SmoothApps

A boutique consulting firm specializing in Agile Training, Coaching, Transformation

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What?

 

What Is SmoothApps

Smoothapps is a boutique I.T. Consulting firm that helps software delivery organizations apply agile values principles and practices to frequently deliver high quality, valuable software to the market.

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How We Help

We use Agile Training, Coaching and Consulting to help our clients create sustainable competitive advantage.

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Why SmoothApps

We believe that the magic of transformation occurs at the intersection of entrepreneurial thinking, agile delivery frameworks and inspiring story-telling. We believe we are in an elite group of firms that excel in all three!

TRAINING CATALOGUE

Our workshops help teams understand and apply Agile Principles, Values, Frameworks and Practices to tackle real-world challenges. Learn more about our most popular workshops below. If you don’t find what you are looking for, contact us to learn more, to request a change in dates or locations, or to co-create a custom course for your unique needs.

AGILE CULTURE

Being Agile requires much more than ritualistic adoption of tools and practices. True Agility requires a culture that helps teams apply Agile principles, values and practices in service of organizational value. Check-out these workshops that will help you create an Agile Culture and contact us to co-create a custom workshop for your unique needs.

Custom Training

This page only has a partial list of our Agile workshops. We offer many more workshops like Scrum Quick-Launch, Nexus Quick-Launch, and Practical Product Backlog Management to name a few. Contact us for our complete training catalogue, to request a private training, or to request a change in the dates or location of a public training. We can also work with you to co-create a custom training for your unique needs.

AGILE EVENTS

We support many free events to nurture Agility in our communities. Join us at one of our upcoming events or contact us to request a special event for your teams.

How To Strengthen Your Scrum Fundamentals

10 Steps To Strengthen Your Scrum Fundamentals

Here are some simple steps you can take from the comfort of wherever you might be to strengthen your Scrum Fundamentals. Self-Assessment Assess where you are right now by taking

Excluded From Scrum Teams...?

10 Questions To Help You Get Your First Break On A Scrum Team

Are you trying to get your first break on a Scrum Team and getting sick and tired of being rejected? Not because you lack the ability but because you lack

A Professional Scrum Product Owner

THE PROFESSIONAL SCRUM PRODUCT OWNER: A STARTER JOB DESCRIPTION

THE PRODUCT OWNER (PO) (This definition is based on the November 2017 version of the Scrum Guide, available at - https://scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html) The Product Owner is a tech-savvy entrepreneur who maximizes

Navigating The Choppy Waters of Enabling Self-Organizing Scrum Teams

10 Questions, 1 Belief and 1 Goal: Navigating the Choppy Waters of Self-Organization

POWERFUL QUESTION Like many trainers, I probably learn more from my students than my students learn from me. When students come hungry to learn, they ask the most thought-provoking questions

3 Cups of Tea

How 3 Cups of Tea With Marshall Goldsmith Can Enable Self-Organizing Scrum Teams

One of the biggest challenges I have observed in professional adoption of Scrum is that team members (especially me) resist the need to address concerns with other team members 1x1,

Head logo with thought puzzle pieces

How Scrum-patible Is Your Mental Model? 10 Statements To Get A Reaction…

"All models are wrong. Some are useful" -George Box The more I try to help individuals and organizations on the path to Professional Scrum, the more I realize that most needless

Adaptation (Not By Charles Darwin)

6 Ways Scrum Can Help You Adapt To Emerging Threats & Opportunities…

Most executives who choose to spend time and money introducing Scrum into their organizations misunderstand it to be a delivery technique that helps you get more work from less people

Self-Organization

10 Coaching Questions To Enable Self-Organization

As a recovering manager I want to stop solving problems for teams So that I can enable self-organization... One of the biggest reasons I failed my first attempt at the

9 Questions For Scaling Scrum

Scaling Professional Scrum From 10 to 10,000: 10 Questions I Wish I Had Known

Over the past 10 years, I have had the privilege to guide Scrum adoption for organizations from 10 people to 10,000 people and have made some glorious, cringe-worthy mistakes that often

Scrum Is A Blank Check

“Scrum Is A Blank Check For Developers!” – 7 Ways To Stop Them From Emptying Your Bank Account!

True story - happened in one of my recent Professional Scrum Master workshops. I think had just mentioned that there is no "Sprint Commitment" in Scrum, only a "Sprint Forecast".

Soccer Ball on Road

Machine Learning & Scrum – 9 Months, 6 Minutes & 1 Niggling Thought…

NINE MONTHS Like many old, boring people, my favorite radio channel in the car is National Public Radio. Since I live in Dallas, TX, my local channel is KERA. Of

13 Stances of a Highly Effective Product Owner

14 Stances of Highly Effective Product Owners

The role of the Scrum Product Owner is probably the most misunderstood of the three Scrum Roles. As I look back at the different incarnations and interpretations I have seen

AGILE PARTNERS

Our network of Professional Agile Partners have undergone an extremely rigorous and demanding selection and training process through Scrum.org. We have decades of experience helping diverse firms achieve business agility. Learn more and help us find the right partner for your unique needs.

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