Agile Coaching

Agile Coaching cultivates the capabilities of each team member in their specific roles and enables them to deliver customer value rapidly. Agile coaches embed with your delivery teams, managment (and if needed executives) and help in navigating through real-world challenges in implemeting Agile culture and style of working. Agile coaching centers around building out both technical capabilities that yield better software products faster and workflow capabilities that enable team members to deliver greater customer value. Agile Coaching solution focuses first on assessing a team’s baseline capabilities and then helping you create a custom program to build out each team member’s skills, techniques and knowledge.

Agile Coaching

Our team supports management boards, managerial staff and development teams since 2010. We are one of the first organizations in Poland to use agile methods. Initially we worked as engineers / programmers. We started with an approach that is now called “Developer Anarchy”, gradually moving towards Scrum and Kanban. Today, we are practitioners with agile experience acquired from over 10 agile transformations in Poland and Europe.

Agile Coaching is a professional service, which is based on supporting the client on his way to excellence in Agile, coaching, consulting (which distinguishes Agile Coaching from typical Coaching), mentoring and exchange of experience.

Regardless of whether your organization is just starting the adventure with agility or is struggling with problems with the ongoing agile transformation or agile pilot project, Agile Coaching is the perfect addition to raising the maturity of your teams. It is thanks to the work of Agile Coach, working side by side with client teams, that teams, by observing and learning in the design battle, will significantly increase the efficiency of their work.

Selected clients who have benefited from Agile Coaching

Asseco Poland
Bank BGK
Bank BPH
E NET Production
Maruta Wachta
PMI Poland Chapter
Sandvik Group
Volkswagen Bank

Over 15 years of experience

We have over 15 years of active and comprehensive experience in IT, management, leadership, coaching (ICF), mentoring and training. We work not only with IT agile teams but also marketing teams, sales teams, lawyers and others. We supported over 10 organizations in the process of agile / digital transformations, covering not only IT and PMO departments but also Business, HRs, Legal, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Support, Centres of Excellence (CoE)). We mentored and coached managerial staff, C-level staff, management boards, directors and shareholders of companies.

The widest offer in Poland

As the only company in Poland we have coaches, mentors, trainers certified (and experienced in agile transformations) from all key agile frameworks and methodologies, including solutions dedicated to scaling Agility and methodologies for conducting transformational changes in organizations such as PROSCI. We offer the widest range of Agile coaching services from: Scrum, Kanban, NEXUS, Large Scaled Scrum (LeSS), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Agile Project Management (AgilePM), PRINCE2 Agile.

What we offer?

Agile Coaching Services consist of a visit of one or several of our experienced coaches. An experienced practitioner helps the organization overcome difficulties, and as a person not associated with the organization and distanced from its internal connections and politics, can objectively assess the situation in your company and cooperation with the team in order to increase its effectiveness and the quality of the produced software.

We offer:

  • Team and group coaching,
  • Individual coaching,
  • Coaching and Mentoring of Scrum Masters, members of Scrum teams and Product Owners, focused on effective performance of the above mentioned roles,
  • Coaching on site for managerial staff and management staff / management boards,
  • Training on the use of tools,
  • Consulting in programming, software engineering, DevOps, SRE and the best practices of work organization and quality assurance,
  • Support during the implementation of agile methods such as Scrum, Kanban, NEXUS, LeSS, SAFe, DAD, DSDM, AgilePM, PRINCE2 Agile,
    practical help and coaching during the implementation of technical practices such as:

    • Test Automation,
    • Test Driven Development (TDD),
    • Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD),
    • Behavioural Driven Development (BDD),
    • Domain Driven Design (DDD),
    • and others.
  • Support of the entire organization during the transformation towards Agile.

The scope, depth and intensity of activities related to Agile Coaching are determined based on the individual needs of the klient.

Benefits of Agile Coaching

  • cooperation with an experienced expert, mentor, coach and consultant in one person, which develops the client’s organization based on his experience, but above all the skills of observing and identifying improvements,
  • learning teams to solve problems and implement improvements on their own,
  • obtaining an objective, impartial and not politically related to the organization’s culture perspective enabling a better, without emotional assessment of the situation in order to identify and implement improvements,
  • problem solving together with Coach along with the knowledge and know-how transfer during the course of coaching, so that the client is independent of the Coach in the long run and can carry out further development independently,
  • we impose ready-made solutions – we allow them to reach them together,
  • work in the real context and client’s problems (in contrast to the training room),
  • individual approach to each client, team, person,
  • 15 years of experience and knowledge of a coach in Agile.

Agile Coaching Competency Framework

Agile-Lean Practitioner – Ability to learn and deeply understand Agile frameworks and Lean principles, not only at the level of practices, but also at the level of the principles and values that underlie the practices enabling appropriate application as well as innovation.
Professional Coaching – Ability to act as a coach, with the client’s interest determining the direction, rather than the coach’s expertise or opinion.
Facilitating – Neutral process holder that guides the individual’s, team’s, or organization’s process of discovery, holding to their purpose and definition of success.
Transformation Mastery – Ability to facilitate, catalyze and (as appropriate) lead organizational change and transformation. This area draws on change management, organization culture, organization development, systems thinking, and other behavioral sciences.
Business Mastery – Ability to apply business strategy and management frameworks to employ agile as a competitive business advantage such as Lean Start-Up, product innovation techniques, flow-based business process management approaches, and other techniques that relate to innovating in the business domain.
Technical Mastery – Ability to get your hands dirty architecting, designing, coding, test engineering, or performing some other technical practice, with a focus on promoting technical craftsmanship through example and teaching-by-doing. And, expertise in agile scaling patterns or structures.
Mentoring – Ability to impart one’s experience, knowledge and guidance to help grow another in the same or similar knowledge domains.
Teaching – Ability to offer the right knowledge, at the right time, taught in the right way, so that individuals, teams and organizations metabolize the knowledge for their best benefit.

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