We only know what we know right now. . .and that's okay.

Agile Explored  

Blog posts to widen, deepen and apply Agile in your business
I’ve been a project manager my whole career and I’m lost. How do I work in these Agile projects?
– project manager Federal Integrator


Learning about Agile

The Agile Manifesto, announced in 2001, began to focus development teams on value and outcomes; shifting the team’s focus and commitment to broader organizational goals and objectives. Today, as it was then, this shift can create the feeling that the ground under the feet of the entire IT staff was shaking. Changing the basic truth of set expectations to a complex truth that “We only know what we know right now,” and as we learn more about a problem, and start building a solution, we will learn more and more.

Since that time we have seen Agile principles permeate organizational practices. In 2009 the Army War College introduced the concept of VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity, that defines the modern organizational landscape. Agile now has found its way to the Boardroom, as more adaptive approaches to strategy, planning, organizational and business models, and value delivery have become fundamental to remaining competitive.
Rather than looking too far into the future Agile allows real time changes to priorities and requirements allowing businesses to adapt quickly to changing conditions.

Agile and Digital Transformation

Organizations are embracing digital transformation initiatives in ways that help them serve their customers in fundamentally new ways…or serve new customers they never could serve before. Yet digital transformation initiatives are never a straight-line journey; Agile enables your organization to improve flow of value to your stakeholders, amplify feedback loops for faster learning, and facilitate more adaptive practices to help you take advantage of this information to better serve your customers and improve your organization’s business results. If your organization is embarking on its digital transformation journey, reach out to us. We can help you with digital transformation success frameworks and roadmapping, provide training and consulting to support your journey, and help you build sustainable competitive advantage.

Agile/scrum Professional certifications 

In addition to consulting, Deep Creek offers many programs that can be adapted to the needs of a particular customer.

Detailed outlines are available on demand, but we ask that you reach out to have a brief discussion with us so we can send a course outline designed to meet your goals.

Deep Creek programs include Certification programs from Scrumstudy
- Scrum Developer Certified
- Scrum Master Certified
- Scrum Product Owner Certified
- Agile Expert Certified 
Please let us know if any of these courses would be of interest to you

Agile Foundations
Building an Organization’s Agile Transformation Strategy
Agile Coaching Bootcamp
Kanban and Continuous Flow
Agile practices
Value Stream Mapping
Tools and Techniques

Agile consulting 

Organizations adopt Agile at many levels; from managing software development projects to organizational strategic planning. Agile principles and practices help any team or business to adapt to changing conditions, political and economic change, social and environmental factors, legal and regulatory changes, and enable an organization to learn and improve its competitiveness. Deep Creek can help your organization to adopt and adapt Agile at any level, from the Board Room to the War Room, in a way that reflects your organization’s unique strengths. Deep Creek will work with your teams to assess organizational and strategic agility, and work with you to build and execute a roadmap to help you improve organizational performance. Talk with us about your needs.

Join our Agile mentoring community 

It can help to share problems, ideas and engage with a global community of other professionals who are implementing the same framework you are. Deep Creek Center is proud to provide a free forum for trained professionals implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Membership for you and members of your team is completely free. Join and post your questions, share interesting articles, or just check out what other people are saying and thinking as they manage their security challenges.