Our Coaching Approach
Our coaching approach is firmly based on the Agile Principles. We are not dogmatic in our approach. Instead we use those agile tools and methodologies that are most beneficial to our clients in their particular situation. We use the whole range of agile methodologies as opposed to a single one-size-fits-all method. Our unique practices and tools allow us to scale your transition in the best way for your organization.
Our experienced Agile Coaches help you understand the impact of the change and track the progress of that change as you move toward your defined business goals. To enable a long-lasting and sustainable transition, your organization will need to develop internal coaching capabilities. To this end, we empower and accelerate your employees’ learning and help your organization scale Agile effectively from the bottom-up as well as top-down.
The springboard to agile is an initial assessment of the pilot teams. This helps to determine the status quo of the teams. Since every team, company or project is unique, the assessment will provide both a business and a cultural analysis in order to understand the best approach for introducing agile to the pilot teams.
Transitioning to agile, like any major change, requires a clear strategy. This strategy will provide guidance on how to effectively support the teams as they adopt new working practices like Scrum, as well as informing and supporting the rest of the organization which will be inevitably affected by them. It is important to understand that once the transition to agile starts, it will never stop. There is no “ideal” end state; agility is centered on continuous improvement. The Transition Strategy is designed to move each team from its current state toward more agility.
In order to bring a common understanding of agile into your organization and teams we provide interactive and targeted training. These trainings can focus on leadership, teams, roles or technical topics. The base for all our trainings is the agile principles. Trainings include:
- Executive management workshops introducing lean practices and agile leadership
- Recognized Certifications: Agile Fundamentals, Agile Project Management, Agile Facilitation, etc.
- Role-based trainings, e.g. Scrum Master or Product Owner trainings
- Developer trainings on agile engineering practices like TDD (test-driven development) and emergent design
While training provides important theoretical knowledge, coaching focuses on helping people and teams discover how to become agile in the real world. It does this by enabling and accelerating their understanding of Agile Principles through everyday work practices. Doing only the practices without having fully understood the principles behind agile will hinder and even prevent continuous improvement, which is crucial to a long-lasting and sustainable agile transformation.