Service Portfolio

Agile coaching, training, and technology consulting services to take your organization to the next level.

 
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Our portfolio provides us with the breadth and scope of tools, frameworks, methodologies, techniques, and practices to ensure your organization's success.

 

Agile Coaching and Training

  • Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean
  • Kaizen and continuous improvement
  • Lean product development
  • Scaling: LeSS, SAFe, Nexus, Disciplined Agile
  • Team and group training classes, enterprise training classes, individual mentorship
  • Behavior-driven Development (BDD)
  • Feature-driven Development (FDD)

Agile-Aligned Technology

  • Business intelligence and reporting
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • DevOps adoption
  • Cross-functional team jelling and technical cohesion
  • Atlassian JIRA administration, best practices, implementation, training, and consulting
  • Streamlining and solidifying SDLC practices
  • Acceptance Test-driven Development (ATDD)
  • Test-driven Development (TDD)

Management Consulting

  • Business process and workflow management and optimization
  • Client relationship management
  • Offshore team and vendor relationship management
 

Our Custom-Tailored, Holistic Approach to Agile

Every transformation is unique.

People are different, organizational structures are different, market segments and competitive forces are different, and, well, you get the picture.

A successful agile transformation requires a deep understanding of the system and all its component parts. Our collective experience has sharpened our senses to see systems holistically, and to partner with our clients to help guide them as they navigate the profound structural, cultural, and technological changes agile transformations inevitably bring about.

At Natoma, we commit to our clients for the long haul, recognizing that successful agile transformations are never quick and are by their very nature customized and specific to each organization's unique challenges. However, while the implementation of each transformation will vary, the foundational principles remain the same.

 

The Three-Legged Stool:
Building a Foundation for Agile

Successful transformations are built on four core principles: Education, Process, Technology, and Quality.

Together, these principles form a foundation capable of supporting the agile effort under even the most challenging circumstances.

We visualize that foundation as a three-legged stool.

Leg

1

Education

Includes everything from coaching to team-specific and enterprise classes. Education is key to raising organizational knowledge and awareness of what it means to "be agile." Continuous and fundamental to the success of any transformation.

Leg

2

Process

No transformation will ever be a so-called "pure" implementation of any framework or methodology. Our experienced agile consultants utilize a variety of tools from their Natoma toolkit, and customize those tools to deliver a process that will be sustainable and meaningful within your organization. There is no end process, only continuous improvement.

Leg

3

Technology

Every transformation requires an organization to leverage technology to reduce barriers, improve communication, and facilitate adoption of the agile effort. Whereas some view technology as an end unto itself, we see it differently. At Natoma, we leverage technology to integrate all aspects of the agile effort, and to ease adoption across the organization.

Rungs

4

Quality

Quality management is the principle that binds the three "legs" (Education, Process, and Technology) together. A focus on quality must be present across the organization in order for any agile transformation to succeed and remain sustainable for the long-term. Quality management is a key component of our approach.

Putting It All Together

We integrate these principles to form sustainable and reliable agile transformations that meet our clients' unique needs, and hold up regardless of the demands and challenges they face.

 

Our Unique Advantages

What differentiates Natoma Consulting from staffing agencies?

Head hunters and staffing agencies are focused on filling a posting, then moving on to the next opportunity. In essence, their model is focused on volume.

With Natoma, you get much more than an agile coach.

You get an organization that is fully dedicated to your success.

Natoma Agency
Provider partners with client leadership, beyond any single team, to take a holistic approach to “be agile” rather than “do agile.”
Consultants are strenuously vetted by a team of seasoned agilists. Every consultant is an A-player.
Every consultant is supported by the experience and expertise of a highly collaborative network of their agilist colleagues, and backed by the full capabilities and capacity of the provider.
Once placed, consultants remain available to the client for the long term, because long-lived teams are fundamental to client success.
Clients receive discounted access to training curricula on supporting topics, e.g. tailoring JIRA to enable and enhance organizational objectives.
All consultants are full-time employees of the provider, not contractors.