It has now been 20 years since the Agile
Manifesto was published and the iterative delivery concepts upon
which it is based have been around since the early days of software.
The Manifesto, and associated Twelve Principles, form a philosophical basis
for improved processes.
Frequent delivery, short feedback loops, and striving for continuous
improvement seem like self evident ideas, yet are so rarely done
arSensa’s expertise in Agile came about through practice. Our
software development teams have used Scrum and Kanban with many
clients on a variety of projects.
We began consulting in the Agile space in 2015, using what we
learned in our own company to help other organizations. Our clients
range from small companies to internationally recognized brands.
To find out how we can help you,
Being Agile is both simple and hard. The team level concepts can be
taught in a few days, but getting it right can be challenging.
Attempting Agile at scale is just that much harder. Team processes bump
up against established norms. The cultural change necessary to do Agile
from top-to-bottom in an organization is difficult and is often the
source of backsliding into Waterfall.
Our consultants can help you understand both the micro and macro levels
of Agile transformation. We provide services both at the team and
organization level. There are no silver bullets. We can help you
understand your choices and their impacts, guiding you as you plan,
pilot, and execute your transformation.
Whether you are currently Waterfall, W-Agile, or midway
through your transformation, we can help you navigate the change.
Agile transformation requires changes at all levels of an organization.
Making change in organizations requires a mix of top-down and bottom-up
participation. Leadership decisions impact how the transformation is
handled, reacted to, and implemented.
arSensa’s proven Executive Leadership program advises you how to
shepherd the cultural change needed and gives you the guidance necessary
to decide how and when to make those changes.
We provide you with the tools to improve your organization and enact
your transformation smoothly. Our Executive Leadership program includes
education and workshops, reporting structure consulting, process flow
analysis, and executive coaching. Go from Agile-In-Name-Only
Successful cultural transformation requires the empowerment of your
people to carry-out change. Once guardrails have been set by leadership,
organic, bottom-up change is the most effective way to transform. There
are a variety of Agile methodologies, each with strengths and
weaknesses. Improving the efficiency of your teams through Agile
transformation requires support.
arSensa’s Agile Coaches start your transformation by educating your
teams, then ushering them through the bootstrapping process. We use a
tapered guidance approach, being heavily hands-on in the early stages,
and reducing the length and frequency of interactions once a team is
self sufficient. Our goal is to make ourselves redundant, leaving high
performing teams behind.
The rapid pace of Agile requires the adoption of modern engineering
approaches. In addition to team coaching, arSensa can also provide you
with technical coaching. Automation of testing and deployment greatly
reduces risk and changes the dynamic of the teams. Our consultants
provide guidance on engineering best-practices and will help your teams
take their toolsets to the next level.
As a supplement to arSensa’s Agile Training, we also provide customized
workshops. These sessions mix education with deliverables. Your
employees spend time with coaches who work with them directly on the
challenges that are impacting their everyday experience.
Workshops are available for new Agile teams, Product Owners,
Technologists, and Executive Leadership. Our coaches fine tune each
workshop based on assessments and interviews ahead of time. Learn how to
be more Agile through content tailored to your experience.