We offer a wide range of Agile consulting services to help our government clients implement and sustain meaningful and impactful change, allowing for faster delivery, higher product quality and reduction of wasteful operations. Our team has deep knowledge and experience in both commercial and government sectors which lets us integrate best practices from commercial organizations into the federal agencies taking into consideration the nuances of the government regulations and culture.
We have led hundreds of Scaled Agile Framework implementations at multiple government and commercial organizations of various sizes including one of the largest Scaled Agile transformations in the federal government.
We offer a robust catalog of in-person and virtual instructor-led Agile training courses and workshops customized to address your specific business needs. We teach both public and private courses on a wide range of Agile and Scaled Agile topics.
Additionally, our team can provide assistance in creating Agile playbooks, guides and other supporting educational materials customized to your organization’s needs.
We have implemented multiple Agile transformations across various organizational levels including Scaled Agile transformations within the government sector. Our team takes step-by-step approach to identifying and overcoming the cultural barriers and resistance that often slows down Agile implementation efforts in the federal space.
We are assisting organizations with defining fundamentals for a successful transformation which includes implementation roadmap development, training, launching Lean Agile Centers of Excellence (LACE), as well as executive, programs and team level coaching.
Our consulting services include the following competencies:
We tailor our approach depending on where you are in your Agile journey. If you are new to Agile or considering to scale your practices, we will provide the necessary training and coaching support that you need to launch your first Agile team or your first Agile Release Train (ART). Once the fundamentals are in place, we will help you to scale the rest of the organization transforming your processes and practices to build and sustain an Agile Enterprise.
Typically, our engagements begin with Agile Assessments which diagnose your organization’s Agile maturity and help to define the current state and the future state of your organization’s processes and practices.
This one-day course is ideal for individuals, teams and organizations new to Agile. It reviews various Agile frameworks with a primary focus on Scrum, one of the most popular Agile methodologies. At the conclusion of this course, participants will have a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities on an Agile team, Agile process segments, and techniques for defining business value.
This one-day course is focused on the Product Owner role. Participants will learn the importance of this role, its key responsibilities, and techniques to build a Product Backlog.
This one-day course highlights the benefits of Kanban, another Agile methodology, and clarifies the differences between Kanban and Scrum frameworks. Participants will get an overview of the Kanban process flow, key process artifacts, and techniques for defining your work in progress limits.
During this two-day course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps.
Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in a competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and re-organize around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.
Build your skills as a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART)—and learn how to collaborate effectively with other teams. Gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what you can do to effectively perform your role using Scrum, Kanban, and XP.
Learn how to write stories and break down features, plan and execute iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, learn about the continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate with other teams in the program, and what it takes to continuously improve the train.
This two-day course prepares attendees for the SAFe® 5 Practitioner (SP) Certification exam.
Develop the skill sets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise—and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs—by becoming a SAFe® 5 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role.
They will also learn how to apply Lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, attendees learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART.
Gain an understanding of the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe® enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares you to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.
Learn the key components of scaled Agile development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute iteration planning. You’ll also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value.
This two-day course prepares attendees for the SAFe® 5 Scrum Master (SSM) Certification exam.
Develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a SAFe 5 Agilist (SA). During this two-day course, you’ll learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.
You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace. You’ll also get practical advice on supporting Agile teams and programs, empowering a Lean Portfolio, building a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinating large solutions.
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