Agile Project Management and Coaching

Agile Project Management and Coaching

Even highly productive data-driven development teams put people first. Then they focus on continuous improvement toward Key Performance Indicators aligned with business value creation.

  • Agile Planning and Estimating
  • Effective Retrospectives
  • Release Planning
  • Servant Leadership
  • Self-Organization
  • Backlog Management
  • Impediments
  • Velocity
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Agile versus Waterfall
  • Agile Accounting
  • Firm-Level and Enterprise Value Creation
  • Our engagements are structured as replaceable team roles.

    As your institutional expertise grows, we can help you replace us with internal talent with skin in the game.

    The ScrumMaster

    A servant-leader, the ScrumMaster helps the team consistently deliver valueable software by faciliting team cohesion and eliminating impediments that might otherwise hinder the team.

    The Coach

    The Coach operates as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) across organizational levels. Every organization is unique; it's the coach's job to understand the people, culture, and goals of an organization and provide council where appropriate.

    The Transformer

    Larger organizations often struggle adopting agile because of the institutional momentum with tooling, organization and culture. The transformer drives top-down changes that empower individual portfolios of Agile Project Teams to deliver on their mission.

    What about the Product Owner?

    The Product Owner is one of the most crucial roles to your success with Agile projects. We can provide guidance and coaching to increase effectiveness, but the Product Owner role should not be filled by an external party, even for a short period of time.

    Meet Leslie, Practice Group Lead for Agile Projects

    Leslie's career has been focused on delivering value for businesses through client relationships, team building, organizational design, strategic program execution, and budget management. She delivers improved capabilities, increased efficiencies, and strategic solutions, through cross-functional collaboration. She believes success follows when teams are properly trained, have clear task identiy, goals, performance appraisals, and career paths. She coaches, directs, and mentors.

    Leslie can help your team direct the full development life cycle of applications, new development through application sunset. This may include managing complex IT applications to ensure strategic business alignment, availability per service level agreement (SLA), contingency environments, problem resolutions, helpdesk management, DevOps, and additional develop resourcing.

    She will help you organize for delivery of projects of all sizes and complexities, and establish best practices to deliver projects that business partners are excited about. She's delivered on teams using both Agile Methodologies and Waterfall Methodology, and believes proper metrics tracking and status communication and reporting to be key to project success. She considers people, process, and technology components of change, managing business impact and expectations.

    In addition she has extensive experience managing large-scale Enterprise Data Warehouses, including data sourcing, integration, architecture, ETL tools and processes, reference data, Metadata, data marts, and Business Intelligence (BI) tools. She can assist with defining data management policies and data standards, information strategy, data governance process, data quality tools and business rules. She has particularly enjoyed transition projects resulting from mergers and acquisitions and systems conversions.

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