Many of Lokion’s clients are adopting Agile methodologies for IT projects so they can respond quickly to ever-changing market demands. Agile is built on small, focused teams working in short cycles at a sustainable pace to reduce risk and deliver great customer experiences.
We offer a flexible array of Agile services, from coaching to fully embedded UX and development teams. Like you, we want to create impact as well as output. Lokion’s GoNimble services provide both deep expertise and ongoing mentorship in practical Agile application. All Lokion project managers and many of our team members are Certified Scrum Masters.
If you’re using Agile methodologies, Lokion can help you ship early and often, and ship the right products. How exactly do design and user feedback fit into Agile cycles? There is no single right answer. You may choose an established framework like a Design Sprint, or Lokion can put together a Thinkfactory to fit your needs and timebox. We’ll help you identify problems, build solutions, and get direct user feedback to fuel continuous improvement. We can help with:
- Design Sprints
- Sprint 0
- Design / Research Spikes
- Innovation & Planning (IP) Sprints
- Backlog Building
- Joint Application Design (JAD)
- Business Model Canvas
- Sketch Together
- Rapid Prototyping
- Design Walls
- RITE / LITE Testing
- Agile UX Process Consulting
- UX Practitioners for Your Agile Teams
Many Agile teams wonder if they’re “doing it right.” Our Agile Assessment can help your organization reap the full benefits of Agile by identifying strengths and weaknesses in your practice. In addition to the assessment, Lokion will provide a list of concrete steps your team should take to improve results. This package also includes 20 hours of post-assessment consulting.
Teams fresh from Agile training often don’t know where to begin. Our Agile Team Kickstart package provides an Agile consultant on-site with your team for two weeks, so you can move from theory into practice with backlog seeding and roadmap planning. We’ll also provide Lokion’s Agile Best Practices Guide and our First 90 Days of Agile Guide, plus 20 more hours of remote coaching.
We introduce your organization to the concepts and benefits of Agile. Through interactive exercises, your team will get hands-on experience with Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and Scrum methods. Topics include Agile role definition, business valuation, aligning epics within a program, and the differences between waterfall and Agile approaches. We’ll customize exercises and materials to meet your needs.
Whether you need a full Scrum team or just a member or two to round out your team, we can provide Agile-trained mentors/resources in these roles and more:
- Software architect
- Lead developer
- Backend developer
- UI developer
- Business analyst
- UX analyst
- Information architect
- Creative designer
- QA tester
Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters
Lokion works alongside teams to ensure they embrace and effectively carry out Agile processes. With engagements that range from one sprint to six months or more, we can facilitate all Agile activities, help your team, and mentor your Scrum Master and Product Owner.