AGILE

Improving the way teams work together
to deliver great products and services.

Whether you are just about to embark on your Agile journey or already well on your way, we offer a range of services to suit your needs.

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Agile Strategy

We will help you create the right strategy to transform your organisation to an Agile way of working – and help you implement it.

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Agile Scaling

We will help you devise a strategy and approach to scale Agile across your organisation, including setting up a
Ways of Working hub.

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Agile Fast Start Programme

Our 24 week programme provides a framework for Agile teams to get up to speed quickly and start their
Agile journey.

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Agile Academy

Aimed at helping you to develop your internal staff becoming Agile experts and coaches so that you can be self-sufficient on your Agile journey.

Agile Strategy

Transitioning to an Agile way of working can be a daunting task.

Our team of Agile experts has experience helping both small and large organisations across many sectors to shape their transition from traditional to more Agile ways of working.

We will work with you to shape a strategy and approach that is right for you.

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Help you understand what Agile is and how it can help your organisation.

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Help you to achieve clarity on your vision.

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Help you to define your strategy and approach for transitioning your organisation to an Agile way of working.

Agile Fast Start Programme

The Fast Start Programme enables your team to get up and running quickly, and begin to adopt an Agile mindset. By the end of the programme your team will:

  • Be self-organising.
  • Understand Agile fundamentals and how to apply Agile practices and techniques.
  • Have complete clarity on the vision for the product – the “why?”
  • Have an agreed set of measurable outcomes that the team are all focused and aligned on delivering.

The Programme includes the following activities:

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Quarterly Maturity Assessment & Growth Plan

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Measurable Outcomes Definition Workshop

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2-Day Agile Foundation Training

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Ongoing observations and recommendations

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1-on-1 coaching

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Team coaching

Agile Scaling

We will help you with your strategy and approach to scale Agile across your organisation. This includes setting up a Ways of Working hub that becomes a central place for knowledge, governance and expert guidance for your Agile teams.

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PILOT PROJECTS

Analyse the organisation, identify where to start, and choose a set of pilot projects for your Agile journey.

These pilots will uncover common issues and constraints, clearing the path for subsequent projects.

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WoW HUB

Build a central Ways of Working (WoW) hub to provide support for both new and existing teams, and ensure consistency and alignment as you scale.

The hub will include capability for governance, learning and development, team onboarding, communities, expertise and coaching, comms and awareness, people and finance.

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ONBOARD NEW SQUADS

Begin to scale by onboarding more teams to Agile ways of working, using the Fast Start programme to get started and build capability quickly.

These new teams can take advantage of the resources and support available through the WoW Hub, learning from one another to continuously improve throughout their Agile journey.

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ORG / PRODUCT STRATEGY

For the Agile journey to scale across the whole organisation, the teams and products need to align with the wider organisational strategy and vision.

Measurable outcomes at the team and product level need to inform and contribute to the vision and outcomes that have been set at the very top of the organisation.

Agile Academy

Our goal is to help you build capability and expertise within your staff so that your organisation ultimately becomes self-sufficient, allowing us to step away.

Our Courses

We provide training and coaching to suit all levels, whether you are new to Agile and want to learn the basic fundamentals, or you already have a few years Agile experience under your belt and are looking to progress to becoming an Agile coach.

Our Training Style

We believe that you will get the best learning experience from a training style that is interactive, immersive, thought provoking and above all real and practical, rather than purely theory-based. To this end, we bring the theory to life through interactive games/exercises, real-life examples, and plenty of group discussion and debate.

To date, we have an average attendee score of 9.0/10 across our training programmes. Our courses include:

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2-day Agile and Scrum Foundation

Our 2-day instructor-led classroom training session is designed for those that are new to Agile or have limited Agile experience, providing you with the basic knowledge and understanding around Agile and Scrum fundamentals.

Day 1: (Agile Foundations)

  • What is Agile?
  • Team Roles & Leadership
  • The Backlog
  • User Stories
  • Priorities & Value
  • WIP, Cycle Time & Throughput
  • Predictability & Planning
  • Communication and Feedback

Day 2: (Scrum)

  • Introduction to Scrum
  • The Scrum Team
  • Scrum Simulation
  • The Sprint
  • Key Events
  • Sprint Reporting & Forecasting

2-day Agile and Kanban Foundation

Our 2-day instructor-led classroom training session is designed for those that are new to Agile or have limited Agile experience, providing you with the basic knowledge and understanding around Agile and Kanban fundamentals.  

Day 1: (Agile Foundations)

  • What is Agile?
  • Team Roles & Leadership
  • The Backlog
  • User Stories
  • Priorities & Value
  • WIP, Cycle Time & Throughput
  • Predictability & Planning
  • Communication and Feedback

Day 2: (Kanban)

  • Introduction to Kanban
  • Kanban Mechanics
  • Daily Events
  • Feedback
  • Predictability & Planning
  • Kanban Simulation Exercise (GetKanban)

2-day Agile Leadership Foundation

As organisations increasingly move towards Agile ways of working, it becomes ever more important that the leaders adopt and champion an Agile mindset to enable their squads to be successful.

Our 2-day Agile Leadership course provides leadership and management with the know-how and tools they need to drive and deliver a successful Agile Transformation.

By the end of this course, attendees will have an understanding of:

  • Agile fundamentals, principles and ways of working
  • How to begin and scale your agile transition
  • How you can create an environment that changes mindsets and drives innovation

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  • Agile foundations
  • Introduction to Scrum
  • Introduction to Kanban
  • When to use Scrum vs. Kanban
  • Key success factors for Agile projects
  • How to start your Agile journey – selecting the right pilot projects, building your squad for success, defining measurable outcomes, and getting started by visualising the work and agreeing the operating rhythm of the squad.

  • Traditional leadership styles
  • Servant-leadership model
  • Empowering your squads
  • Fostering an Agile culture
  • Garnering Executive level buy-in
  • Setting and communication the vision and purpose
  • Scaling Agile across your organisation

Half-day Get Started with Jira and Confluence

Our half-day course will provide you with enough of a high level overview of Jira and Confluence to enable you to get started with building your own Jira projects and Confluence pages.

  • Kanban Recap – Key principles and practices
  • Jira Introduction
  • Type of Work Items (OOTB + custom)
  • Boards – Kanban and Scrum
  • Workflows
  • WIP and Swimlanes

  • Work visibility and communication
  • Transparency and traceability
  • JQL Basics – Jira Query Language
  • Jira Guidelines – what you should and should not do
  • Confluence introduction
  • Confluence high level overview

1-on-1 individually tailored Product Owner Ninja Programme

Our Ninja coaching programmes allow your staff to develop their skills and expertise quickly.  Each staff member will be assigned an experienced coach who they will work with to agree on a curriculum that is completely tailored to their needs, helping them where they need it the most.

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Individual
Assessment

Create a confidential detailed assessment of the Product Owner experienced to date.

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Create Personalised Curriculum

Create a personal backlog and prioritise what subjects to concentrate on first.

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Weekly
Coaching

Provide weekly 1-2-1 coaching sessions and a coaching HOTLINE.

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Regular
Feedback

Provide personalised fortnightly coaching feedback and retrospectives.

Take a look at what we have done for our clients.