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WALK THE PATH
WHAT WE HELP YOU DO.
Achieve Business Outcomes
The proof is in the pudding, and the pudding is outcome-flavored. See your people and your organization measurably achieve more early, and continue to check boxes off your list of organizational goals and objectives.
Increase Organizational Agility
Seeing achievements is great. Seeing them happen continuously is the goal. Learn what it takes to achieve success with adaptive practices and strategies capable of bypassing disruption and unknowns that come at you every year.
Improve Individual's Capabilities
Your talent is your greatest untapped advantage. Unleash your talent's true capabilities by adding to their core skills and showing them modern ways to achieve sustained success in any dynamic situation.
HOW WE HELP YOU DO IT.
Proven Modern Approach (DEEP)
Let us help you collaboratively design your agile vision and roadmap with our DEEP Engagement Approach to delivering an appropriate yet immediate kickstart to your journey of continuous success.
Easily Applied Learning + Training
Our Learning Facilitators are here to help you succeed! We are certified to teach using methods that work best for busy working adults, using applied learning techniques based on the latest research.
Coaching, Mentoring, Support
With an Agile Transformation Roadmap created and a learning program established, let our change management experts help you own, adopt and sustain your improvements for the long-term.
Meet our coaches
Between us, we have over 60 years of experience, as agilists and leaders.
With 20+ years in the Information Technology sector and a decade of running restaurants prior to that, Kumar possesses a unique skill set and approach to transformational coaching that’s always evolving. He strongly believes that guiding leaders on a path to a coaching mindset is key to unlocking the potential of the individual, the team, and ultimately the organization.
Having spent over half his career in product teams delivering mission critical solutions, Jolly is passionate about helping organizations achieve the business agility that will help them compete in the global market place. He leverages his deep understanding of organizational behavior and knowledge of the technology landscape to bring impactful transformation of the organizational mindset and grow high performing teams that can sustain the change over a long period of time.
For over 25 years, Mike has worked with companies to provide improvements around product development, executive training, strategic planning, software development, project management, sales, HR, governance and other business areas in both highly-regulated and non-regulated industries. More recently, Mike has been working with companies on improving system-wide performance, assisting with Lean and Agile organizational adoptions, and provided training and coaching using Agile, Lean, Systems Thinking, Business Agility, User-Centered Design, and Organizational Development techniques and mindsets.
Our Methods of Learning
Training From the Back of the Room
Discover how the human brain really learns. Experience and absorb the principles and techniques for effective learning, so different from a traditional training approach. Modernize your approach to training based on the most current “Cognitive Neuroscience” for effective instruction.
Xscale Product Management XPM
XSCALE Product Management aligns tech, design and business leaders, breadth-first, into a team of peers who continuously convert business drivers and constraints into maximum impact releases. Learn proven techniques and practice patterns like the Pirate Canvas, to understand where your bottlenecks are, Impact Mapping, to help identify the highest impact features and Business Bingo, to help gain quick consensus on actionable numbers for feature cost, business value, risk and priorities.
Agile Leadership Cohort
Today’s leaders must be able to recognize and respond to dynamic global challenges and opportunities while tapping into the intrinsic power of their employees to deliver industry leading solutions and services. These demands require leaders who have a high degree of emotional intelligence, are situationally aware systems thinkers, and have the ability to provide clarity and vision to the people who they serve. Agile Meridian’s Capability Accelerator is a lean-agile vocational pathway program designed for companies seeking to develop and mature agile competency for employees who are a part of an agile transformation.
Xscale Business Agility XBA
Come learn how XSCALE Business Agility generates self-directing portfolios of self-managing value streams of self-organizing teams. These rapidly accelerate top-line business throughput by continuously prioritizing bottlenecks in value-flow, work-flow, and the flow of learning across the organization. XBA focuses entirely on the practical aspects of business agility, generating working capabilities.
ICAgile Agile Fundamentals
In order to succeed with agile approaches, teams and organizations should focus first on “being agile” as a foundation for success in “doing agile.” ICAgile's fundamentals learning outcomes delve into key concepts such as adaptive planning, value-driven development, team collaboration and frequent feedback for continuous improvement.
ICAgile Product Ownership
The certification focuses on value-driven software delivery, the accompanying mindset, and key agile practices designed to emphasize customer value. It also looks at creating organizational and team environments conducive to frequent and transparent collaboration between the business and development teams. The Learning Outcomes highlight specific techniques and practices such as lightweight requirements, prioritization methods, progressive elaboration, product/project roadmapping, story mapping, effective user stories, and acceptance criteria. Participants who complete this certification will gain an excellent foundation in value-based agile solutions delivery.
ICAgile Agile Team Facilitation
Focus on the mindset and role of an Agile Team Facilitator, while also learning group facilitation tools and techniques for effectively designing meetings and workshops that both engage the entire audience and drive towards agreed-upon outcomes. Develop an appreciation for the art of facilitation as key to fostering collaboration and enabling self-organizing teams.
ICAgile Leading with Agility
Organizations today are struggling to stay responsive and effective in the face of increasingly turbulent economic, technological, sociological and market forces. Most companies are struggling just to catch up with, let alone get in front of, the accelerating turbulence that seems to infect every industry. The problem is that business leaders are not only dealing with rapid change. What most leaders are dealing with is a condition of increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). The Leading With Agility certification is valuable to anyone wishing to learn about the paradigm shifts necessary to lead in VUCA environments, and to develop relevant leadership capabilities.
Are you ready to dive into Agile? Get in touch with us!