About us

We’re pioneers in the agile world with a long history and a proven track record. We help organisations become agile in a balanced way that’s designed to succeed in the real world. Our focus is to deliver so that you deliver: we’re here to make agile work for you.

agileKRC has been helping businesses become more agile since the mid-nineties – in fact since before the birth of the Agile Manifesto.

We have provided agile training and consultancy services for thousands of organisations of all shapes and sizes, from the British Red Cross to the European Space Agency, and from Mars to the Ministry of Defence.

Since we started, we have been a pioneering company, often doing and thinking unconventionally and frequently challenging the status quo.

Today we are a thought leader in agile, pioneering new approaches and offering a fresh, thought provoking perspective. But we never lose our laser-like focus on the bottom line which is about getting results in the real world.

What we do

agileKRC offers a range of high-quality agile services to transform the way organisations achieve results. We use innovative agile approaches to achieve a balance between traditional approaches and the ‘just do it’ mentality.

Our key services are agile consulting, in-house training, coaching and public agile certification courses.

Who we are

agileKRC is a network of the UK’s leading trainers, consultants, project managers and other agile practitioners, led from the front by agile pioneer Keith Richards.

In 2011 Keith Richards was awarded “Most Valuable Agile Player UK” at the Agile Awards, voted for by his peers.

What we are like

We’re challenging, honest, fun, inspiring, ‘real’ and results-driven. We tell it how it is and we always think for ourselves.

Our approach

More than anything else, we want our customers to achieve their goals. So, we take a very practical, success-orientated approach. It begins with taking the time to listen and understand, before offering our real-world experience and expert guidance.

We don’t try to be unconventional for the sake of it, but all too often we find that the conventional approaches are ineffective and inefficient. If we are to get the best results for our customers, we need to apply current best practices in a way that actually works. This often means challenging conventional wisdom.

Many people are persuaded into thinking that agile is a substitute for traditional rigour and discipline – this is the view in some areas of the agile industry. But the truth is that agile needs to be applied carefully and will only work across the board if it is used in tandem with existing best practice.

We always take a balanced, pragmatic view and not a prescriptive one. We understand what works and what doesn’t, and we apply this knowledge to solve each customer’s particular problems.

Our values

Our motto is “do as you would be done by”. Which is why we put the following core values at the heart of our relationships.

  • Honesty – we believe in acting with integrity and telling it like it is.
  • Trustworthiness – we want results of our actions to speak for themselves.
  • Passion – we are passionate about the transforming capabilities of agile.
  • Result oriented – we hope and expect to be measured by our results.
  • Fun – we believe that to succeed, learning to change should be fun, not arduous.
  • Simplicity – we believe that the best things in life are always the simplest.
  • Collaboration – we believe that the best outcomes requires working together.
  • Diversity – we believe the world is made richer by respecting people from diverse backgrounds.

History

agileKRC has been at the heart of some of the most significant agile developments for over 20 years. Read the history of agileKRC.