Mentoring and Coaching

Innolution provides a variety of agile consulting and Scrum coaching to complement our training services. Work directly with Innolution's founder and author of “Essential Scrum,” Ken Rubin. Listed below are some of the more common types of services he provides in this area. If you do not see a particular service listed, please contact us to discuss.

User Story Writing Workshop 

This workshop is focused on developing user stories for your project. Ken will work with your existing product backlog (if you have one), or with a new project without any backlog to begin capturing requirements in the form of user stories.

Agile Estimating Workshop 

This workshop is focused on establishing and/or refining your team's skills in the area of product backlog item (e.g., user story) estimation. Ken will work with your existing product backlog items to perform the estimating.

Scrum Coaching 

Many companies are looking for a coach to help guide their initial adoption of agile and Scrum. If your personnel have completed their initial training, and are looking for assistance in getting a project kicked-off, then Scrum coaching may be right for you.

If you are already in-flight with a project and just want to have an expert come review how you are doing, then our Scrum coaching is likely a great fit.

Example types of Scrum coaching activities including facilitating or reviewing:

  • Sprint Planning Meetings
  • Sprint Reviews
  • Sprint Retrospectives
  • Release Planning
  • Team Member Selection
  • Multi-Team Structuring and Coordination

Agile Consulting: Transition Management 

Many companies are looking to adopt agile across different projects and/or business areas. If you are one of these companies, then you know there are many important “transition” issues (outside the scope of any one project) that have to be addressed to be successful. We call this overall process “transition management.”

Ken Rubin wrote one the seminal books in this area, and has applied transition management practices with many different companies. Through agile consulting, Ken can help you develop an appropriate agile transition backlog of items that need to be addressed by your organization to help better ensure your success.