Agile Team Coaching for Software Development

Speed up adoption and lower project costs with a Scrum coach for one month

If the goal is to create business value quickly then contracting with a Scrum coach for one month will get results faster than any other method.

This offering is perfect for teams new to iterative development or existing teams looking to implement new best practices into an existing software development process.

A WFS Scrum Coach who has been though the process before and knows the benefits, risk and pitfalls to avoid will guide your team to a successful adoption of Agile. One risk of Agile is it can deteriorate into ‘ad-hoc’ development, which we all know is a recipe for failure. Having a Scrum coach for one month eliminates this risk and ensures the team’s success.

The coach will:

  • Keep the team on track for the first two sprints to ensure success.
  • Identify Key Roles including ScrumMaster and Product Owner.
  • Construction of the Team (emphasizing the need for a whole, cross functional, self-directing group of committed individuals).
  • One day Scrum Overview training  to introduce the team to Iterative development and its benefits (training cost included in the month service fee).
  • Explain and maintain the rules of engagement.
  • Maintain accountability to senior business management.
  • Create and manage Backlog with Product Owner.
  • Establish an initial Release Plan.
  • Establish Sprint Goals and Sprint duration.
  • Conduct Sprint Planning Meeting (estimating Team Velocity, refining/detailing User Stories, creating Tasks, defining Done, facilitating Planning Poker)
  • Setup Scrum Board
  • Coach the ScrumMaster on daily Scrum Meetings and provide guidance for resulting work.
  • Facilitate Sprint Planning Meeting.
  • Report on project velocity.
  • plan and conduct Sprint Demos.
  • plan and conduct Sprint Retrospective meeting at end of Sprint.
  • Create a transition plan to  internal staff.
  • Identify metrics for management and Product Owner.

This service is delivered on-site Monday to Thursday with phone support on Friday for 4 weeks at a cost of $35,000 + travel and living (Canadian Dollars).

A Scrum Coach is available for a 30 min phone call to discuss your environment. To arrange this phone call please complete the Request Form or simply call 416 505-4756.