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Agile Transformation Coaching

Our certified Agile Transformation Coaches educate teams on SAFe Agile principles, processes, culture, mindset and tools, enabling organizations to implement Agile effectively to drive quality value frequently.

What we do

We coach large scale enterprises through complex Agile Transformations targeting entire portfolios or individual development value streams. We coach smaller organizations also. Our coaches are servant leaders who facilitate both change and effective collaboration at scale.

SAFe Implementation

The SAFe Framework (or Scaled Agile Framework) is used to organize entire portfolios with Agile. Our certified coaches are servant leaders who facilitate change, effective collaboration and rapid growth.

Scrum or Kanban Implementation

Scrum and Kanban are two different working methodologies used by individual delivery teams but not at the portfolio level like SAFe. Our coaches are highly qualified to teach and lead by example.

Agile Tools and Metrics

To implement Agile, our coaches help you get setup with the right tools to properly manage your Agile workflow and measure growth via metrics at all levels e.g.(team, value stream, portfolio).

SAFe vs. Scrum vs. Kanban

  • SAFe (Scalable Agile Framework): SAFe is an Agile approach which consumes an entire enterprise at the portfolio level down to each individual team. SAFe scales Scrum to make it work at a portfolio / enterprise level. SAFe has three separate levels associated which are the Portfolio level, the Program level and the Team level. SAFe has been widely adopted across large organizations due to its tiered approach.

  • Scrum : This is an iterative methodology for product or software development that breaks projects down into bite-sized chunks that can be measured and released individually to release frequent value while enabling fast feedback loops. Scrum is meant for small cross-functional teams.

  • Kanban: Unlike Scrum where Scrum is a method that provides structure to a team and a schedule, Kanban is a project management methodology that helps teams visualize tasks and define a workflow. Like Scrum and SAFe, Kanban is all about limiting work in progress and maximizing efficiency while allowing teams to visualize their work.

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Measure Team Growth With Metrics

Our Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, and our Release Train Engineers are all trained in gathering and translating key metrics at a team, value stream and/or portfolio level. The types of metrics you will gather are as follows.

Burnup Metrics

A Burnup chart helps teams and others visualize work completed in a sprint / iteration compared to the work that was committed to within that same sprint / iteration. This chart, like the Burndown chart offers insight into progress on work committments.

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Custom Metrics

Our Agile Specialists help clients gain other valuable insights into team performance, quality, and more through enabling custom metric gathering. Metrics provide incredible transparency and highlights areas in need of improvement. Metrics are only meant to serve as a guide for helping teams relentlessly improve.

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Burndown Metrics

A Burndown chart shows the actual as well as the estimated amount of work within a sprint (or in SAFe terms - an 'iteration'). The x-axis of the Burndown Chart specifies the 'time', and the y-axis specifies the work items (or cards / issues).

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Velocity Metrics

A Velocity chart provides a way to gain insight into the amount of value a team delivers each and every sprint / iteration. Velocity charts are a great way to see overtime trends as to whether a delivery team is growing and maturing.

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Defect Burnup Metrics

Defect Burnup charts provide insight into how quality focused a delivery team is. This chart will show the team and others the total number of defects registered over a number of sprints / iterations.

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Benefits Of Being Agile

  • Improved Team Collaboration: By transforming to Agile, your teams will have more freedom to work independently. Teams are encouraged to self-organize and relentlessly improve through retrospections and reviews. Teams become better aligned and dependencies are well managed.

  • Accelerated Delivery: When you move to Agile, your team's will work in 2 to 4 week iterations / sprints. Deliverables are produced at the end of each one. By breaking project's down into smaller, measurable deliverables, team's will be able to adapt to change quickly and release working software frequently. This also has the added benefit enjoying fast feedback to increase chances for product success.

  • Increased ROI: After going through an Agile Transformation, one of the things your business will benefit from is increasing ROI. Agile organiztaions are generally more effective and efficient and can adapt to change very quickly. Team performance is constantly measured and Agile teams are constantly improving their processes, their workflow, their skill-sets and more which is directly tied to your ROI.

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