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Our NKDAgility’s Product Development Mentor Program now integrates DevOps, platform engineering, and agile methodologies to foster engineering excellence in a modern, holistic approach.

Enhance Engineering Excelance in Product Development

In the dynamic landscape of product development, where engineering excellence meets the relentless pace of innovation, integrating Agile methodologies, DevOps practices, and platform engineering principles is critical. NKD Agility’s advanced Product Development Mentor Program is designed to empower engineers and product managers alike. It aims to transform them into adept leaders who can navigate the complexities of modern product engineering, ensuring their teams deliver cutting-edge, robust solutions that thrive in a competitive market.

"We are continuously learning and adapting; the key to success in software development is the ability to evolve."

Elevating Engineering and DevOps Excellence

Our program is more than mere training; it represents a comprehensive transformation, meticulously crafted to endow your engineering and product management teams with the practical skills, advanced tools, and a DevOps-oriented Agile mindset crucial for achieving excellence in product development. We delve deep into the core of your challenges, offering tailored, impactful solutions that resonate with the demands of modern engineering and DevOps practices. Through this journey, participants will not only master the essentials but also learn to navigate and excel in the complex landscape of today’s fast-evolving technological environment:

Are you grappling with the complexities of adopting Agile practices and the challenges of aligning them with engineering principles within your organization?

This course segment introduces the foundational theories of Agile Product Development, emphasizing its integration with engineering excellence. We crystallize these concepts through carefully selected practices and guided application in your organization. This engineering-focused development approach leverages efficient workflow optimization, and collaborative team dynamics, fostering a culture that readily adapts to technological advances and market shifts.

As part of this phase, we use the accredited Applying Professional Scrum (APS) Course training course and every participant received 2 attempts at the Professional Scrum Master™ I Certification

Navigating the complexities of software development and team dynamics within Scrum can be overwhelming, from maintaining high code quality to managing stakeholder expectations and ensuring timely delivery.

This segment offers a comprehensive solution by diving deep into the Scrum framework, enabling participants to master working within a Scrum Team, defining clear completion criteria, and managing backlogs efficiently. It emphasizes practical skills in code quality improvement, tackling technical debt, and incorporating Agile architectural practices. Through hands-on approaches like Test-Driven Development, Pair Programming, and Agile Testing, the course ensures that quality is embedded in every phase of development. Furthermore, by integrating DevOps practices with Scrum, it provides a holistic approach to streamline workflows, enhance collaboration, and deliver superior products, thus equipping participants with the tools and mindset needed to excel in Agile software development environments.

As part of this phase, we use the accredited Applying Professional Scrum for Software Development (APS-SD) Course, and every participant received two attempts at the Professional Scrum Developer™ Certification.

In software development environments, achieving a seamless workflow, effectively managing work in progress (WIP), and ensuring delivery predictability, while maintaining transparency and adaptability, are common challenges teams face.

This segment aims to tackle these issues by offering an in-depth exploration of flow principles and Kanban practices, tailored for software development teams. Participants will learn to use Kanban to enhance the efficiency of their development processes, significantly improving project outcomes. Key focuses include increasing project transparency and enhancing predictability by visualizing workflows and utilizing data to establish a team’s Service Level Expectation (SLE). Moreover, by applying flow principles and Kanban practices to daily development activities, participants will be equipped to effectively manage WIP and address prevalent workflow challenges. This strategic and practical knowledge empowers teams to deliver high-quality software predictably and efficiently.

Included with this phase is access to the accredited Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) Course and two atempts at the Professional Scrum™ with Kanban Certification.

As software development projects scale, they often encounter complex challenges such as process inefficiencies, detrimental effects of cross-team dependencies, and the struggle to align multiple teams for unified value delivery.

This segment introduces essential principles and techniques for scaling software development effectively, tackling common challenges like process inefficiencies and cross-team dependencies. Learners will discover how to adjust the scale of their processes for optimal performance, including simplification strategies. The focus will include practical methods for minimizing and eliminating dependencies to foster better team collaboration. Using the Nexus framework as a practical example, the segment offers insights into organizing teams and work for unified value delivery across a larger development effort, ensuring a cohesive approach to scaling.

As part of this phase, we use the accredited Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) Course and all participants gain receive two attempts at the Scaled Professional Scrum™ Certification.

Why NKD Agility?

Expert Guidance

Learn from Agile coaches with firsthand success in leading product teams to excellence.

Holistic Approach

Beyond the classroom, our program includes real-world consulting and coaching for practical application.

Community and Support

Join a vibrant community of practitioners with ongoing support post-completion.

Proven Results

Alumni leading Agile transformations stand as a testament to our program’s effectiveness.

Evidence Based with NKDAgility Insights

NKDAgility Insights is a significant development in team and organizational development tools. By providing continuous illumination on the quality of teamwork based on scientific insights, it offers a structured approach to diagnosing team performance issues. Here’s a closer look at its features and how it might function:

Comprehensive Analysis

The tool assesses various dimensions of team performance, including communication, collaboration, problem-solving abilities, and leadership dynamics.

Actionable Recommendations

The feedback provided is grounded in scientific research, ensuring that recommendations are both effective and actionable.

Community and Support

Join a vibrant community of practitioners with ongoing support post-completion.

Actionable Recommendations

The feedback provided is grounded in scientific research, ensuring that recommendations are both effective and actionable.

Systemic Improvement

Beyond addressing immediate team-level concerns, NKDA-Insights also identifys and proposes solutions for broader organizational challenges affecting team performance.

Continuous Improvement

The tool's emphasis on continuous assessment ensures that teams can adapt and evolve their strategies over time, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Elevate Your Engineering Teams to Agile Excellence

Tailored for organizations striving to excel, innovate, and lead in a technology-driven landscape, our program is ideally suited for. 

Teams advancing their product development processes with a focus on engineering excellence. Individuals aiming to become key contributors or leaders in product engineering roles. Organizations committed to integrating Agile methodologies at the core of their engineering culture.

Overcome Product Development Hurdles with Precision

Our mentorship program directly tackles and provides transformative strategies for the 9 most significant challenges in product engineering:

Embracing Engineering Uncertainty

Empower teams with Agile and DevOps practices to navigate and excel amidst technological uncertainties.

Ensuring Stakeholder and Team Cohesion

Boost communication and collaboration between teams and stakeholders, ensuring alignment with engineering goals.

Complexity and Prioritization

Adopt advanced prioritization methods to focus on engineering tasks that deliver maximum value.

Implementing Kanban Strategies

Incorporate Kanban practices to monitor and maximize the flow of value through engineering processes, ensuring efficient delivery and continuous improvement.

Data-Driven Engineering Decisions

Move towards evidence-based decision making to guide engineering strategies and outcomes.

Agile Response to Technological Shifts

Improve adaptability to market and technology changes through lean Agile practices.

Fostering High-Performance Engineering Teams

Develop leadership that inspires, motivates, and drives engineering excellence across teams.

Expanding Agile and DevOps Across the Organization

Scale Agile and DevOps practices to enhance collaboration and efficiency at all organizational levels.

Cultivating Continuous Engineering Innovation

Establish a culture of continuous improvement to consistently innovate both products and engineering methodologies.

Your Path to Engineering Excellence

Elevate your engineering practices and lead the way in innovation with NKD Agility’s specialized development program. Enhance your team’s performance, streamline your development process, and achieve outstanding results in the competitive tech arena.