Unlocking the power of Agile is more than a question of implementation, requiring instead a complete cultural shift both within your team and the wider organisation. As practitioners of enterprise Agile project management themselves, our Agile coaching consultants understand this reality and therefore design their sessions to provide you and your team with the knowledge and skills needed not just to do Agile, but to be Agile – responsive, flexible and nimble yet constantly focused on the goal in hand.
"The programme of Agile coaching Box UK has delivered over the past 12 months has been invaluable in helping us work more flexibly, responsively and transparently."
While Agile has been popularised through software development, its project management principles are relevant and effective across a whole range of industries and departments, and can prove particularly valuable in supporting an organisation’s digital transformation strategy.
With our team of expert Agile coaches, we specialise in bespoke and consultative Agile coaching services – where we’ll work with you to define a programme of activity based on your specific context and pain points; for example development in Scrum, Agile reporting, enterprise Agile coaching, remote working and Agile, or what happens in a Sprint.
Whatever your particular needs however, our Agile coaching consultants will give you an understanding of the core principles and practices associated with the Agile framework, and a roadmap for implementing these within your specific environment.
You’ll also walk away from Agile coaching having understood:
As well as tailored Agile coaching services, we also offer Agile coaching sessions, taking place on a one-to-one basis or for groups of up to 12 people.
During these sessions we’ll share with your team key Agile principles, highlighting the approach’s features and benefits. And since theory can only get you so far, we also fill the session full of practical Agile tips, tailored to your requirements, that you can put into practice as soon as the course is finished.
Your Agile training course may cover:
When they embarked on a major rebrand, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy wanted to ensure their processes were optimised to support not only its success, but that of all subsequent projects too.
Working with an expert Box UK Agile coach delivered against these objectives, not only increasing transparency, engagement and communication – and speeding up the delivery of tasks – but also helping drive cultural changes to ensure a solid and sustainable transformation journey.
Agile coaching provides organisations with the skills, techniques and approaches they need to be successful in their adoption of Agile ways of working, which are aimed at increasing transparency, visibility and collaboration as well as introducing regular feedback loops and iterative delivery processes, to improve productivity and drive greater business value.
Agile coaching programmes can incorporate a wide range of activities depending on the specific goals, contexts and existing knowledge levels of an organisation. Typically though these activities focus on guiding participants through current challenges or representative scenarios, to build an understanding of how Agile can be applied and uncover targeted solutions that will form the basis of any future recommendations, roadmaps and strategic plans.
To ensure any advice and activities are as relevant as possible to your organisation and team, your Agile coach should first discuss with you any specific use contexts, areas of interest and pain points; using this information to define the direction of the subsequent coaching programme.
Your Agile coach will then take you through a series of coaching activities that can take many different forms, but will typically incorporate a mix of training on Agile’s most important principles and techniques, and consultation that enables these to be contextualised within your particular environment and deliver actionable and personalised advice. These sessions may also combine both traditional and conversational training methods, as well as practical exercises that provide hands-on experience and generate valuable “light-bulb” moments.
Following the completion of the initial coaching sessions your Agile coach may then make recommendations for ongoing training, working with your team to develop a bespoke package of support. These recommendations may also include the installation of embedded consultants to focus on specific projects and goals, and can even extend to training members of your team in Agile coaching to bring key capabilities in-house and support a sustainable programme of continuous improvement.
While Agile has been popularised in software development, the principles are relevant and
effective across many other industries and departments. Agile coaching enables organisations to understand how these principles can be applied in their specific situation, inviting them to bring their unique requirements and even live projects to the table, and teaching teams not just how to do Agile but to be Agile, by embedding the approach at every level of their process and culture.
More generally, the benefits of Agile methodologies have been proven over many years, and organisations of all sectors and sizes are increasingly turning to Agile ways of working to gain the speed and responsiveness they need to remain competitive. Key benefits cited by organisations that have successfully adopted Agile include faster time-to-market, improved project visibility, better collaboration, and increased responsiveness to change.