What is Agile?

Agile is a set of software development methods in which requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration by self-organizing, cross-functional teams. Agile promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, continuous improvement, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change.

Agile was born in 2001 when the Agile Manifesto was written. Learn more

Applying Agile beyond software can reveal a team’s blind spots depending upon the members’ backgrounds. Complex product development–which may include multiple software streams, devices, packaged goods, and more–often requires practical expertise from professionals with Agile, release management and digital product launch experience. After a team has been through a few successful shippable products, then coaching or staff augmentation may be reduced or eliminated.

The BlueSleeves’ Agile Transformation Approach

BlueSleeves applies Agile principles to software-centric and multi-faceted product development in order to build high performing teams and successful products.

Agile transformation is a continuous process.  Whether your company or department is just starting its Agile/Scrum/SAFe journey or is mid-stream, our team is committed to bringing real world expertise and current best practices to your team.  BlueSleeves emphasizes the following critical success factors:

  • Customer Iteration
  • Immediate Product and Scrum Expertise
  • Team & Individual Support

BlueSleeves’ Transformation Chart

Clients’ Critical
Success Factors
BlueSleeves Delivers
Customer Iteration Customer Outreach

Research & Insights, Analysis

Requirements & Story Writing

Reduce adoption risk

Improve differentiation

Elevate User Experience

Immediate Expertise (Product, Scrum, & SAFe) Interim (Contract) Product Executive, Product Owner

Interim ScrumMaster

Executive and/or Team Coaching

Requirements & Story Writing, Editing, Review

Accelerate Team Learning

Variable Resource & Cost Management

Incorporate Best Practices by Doing

Project Risk Mitigation (Blind Spots)

Accelerate Quality Predictability

Agile and Scrum Training Demonstrate Company Commitment

Support Individual Learning Goals

Team & Individual Support Executive and/or Team Coaching

Management Consulting including scans, assessments, reviews, and more

Accelerate Agile Transformation

Invest in Current Team

Project Risk Mitigation

Accelerate Quality Predictability

Agile and Scrum Training Demonstrate Company Commitment

Support Individual Learning Goals

Scrum, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Lean and Kanban are examples of software development methods which apply Agile principles .  BlueSleeves team members emphasize Scrum and SAFe with working knowledge of Lean and Kanban.

To learn more about how your company can affect transformation through Agile, contact us at 303.725.5436.