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Why Agile?

Many organizations mis-understand the fundamentals of agile development. Agile is about embracing the fact that most of the time, our customers don’t know what they want, our teams don’t know how to build it, and requirements change on average 65% before they reach any testing phase. 

Agile and Scrum embrace these hard facts of development and allows you to optimize your organization for frequent and continuous delivery of valuable product. We rely on empirical data to inform our decision; usually arriving a lot closer to the customer's needs.

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How We Can Help

Training

Education is a foundational element to any agile transformation. However, education should be a planned initiative to catalyze the change within the teams and not simply focus on education alone. 

Our highly interactive training workshops not only teach teams the concepts they need to understand agile development practices; they also provide a hands-on learning environment that fosters team building throughout the learning activity. The teams learn and then practice what they learned in our workshops designed for high engagement. 

In addition to fully customized workshop agendas, we can offer industry leading standards for Certified ScrumMaster® as well as Certified Scrum Product Owner®. Executive education is also an option to ensure that the culture required to foster agile is progressing.

Consulting

Given that agile is not simply a process change; rather a set of values and principles, many organizations struggle in their adoption of the change. The simple reason is that agile is not a thing you can do. It is a state of being and mindshift in normal organizational culture. 

Big Agile can help your teams understand that the word agile simply means “the ability to move quickly and easily”. Organizations embrace agile for the quick part, but rarely focus on the “easy” part. 

The culture shift is all about how to make the work of building product easier through continuous improvement; consistently beating your competition to market.

Coaching

Once the organization is planted in a solid foundation for change; ongoing coaching can ensure that we are constantly focused on the gaps between our ideal state vs. our current state. 

Fully customized coaching options provide a structure around topics, education, and assessments aimed at building professional teams

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Meet Lance

Lance is a dynamic, experienced management and technical professional with the proven ability to energize teams, plan with vision, and establish results in a fast paced, customer-focused environment. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer® with the Scrum Alliance® which includes Certified Scrum Professional®, Certified ScrumMaster®, and Certified Scrum Product Owner®. Lance comes equipped with a great personality and servant heart that truly helps build cross-functional teams. Given his fun personality, overall size and appearance, he has come to be known as Big Agile. 

Lance has lead teams of agile coaches and managers to sustain cross functional, self-organizing teams focusing on delivering the highest business value for their customers as early as possible through the Scrum process and agile engineering practices/craftsmanship. Getting a product truly "Done" takes discipline and his focus is on shaping a team's definition of done to include great engineering.

Lance is a true evangelist for Scrum having founded the successful DFW Scrum User Group as an outlet for professional networking and a community sounding board for Scrum. He has engaged and learned from many of the Agile Manifesto authors which has shaped his pragmatism in agile adoptions and transformations.

In his latest work, he has sought the metrics inherent with Scrum to help improve a team's planning and predictability; building confidence in their delivery for the business and customers.

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Big Agile has helped us since the beginning of our Scrum transition becoming a trusted part of our organization. The difference in Big Agile from other contracting partners is Lance's success in the real world before becoming a CST. Lance doesn't just know the theory he also knows how to apply the theory, speak with the whole programming department and to Executive Leadership on where to improve. Lance is technical enough to help highlight engineering areas for improvement and business minded enough to call out organizational areas of improvements.MATT KENNEYDIRECTOR OF PRODUCT ENGNEERING
Lance has a great demeanor and approach that really resonated with the team. His background and knowledge helped guide the team through many of the challenges of changing the way we work. If you are looking to step change how your organization delivers software, I couldn't recommend Lance more.DAN STEWARTVP MARKETING/ ECOMMERCE
Lance's "Working on A Scrum Team" training class was informative, interactive and engaging. Our teams found the onsite group training very effective to get everyone (Product Owners, Scrum Teams, Scrum Masters) aligned on the same concept, approach, and best practices. Lance participated in our regular Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, and Retrospective sessions and was able to observe, identify challenges, and provide the coaching on the spot. Most importantly, he still works with scrum teams in the trenches and is able to provide thoughtful suggestions for difficult situations.LU FENGSR DIRECTOR