There is a lot more to Agile than just a process or a set of practices.
Agile (or Agility) is more of a mindset—a different way of thinking. Transitioning from ‘doing Agile’ to “being Agile” requires more than just adopting a set of practices; it requires an organization to live and breathe agile values, using those values to guide decisions at all levels. In other words, it is a transformation of the culture.
When helping organizations make this transformation, Lyons Hathaway takes a holistic approach. Applying an agile approach to adoption, we work directly with cross-functional business and technology teams to establish a baseline, determine transformation goals, and prioritize program activities. By engaging with all stakeholders – from leadership to delivery teams – we help clients identify and achieve their short-term goals while laying down a foundation that will support future improvements and innovations.
Enterprise Agile Coaching
Our enterprise agile coaches provide planning and support services when multiple lines of business are transitioning to Agile in parallel. They work with senior management to plan organizational structures that support agile transformations. They work with senior architects to plan the transition to an agile approach to Enterprise Architecture, and with testing leaders to create and mentor teams in agile testing approaches.
They work with IT infrastructure leaders to plan and operationalize an agile approach to infrastructure. Typically enterprise agile coaches have extensive experience working with senior leaders in large organizations, an understanding of all major technology roles, from development and testing, to project management, to product development, to product Portfolio Management, an in-depth understanding of systems thinking and planning, and world-class communication and facilitation skills.
Agile Coaching Services
Agile coaches provide day-to-day guidance to managers and teams and ensure that agile practices take hold within teams and across the enterprise.
Lyons Hathaway coaches bring extensive experience to help teams avoid pitfalls and operate more effectively. They also help organizations evaluate tools, implement advanced techniques such as one-piece flow and continuous integration, scale to larger projects, and track progress towards “Agile Maturity”.
Lyons Hathaway coaches are equipped to not only improve the effectiveness of teams, but also support the agile transformation process and disseminate “agile thinking” across different business functions.
Lyons Hathaway offers yearly Agile Subscription Services that provide a set number of coaching days and training sessions each quarter, to be used as needed. These services also improve the effectiveness of coaches and consultants on your staff with special webinars, access to training materials, and remote mentoring of scrum masters, product owners and coaches.
Agile Staffing Services
Lyons Hathaway Recruiting and Staff Augmentation Services provide critical personnel for agile organizations, from single projects to enterprise-wide agile transformations
Enterprises often need extra human resources to keep critical projects on track while simultaneously investing in strategic process improvements. As a company with core competencies and abundant resources in both technology staffing and Agile, Lyons Hathaway is uniquely positioned to staff your short and long-term needs with in-depth agile experience.
Tailored Human Resource Solutions
We’re flexible and scalable; our recruiters provide contract talent, fill full-time openings, and offer candidates for contract-to-hire positions. We can fill one critical slot, or provide dozens of highly qualified staff to ensure that critical development projects stay on schedule.
Lyons Hathaway’s Agile Recruiting and Staff Augmentation Services are geared to providing cost- effective personnel to enhance and supplement existing staff.