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combining agile expertise with change management experience.
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making the leap from waterfall to agile.
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launch across teams, departments or an entire business.

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Agile Transformation

Partner with us to lead your transformation to launch an Agile release train and bring the organisation on the journey.

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Scrum Masters & Agile Coaches

EOH Agile will assist your organisation to thrive in a constantly changing world.

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Training

EOH Agile training has everything from the Agile Bootcamp to SAFe 4 certifications, from leadership to teams.

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Agile Change

Learn how to apply Agile thinking to your change programs.
 

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We work with organisations that place a high value on the professional implementation of Lean and Agile principles. Our approach is designed to assist organisations transition from current processes toward Lean and Agile adoption with minimal disruption to the organisation as a whole.

Would you like to launch an Agile release train? Do you need a Scrum Master?
Can we train your leadership team on SAFe?

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I am thrilled with how our teams are progressing….

Kim Crawford
Senior Manager:  Business Analysis, Information Technology
AVIS Budget Rent a Car, South Africa
Registered Financial Services Provider

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We’ve again just received positive feedback from the
training that took place this week, biggest thank you to the both of you

Chantelize Gallagher
Service Management
BMW Group
South Africa

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Thanks for a very good two days of training.
We can already see the improvements in our processes.

Liaan Lewis
Imperial Insync Solutions
South Africa

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The training in Munich delivered by EOH Agile
sounds like it has been very well received.
Well done Vanessa you have really worked some magic there.

Mr Bruce Cameron
SAP BI Program Manager
BMW Group
South Africa

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Blog

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Agile is a game changer in Business & IT collaboration

The annual budget allocated to a year-long project to develop a new solution is a thing of the past. Today’s successful companies are agile and innovate on the fly.

“Organisations globally and more recently in South Africa are realising the benefits of implementing an agile approach to transforming their business, which include improved speed to market with new solutions that have fewer defects.”

Agile methodology allows companies to innovate fast, learn from mistakes and successes, and then innovate further based on feedback received. Defects are fixed as they go along and not at the end of the process. Key to success is the ability of business and IT to work together and communicate openly. This is where the obstacle often lies.

When change management fails

The oft-quoted Dr John Kotter says up to 70% of change management programmes don't meet their stated objectives. Somewhat controversially, Change Logic executive head Bruce Turvey says this is not because companies fail to implement a change management programme, but rather because all too often, the project is simply just not set up to succeed.

Turvey explains: "There's no 10-step plan that you can follow to manage change in today's highly complex environments. It's vital to partner with the client to co-create a solution within their unique context. The client needs to co-own the change process and regard it as a business transformation."

He is a proponent of an agile approach to change management. One that favours outcomes and relationships over templates and tools. "The emphasis must always be on the business result, regardless of how you get there."

Change now and ask for forgiveness later

“I can’t handle this anymore, we have to change this….”

What exactly am I talking about? Standards. Stupid standards that make no sense.

Let’s back up a little.  I want to start by talking about well-intentioned individuals. Never mind well intentioned, well studied and high qualified people that have made decisions and put process and procedures in place that very honestly are the most absolutely absurd things you have ever encountered. Ringing a bell?

So what happened? Why did these obviously very intelligent people do such stupid things?  I hear myself and others asking this question all the time.

Should We Change The Agile Manifesto?

Is Agile is still Agile? That was the interesting topic for a panel discussion at Agile Europe in Gdansk last month. A great discussion ensued with a panel that included Ray Arell (formerly Intel), Hendrik Esser (Ericsson), Steve Holyer (independent Agile coach), Todd Little (IHS) and myself. In part 1 of this article I reviewed one huge conclusion: Perhaps the most important thing in Agile is not explicitly mentioned in the Agile Manifesto: the Agile mindset.

Agile Africa 2016

Kaizania is a proud sponsor of Agile Africa taking place on the 22nd and 23rd August with leading international and local speakers who will challenge us with the latest ideas in the Agile world, join us there.

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