Training is just the beginning. If you’re going to make agile succeed, you need to change how you work – permanently. In our experience the most effective way to do this is through coaching and mentoring: close support that zooms in on your challenges and weaknesses and turns them into strengths.
The key to success with agile is turning what you’ve learnt into the way you work, and making sure you don’t slip back into your old habits. At agileKRC we believe that coaching and mentoring are the best ways to embed skills in your organisation so you get the greatest benefit. It’s all about making agile so much part of how you work that it becomes second nature to you. You can then get better quality results in less time: your customers will be more satisfied and you will achieve a greater return on the time and money you have invested.
Coach and not lead
Agile coaching involves facilitating your learning – enabling it to happen more quickly and more successfully. It is about creating an environment and a level of support that allows you to enjoy the successes and learn from the failures.
A coach is a partner whose job is to transfer skills and to do this at many levels – on an individual level, team level and organisational level. Old habits die hard and to deliver more accurate solutions while responding to rapid change you need an experienced coach who knows what to do.
Benefitting from knowledge transfer
Moving to agile and improving your agile are not simple journeys. There is no substitute for the voice of experience to help you maximise the benefits of the new agile behaviours and techniques.
Falling back into traditional ways of working is not a question of laziness. Many areas of agile are counterintuitive, and this is where agile coaching makes a big difference. It is important to get all of agile to stick – and those organisations that do are best placed to beat their competitors.
At agileKRC we spend a lot of time listening to our customers and we are always keen to learn and adapt. This is why we offer different levels of support to suit different levels of need. Remote support allows you to get expert advice quickly, conveniently and precisely when you need it. One call could make a big difference. One adjustment could save a lot of time; and time is money.