Agile Coaching - Real-world Guidance

Agile Coaching - Real-world Guidance

An experienced agile coach from Quoin can jump-start your project and ensure success. We use agile and lean practices on all internal and client projects; our experienced consultants can provide effective guidance to development teams, project managers, and product owners. Our approach is hands-on, pragmatic, and focused on the client's goals.

Agile Coaching - Real-world Guidance

An experienced agile coach from Quoin can jump-start your project and ensure success. We use agile and lean practices on all internal and client projects; our experienced consultants can provide effective guidance to development teams, project managers, and product owners. Our approach is hands-on, pragmatic, and focused on the client's goals.
Function
Project Planning, Project Management, Requirements Analysis, Architecture, Design, Implementation, Testing, Deployment, Support
Methodology
Agile, Scrum, Lean, Continuous Integration, Test-driven Development
Clients & Projects
PublicRelay, Scholastic, Lowe's, Cengage, Hachette, Houghton Mifflin
Engagements
Fixed Effort/Cost, Time & Effort, Consulting

Quoin provides Agile Coaching to guide an organization through the adoption or improvement of an agile software development process. We apply agile and lean practices for iterative, user-centered, and effective approach. An agile coach from our staff provides practical advice from hands-on experience to achieve transparency, accountability, and predictability for any project team.

An agile coach supports your project team with the day-to-day guidance necessary for success – an ongoing process of demonstration, collaboration, and project review that rapidly builds critical skills. Our consultant shares techniques for writing user stories, task management, estimation, sprint planning, backlog management, and other aspects of an agile/lean development process. This approach allows your personnel to learn by doing with the guidance of an experienced project or technical lead. Quoin provides coaching to initiate a successful project, or to assist a team throughout development. Our coaching staff has both real-world experience and formal training with a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) credentials.

The diagram below depicts an example of specific and pragmatic guidance given to a project team on conducting a daily standup. Our experience has shown the importance of using a brief, daily meeting to focus a project team on current tasks and progress towards achieving the sprint plan.

Daily Standup Workflow
Daily Standup Workflow

Coaching can involve any aspect of an agile/lean software development lifecycle — project planning, development, and resource management. Our focus is on how to assemble and drive effective project teams for successful delivery. Specific points for coaching might include the following.

  • Training technologists and product owners
  • Writing user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Iteration planning and day-to-day task management
  • Estimating tasks, including story points and hours
  • Using issue tracking and other tools
  • Backlog grooming and other planning tasks
  • Managing flexible scope and fixed budgets
  • Measuring velocity and other characteristics of team performance
  • Implementing user-acceptance and other tests
  • Capturing technical constraints
  • Onboarding new project staff and other resource management
  • Supporting organizational adoption of agile practices