Our Experience

Determination and Views on Ensuring Everyone Achieve the Value They Deserve Are Validated Through Our Awards.

All our training options come with one-on-one calls.

The Berriault Agile Roadmap System© (B.A.R.S) includes one-on-one calls and group workshops to ensure you get the full value of creating a roadmap to take your team’s agile delivery to the next level.

Our Introduction to Agile Performance Holarchy© Course is now online and includes 6 one-on-one coaching/Strategy calls.

More courses are being produced as we speak.

Schedule an Information Call to determine the best learning and coaching path to fit your needs.

These courses and programs are available self-paced online, live in person, or live virtual. For more information book a call now.

Our Experience

Determination and Views on Ensuring Everyone Achieve the Value They Deserve Are Validated Through Our Awards.

All our training options come with one-on-one calls.

The Berriault Agile Roadmap System© (B.A.R.S) includes one-on-one calls and group workshops to ensure you get the full value of creating a roadmap to take your team’s agile delivery to the next level.

Our Introduction to Agile Performance Holarchy© Course is now online and includes 6 one-on-one coaching/Strategy calls.

More courses are being produced as we speak.

Schedule an Information Call to determine the best learning and coaching path to fit your needs.

These courses and programs are available self-paced online, live in person, or live virtual. For more information book a call now.

What do you

Get with B.A.R.S?

This is a great opportunity to help enhance current agile teams, grow agile delivery behaviors to other teams, or start an agile transformation with a strong foundation on the WHY of being agile.

Although the end product is to have a roadmap to the path of being agile you will be able to start work and implement changes after each section. You will discover quick hits that can make a difference right away.

What is in the roadmap?

It is a three-component system with three sub-components to achieve business and technical agility throughout the organization.

The roadmap is set up where you can start with a team, a department, or the entire enterprise. It allows attendees to grow agility organically and not try to force in change. The organic way of agility growth creates exponentially more value to everyone than just implementing an agile framework.

Component 1 – Foundation

Without a strong foundation in agility, there will be constant struggles. Whether it is between team members, teams or departments without that foundational view of agility value will diminish.

Section 1 – Start

Whether you are about to do an agile transformation or have already implemented it there needs to be a baseline. This section here gets through the basic understanding of the right agile behaviors needed to succeed. It provides the ability to find the gaps or underlying issues causing frustrations.

The checklist for this section:

– Leadership understanding

– Understanding agile values

– Understanding value chain

Section 2 – Goals

Without goals, teams are a rudderless ship trying to navigate through their agile journey. Here we look at clarifying the right goals for the right teams to succeed.

Goals checklist

– Understanding innovation

– Understanding what you deliver

– Understanding correlation between customer and employee satisfaction

Section 3 – Design

Imagine an environment effectively designed based on strategy. No longer focused on the tactical. Producing value to the customers and to those within the organization.

Design checklist

– Start with Servant Leader

– Understand Self-managed teams

– Strong trust foundation

Component 2 – System

When talking about systems we do not go through what is being built. We talk about the system of how the work is done.

Section 1 – Pathway

After determining the goals now it is the time for the team to determine their pathway to get there.

Pathway checklist

– Understand needs over wants

– Adaptive to change

– Strategic focused pathway

Section 2 – Continuous improvement

To be agile means that there is a progression to improving value to the customers, as well as the organization as a whole. To find the improvements and measure them, qualitative and quantitative methods are needed.

Continuous improvement checklist

– Data program

– Improvement identification process

– Where leadership fits

Section 3 – Trust

In the previous component, the foundation of trust is built. Now we evolve and enhance it even more.

Trust Checklist

– Communication program

– Guidance for team collaboration

– Understanding the expectations of agile values

Component 3- Scale

This is not about SAFe®. This is about scaling the agile behaviours through the team and into the organization. At this point, the team will be running on all cylinders and achieving new limits of value add. Here we discuss working with other teams, internally and externally, to reach higher limits.

Section 1 – Quality

Quality of the product, service, work everything that is done quality is what everyone wants. They want to produce is and help everyone else succeed at it.

Quality Checklist

– Definition of Quality Assurance

– Understanding changing priorities

– Product/Service value is a team effort

Section 2 – Evolution

It is about evolution. Unlike CMMi and other maturity models being agile is about a continuous flow of improvements. There is no limit to what teams can achieve. There does need to be maturity in their discipline to foster evolution.

Maturity checklist

– What constitutes an agile environment

– Understand that frameworks are tools

– Synchronization with everyone

Section 3 – Scale

Now we set up the organic growth of agility. Teams and leadership will see the improvements and higher value achievement and wat the same thing.

Scale checklist

– Set up a more adaptive environment

– Organically grow agile delivery to other teams

– Have the right agile operating system for your organization

Who should take this course?

  • You are about to or have completed the implementation of an agile framework (i.e. Scrum, SAFe©, Kanban

  • You are a Leader within an agile environment (i.e. Scrum master, agile coach, leadership)

Workshop invites will be sent out after registration. They will be scheduled Every Wednesday at noon Eastern Standard Time (Toronto)

One-on-One Calls can be scheduled here:

What do you

Get with Introduction to APH©?

Agile Introduction: Concepts & Foundations – Outcome – understanding of agile delivery and removal of misconceptions of how it works

Introduction to agile delivery

  • Perceptions of agile delivery

  • The Why of agile delivery

  • The What of agile delivery

  • Agile values
  • Agile project management

The Interaction of Why, How and What for agile delivery

  • The Golden circle

  • The interaction that glues it together for successful agile delivery

  • Why the APH?

  • APH architecture overview

Leading Holon

  • Understand agile leadership

  • Actions, Behaviours, and outcomes through Enabling, Visioning, Valuing, and Engaging

  • Servant Leaders

Providing Holon

  • Ensuring teams have what they need

  • Focused on continuous improvement

  • Providing needs for a robust and agile infrastructure

Envisioning Holon

  • Understanding how to effectively use Roadmaps, Release plans, and Backlogs

  • Clarifying requirements into Epics and Stories

  • Differences between Defining, Road-mapping and Clarifying

Crafting Holon

  • Creation of products

  • Understanding technical debt and refactoring

  • Sprint and release planning
  • Delivering

Affirming Holon

  • Team performance

  • “Walk the Talk”

Teaming Holon

  • Self-organizing teams

  • Team agreements

  • Retrospectives
  • High trust culture

For the live or live virtual courses

Throughout the course, the following additional topics on how they interact and connect with the different components will be a part of the discussions.

  • Agile Roles

  • Estimation

  • Agile Project Delivery
  • Agile Artifacts