Agile Approach to Business

Shorter Product Lead Times Require Focus

Issues such as missed features, extended deadlines, and poor quality challenge both new and experienced agile teams. These issues impact profitability, competitiveness and customer retention.

GSD Mindset’s agile approach to product development provides immediate return on investment through training and consulting solutions that focus on the right features and improve team performance.

Product Accelerator Program

We've created a unique program that provides immediate return on investment through consulting services that ensure your next product release has features customers want and quickly gets your product to market.

We accomplish this by:

* Focusing on the customer’s definition of success.
* Coaching that gets teams up to speed on Agile techniques.
* Defining the minimum viable product (MVP) based on what the customer wants.
* Creating achievable product launch plans.
* Developing an action plan that ensures continued success after the program is completed.

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Tame the Wild West

Successful companies may grow to the point where their current way of working no longer produces desired results. We know that team structure directly impacts the agile team's ability to close Stories and meet commitments. We assess your current organization and help organize your teams, so they truly become self-managing and more productive.

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Meet Product Launch Deadlines

In today's competitive landscape, lead times are shorter and businesses must launch their products faster than ever before. We help define your Minimum Viable Product (MVP), so your team knows where to focus and what to release first.

With today’s tight budgets and deadlines, knowing the accurate status of product development is critical. Unfortunately, many agile tracking applications are not set up to provide this valuable information. We’ll assess your Product Backlog and help you organize it, so you can extract the data you need to make insightful product decisions based on actual data instead of best guesses.

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Improve Product Quality

Shorter product lead times do not mean sacrificing quality to speed up development. The MVP must be a quality product that stands up to the competition. It has to be a product customers love. We work with your teams to ensure all features are bug free and customer ready.

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The GSD Method

Our training includes tips and techniques not usually taught in certification courses. That’s why our students return to work with the skills needed to successfully apply Scrum to their next project.

We offer multiple options to our agile approach to product development.

Scrum in 1 Day Workshop

When we start training students in the morning, they know scrum by the afternoon. In 8 hours, we provide instruction and exercises that show how to achieve an agile mindset, plan projects, write stories, execute sprints, release and report project status.

Deep Dive Workshops

For help with specific topics, we offer focused 1-3 hour workshops: Introduction to Agile, Agile Planning, How to Write Better Stories, 10 Ways to Close More Stories, Status Reporting and Agile Mindset for Managers.

GSD Scrum Handbook

We are passionate thought leaders who’ve authored a compelling handbook about scrum. Step-by-step, we provide a method to change your approach to development. Our book is easy to understand, which makes it a great after workshop reference.

Reinforcement through Coaching

Transition to an agile product mindset requires more than becoming certified and trying out new practices. It requires changing the way everyone thinks. Enlist us to train you and your teams to get everyone on the same page. Then we'll reinforce these new concepts through coaching. We want your teams to be efficient, delivery to be predictable, and your product to meet customer expectations.

Agile Approach to Goal Setting

We apply the same agile techniques we use in our software practice to clarify our personal goals and eliminate overwhelm. We now achieve what we want in our personal lives too!

Cynthia wanted to share this epiphany with the world, so she submitted the idea to TED. Her idea was accepted, and here’s her TEDx Talk: Apply Agile Principles in Your Life and Be Happier.