A modular Agile transformation and training program
FOR COMPLEX AND CHAOTIC ORGANIZATIONS
A DIFFERENT, BETTER AGILE
Our high-performance AgencyAgile methods were first developed by our founder, Jack Skeels, a Rand senior analyst in the management sciences, who studied how optimize complex knowledge-worker organizations.
Virtually every aspect of traditional Agile has been rebuilt, ground-up, from humanistic and Agile core values, and informed by over five decades of peer-reviewed cognitive, behavioral and evolutionary psychology research.
Our Agile is a dynamic, learning Agile. We continually revise our "version" of Agile, based on learnings and feedback from working with our 100+ clients.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: WE GO BEYOND AGILE
Traditional Software Agile (SCRUM)
Built for Large, Monolithic Software Projects
- Single project per team
- Specialized teams
- Dedicated/assigned teams
- Full-time allocation
- “Wait and see” scope & price
- MVP and uncertain scope
- Requires a Product Owner
AgencyAgile's Workstream Agile
Built for Complex, Multi-Project Organizations
- Multi-project workstream teams
- Diverse cross-discipline teams
- Shifting team resources across projects
- Multi-allocated resources across projects
- Fixed price and T&M projects
- Deterministic scope and sequencing
- No Product Owner needed
- David Murphy
The speed and agility of an
Lets crack some numbers
Net Promoter Score (2017)
Rolls of blue painters tape
Training designed to
FIX THESE PROBLEMS IN ONLY FOUR DAYS
Sell and inspire better than you deliver?
With AgencyAgile methods, you’ll improve your handoff from project intake through delivery, ensuring that you’re on strategy and realize the vision.
Disengaged or disappointed clients and stakeholders?
Struggling to get people to agree to scope or just understand what you’re doing? Transform your client and stakeholder conversations with our team-and-client engagement methods.
Poorly-planned and managed projects flushing cash away?
You can slash your rework rates and project overages with our team-based project estimation and tracking methods.
Capacity surprises creating morale-destroying death marches?
Increase team velocity and work transparency with our research-based productivity and and day structure methods. Eliminate costly and wasteful interruptions by ensuring priorities and status are known
Our holistic approach
IS THE KEY TO ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS
TYPICAL BENEFITS FROM FULL PROGRAM
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Reduced “noise” and meetings
- Lower attrition, better engagement
- Better collaboration w/teams and clients
- Better quality of work
- Fewer surprises
- Productive velocity: up 20-50%
- Client satisfaction: NPS up 30pts
- Team satisfaction: huge gains
- Net Margin: 10-20% increase
- Average ROI: 6 months
Agency Size, Type, and Location
Any size, really. We’ve trained small (less than 12 persons) agencies to large, multi-national shops. For medium to large agencies, the key consideration is how to roll out the program. We work with you to figure that out before we start.
Too small to be awesome? Nope. Small agencies actually have a big advantage in terms of adopting and adapting our methods. We’ve seen small shops dramatically increase their velocity after only 2 workshops with us.
It sure does. Planning, creative, copy, broadcast, and media types all love the opportunities our training provides. We teach them all how to work smarter together; and our workshops drive ground-up collaboration, for much better, more integrated work.
It depends on your situation. We have helped agencies deal effectively integrate everything from solo operators to geo-separated offices. Video conferencing and cloud-based collaboration tools help, but they are not the core of the solution.
Yes, we travel anywhere on this wonderful planet. We’ve trained and coached agencies in Europe and in the Asia Pacific, with Canada, Mexico, South America, and Africa in the works. We do all of our training on-site at your offices.
Teams, Work, and Clients
These are the workers. The people that you have on staff that actually create all of the stuff you dream up. We believe that they are the barometer of your agency… If they are not working in an optimal way, neither is your agency.
Yes. In fact, this is what we designed our methods for. Most agencies live with fixed-price constraints because that’s what clients buy. If you can do fixed price well, then all the other methods are easy.
We’ll show you how to do it invisibly. You can still commit to interim deliverables and milestones, but as often happens over the course of the engagement, your client might just start loving the “Agile” parts, and convert.
Yes, but you will need to contract with us first.
Tools are the last thing you should think about when improving process. We’ll teach you how to fix the process first and then you can adapt the tools as you see fit. We can even help a bit with that. We also have some fancy Google Docs we can share that work pretty well.
Case Studies from Successful Transformations
Case Study: WPP’s Global Team Blue and Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration
Learn how Roadmapping helped GTB and its WPP partner agencies, VML and Rockfish, integrate with Ford IT to create a seamless team and project kickoff.
NPS: You Say Your Clients Are Happy? Prove It!
No question is more powerful to ask than this one question that unlocks the secrets…
Case Study: LaneTerralever’s Happier Clients, Happier Teams, and Stronger Margins
One of the biggest challenges for agencies that sell well, is actually delivering well.
Case Study: Starr Conspiracy Scores 100 eNPS with AgencyAgile
When we chose the slogan “Better, Faster, Happier” several years ago, I don’t think…
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