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Agile Program Enablement
The shortest path to self-sustainability for your agile program is internal enablement. AgileFire forges exceptional agile leaders and coaches through our rigorous agile leader and coach development and mentoring programs. Click here to take back control of your agile program!
You’re going agile – what’s next? Sometimes you only get one shot at it, so make it count! We can help you establish, train, and launch agile programs and teams that scale agile across your entire organization. Click here to talk to one of our Transformation Experts now!
Agile Training and Certification
You already know the value of good training. We have been told we have some of the best trainers in the industry with both knowledge and understanding. Click here to find out about what we offer and why you would chose AgileFire to prepare you and your team for agile success.
“Josh was brought in to help our organization adopt a Scaled Agile software development methodology. He guided us through the adoption of Lean Principles and SAFe to improve the speed to market and quality of our software products. He was instrumental in providing guidance on strategies and techniques. He facilitated the training for our teams, Product Owners, and Scrum Masters to help them understand the tenets of SAFe. He initiated the formation of our Product Council including PMs, PMOs, Architects, and other business owners and mentored them to complete the big picture for the Enterprise. He facilitated launching our trains with multiple PI Planning sessions of over 450 people and followed through for the next 6 months to ensure the transformation was a success. Josh gave us a great start on becoming an agile development organization. His positive influence on 4 trains and over 120 teams and hundreds of people helped launched a successful transition to agile.”
“…did a great job helping the class attendees stay engaged and energized. Given the 30 hour format this is remarkable. Time management was excellent.”
“I really appreciated that ALL parking lot questions were answered before the end of the class time box.”
“Great facilitation allowing very thorough class discussion of challenging and relevant topics while also knowing when to wrap up discussion and move on.”
Since meeting Ian, I have always been impressed with the amount of passion and importance he has given to helping his teams not only get better at what they do, but make the office a better place to work. He continuously challenges himself and those around him to always be taking another step towards becoming better at work and as people.
“Josh is an outstanding Agile coach and mentor! He came in as a Scrum Master for my multiple dev teams and he got them organized and working efficiently. He was able to adapt Agile processes differently for each team based on what worked for them. He then worked with the other dev teams in the company and helped to develop a Scaled Agile process that got dozens of teams working together.
He is a great Agilist and I am confident that he could drive positive change in any Agile situation he’s put in.”
“…had a great sense of humor which made the training a lot of fun.”
“Great rapport with the group, down to earth and shared some real living concepts and experiences which I found valuable.”
“…very knowledgeable of the course materials and the RTE role. He did a great job answering questions from the group based on his experience.”
“…demonstrated a great understanding of all the course concepts. Explanations and examples were excellent. It really helped me learn what I wanted to learn. “
Ian has a passion for team building and Agile coaching. He’s one of the few that really understands the difference between project management and Agile coaching. Ian knows when to guide his teams, and when to let them self-organize. With his technical and leadership background he’s a great asset for any innovative environment. Ian is a calming and positive influence on the development teams he coaches.
Besides his work as an Agile Coach, I worked with Ian on a non-profit and as a developer over the past six years. His enthusiasm for community building helped create the most active and largest technical organization in Montana (Montana Programmers) along with an annual developer conference.
Our Agile Transformation Team
Josh Aragon – SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC-T Candidate)
Josh has Trained and certified over 2,000 students on agile practices and principles with consistently high feedback. He has designed, implemented and supported agile implementations for over 20+ agile release trains across the globe. He has coached executives, directors, managers, architects, dev teams and others on agile practices and principles. He provides agile transformation consulting services to large global organizations adopting agile practices at scale. He offers professional facilitation for workshops, release planning events, and retrospectives to our customers.
Ian Merwin – SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC)
Ian has trained, coached, and mentored at multiple organizations from very large – with multiple Agile Release Trains (ART’s) concurrently, to very small – no ART’s at all. He helped establish Programs, ART’s, COE’s, COP’s, Transformation Programs, and Lean-Agile leadership. Ian is responsible for training, coaching and mentoring individuals and roles at all levels from the Portfolio and Program level to the execution layers in a wide variety of industries including financial, satellite, cable and media, oil and gas, medical, transportation, auto-manufacturing, insurance and more.
Carsten Laaber – SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC)
Carsten is an experienced Coach and Facilitator gaining priceless experience as an Agile Coach at Webfilings/Workiva, Spotify, and CA Technologies (Formerly Rally Software) as well as Director fo Product Development with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Strong engineering professional skilled in Management, Lean Software Development, Software as a Service (SaaS), Leadership, and agile methodologies. We are fortunate to have Carsten as part of our extended team!