Overview

Our Agile Team Accelerator (ATA) provides teams with expert coaching and guidance onsite when it makes the biggest difference: right in the beginning, when everything can just as easily go north as south. Your team will extend their existing capabilities using actual project artifacts. Meanwhile, through focused onsite training and coaching, we accelerate their software delivery speed and reduce your time-to-market.

We give your team good practices to replace bad habits. Our coaches will help your ScrumMaster, Product Owner, and Delivery Team jump into their roles. If you haven’t assigned the key Scrum roles by the start of class, we’ve got you covered. Through practiced exercises, we’ll uncover who would best fill each role.

Topics

Our ATA provides you with key Agile tools and methodologies that will simplify your work process and improve your productivity. The key topics of our ATA are:

  • Scrum core principles and a clear definition of the key roles: Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and Delivery Team.
  • Pre-sprint preparation
  • User story workshop
  • Definition of Done
  • Team working agreement
  • Product Backlog preparation and prioritization
  • Preparing the team space and environments
  • Sprint planning and task estimation
  • “Inspect and adapt” learning
  • Post-sprint evaluation

Coaching Schedule

 Pre-Engagement

Our Agile coaches work with your Product Owner and ScrumMaster to create your Product Backlog—a dynamic master plan that contains everything that needs to be done in order to release the product—for an actual project. If your team has already created a Product Backlog, we will carefully evaluate it to be sure key tasks aren’t missing. Then we establish an engagement schedule that works for you and your team.

Week One

We provide the team a stable Scrum foundation and reinforce it with onsite coaching. Your team will dive into the Product Backlog and plan their first sprint. We monitor their work and empower them with effective practices, such as user stories and the sprint burn-down.

Sprint One

Everyone straps on their new shoes and goes for their first all-out run. We support the team and ScrumMaster with remote coaching as needed to keep them on track.

End of Sprint

Our coaches are back on site to help the team evaluate and learn from their first sprint. We use two key ceremonies to tease out team experiences and impediments. First is the Sprint Review or Demo. This is where the team demos the product as-is. The beauty of it is that there is a product to demo. It’ll be bare-bones, but it will also function. Next, the team will reflect on what they did, how they did it, and what they’d change about the process. This is called the Sprint Retrospective, and it helps your team improve one step more. Then you’re off and running planning the next sprint.

Recommendations and Next Steps

Our coaches provide recommendations and next steps toward empowering the team further and helping them succeed.

Agile Team Accelerator

Next Steps

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