Technical agile coaches take a development team’s understanding of the agile process one step further by helping teams discover and utilize modern development practices and technical enablers. Regardless if team members are new to agile development or are experienced practitioners, SPR Consulting’s coaches ensure your team is properly aligned and works in the most efficient and effective way possible.
The most powerful way to learn a new skill is by doing, which is why our technical agile coaches work onsite to deliver hands-on mentoring to your development teams. Our engagements cover agile development topics like:
Effective agile development begins before a single line of code has been written. Development teams should use well-written, estimated, and prioritized user stories to effectively estimate the scope of a development project and ease overall delivery. We help your team understand what a complete and well-written user story consists of – a clear goal, defined acceptance criteria, consideration of non-functional requirements – and teach a variety of estimating techniques, all geared toward developing an accurate project estimate.
Establishing a basic set of expectations for everyone on the team is a crucial piece of creating an effective development environment, or playground, as we like to call it. We help your team align to a defined and shared set of expectations with the goal of eliminating inefficiencies and misunderstandings between developers. We cover topics such as; unnecessary change to source code, how to handle a broken build, when and how code will be reviewed, and how the source code will be styled. Adopting team guidelines leads to consistent deliverables, and happier and more efficient development teams.
Delivering clean, high-quality code in an efficient manner can be achieved using a variety of modern engineering practices. We help your team understand and apply these practices to reduce maintainability concerns, eliminate knowledge silos, and provide the project team and stakeholders a higher degree of transparency into how and what quantity of the code will be tested.
Agile technical coaches cover:
Mature agile teams often use technology to efficiently write code, share code, collaborate, and manage their development efforts. Using techniques and best practices learned from experience and borrowed from the open source world, our agile technical coaches will help your team incorporate these tools into their workflow and leverage them to their fullest potential.