THE ABSOLUTE AGILE
not another agile methodology. It is our approach for building agile software development
capabilities using principles and practices from a broad range of lean and agile disciplines.
Our Absolute Agile approach does not mandate proprietary methods or tools. Instead, we select
the best lean and agile techniques for your specific situation.
With more than six years of assisting our clients through successful agile transitions, the
Absolute Agile toolkit draws from our extensive experience with a wide variety of processes, including
Lean Software Development, Scrum, Extreme Programming, Design for Six Sigma, the Agile Unified Process
Knowing the interrelationships of all these practices, and with our first-hand knowledge of the common risks and
potential pitfalls, we work with you to design a tailored approach that selects, tunes and scales agile methods
to meet the distinct challenges of your unique environment.
Your plan is promptly set into action with our
Organizational Scrum seminars, innovative leadership workshops and our highly regarded team training and coaching.
All of these services are carefully targeted to quickly gain momentum, measure progress and ensure a solid footing
for your ongoing success.
Enterprise-class software development can be very challenging.
Outsourcing, distributed teams, multiple product portfolios,
complex architectures and large project communities all demand
unique adaptations to standard lean and agile practices.
The effectiveness of our Absolute Agile approach is rooted in extensive real world,
hands-on experience that spans the full range of enterprise development, from single
team adoption of Extreme Programming practices to the coordination of multiple,
interdependent Scrum teams across time zones and geographic locations.
The Absolute Agile approach specifically
identifies and targets the benefits that are most important to your organization:
Faster Release Cycles
Adaptability to Change
Ensuring the sustainability of your agile capabilities is a key
objective of the Absolute Agile approach. There is an inherent danger
that an organization can slip back into non-agile practices
or otherwise fail to maintain the momentum of an agile transition.
Our Organizational Scrum framework is specifically designed to
address these risks, enabling you to realize the long-term
benefits of a successful lean and agile transition.
As a process improvement strategy, Absolute Agile embraces
assessment, planning, skill-building and measurement of results.
To effectively promote and govern these critical disciplines, Agile
Logic created a framework to help you steer your agile transition.
We call this framework
Organizational Scrum is a higher-level activity that implements
tracking and steering for your agile transition and process
improvement initiative. Running separately from the development
team Scrums, your Organizational Scrum is a proven, effective
mechanism for ensuring that you maximize the ongoing benefits
from your transition to lean and agile methods.
Agile Logic primes your organization for sustaining a culture of
continuous improvement. The Absolute Agile approach
reduces risk, maximizes your benefits and generates immediate
results. Each step of the way, your incremental investment
produces measurable improvement in your agile capabilities,
and tangible progress towards your successful agile transition.
Periodic reassessment of your lean and agile capabilities
provides the standardized feedback needed for your
Organizational Scrum and to steer your transition through
continuous improvement. Agile Logic will help you build your
assessment practices, or you can rely on our comprehensive
services for independent third-party assessment. Either way, you
increase your ability to avoid risk and to target new opportunities
for ongoing innovation and improvement.
THE ABSOLUTE AGILE CYCLE
The key to successfully adopting an agile process starts with a
thorough understanding of the unique needs and circumstance
within your organization. Agile Logic
assessment and planning
services ensure that your organization has sufficiently identified
and considered crucial issues prior to initiating the adoption
effort. Our organizational-readiness assessment measures your
existing capabilities and profiles potential challenges.
Just like your organization is unique, with its own combination of
challenges and circumstances, the most effective plan for your
transition to agile processes will also be unique. Our
services develop a customized implementation approach based on
the lean and agile methods most appropriate for your specific situation.
To effectively initiate an agile transition effort, a solid foundation
of knowledge and skills is essential for your entire team.
Successful agile transitions require careful preparation through
a combination of
in a variety of agile principles and
practices, targeted for each aspect of your team—software
engineering, quality assurance, project and product management and organizational leadership.
Agile Logic's industry-leading
courses utilize advanced accelerated learning
techniques to go beyond typical lecture presentations and deliver
transformative learning experiences for your team.
While comprehensive training is essential to initiate your agile
project, it is the application of your newly acquired knowledge
that will transform understanding into skill and propel a transition
to success. Driven by feedback from our clients, Agile Logic has
developed a set of uniquely effective
to enable your
teams to leverage their training and deliver results. Using your
actual teams and projects, our workshops provide expert
step-by-step mentoring and guidance in the performance of
specific, real-world process activities such as product backlog
development, iteration planning and estimating, and test-driven
The first week of a new agile project is the most critical. It is in
this first week that your team will gain valuable feedback and
encounter the most challenges. Agile Logic's hands-on
services provide your team with the support and
guidance to quickly overcome obstacles and gain proficiency in
their agile practices.
Our experienced coaches will work side-by-side with your team,
mentoring and leading
them through activities such as release
and iteration planning, daily stand-up meetings and detailed
technical practices. Through the crucial initial iterations we help
your teams quickly identify and solve issues as they arise.
services ensure definitive closure to your
iterations, from the critical final days of development and testing,
through the important practices of iteration reviews and
retrospectives. The insight and issues that emerge from team
retrospectives are selectively shared with the Organizational
Scrum to ensure they receive appropriate attention.
To track ongoing progress, Agile Logic's
help you measure your team and organizational capabilities, and
quickly identify the current constraints of your software
development process. Our structured assessments and value
stream mapping workshops provide the metrics that enable you
to accurately target the most effective next step for building your
lean and agile capabilities.