Looking for the Spark that can help you in your Agile Journey?
AgileSparks is helping hundreds of organizations worldwide improve their agility by teaching and coaching people at all levels and all areas of the organization how to think and do agile.
We focus on Real Agile. Real working software, customer collaboration, faster feedback/learning loops, collaborative autonomous teams of engaged people.
Our clients know that Agility results from Being Agile not just Doing Agile. It requires an Agile mindset and culture throughout the entire Product organization and even in areas such as Marketing, Sales, Budgeting, HR.
If you’re ready to Challenge Your Comfort Zone and work towards Real Agility – We’re here to help.
Market Leaders Choose AgileSparks
"Yael is one of those people who manage to be at the same time part of the team and a consultant to the team. She constructed the change process in a way that allowed practices to stick by helping people to adopt them as their own."
"Yael's ability to quickly understand the organization, the product and our specific needs was a key factor in helping us become agile and to better react to the needs/requirements of Clarizen's SaaS customers."
"By having Yuval on board, we found not just an experienced professional but also a partner in our lean journey with a passion and commitment to coach and guide us until we achieve our goals. Yuval’s vast knowledge and experience along with keen analytical skills enable him to fit the lean principles into our organization’s DNA and to help us overcome difficulties and constraints without risking our short-term business targets. Yuval has many capabilities which make him highly versatile. He can swiftly move from strategy/blueprints to training a class, implementing methods/processes all the way to one on-one-coaching for tough cases. This makes Yuval very valuable and very influential in our journey towards lean."
"With the help of AgileSparks (Yuval Yeret), we implemented a Kanban system at NICE that enabled us to achieve significant improvement in efficiency, winning together, work atmosphere, quality, and client focus. Yuval and everyone at AgileSparks are professionals of the highest standard, and I strongly recommend anybody considering Agile/Lean to work with them."
"When we started working with Yuval from AgileSparks we didn't know what Agile, Scrum or Kanban was. Yuval helped us with educating management to get the support needed to initiate a new project using Agile methodology. We had several sessions to help us learn the methodology and then choose how to adapt it to our world. The training included R&D, QA, PM, management and relevant interfaces. The terrific thing about these sessions was the real-life practice we did on our own project using the methodology we chose. It gave us the kickstart for the Agile implementation and buy-in of all the parties. Later, Yuval trained us in the first few sprints. We have continued to improve and are spreading Agile to other teams and projects within NICE."
"Everyone enjoyed the material and content of the training, the way it was presented, the practice and the applications mapped to what the team is currently working on. In short, all participants felt that the two training sessions gave them more clarity and order regarding what they previously knew of the Agile process, and the RallyDev tool in particular. We received a lot of useful recommendations from the trainer, Ofer, based on his past experience, that we are planning to adapt and follow as much as possible in our process. Ofer was very well prepared and used many helpful real examples while covering the theoretical portion. He was able to answer the majority of the questions, and during the exercises, he was able to adapt to and understand the team needs for improvements and to react with solid recommendations."
"When we decided to scale Agile to other disciplines beyond software as well as to more complex projects, it was clear that for us to succeed we would need guidance and training from experts that have deep and practical know-how. After meeting several consultants, we chose AgileSparks. Drawing on its vast experience with software development and with Agile implementations, its coaches were able to help us define the development process that was right for us, injected motivation where necessary, directed and challenged the teams, and helped us present the process to management. One of the most critical aspects of AgileSparks' work was its ability to bring us to maturity, allowing us to continue employing Agile in our development process independently. Today, we are running several projects by ourselves and consult AgileSparks occasionally."
- Director, Nice Systems
"The wonderful thing about these sessions was the real-life practice we did on our own project using the methodology we chose. It gave us the kickstart for the Agile implementation and buy-in of all the parties."
"There's much more to Agile implementation than what the textbooks say. Yael has done wonderful and thoughtful work with Leverate, helping us to adopt Agile principles but also reminding us to take a different, pragmatic approach when it serves the grand plan. She quickly became part of the R&D family, helping us solve tough problems and making us more aware of both the good and the bad, always with a positive attitude. Leverate's R&D department more than doubled itself in the last year, and the challenges were countless, but our Agile approach worked like magic. We learned how to insist on sky-high quality and grew a dream team of Agile people who love what they do."
"As a large R&D organization, with multiple groups and dependencies, one of our main challenges is predictability. With the move to Scrum and the enforcement of one prioritized backlog, we have improved our predictability substantially. We are still in the journey, but the team has bought into it and most importantly, we keep improving as we go. Yuval guided the team and the management during the training and the adoption, helping us to build it right, which made the whole experience very positive!"
Our areas of expertise
Implementing Agile isn’t as simple as it sounds. It’s filled with pitfalls and challenges. We’ll guide you through a proper implementation – customized for your company and your needs.
You’ve used Agile before, but you’ve also discovered that your old process simply isn’t scalable to your current needs. We’ll help you scale the right way, at the right pace, so that your Agile grows with your company.
Expand Agile beyond development.
Achieve business agility by covering the whole Product/Technology life-cycle while using approaches such as Lean Startup, Design Thinking.
Achieve even wider organizational agility by applying agile in other areas trying to cope with complexity and uncertainty – Marketing/Sales, HR/People Ops, Budgeting/Finances, and more.
Devops is a combination of culture principles and tools that both aim to break the conflict between Dev and Ops silos by leveraging Lean and Agile thinking and practices at a wider scope than just the development and testing process. DevOps seeks to create a smooth and increasingly speedy flow of change from development into production also known as Continuous Deployment/Delivery, with as little waste along the way as possible, as a way to enable organizations to achieve business agility – fast time to market and fast learning/experimentation.
Kanban is a flow-oriented method for working in a lean/agile way. Kanban is often used in continuous/flow environments such as Lean Startup, DevOps, Continuous Deployment or when a more evolutionary style of change management is desired.
Agile Marketing helps marketing organizations become faster, more flexible/responsive and more collaborative in order to be better tuned to the business they’re supporting.
Agile Marketing describes a mindset of continuous learning and validation through high-tempo testing, customer focused collaboration across functional silos, adaptive and iterative campaigns and more responsive/continuous planning – all as a way to deal more effectively with uncertainty and complexity.
Get ready to go Agile by learning what you really need with world-class delivery of standard curriculums such as: Scrum.org Professional Scrum and Scaled Agile Leading/Implementing SAFe as well as our unique programs such as the Agile Boost Camp (ABC), AdvanScrum, and Leading Agile Software Teams (LAST) classes and ongoing leadership development programs.
Strategic Assessment/Management Focusing Workshops
If you’re considering Agile, we’ll help you explore your context/pains, understand the Lean/Agile options and what implementing them in your environment will entail. Then we’ll guide you towards a blueprint for implementation and change management approach that can actually work in your organization.
Coaching & Consulting
Regardless of whether you’re just starting your Agile journey or trying to revitalize/boost, our small team of highly experienced Agile coaches will help you and your people deal with the many challenges of real agility.