Agile Coaching Services
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Agile Coaching

Symphony Solutions’ expert Agilists can coach your teams toward a faster and more effective work style. The coaches do one-on-one and group support until your teams are self-sustaining.

Agile Coaching is about assisting people in a co-creative process when they have experienced some degree of success but need to climb out of stagnancy. Agile coaches choose a more casual and informal way of cooperation, engage in effective listening, support, and help in personal development. The focus of coaching is often for a longer time period than consulting. 

Agile coaching can be viewed as a more personal and ongoing process.

What does an Agile Coach do?

An Agile Coach leads the team through the adoption of Agile, helping them understand and adopt Agile principles and practices – from the right mindset to skills. This personal approach may necessitate ongoing work with the team for a long period of time, during which the Agile coach walks the team through incremental changes, identifying areas for improvement, helping establish efficient communication, and setting standards for collaboration. Agile coaches are experienced Agilists and agents of change who conduct training sessions and workshops, facilitate Agile processes in the team, foster collaboration and communication, and provide ongoing mentoring and support for the team. 

Levels of Agile Coaching

Leadership Coaching

A company can only go as far as the leadership’s vision. That’s why, if you want the Agile principles to penetrate your company, it may be beneficial to have the change go from the top down. Leadership coaching introduces the top level of business to the concepts of the approach and oversees them through implementing it further down the company hierarchy. We strive to create an Agile leadership that lives and leads by example. 

Establishing the core values and principles on the team level makes up the foundation for the successful Agile transformation of the entire company. In some cases, team coaching may be applied pointwise to test if the principles are viable for this particular organization, market or project specifics, team composition, etc. Thus, team coaching places the focus on the smallest organizational structure within the company – an Agile team.  

Once Agile is implemented on a singular team level and shows good results, it can be scaled up to dozens, hundreds, and even thousands of teams, distributed across locations.   

What can Agile Coaching Services do for Your Business? 

To help businesses accomplish Agile transformation on the company level, Symphony Solutions’ LACE program experts are fully engaged in Agile coaching throughout an organization’s Agile Journey, from Assessment to Training and finally to Implementation. Their work also includes scaling, owing to the growth of the organization or to the expansion of Agile practices to a larger number of internal teams.   

The Symphony Solutions Agile coaches assist in PI Planning, conduct pilot sprints during Implementations, and support teams and individual members as they get more comfortable with new tools and processes, and even as they return after a period of absence to help teams through a rough spot or with further scaling. The coach is skilled in both individual and team support, and it is not unusual to do both.   

The best Agile coaches do their work, penetrate as deeply as needed, but skillfully reduce their coaching as carefully and quickly as the situation allows, such that the teams can self-sustain as independent units.