About

Helping people craft worthwhile products

and enjoy their careers.

 

Agile Institute provides world-class courses, coaching, and workshops in all modern software development topics, including:
•    Agile engineering practices such as Test-Driven Development, Behavior-Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Deployment, and Pair Programming.
•    Agile frameworks and methods such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Kanban.
•    Organization-wide process improvement methodologies such as Lean and the Theory of Constraints.
•    Agile team skills, such as facilitating retrospectives, and writing user stories.

Agile Institute is a close-knit, hand-picked network of highly-experienced colleagues.  We hold ourselves to very high standards: We frequently compare materials, teach together, critique each other, and debate the merits of a new (or newly applied) technique. We will assemble the most appropriate custom coaching and training curriculum for your team or organization.

Our Edge

At Agile Institute, instructors have actual corporate experience in the techniques covered by their courses. We have worked with multi-national organizations on large-scale transformations, and with small Silicon Valley start-ups building a single, focused application.

We are also professional trainers, forever working to improve and update materials, labs, simulations, and public presentation style. Our courses include a very high level of interactive labs and simulations, encouraging all participants to learn through hearing, seeing, doing, writing, and speaking.

Sharpening Your Edge

As successful organizations have shown time and again, easing the most restrictive constraint from the organization’s full value-stream provides the best returns on the investment. In the software world, Agile methods are known for delivering the best business value sooner, and for removing many of the traditional constraints involved in software product delivery.

The value you will obtain from our courses and coaching will readily exceed the investment.

Do you have an agile team who is grumbling about technical debt? This is a hard-to-quantify profit-sucking monster that affects traditional and agile development efforts, alike. This debt manifests itself later as higher defect rates, higher support costs, and lost sales. Our technically-oriented Essential Series of courses are intended to reduce and control technical debt.

Are morale, productivity, and profits all falling, even though you thought your team was doing everything “Agile”? Perhaps our Agile Jump-Start package may be what you need to pull the team out of a ditch. We start with the diagnostic tool most appropriate for the goals of the engagement (an Agile Constraints Assessment, a Value-Stream Mapping session, or the Agile Fluency Model assessment). Then we deliver a custom selection of constraint-busting courses.

Browse through our our catalog of courses. Take a look at our upcoming public events. Then contact us and we’ll work together to select the next steps appropriate to your unique situation.