Our Agile Coaching Services

The purpose of agile coaching is to cut wasteful loops in your processes. First, cut out the middleman, then connect people and build trust with your clients.

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Our Agile Coaching Services

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* per item
* includes taxes
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These days, it can seem that adopting agile development is more a fashion statement than a thoughtfully planned undertaking. Consultants sell agile as a solution to all the problems of a company. At LODE, we begin at a fundamental level. Our mission is to create a place where the individual or the team—not a complex organizational chart—is the central element of your business.

Agile coaching spans organizing your project, your team, and your work processes, and having tools at hand to simplify planning and execution. Central to the process is gathering information about the market. Your focus is on (1) getting feedback from your customer to ascertain whether the product works according to his or her needs and (2) conducting regular testing to prevent any technical glitches.

At the core of agile are courage, the ability to reflect, and trust:

  • Courage to show your work before it is fully finished;
  • Self-reflection and a willingness to admit when you are wrong; and
  • Trusting your co-workers, which reduces administrative overhead.

The task of an agile coach is to help you along the way by teaching you principles of agility. A coach will help you to look at your work's entire value chain. To the extent that your activities connect to customer value, your process of working will be optimized. If you are working on your own, our coaching would be focused on the project and your personal work style. If you are working in a team or your goal is to improve your organization, our focus would be on process visualization, promoting agile values, and reshaping the hierarchical structure that slows down so many organizations. (Visit our other services if you are interested primarily in organizing meetings, brainstorming your product idea, or modeling your processes.)

Topics in agile coaching include:

  • Agile values
  • Project management methods
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Team building
  • Building trust
  • Moderation techniques
  • Processes
  • Tools for tracking your work
  • Stakeholder management
  • Product planning
  • Lean management
100.00 EUR
* per license
* includes taxes

Booking

- Our coaching sessions are not a set of recordings. In our online, live training, we address your individual needs.
- Whether as a block of appointments, weekly appointment, once a month, or as required, we are available for you.
- Busy during the week? No problem, we are also available on Saturdays.
- We are happy to take part in group meetings for feedback.
- Each session is usually 60 minutes long.
- Depending on your needs, we can also offer e-mail support or longer units.
- With our calendar, you can book and pay for each session individually or as a series.
- Some of the (billed) work might be done outside the coaching sessions. In that case, we will inform you upfront.
- We offer a 50% discount if you agree to allow your session recordings to be used to promote our coaching.

- Our hourly rate for this service is
100.00 EUR
/hour (including taxes).
- As we work in small iterations and provide estimates upfront, you are always in control of the costs.
- After each iteration, you can book another session or continue on your own.

Schedule a free trial session with

Clemens Lode

- The trial session (by default via video conference, but we also offer text chat on request) is free and non-binding.
- You can ask specific questions about our coaching and how we'll work together.
- During the meeting, we will discuss what steps are required to reach your goal.
- If you do not have a goal yet, that is fine, too. We can discuss various topics; you select what path to pursue.

- If you are happy with the session, we can send you an estimate with a summary of the planned work.

- If you are happy with the session, you can book individual coaching sessions.
- If applicable, we will send you an estimate with a summary of the planned work outside the coaching sessions.
- We will also offer feedback about your current abilities and the best improvement plan.

About the Author

About the Coach

About the Editor

Clemens Lode

Clemens Lode

Hello! My name is Clemens and I run LODE Publishing. I’m an author of books on philosophy, science, and project management, and an agile and publishing coach based in Düsseldorf, Germany. I like visiting the gym, learning to sing, observing animals, and creating videos on science and philosophy, and I like learning from nature and love the idea of optimizing systems. In my youth, I was an active chess player reaching the national championship in Germany, and an active pen&paper player leading groups of adventurers on a mental journey. These activities align with my calm approach to moderating meetings, leading meetups, and focusing on details. My personality type in socionics is IEE/ENFp.

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Turn your business into a diagram

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Through interviews and using lean and agile principles, we visualize and optimize your existing work processes to reduce waste and increase productivity.

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