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




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.




How We Help

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




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!


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Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX


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.

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  • The Riveting Tale of Estelle Jones and Indy F Potter - Part 1

    “Speak your truth quietly and clearly” - Desiderata, Max Ehrmann

    Part 1 – A Beautiful Morning…

    That morning started like any other. Indiana F Potter, or “Indy” got to work, made himself a cup of coffee, mumbled hello to anyone he could not avoid eye contact with and headed right to his desk. Given a choice, Indy preferred to be in his inner world of concepts and ideas. Especially at the start of a day, he got his energy by reflecting inwards, rather than interacting with others. Indy started catching up on what was going on in the world, moving on next to his mail and then started to plan out his day.

    There was a loud sound of laughter from the hallways, announcing the arrival of Estelle Jones. Estelle could kick up the energy level of the whole office just by her presence. She loved interacting with others and stopped to talk with most people on the way to her desk - cracking jokes, asking questions, sharing news. By the time she dropped off her bag and headed to the cafeteria, she was surrounded by an excited group of colleagues, talking about all that had happened since the last time they met. As she spoke to her friends, Estelle could find her energy levels rise and she was charged up to begin an exciting new day of work. 

    By the time Indy finished reading the news, the chatter from the cafeteria had subsided, and he knew Estelle and her group were back at their desks. A steady flow of e-mails, im’s and phone calls coursed through the veins of the office. Indy took a long, satisfying sip of his coffee and smiled at the calming silence. All was well with the world 🙂


    Within moments, there was an ominous series of “You’ve Got Mail” dings across the office and everyone knew an urgent message had been broadcast to the entire team. Indy checked his mail and noticed a high importance message from the Boss. Fire Drill! There was a $3M deal on the line. All that the customer wanted was to port their software onto a different operating system and add a few enhancements. And they wanted a hard commitment by evening. Revenues being what they were, this was a juicy opportunity that the company just could not walk away from. So, the Boss wanted a quick assessment with an effort estimate, schedule, impact and risks on the table within 2 hours.

    2 Hours? Indy was surprised and raised his eye brows. That was unusual. Unusually generous. The Boss seemed to be mellowing a little after the 360 degree feedback 🙂 A few months ago, they would have gotten 30 minutes.

    Read Part 2 - The Rapid Response!


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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.

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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.


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.

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Navigating The Choppy Waters of Enabling Self-Organizing Scrum Teams

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

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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,

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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


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

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“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".

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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

I’m Not Calling Your Baby Ugly – Two Ways and 25 Dimensions to Compare Agile Scaling Frameworks

True Story... Many times, clients ask Agile Coaches like me to come in and share our "expertise" with them. But sometimes they really don't want our "Expertise". What they really

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THE (MIXED) BLESSING OF NEXTGEN REWRITES  About 10 years ago, I experienced the mixed blessing of being part of yet another nextgen

Agility As A Choice - 10 Questions For Choice-Based Agile Enablement

Agility-As-A-Service: 10 Questions For Choice-Based Agile Enablement

IMAGINE Imagine you have just been asked to build an Agility Enablement Organization for your company. Sounds like fun, but there are some constraints you need to work within or


Our network of Professional Agile Partners have undergone an extremely rigorous and demanding selection and training process through 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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