Agile Services

Agile Coaching

I am an Agile Coach, Trainer and recently won the Lean Startup Toronto weekend competition.   Transforming your organization is about much more than adopting a few practices.  Your success will depend on many factors like your organizational culture, structure, existing processes, and much more.    Organizations are complex, adaptive social systems and I can help you figure out how to get to where you want to go.

4 Steps to an Agile Transformation

  1. Understand: I will work to understand your needs and help you understand the time and commitment required to be successful
  2. Educate: I will create custom training and workshops for your organization in exchange for your commitment to learning and openness to new ideas.
  3. Execute: I will get my hands dirty in the trenches in exchange for you rolling up your sleeves andyou  willingness to remain focused through difficulty and uncertainty.
  4. Reflect: I will help you see results and discover what is working, what is not working and how we can move forward together.

These 4 steps repeat themselves until you believe you are self-sustaining at which point my work is done.  I will continue to provide ongoing support where necessary. For more information, read my post on 4 Steps to an Agile Transformation.

Why Hire Me?

Change is hard and very quickly you’re going to learn a great deal about your organization while implementing Agile and I’m not going to sugar-coat it.   The key to success is to take this information and make better decisions based on it.  You’ve hired me for my honesty, experience and expertise and that’s what you’ll get.  If I can’t help you, I’ll tell you and help you find the person with the right skills.

I focus on success over following a methodology.  There are lots of tools and methodologies that can help, success is what I’m after and I don’t worry about ‘breaking an Agile rule’ to get there.  Business is hard.  Software is hard and one size doesn’t fit all, your organization and people need to be empowered to get results and that’s what I love to do.

If you are serious about success, I can help.  Contact me for more details or to setup a consultation.