High-Performance Teaming Training

Great teams don’t just happen. Teaming must be learned, practiced, and reinforced at every level of an organization.

Michigan Technology Services offers instructor-led High-Performance Teaming training, as well as other Agile and Scrum courses, through partnerships with authorized Cognitive-Edge and Scrum Alliance Trainers. The training can take place at our location in Farmington Hills, 20 miles outside of Detroit, or onsite at your office anywhere throughout the United States.

While many agile trainers fly into metro Detroit to deliver Scrum and Agile classes at a hotel, like Agile Leadership or Scrum @ Scale, and then leave, we live here and support the local Agile community.   We continue to sponsor regional Agile conferences and meetups. We have successfully run Agile and Scrum courses for multiple teams in the Great Lakes area.

What is High-Performance Teaming training?

Teams are an organization’s best change agent and a key mechanism for organizational learning. Yet team building activities and Agile frameworks are insufficient at building the network of teams needed to create the agility, resilience, and safety organizations need to gain and maintain a competitive advantage in today’s VUCA operating environment.

High-Performance Teaming targets non-technical or soft skills—those vital few factors behind successful and failed organizational and team outcomes—by blending experiential learning activities (anthro-simulation) with interactive workshops.

Who Needs High-Performance Teaming?

Anyone who wants to build a high-performing team or organization. This is an all-inclusive workshop that will deliver the teaming capacity coaches, teams, and organizations need to achieve their desired team-based outcomes. This is Teaming for Everyone, and is the class executives and professionals alike are experiencing and raving about.

Frequent job titles of past attendees include, but are not limited to: Operational Excellence Professionals, Agile Coaches, ScrumMasters, Healthcare Professionals, HR Professionals, Board Members, Product Owners, Directors, VPs, CXOs, Product Teams and First Responders.

What Will Participants Learn?

Human Factors

  • Explore and experience the factors that limit organizational, team, and human performance

Complexity and Teams

  • Connect Complex Adaptive Systems thinking and the Cynefin framework to the Science of Teamwork and Leadership


  • Develop the non-technical or soft skills that are needed to turn a team of experts into an expert team

Red Teaming

  • Improve decision making and detect weak signals with applied critical thinking and groupthink mitigation tools

Improve and Measure Team Performance

  • Objectively measure team performance and enable guided self-correction and 1% team kaizen


  • Actively learn and practice skills in a safe-to-fail teamwork simulation where expert facilitators and software manipulate the environment

Your Instructor

Brian “Ponch” Rivera is a recovering naval aviator. He learned the essentials of teamwork, leadership, and coaching during his tours as an F-14 Top Gun instructor and demonstration team member. His combat experience at the tactical and operational level combined with his advanced education prepared him to become a thought leader in Agile and Operational Excellence. He will be joined by a co-trainer with advanced team building experience. He has successfully taught team building workshops for numerous global organizations and is the founder of AGLX Consulting.


The next Team Building class in Farmington Hills will be Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20, 2019. The regular course fee is $1,495/student, but early enrollment, prior to August 22nd, is $1,295/student.

Want a class before next September in Michigan?

Private classes for groups are available upon request. Call 248-489-0408 for details.

This is an advanced class. Please come ready to participate, share your experiences, work hard, and have fun!  There will be a pre-class homework assignment, which you must complete, so be sure to coordinate your schedule to allow time for this activity.

For additional High-Performance Teaming Training class information or to request a class date contact Michigan Technology Services. 248-489-0408

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