“Lean Agile is about finding the most efficient way to deliver the most essential thing. Theories are easy to learn but real change is made by people.”

– Reni Waegelein, Service Area Lead

Lean Agile

Lean Agile transformation touches the whole organization. However, it is important to be able to drive change in small steps – through experiments and feedback cycles. It is the people in the organization that make transformation happen, it cannot be entirely planned. Lean Agile is a collection of theories and principles, which are easy to teach and learn, but only practice will tell what works and what does not. In fact, in driving change it is important to be bold and alert enough to be able to see if the direction is right.

Our experts teach the organization how to master the basic skills, initiate the changes and roll out the new modes of operation. Our Lean Agile development services cover the following, for example:

  • Planning and leading Lean Agile change programs
  • Lean Agile maturity assessment
  • Portfolio management
  • Value stream analysis
  • Working in the Product Owner, Feature Owner, Epic Owner, Release Train Engineer and Agile Coach roles and supporting the key roles
  • Consulting the management and clarifying the target state
  • Setting up a support organization, including a coaching network, peer support communities
  • Basic skills training (Lean Agile, SAFe, Scrum, Kanban, tools) and role-specific training paths
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) training and certification training
  • Lean Agile consulting

In Lean Agile assignments, our experts assume the role of coaches in our clients’ development projects, leading the teams down the road of continuous improvement. They provide assistance in starting up the delivery trains, support those in key roles, helping them to prepare an adequate amount of instructions on the practices. They facilitate planning sessions and ceremonies of different sizes, and bring forth ideas to advance the transformation. They evaluate the maturity of the different parts of the organization in the Lean Agile transformation, and propose actions. If needed, they can focus on improving and including certain areas, such as architectures, customer and user experience, working in multiple locations, transparency, multi-vendor environments and release capability.

Lean Agile expertise in numbers

2

certified SAFe® Program Consultants (SPC)

1

licensed Natural Tendencies™ coaches

25

certified SAFe® Agilists

1

Associate Certified Coaches (ACC)

Lean Agile training services

SAFe certification trainings

We organise certification trainings on Scaled Agile Framework to everyone who wishes to understand the essentials on SAFe or are otherwise interested in scaling agility.

  • Leading SAFe with SAFe Agilist Certification
  • SAFe for Teams with SAFe Practitioner Certification
  • SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager with SAFe POPM Certification
  • SAFe Scrum Master with SAFe SSM Certification
  • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master with SAFe SASM Certification
  • SAFe DevOps with SAFe DevOps Practitioner

Trainings are suitable for everyone who are driving forward the agile change and to those who support teams as part of the agile release trains. Also roles who clarify business needs and enable the product development flow and continuous delivery of value, will gain benefits to their day-to-day work.

Length: 2 days

Introduction to Lean Agile 1 day

Themes: Challenges and myths of product and services development, Lean & Agile principles, Agile portfolio management, Kanban, Scrum, XP and Test Driven Development, Scalable Agile (i.e. SAFe)

Workshops on agile working and agile teams

We offer holistic view on agility’s core principles, methods, common challenges and measuring of the development – independent from any specific tool or method. Many roles and areas have benefited from our trainings and workshops: leadership, business, product and portfolio management and subject matter experts. Our workshops can be modified according to customer’s needs.

General workshops on agility

  • Agile basics and benefits
  • Identifying value streams and value delivery
  • Analysing and improving core business processes
  • Continuous improvement
  • Scaling agility
  • Architecture management and design thinking in lean agile development

Workshops for agile teams

  • Working as an agile team
  • Scrum and Kanban
  • Requirements and backlog management
  • Test-driven development
  • Working as an Product Owner and Scrum Master

Length: 1/2 – 1 days

Workshops on agile leadership and portfolio management

We offer holistic view on agility’s core principles, methods, common challenges and measuring of the development – independent from any specific tool or method. Many roles and areas have benefited from our trainings and workshops: leadership, business, product and portfolio management and subject matter experts. Our workshops can be modified according to customer’s needs.

Leadership workshops

  • How leadership needs to support agile working
  • Basic structures of agile organisations and how they are organised
  • Agile culture

Portfolio management workshops

  • Differences between portfolio management and project portfolio management
  • The role of portfolio management in leadership
  • Decision making and prioritisation mechanisms
  • Visualisation of work and backlogs on different levels

Length: 1/2 – 1 days

Want to know more?

Contact Reni Waegelein, Service Area Lead