Many businesses face the problem of slow delivery of the product value to the customer, especially when growing a team and scaling the development of a product. There could be multiple reasons for that, including weak team culture, complex management hierarchy, unclear goals, unnecessary processes, etc. Sometimes, processes are not properly tailored which slows down time to market.
The Agile model is the most popular solution to these challenges as it depends heavily on customer interaction with the product and frequent delivery. On the other hand, “going by the book” when implementing the Agile culture can’t guarantee success as it can bring only theoretical knowledge without real practice. However, the DevOps services make it possible to operate new pivotal components and workloads effectively without disturbing any fundamental functionalities.
Since K&C has significant experience in Agile development, DevOps practices and its successful combination for transforming your business, in this article we want to share our experience on how to avoid the common pain in the Agile transformation and reduce the cost of its implementation at a business-unit level and across the whole company.
Let’s continue reading how our business and technology acumen and expertise can help your team learn the principles and practices required for the Agile driven DevOps transformation.
As we mentioned above, Agile is one of the most popular models for the software development life cycle. Business stakeholders prefer controlled Agile as it gives room for flexibility. So software developers can quickly make changes when the necessity arises.
Agile allows customer interaction at each iteration before the final product is complete. So Agile methodology can be adapted to any project despite the complexity. DevOps has arisen as a response to Agile success. While agility improves speed and quality, it may cause problems with deployment and maintenance. DevOps is there to bridge any organizational gaps in the value chain.
What’s more: Agile software development requires knowledgeable and analytically competent developers. It may be a new principal for some managers. To ensure success, you need a stable foundation for an Agile transformation. Those who are not conversant with how Agile works may have difficulties. Luckily, all members can be trained to make sure everyone has the same understanding of the development process. Thus creating a balance between innovation and productivity.
So what are the options for training? Some project managers apply for a two-day training program to get acquainted with how Agile works. Another option for project managers is to hire a DevOps Agile coach who can analyze the problem and find a fitting solution. However, the client will have to implement changes without the coach. Doing so may leave gaps in the technical environment to execute Agile software development. Modern Agile doesn’t work without continuous integration and continuous delivery or CI/CD and engineering practices. Instead of getting an Agile coach there is a better alternative. We offer you our Unique Selling Point (USP) as a way to overcome the challenges with a lack of expertise in Agile development. Our certified professionals can train your entire team.
Agile is all about collaboration. Some team members teach and give advice while others work on the practical aspects. Our company can teach, advise, and assist with implementation. We can also train teams on implementation principles used in Agile development. We use DevOps for implementation as this is an effective solution that helps easily solve any issues during development, providing team growth.
A successful DevOps transformation starts with improving agility among the entire development team. Planning ahead for this is imperative in the earlier phases. We don’t only teach but have amassed a lot of experience in DevOps over the years. So we have all the skills required to train a team. Learning with us is enjoyable since a lot of emphases is placed on the hands-on learning experience. We use several proven approaches when training teams.
The K&C team will train your entire management in Agile and DevOps implementation. Training is provided throughout your software development life cycle. Working with us is more like a mentorship:
We provide training aligned with your organizational design and needs. So before working with a team, we create a strategy that will provide effective skills for a specific business. Our training is directed towards your goals and visions. That way you will be able to implement an Agile transformation that is suited for your business. Emphasis is placed not only on theory but on real-world challenges a team may encounter.
Training is done by experienced practitioners who have a clear understanding of the working environment. They know just how complex Agile and DevOps practices can be. It is an interactive training that focuses on team collaboration. We show teams how they can combine their skills to achieve satisfying results.
Once your team is equipped with the Agile and DevOps basics, we will provide the principles for implementation. Get acquainted with how to integrate corporate realities in the Agile model. We give tips and teach useful approaches that will kick-start your DevOps transformation. We help to learn how to incorporate various technologies into development and deployment.
Our goal is not just to train and leave you halfway. We teach principles and concepts that will carry you from development to implementation and deployment. Our mentors are ready to train your team at each level of DevOps transformation. The wide range of support that we offer will get your whole team on board and ready to deliver amazing projects.
Agile methods are usually more effective than traditional ones. Combining our Agile and DevOps consulting services, clients can get so many advantages:
Our goal is not to just teach you agile software development. We practice it, giving you all the right tools needed to implement agile development!
We have a wide array of tools that we use in training. Our technology stack for agile include:
These include LeSS, SAFe, Inhouse solution.
Our team will help you get started on implementing the basic framework for Scrum and Kanban. We will further provide advice on choosing the right framework and strategy for Agile implementation.
DevOps solutions that we use in training include:
We have worked with many teams over the years. So you will be in safe hands where you’ll improve performance levels from team members. Interactive and collaborative training also results in motivated developers. Motivation pushes then to greater heights and it also means that projects will be completed in less time!
At K&C, we offer integrated experience in Agile & DevOps training, coaching, and engineering practices. Our expertise will allow the client to reduce costs and achieve results within a shorter time frame.
Our DevOps solutions facilitate internal approvals, removing the need to contact the contractor at each phase of development. We also assist companies struggling with understaffed development teams through our QA Consulting services. We offer you regular training. You can also opt for certified training with the best trainers in the game.
Agile and DevOps implementation is crucial in development. Getting a professional to train and work with your team is a step in the right direction. Training your team reduces costs and improves collaborative efforts on projects.
Putting all team members including the project manager and offering practical lessons in the basics of Agile and DevOps is our specialty. Our mentorship gives you the ability to implement both Agile and DevOps. With strategic planning, you will have skilled developers working on your team.
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