Making digital teams more effective through agile coaching, consulting and advice.
I call myself an Agile Guide – I guide people and organizations to greater agility. I provide coaching and direct advice on agile working to leaders and teams creating digital products (software!). The companies I work with come from many fields as different as healthcare and surveying. However, they all depend on software to deliver for their customers. Without software they are nothing.
“As a result of working with Allan our processes have improved, we are more efficient, more creative and our projects are increasing in terms of measurable output. He is highly recommended if you want to develop your programming department to achieve more.”Toby Parkins, Director, HeadForwards
I have a track record of helping teams and managers improve delivery – meet deadlines, improve quality – and increase value delivered. Each case is different and some take longer to fix than others. Sometimes a few hours of agile advice can make a real difference, other times I give advice on agile over a period of months.
Agile coaching/advice sessions
Agile Coaching can help you think about your circumstances to find the solutions that work for you. Solutions that go well beyond the books. Coaching can take on many forms but basically it means: working with individuals and teams to improve.
Coaching may take place in the work environment or on-line over Zoom.
When working with established clients I normally spend days on site talking with multiple individuals and groups. Increasingly I also work with Product Owners and Managers, Executives and engineers in short one-on-one sessions over telephone or video conference.
Facing a pressing problem, or looking for improvement opportuniites?
Wondering where to start improving? Or simply what your options are?
How to start your Agile adoption programme? Want a roadmap to get agile?
For a quick check with some comments this week check out my quick online diagnostic. But sometimes you need more.
While some people will spend weeks reviewing teams I find a two or three days is enough to get a feel for what is needed.
First I start with you: your aims and objectives for having a review and what you wish to achieve. Then I move on to the people who do the work, individual interviews, team discussions and exercises, and a review of any artefacts – plans, burn-down charts, retrosepctive results, whatever. Sometimes I involve a technical expert to review the code base and architecture.
Findings and recommendations can be presented informally – a call – or via presentation or a document,
It is far easier to talk about this then decribe it so set up some time, no obligation, no fee. Or start with the online diagnostic right now, it only takes a fee minutes.
Drop me a mail and we can discuss what you options.