Agil8 wins Focus on Training Quality Award 2015
20 May 2015
We’re proud to announce that Agil8 has been selected as winners of the Focus on Training Quality Award 2015. Focus on Training surveys all of its delegates to help support/ensure the delivery of high levels of customer satisfaction. This results in a unique database that enables the benchmarking of performance of many training delivery specialists with analysis across a range of popular course categories. Agil8 achieved some of the highest scores of all providers consistently over a period of 2 years and has been awarded accordingly. FOCUS Business Development Director, Rex Gibson, identifies the common characteristics of the training partners who consistently gain the best feedback. “It’s all about trainers with the depth of knowledge and enthusiasm to inspire others. Trainers need practical real world experience. They also need to understand how to communicate in fresh and stimulating ways” Everyone here at agil8 would like to thank all our delegates for providing such great feedback. We pride ourselves on having some of the most inspiring and experienced Agile trainers around, and we’re very excited to be recognised in this way with Focus on Training’s Quality Award for 2015. Find out more about our high quality courses. See more at: http://www.focus-on-training.co.uk/quality-award/
The term Agile originates from the Agile Manifesto of 2001, but the first agile approaches emerged in the 1990s with Scrum and XP. The agil8 approach brings expertise built over 20 years with these early agile methods right through to the latest developments such as Lean Kanban.
The agil8 approach is to help you select, tailor, define and implement the best lean and agile approach for your own particular circumstances. What is right for one organisation or project is not necessarily right for another. Whilst many of the challenges that different organisations face in implementing agile are often the same, the solutions to those challenges are, like the organisations themselves, always unique. Moreover, organisations and circumstances change so what is the best solution today is unlikely to be the best solution tomorrow. Above all else, the agil8 approach emphasises the important of continuous evolutionary improvement.
This kind of expertise only comes with years of experience. Lean and agile is fine in theory, but without a deep practical understanding of the different approaches and how to make them work in the real world their potential is very difficult to realise.
The agil8 enablement approach can be applied at any scale from the individual team, departmental or enterprise level. It covers everything that you need to make your transition to Lean and Agile effective and successful including Initiation, Training and Education, Coaching, Reviews and Retrospectives, and Transformation Management.
Scrum is the most popular agile method by far, and is usually at the heart of the approach adopted by agil8 clients. However, Scrum’s apparent simplicity raises challenges when attempting to map it onto a complex organisation, so the agil8 approach involves applying Scrum in the best possible way for each unique circumstance.
SAFe™ – the Scaled Agile Framework® – is an increasingly popular approach for implementing agile practices at enterprise scale. Initially outlined in several books by Dean Leffingwell, the approach draws upon and combines elements of Lean thinking, Agile development techniques and concepts of Product Development Flow.
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Agile Project Management (AgilePM) focuses on those elements of Agile that are specific to the Agile Project Manager. It is an Agile stablemate to PRINCE2 based on a subset of the DSDM Atern method. AgilePM works particularly well for those teams and organisations seeking an off-the-shelf standard approach for the integration of Agile with project governa…