The toolbox for new challenges
Agile methods such as Scrum and Kanban belong in the company’s toolbox. There is a wide variety of agile methods. And that’s a good thing, because agile means being able to react to a new or changed situation with the right method. Therefore, it has long been insufficient to know only one agile method to be truly agile. At the same time, there is a big difference between just doing agile and really being agile. Mindset and culture play just as important a role as organizational frameworks and leadership.
Hybrid approaches that look for the appropriate methods and models from both the agile and the classic world also have their justification and can bring the desired success in the right constellation.
Design your agile toolbox with us: from the first agile practices and ideas for basic agile equipment to professional equipment for scalable team structures and processes! Agility is the art of collaboration!
What is Business Agility today?
“Agility is an ongoing, value-based and people-centric collection of methods, practices, organizational frameworks, leadership concepts and mindset for successfully addressing the new challenges of the VUCA world, digitization and digital transformation. In order to achieve the primary goal of agility of being able to deliver added value to the customer. This approach places the customer at the center of entrepreneurial activity. At the same time, multidisciplinarity, collaboration, trust, continuous learning and rapid feedback loops are key factors in successfully driving forward digitization and digital transformation.”
Agile methods like Scrum and Kanban or OKR are the result of a long development. In addition, there are many other practices and methods that are not so well known. There are methods for many use cases. However, in order to apply the acquired knowledge, it is important to understand which principles and values are behind them.
We also show teams how distributed or even location-independent working can be successful.
We support with creative workshops or tool-based solutions to find suitable ways for successful innovation management and to establish a culture of innovation in the company.
On-site or online? German or English? The decision is yours!
Lectures and Talks
You want to get started on the agile path? With our lectures we provide an overview of agile methods, agile working, agile mindset and business agility. Spiced with motivation and practical examples, we help you to find allies for this path, who support this transformation.
Agile work often requires rethinking and questioning proven procedures and familiar habits. In our workshops, we make the new approaches tangible and thus create the basis for a deeper understanding. This helps to move away from old habits towards new ones.
Formal trainings lay the theoretical foundations for the respective methods. These can be used to prepare oneself or a team for exams for certifications.
But here, too, it’s about understanding and not just memorizing.
If the knowledge learned is to be applied practically, questions will arise that only become apparent in practice. This is because every team, every project and every company is very individual.
We support the introduction and implementation of agile methods and clarify possible questions. At the same time, we help teams to find solutions to problems in agile projects that are already underway and to move continuous improvement forward. We also coach Scrum Masters and Product Owners to make them properly fit for these agile roles.
Is agile the right approach for you and your project?
Today, agility is talked about everywhere. But agility should not be pursued just for the sake of agility. Agility pursues very fundamental goals such as increasing customer satisfaction, better quality and faster time-to-market, among others. However, to achieve this, an investment is required. Whether it makes sense to introduce agility depends on various aspects. At the same time, it must be clarified what effort must be expended to become agile.
How agile are you, your team and the company? Only when the starting point is known, we can work with you to find a path to the goal and identify the scope of action.
Together with you, we determine the status quo as a starting point. We analyze the initial situation.
Identify the goal
What do you want to achieve with the help of agility? Is it simply to introduce methods for acting agilely, to develop an agile mindset, or even to achieve business agility to increase corporate resilience?
We help you identify and communicate the goals.
From the starting point, we plan the next steps and measures with you to achieve your goal. We identify subgoals together with you and help to make these goals transparent and visualize them.
How successful are you in achieving your goals? To get answers to these questions, we show ways to measure and observe the effectiveness of the steps and measures — from the team for the team.
This is the only way to make possibly necessary adjustments in the planning in time. This increases the chances of success for both projects and transformations.
You don’t have a Scrum Master or Product Owner? Your team wants to successfully conduct retrospectives in the future, but doesn’t know how? As a member of your team we take responsibility for roles and tasks.
Scrum Master & Product Owner
As Scrum Master we take care of the team and the successful application of the process. We conduct all meetings with the team included in the Scrum framework and ensure continuous improvement.
As Product Owner we take care of the communication with customers and stakeholders of your project. We take care of the requirements management and a resilient backlog — in Scrum and in Kanban.
As OKR Master, we ensure that the OKR Framework is understood and implemented by all parties involved. In doing so, we support the formulation and follow-up of the OKRs, assist in creating the necessary transparency and moderate the corresponding cycle meetings.
Do you have a project kick off coming up? You want to do a team retrospective or even a post mortem? Your dailies are just too long?
We conduct your face-to-face and online meetings competently and effectively — you can concentrate on the content and actively participate in the discussion. At the same time, the team learns important meeting and communication rules.
Your project is not running smoothly? Your project manager is no longer available? The team or the requirements have changed?
We help to get your agile project back on track.