Our Approach

Our approach is simple and straightforward. While every engagement is customized to your organization, we’ve focus on five core attributes that consistently lead to successful Agile adoption and sustainable high performance.

1] Agile Mindset

Humanizing Work: At the end of the day, everything we do is about human connection. Businesses are just formalized social networks. Processes, tools, structures, and practices are useful only when they reinforce social connection. (Learn more Humanizing Work Advanced Training Event.)

Welcoming Complexity: Nearly all modern human systems are complex, so we welcome it by using systems that draw on the uniquely human capability to probe, sense and respond, creating innovative new results. (Sign up for our Welcoming Complexity Newsletter on our Contact page.)

Empirical Approach: The world today moves too fast and is too complex to accurately predict outcomes. Instead, we rally around a shared purpose and regularly test our hypotheses about how to better reach that purpose.

2] Cutting-Edge Approaches

Training: Agile For All does not throw up a years old slide deck and lecture. We use the latest in brain-based adult learning to actively engage workshop attendees in exploring problems and deriving solutions that will work for them. (See Training from the Back of the Room.)

Coaching: Agile For All coaches are experienced practitioners in Co-Active and Organizational and Relationships System styles of Coaching. Most importantly, we have decades of experience working with individuals and teams at all levels to help them achieve at their highest level. (Contact us about Agile Coaching.)

Facilitation: Using similar techniques to our training, Agile For All’s facilitators are often called upon to facilitate in the most difficult of situations, including planning business critical releases across multiple teams, retrospectives on major system outages, organizational restructuring.

3] Personal Leadership Skills

All of us have the opportunity to lead, regardless of our job title. We believe that leadership is emergent and situational. Organizations are more likely to succeed with Agile when the changes are owned by the people responsible for continuous improvement. Agile For All can provide 360 assessments and coaching using both the Leadership Agility™ and Leadership Circle frameworks. Except in special cases, we’ve stopped doing assessments. Here’s why, if you’re interested.

4] Anti-Fragile Organizational Patterns

While most organizations today are built to be Robust (resisting change) or Resilient (flexing with change then returning to its original form), Anti-Fragile organizations are characterized by improvement in situations of stress and change. We believe that any organization that wants to become anti-fragile can get there with the right structures and culture. We’d be happy to talk to you about how that works.

5] Empirical Systems of Improvement

The most common agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, and Lean Startup are empirical in nature. That is, rather than prescribe a fixed process to reach a known outcome, they are built to frequently inspect the current approach and adapt the process to better reach a high level goal. Agile For All has decades adopting these processes ourselves and helping others to do it. (Search our Courses.)