The wonderful thing about these sessions were the real-life practice we did on our own project using the methodology we choose. It really gave us the kick-start for the agile implementation and buy-in of all the parties.Director, Nice Systems
We are dealing with a large R&D organization, with multiple groups and dependencies, and one of our main challenges is predictability. With the move to Scrum and the enforcement of one prioritized backlog we improved our predictability significantly.
We built Scrum the right way w/ Yuval's help and improved our predictability significantly at HP BSMR&D Director, HP Software
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This is what participants have to say about our 2-day public kanban workshop:
A real eye opener. Excellent workshop that clearly demonstrates why Kanban is a great option for your organization and gives you what you need to get started with changes towards Kanban in your organization.
Yuval is clearly an expert in the field, but at the same time was patient and got across to all the participants who were new to Kanban. Yuval was also extremely receptive to input throughout the workshop and made adjustments to accommodate requests by the participants.
AgileSparks are great agile consultants. We hired AgileSparks, and specifically Yuval Yeret, to support our transition to an agile development model. AgileSparks started working with us very early in the process. They assisted in identifying and focusing on the goals we wanted to achieve, helped us choose the agile method that best suited our needs, and guided us through the different implementation phases. Yuval balances a down-to-earth, practical approach, with deep knowledge of various agile approaches and methods. Throughout our entire project, AgileSparks constantly reflected on what we've accomplished so far, and what should be done more effectively. In a very short time, Yuval acquainted himself with the team, the environment, and the technology, in a way that allowed him to give relevant advice in different phases of the implementation. Finally, throughout the entire process Yuval constantly demonstrated passion, enthusiasm, and dedication to the success of our transition to agile.
"We can see the improvement - We decided to take the next step in our agile development with the help of Yuval and Elad from AgileSparks. After a three months project working closely together we can clearly see the results: - Much closer work between QA and Dev , a good cooperation allows us to find problem at a much earlier stage in the release. - Planning becomes much better, breaking the tasks into smaller, measurable parts, allows us better tracking and visibility. We will certainly keep the momentum and take this to our next releases."
"We are very pleased with our implementation of Scrum methodology which was led by Yuval Yeret and the other able AgileSparks coaches who worked with us. Yuval Yeret and the Agile Sparks team understood our unique challenges and working environment and effectively addressed them. We began the implementation of Scrum within a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity project, continued with some other projects and the benefits we achieved as result of the Scrum implementation in these project included:
Our engineering organization has transitioned from quarterly releases into two weeks releases using Scrum and Kanban. We've switched from a complex, obscure, inefficient and difficult work Gantts into a highly visual Kanban board in which you can understand in seconds your projects status and even more important literally see our development process challenges. This builds a continuous improvement culture. The transition, or better say journey, from Waterfall to Agile has helped to surface all of our development deficiencies / improvement opportunities and with courage we handled those and we still continue to do so after five months / 10 sprints. Through the transition, from Sprint #1 until the present date, we've deployed on our production site new user stories with true business value to a very complex platform and also scaled up the R&D team significantly. In addition to the obvious benefits of the R&D improvements, our business can react much faster than before to market needs and to internal organization needs as our business continues to grow. I would like to thank the incredible highly professional team in AgileSparks and especially to our great Agile coach, Yuval Yeret, who coached, trained us and took us through this journey. "
I would like to thank the incredible highly professional team in AgileSparks and especially to our great Agile coach, Yuval Yeret, who coached, trained us and took us through this journey.
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"Our trainer (Yuval Yeret) was very good - knowledgeable and articulated, created good energy and engagement." "Great balance between theory and practice." "The trainer was well versed with the materials and brought in real life examples." "We didn't shy away from tough questions. We allocated enough time to tackle them and provided answers grounded in both the SAFe theory and real life practice in the field"