- How can we innovate and execute faster?
- How can we get our team members to align?
- How can we get our teams and stakeholders to align with each other?
- How can we get our managers and leaders to support us?
If you’ve tried every known agile framework and method; if you’ve installed the latest processes and tools on the market; if you’ve hired the best experts in their respective fields and you’re still not seeing the benefits you expect to see, here’s why…
There is more value created with overall alignment than local excellenceDon Reinertsen, author of The Principles of Product Development Flow
Compared to hiring a big consultancy, you’ll save hundreds of thousands in consultancy fees alone, not to mention millions in business value created and business waste averted when alignment happens.
We help teams, managers and leaders to work more effectively together, to deliver more value for their organisations and customers, while generating engagement and enjoyment as a priority.
Who we work with
We work with any business where developing software is a significant part of the business.
We help to align:
- product and portfolio groups and teams
- software teams
- project and programme management groups
- senior management teams
- marketing, HR, finance teams
- user experience and user research groups
- customer and product support teams
And we help to align these groups with each other.
How we help
We take a whole systems approach, which typically involves some or all of:
- interviewing individuals and groups to understand their challenges
- uncovering hidden impediments to the flow of value
- facilitating visioning, ideation & planning workshops
- supporting individuals and teams to communicate and collaborate
- supporting managers and leaders to support their groups and teams
- structuring and forming teams, teams-of-teams, and working groups
- identifying and adapting roles and responsibilities for maximum clarity and alignment
- configuring and adapting team and multi-team processes and workflows so that work flows smoothly
- configuring and adapting team and multi-team meeting structures for maximising alignment
- facilitating reviews and retrospectives for continuous adaptation and improvement
- organising and facilitating team development for maximising trust and alignment
Approaches we use
We work with robust yet contextual and adaptable methods, processes, frameworks, and approaches distilled from Lean, Agile, Product Development Flow, Lean Startup, Lean Change Management, and Design Thinking.
We work with people and teams using systemic coaching, and a focus on individual and team strengths.
We’re coaches and facilitators at heart, always looking to meet the organisation and its people where they are and to take the next steps forward, sometimes small and sometimes big. We bring empathy, support, and challenge, to inspire people and teams to collaborate and perform better.