Agile/Scrum Training and Coaching
Agile For All in conjunction with the Agile Cooperative gives you one stop shopping for all of your agile and Scrum needs including training, coaching, mentoring, assessments, transitions and planning. Our team can provide help and guidance for your development process, engineering practices and agile leadership as well as any other areas your organization will need to consider in order to have agile development success. Whether you need help using a Scrum process, or learning the intricacies of test-driven development, Agile For All is at your service. We have services designed to help regardless of role, organization structure or size. Call (303) 766-0917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today to learn more about how we can help you in Making Agile a Reality® for your organization.
Why “Making Agile a Reality®?”
If agile software development could be done perfectly by learning just from books or conferences, many more companies would be successful with agile. Instead, many companies fail with agile because they just do not understand the subtle differences that are unique to their situation. Knowing the practices without knowing the principles behind them can cause organizations to “fail” when any sort of impediment arises. A process cookbook does not always work!
Making agile a reality means getting past the unique roadblocks that will be presented. This requires a deep understanding of the principles and not just the practices of agile. The Power Agile™ courses prepare you for the reality of agile adoption by teaching the principles rather than just the practices of agile! The courses also give role specific knowledge allowing individuals to improve their job performance and satisfaction.
See OUR SERVICES page to learn more about our Power Agile courses and how they could help your organization today.
Why was Agile For All formed?
To keep this short, we exist because the software industry as a whole is still not being successful. Projects are continuing to finish late, over budget and without the proper feature set. This is happening in spite of the amount of money being spent on process improvement. We can help change the situation! Our unique training and coaching has a proven track record of improvement.
See OUR APPROACH to learn more about how we have helped our clients break the failure cycle.
What does Agile For All mean?
1. We believe that all software projects will do better if they use at least some agile practices. When we hear the phrase “We can’t do agile because…” we cringe a bit. Very rarely is it impossible to at least develop iteratively or use a prioritized list of work. Those small changes can yield huge gains and increase project success percentages.
2. We have observed that there are a lot of resources available for agile developers and project managers. To a lesser degree there are resources for testers and product managers. We believe all roles need to be included and that is why we have training specific to business analysts, managers, architects, DBAs, and executives. We believe agile transitions involve everyone working together (well covered by the agile training industry) as well as separately (not so well covered). Everyone needs to understand their role, not just how they fit into the overall process, but why, how their day-to-day job changes, and how they can improve.
“eCollege brought in Bob to help us ‘operationalize’ agile methodologies in our development processes. He brings extensive knowledge in this area and has helped us optimized our Release and Iteration planning meetings. He also was instrumental in getting our executives on board and supportive of the effort. I would highly recommend Bob to any dev shop that’s trying to adopt agile.” – Brian Burson, Sr. Director, Software Engineering at eCollege
“I am the organizer of the PMI Lone Tree roundtable, a group of PMI members who meet monthly in southeast Denver. Bob Hartman has been a speaker several times at our meetings. His presentations are always well prepared and engaging. I highly recommend Bob for any group or company that wants to advance their knowledge of agile methods.” – Jim Black, PMI Lone Tree organizer
“Bob has been instrumental in our Agile efforts, from on-boarding executives and leaders, coaching the team selected for our first pilot, and now rolling out the effort more broadly. His experience is outstanding, which allows him to be the authoritative source for getting started instead of the team falling into disagreements over mechanical issues.” – Marquess Lewis, Chief Technical Officer, Pearson Education LTG