The Agile journey is the deepest change your organization will ever undergo. It’s not simple; if all it took were processes and tools, every organization would be quite agile by now. Instead, success with Agile depends fully on human matters such as leadership, mindset, and culture.
We can help you move from your current point to productive, effective, healthy agility without the trouble most organizations encounter: false starts, wasted time, and lost goodwill. Using our proven Right-Fit Agile approach, we will help you map the journey, prepare the people, and optimize the path.
Change mindset, develop skills, and catalyze action — at all organizational levels.
We are not a generic training company. Before a course, we’ll customize the agenda to your needs and current proficiency, and after the course, we’ll support the learners in applying the concepts. Every one of our trainers is an industry thought leader with a balanced record of training, coaching, consulting, and facilitation in Agile. All our courses are experiential and engaging, and all our exercises are original. We continuously keep the material current with Agile thinking.
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This is exactly what I needed right now.
Moving from startup to scaleup is a hard transition, and there is a lot in this report to help leaders through.
Solid recommendations to help tech executives avoid common scaling pitfalls.
Starting with the right agility values and keeping laser-focus on accelerated learning — critical to a startup’s success — are even more necessary for a growth stage. Companies shouldn’t forget these lessons in this tremendously changing world.
With Gil's approach to coaching, mentoring, and observing, we've been creating and operating effective cross-functional agile teams in IT, finance, marketing, and risk management. Team members and leaders have the right tools to keep moving forward with our agile transformation.
It's clear that Gil has mastered the art of coaching/teaching with online tools, and his years of experience working with Agile methods show through. Gil’s sound advice and guidance have armed me with the skills needed to continue my Agile journey.
Gil masterfully presented this course online using some of the best tools and practices that enabled all the participants to actively engage in the learning process. The training and the takeaway tools continue to provide amazing value to my leadership growth both at work and my personal life.
I never paid so much attention in a university class as I did in your training. Your delivery was very compelling.
I thoroughly enjoyed Gil's online Agile training. It was engaging and educational, and I've taken many of the practices I learned and applied them in my daily job to maximise both my own and my team's productivity.
The course was very interactive and included many real life examples. I initially thought it would be difficult to sit through this training online, but the exercises were a good way to engage everyone and allow the introverts to speak/share their thoughts and ideas.
Highly recommended for people leaders at all levels, Gil's course broadens the definition of Agile, giving leaders a true sense of its value. With a keen focus on purpose, people and values, he showed us how to adopt Agile as a mindset and improve our ability to deliver value to our customers.
I was immediately able to apply principles I learned in this course -- identifying cost of change beyond dollars, asking for permission to help, chartering initiatives for understanding expectations and identifying gaps. The course was packed with information, and I use the printed checklists in meetings.
Gil helped get our Agile journey back on track by refocusing our attention on mindset first, then on the principles and practices that follow. Gil is committed to helping companies practice Agile leadership for the right reasons and, more importantly, achieve better business outcomes as a result.
With infrequent visits for coaching and training, Gil's focus on showing how Agile values and principles provide the "why" behind Agile ways of working has provided the foundation for how our Department continues to grow its Agile culture.
It has become very clear why our team failed at our first agile attempt, but now the way forward looks very bright.
Your content is often helpful and educational, opening new angles and perspectives worth considering, resonating and confirming personal feelings.
An eye-opening experience for technical and non-technical leaders alike. Gil does a fantastic job of articulating the motivation behind the process and how Agile tactics alone fall short of enabling agility. Two days of instruction and guided self-reflection triggered a paradigm shift of how I approach and advocate for Agile.
The content focused purely on the Agile Mindset and making Agile choices. So much of the training we are offered mixes behaviors and frameworks, when in fact the Mindset is the hardest to master. The course certainly lives up to its name, imparting a lot of practical knowledge on applying agile behaviors in the workplace.
This course will perfectly complement what you have already learned either through your own experiences or in other agile leadership courses.
It's a fantastic training and an opportunity to get outside of the process of Agile. I'm walking away with a very different mindset, a much more open, human, people-centric kind of view.
As a ScrumMaster, I've taken many Agile training and workshops; Gil's Agile Leadership training was very different and enlightening. Instead of focusing on implementation, practices and techniques, he focuses on values and beliefs as drivers of behaviors. Highly recommended especially for people at leadership levels.
A lot deeper than all the agile training I've had before. Gil has challenged the "by the agile book" mentality and made the training dynamic and interesting. A lot for me to take back and apply to myself and the team.
Amazing amalgam of practical take-aways and deep underlying principles.
I strongly recommend Gil to any group looking to transition from trying to "act" Agile to actually embracing and becoming Agile in mindset. We are so glad we flew in people from all over the world to attend the training — definitely worth it 10x over.
Gil did a fantastic job teaching "Pragmatic Scrum". Many participants commented on how much better it was than training which they had received previously, both in substance and in the way Gil delivered it. They came away energized and enthusiastic about applying their learning.
You have a way of bringing to the fore those unspoken subtleties that can make or break an agile endeavor … and you do so in a way that hits home.
You touched almost every part, from framework to engineering to team dynamics to managers and leadership.
Now I have a vocabulary to apply and some strategies to use that will help me become more effective in my communication with my peers, my management, and my teams so that we can all grow and learn together.
Now I have some specific steps, techniques, and tools that I can go back and apply, while growing myself into my next role.
Absolutely worth the time -- I would have used PTO for this if required.
Each company and environment that aims to be Agile will have its own unique conditions and challenges. Gil ties your particular challenges back to each topic wonderfully. He also allows time to self-reflect on each topic, so you can generate ideas (both internally and through discussion) that you wish to take back and implement into your environment.
A fast-paced workshop where you evaluate your current Agile process and pinpoint strengths and weaknesses. Gil uses personal experience and anecdotes to highlight each segment, and audience participation gives you a chance to see how other teams operate.
Provided valuable insights into building a true Agile team.
A workshop like this, with someone as experienced as Gil, is a rare and valuable opportunity. Take advantage of it.
Agile isn't a checklist that works the same way for all teams. This workshop opened my eyes to how different teams have different values, and Agile can help them in different ways.
Gave me a lot of food for thought. I liked the group discussions a lot; they gave me real examples of what is done at other companies. There are ideas we can definitely implement at my company.
The workshop addresses the fundamental struggles with implementing Agile in the real world, ruled by constraints and limitations. It was energizing, initiating many discussions between participants that brought to light lots of new ideas and insights, and allowed the participants to learn from each other’s experiences. Gil's facilitation was outstanding with many good questions that make one think beyond the status quo.
The workshop provided tremendous value in an engaging format. This unique combination of instruction, exercises, collaboration, and contextual discovery offered what few courses do -- reflection on specific aspects of one's agile implementation. Gil’s thoughtful questions reliably guide one to view matters from varying perspectives, which revealed insights that may otherwise have remained hidden.
Gil’s workshops were engaging and thought-provoking, and the follow-on coaching sessions provided teams with thoughtful, pragmatic advice that they could begin acting on immediately. This feels like a turning point for us on our journey to being Agile.
Gil is able to get people to try new things, even if they are a little uneasy about moving in the new direction... As well, Gil helped me develop a roadmap for our Agile deployment, which eventually extended to over 400 people.
I hired Gil to help with planning an implementation strategy to adopt Agile into our organization. I would highly recommend him to any organization wishing to adopt and further evolve their adoption of Agile.
In our short consulting session, Gil demonstrated a real talent in understanding people, their motivation and needs, giving valuable feedback and recommendations.
Gil consistently demonstrated creative, expert and empathetic advice, observation and leadership consistent with an approach of high integrity. He brought an appropriate mix of IT expertise, behaviour observations, lean process thinking and ability to start tough conversations to our team.
I engaged Gil to assess and coach three of my Agile development teams, ranging from novice to experienced. His recommendations were pragmatic yet fresh, and resulted in meaningful team performance improvements in each case, particularly around collaboration.
I left the workshop with both a much better defined framework of what soft skills are needed to grow my team, and techniques to improve those skills.
Sometimes, reading good advice 147 times on blogs is not as effective as having one person ask you to actually do it. I paid for the course, not an employer; I consider that fee a sound investment.
Our teams responded enthusiastically to the ideas that Gil presented in "Being Agile." With an Agile mind-set, many immediately began re-examining how they were working, with a new sense of freedom and empowerment.
With the perspective of time I am confident in recommending Gil's consulting service to anyone who wants to get a deeper understanding and richer benefits out of working in an Agile way.
Gil helped my team learn and implement Agile engineering. Later, his assistance was vital in providing me with the confidence, knowledge, and skills for becoming an Agile Team Leader... He is an excellent down-to-earth coach and mentor.
Gil fundamentally changed the way that I think about software development. He consistently provided our team with thoughtful and pragmatic advice that helped us work together more effectively and provide better value for our clients.
We had an extended retrospective with Gil. It was inspiring and exciting to see the entire team participate; Gil got us listening, thinking and asking questions more than ever before. This workshop ignited a flame of improvement enthusiasm in us.
I found the information Gil provided invaluable and very well presented. The insights gained in that seminar will change my approach to software development forever.
Gil is an exceptional agile coach and amazing facilitator. His delivery of seminars was well thought out with great exercises that really captured the essence and complexity of real-life situations and yet were condensed and focused.
We were undergoing explosive growth... Gil's ability to discuss the theoretical aspects of agile, combined with practical recommendations on making it all work in practice, and a very deep technical knowledge of software development, is what we needed.
When I look at where our company was 8 months ago and where we are now, I am overwhelmed with how far our company has come in terms of building effective teams and improving the agile process.
Gil helped us understand why we needed a change and what values, principles, and models aligned to our strategy. He's instilled an Agile mindset in our team, which functions a lot better now, is more engaged, and executes much more effectively.
Gil delivered an excellent interactive workshop for all our team members. It was an absolute pleasure to learn more about the Agile culture and what that means for us. Seeing the difference between "Being Agile" and "Doing Agile" was incredibly useful.
I've learned from Gil in a group setting with my company, offsite with groups from other companies and one on one. My working understanding of Agile was transformed into an eye opening new approach to my work and my everyday life.
Your articles are simple, straight to the point, and timely... When I face team issues, your ezines motivate me and I realize what might have gone wrong.
In each short issue of the ezine, Gil highlights best practices or common pitfalls. His insights will motivate you to reflect on and improve your Agile capabilities.
Getting back to work today after an amazing two day offsite workshop feeling very energized and invigorated! Gil Broza gave us some excellent ideas to amplify what we're doing now to continue our Agile journey. I have renewed confidence that my efforts to give people autonomy and safety will yield amazing things!
Thank you for taking the time to write these excellent articles. I'm enjoying your series and passing them along to my fellow Project Managers for them to enjoy too.
I do love joining your webinars and other informative sessions. They are insightful, practical and present the right level of detail on addressing typical project concerns!
I actually look forward to the mini-program emails... It's like little nuggets of hidden treasure.
I enjoyed your Agile mini-program. You clearly have a ton of lessons to share and I appreciate each of the posts.
Gil brings an enormously helpful message that companies ignore at their peril if they want to deepen their investment in Agile. He’s experienced in many of the challenges to Agile teams, and resourceful in coaching teams through new challenges.
Gil has been instrumental in raising the bar on the quality of our Agile team's deliverables. Planning and just-in-time decisions/changes are much better balanced, and the team's motivation and attitude have improved significantly.
The course content was excellent and tailored to our needs... Being primarily based on code samples and exercises it was a chance for in-context and practical learning that I have already seen being applied in our code.
After only a few sessions, our team showed significant progress in self-organization and communication with product owners. This has led to an increase in productivity, higher owner/management satisfaction, and overall team morale.
I've been impressed by Gil’s facilitation skills. His technical confidence earns him the developers' respect. I've observed him handle difficult engineer personalities without being dismissive or patronizing... I give Gil credit for setting us on the right trajectory.
Gil facilitates learning, works with existing pressures and cultivates future internal coaches. He gradually replaces himself by building real, lasting change. His approach includes training, mentoring and advocacy right to the top of the organization.