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Agile Consultancy

Whether you’re just getting started with your transformation, are considering making major process changes, or have gone all-in on an Agile scaling framework, our Agile consultancy can help you overcome challenges and support your needs as they grow.

Agile consulting for each stage of your journey to get your team started

From choosing the right tools and frameworks to shifting your company’s mindset to embrace major changes, there are many layers to getting Agile transformation right.

We can help you every step of the way — helping unlock innovation, collaboration and efficiency, no matter the size of your business.

The benefits of an Agile transformation

Agile transformations involve shifting your business to Agile ways of working by applying Agile principles. This can bring several key benefits to your organisation, including:

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Faster time to market

Improved communication, decision-making and shared ownership, which leads to quicker product delivery
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High performing teams

Efficient working at pace and adapting quickly to change for increased organisational productivity
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More satisfied customers

Continuous improvement and higher quality outcomes lead to better value for your customers
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Engaged employees

Greater in-house coordination and collaboration throughout your entire organisation
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Better return on investment

Faster IT and software projects delivery, with greater predictability
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Complete transparency

Improved visibility on performance and a clearer understanding and usage of measurable data

Bringing these Agile benefits … but at scale!

Many organisations have adopted an Agile way of working to some extent. It makes software development more streamlined and efficient. But, it can be challenging to implement this at scale across the whole organisation without proper Agile training and strategy. You have to consider multiple teams, dependencies between them, different ways of working, and various software tools.

However – if implemented successfully – the benefits of Agile can spread beyond software and IT teams into the wider business.

How our Scaled Agile consulting service can help on your journey to enterprise Agility

The transition to a new way of working doesn’t happen overnight, and large-scale transformations often have roadblocks, such as resistance to change or adopting new practices.

The good news is that Automation Consultants has considerable experience in implementing Agile transformations of various scales, and our team of Agile specialists are here to help.

Whether you’re looking to adopt this methodology across one team, many teams, or through your whole organisation, our Agile consultants can help facilitate this change as smoothly as possible.

Contact our Agile experts today for a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your requirements.

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Choosing the right process methodology

Large Scale Scrum(LeSS), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), Nexus and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

are just a few of the most common Agile scaling frameworks.

Each of these sets out its prerequisites, processes, tactics, implications, and more. As such, each has its own advantages and limitations, and some will address your business’s challenges better than others.

As Agile experts, we can provide a solution that will best meet the requirements of your organisation and provide the most value for your teams and end users.

Is SAFe right for your organisation?

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is probably the most popular Agile scaling method to help large organisations apply Agile practices.

As businesses grow, SAFe provides a structured approach for scaling Agile. In other words, SAFe can help promote alignment, collaboration, and delivery across large numbers of Agile teams. SAFe practices are applied across the whole organisation – from leadership to management and delivery teams.

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Difference between Agile and Scrum

The Agile Manifesto builds on the philosophy of breaking down complex work into small, achievable tasks that can be delivered iteratively. This approach encourages feedback, inspection and adaptation, ultimately driving maximised value and output.

Scrum, on the other hand, is one of the most widely adopted Agile frameworks. 

The difference between Agile and Scrum is that the former is the mindset, whilst the latter is one of its frameworks, providing a structure and guidance that embeds Agile ways of working.

Scrum is notable for its sprint-based cadence, roles, and ceremonies. There are three specific roles core to Scrum: Product Owner, Development/Delivery Team and Scrum Master. Some Agile project teams assign a Project Manager who fills the ‘servant leader’ role of a Scrum Master

At the end of each sprint, the team delivers an iteration of the product. They then hold a retrospective to see how processes could be optimised.

Agile coach vs consultant

Coaching and consulting are two different Agile services. Agile consultants offer solutions and strategies to give you a competitive advantage. They look at the big picture and advise accordingly. 

Agile coaches, on the other hand, help the team achieve their goals in an Agile organisation. Both help your business embrace Agile but their approaches and goals are different.

Why choose us?

Why should you choose Automation Consultants' Agile transformation consultancy? Here are just a few reasons why many of our customers choose our Agile advisory services over other consulting companies to support their Agile transformation journeys.

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A trusted consultancy

Our team of Agile consultants have knowledge and experience across a wide range of services, and we deliver consistent, high-quality results across the entire development cycle.
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Tailored Agile

With this methodology, there is no one-size-fits-all. Our certified consultants will provide honest advice and guidance on the best approach and right choice of tools to achieve your business goals.
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Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner

Our expertise with the Atlassian toolset will help ensure that your Agile processes at every level of scale are well supported by software tools.
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Support a range of frameworks

We can help your organisation deploy Agile at Scale by providing consultancy in SAFe and other leading Agile scaling frameworks.

Getting started with Scaled Agile

Each Agile journey is unique – so your organisation’s Agile transformation should be too. Automation Consultants’ Agile transformations are individually tailored to meet your organisation’s goals.

Jira Align Services

Atlassian has developed Jira Align, the world’s leading platform to support Agile at Scale. Jira Align integrates with Jira and can support all leading Agile scaling frameworks, including SAFe. It can help you solve business agility challenges by connecting your business strategy to technical execution and outcomes. Here are just some of the benefits Jira Align can bring to your organisation:

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Real time visibility

Visualise teams’ progress, status, and any red flags
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Align every team to strategy

Improve value delivery at every level – across programs, solutions, and portfolio
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Flexible for any methodology

Supports any choice of framework, including custom or hybrid versions

If you are ready to transform your Agile planning processes, get in touch about our Jira Align implementation services. 

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