Agile Methods

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Agile methods

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!

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Qualification

We make you, your team and your orga­ni­za­tion fit for agile working.

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Consulting

Is agile the right approach for your project or business?

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Execution

You do not (yet) have suit­ably trained per­son­nel? We are hap­py to help.

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.”

Sabine Wojcieszak
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Qualification

No one-size-fits-all

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.

Workshops

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.

Training

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.

Coaching

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.

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Consulting

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. 

Analysis

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. 

Plan

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.

Verify

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.

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Execution

Taking responsibility

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.

OKR Master

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.

Facilitator

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.

Crisis helper

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.

Want to learn more about the opportunities of agile?

Then just contact us!

Agiler Coach Sabine Wojcieszak

Sabine Wojcieszak

+49 152 524 901 82