It involves goal-setting, awareness, and a willingness to learn. It is an ongoing process throughout the course of your career and sometimes, it can involve a bit of risk (don’t worry, I’ll […]