Guiding individuals & enterprises to greater agility in a digital world
Agile for software, Digital for business
For modern digital businesses Agile is not an option: it is a question. Who is the most agile, you, or your competitors?
I guide individuals, teams and enterprises to greater agility in a digital world. Through direct advice, consulting, training and books I apply my wide experience to the challenges faced in software development.
I recently attended Agile Development Product Owner training conducted by Allan Kelly. The training was excellent. There was a good mix of discussion and exercises to reinforce the training. The training was never boring and was very engaging. I would highly recommend Allan should you need training in Agile Development.
13:32 29 Mar 18
Just attended one of Allan's online master classes (User Stories), it was one of the best classes I have taken for some time, Allen is a great teacher and it shows in how he can teach so much in such a short amount of time.Allan took the class from the basics to quite a high level, he also touched on complimentary practises which was very helpful, you will come away knowing what a good user story looks like also how user stories fit into other methodologies.Also no question was too difficult for Allen very helpful chap.
14:46 07 Jul 20
I took part in one of Allan's training myself years ago and now keep bringing him back to train and inspire my teams. Started with the Netherlands, now Australia... where will I bring you next? 🙂
00:39 12 Apr 18
Our team has benefited greatly from Alan's agile training. Not only have we adopted much of his approach to agile, but we have worked effectively for over a year now with largely the same processes in place (despite plenty of opportunity to suggest change at fortnightly retrospectives). Due to smaller/clearer user stories (with better prioritisation), planning meetings are now much quicker and effective. Alan's presentation style is engaging, and the group activities were quite entertaining.
22:37 10 Jul 18
Great courses, Allan is an excellent instructor, courses are full of great material which people new to, or experienced with, agile will find interesting. Allan gave both the product owner and developer courses at our company, and they've had an immediate impact with the team, both process-wise, starting to become more efficient with our time, and culturally.
12:41 29 Mar 18
I attended Allan's User Story Masterclass and I definitely took something valuable away from each session. It was great to step back and take a look at this topic again with fresh insights. I can see why it would be useful for many roles, not just product owners.Doing this online worked really well with whole group discussions and one on one exercises with the other participants. Some great learnings shared. It's not just someone delivering training to you, it's a more interactive and engaging format. The structure worked well for me too - one short session every week was easy to fit into my diary, particularly as it was online so no travel involved.I would definitely recommend Allan for his training/consultancy.
06:45 19 Jun 20
Been attending an excellent series of sessions with Allan on Value. Relaxed, clear, engaging and interactive, Allan brings his wealth of knowledge to each session facilitating those present to bring out key learning points that can be taken back int the workplace. Highly recommended.
11:07 03 Jul 20
Subject matter expert with an act for teaching and patient enough for questions he has probable heard a million times before.HIGHLY recommended!
01:32 08 Jul 20
I had a very good workshop, great quality and perfect presentation
23:15 08 Jul 20
Allan is great at leading workshops. They provide a valuable opportunity to step back, consider and question various well constructed scenarios.
10:45 03 Jul 20
I had the opportunity to join Allan's "Adding Value to User Stories in Agile". Really well delivered over Zoom, inclusive and full of participation and good conversations.
09:23 07 Jul 20
Allan worked with me to help transform a development team of around 120 developers, testers, PM's and business analysts into multiple cross-functional agile teams. Allan developed and ran a number of workshops introducing agile concepts to the teams utilising hands-on activities that really helped to ensure the concepts stuck. He then worked with each team 1:1 over a few months to advise and mentor individuals as the became confident with the different approach to working.The outcome was fantastic, we had very few challenges with our agile transformation. The teams were excited with the new way of working and the changes led to better software delivery and more excited individuals.Allan was instrumental in helping us achieve these benefits. I would highly recommend anyone to work with Allan if you have any agile challenges.
16:36 26 Jan 18
Currently enjoying a series of discussions led by Allan on value. He is making us all think about what value really is and why we need to consider it a lot more when prioritising work to be done. Allan comes highly recommended.
13:30 26 Jun 20
If you looking for a value based, pragmatic, inspiring way to better understand and apply Agile Software, give Allan a call.
13:26 04 May 20
Allan is an excellent trainer and expert in agile methodologies. Really enjoyed his Product Owner / User Stories training. He is also an excellent author and speaker. Thanks Allan!
15:46 30 Apr 20
I've just participated in a series of sessions guided by Allan about 'Adding Value to User Stories' which shone a real light on the fact that we talk about delivering value, however, we very rarely quantify this! Some useful insight shared on how you qualify value and feed this into prioritisation. I can definitely recommend Allan's courses.
08:43 03 Jul 20
I completed the Adding Value workshop with. It was a useful interactive workshop with lots of good discussion.Thank you Allan
08:35 03 Jul 20
Just attended his workshop on User Stories and Value. Lots of interaction, exercises and discussion in the workshop. Allan is very insightful and shares his knowledge with humor and great examples. I highly recommend Allan and his workshops/seminars etc. I brought away many insights to use in my work.
10:12 04 May 20
I’ve worked with Allan on a number of projects and with various agencies and clients over the years. Allan’s knowledge and passion for all things Agile is infectious. But his training and coaching provides much more than sheer enthusiasm. Allan’s involvement in any initiative provides practical advice and experience, whilst also continually challenging behaviours and assumptions which are often deeply ingrained. My current project is proving to be extremely successful. And when I talk to my team and clients, without exception they say that the defining factor behind this success was Allan’s initial (and ongoing) training that we all attended. Highly recommended.
09:32 22 Mar 18
Attended the Adding Value workshop. Fantastic experience, and great to revise the things that define value, as well as how complex planning can be to get the maximum return on investment (again, it's all based on value). Recommended.
09:59 06 Jul 20
Having just gone through a Product Owner course with Allan, I must say he is one of the best trainer I have had. His ability to take concrete examples happening during the course to teach some of the concepts is excellent and it helps you understand why, and in which context, you would use the different technique presented. I am looking forward to using his sevices again once we have had the experience of a few Agile teams running for a few weeks / months and call him back in for a review of best practice /fine tuning advice.I would recommand to anyone serious about Agile development training to consider Allan Kelly.
18:06 24 Jan 18
Provides great insight and a good kick start / refresh for those needing to create effective user stories. I especially liked the fact Allan allowed adaptation to the situations attendees found themselves in.
Agile techniques can reduce risk, improve predictability and generate greater value.
At its heart Agile is about learning, teams and companies are learning organizations. And he who learns fastest wins. Your team and your organization are unique and ultimately your agile implementation should be unique too.
Sometimes I’m called in as a troubleshooter for a troubled team or business. I spend sometime understanding the situation and suggest some remedies. Other times I take a coach/consultant type approach. And sometimes I get embedded in teams as a hands-on delivery manager/product manager type role or agile coach.