Agility & Product Development with Professional Scrum

Just as Engineering Excellence is the foundation of an outstanding team, Professional Scrum is the foundation of Scale

Professional Scrum training and consulting can help your organisation change your culture to support business agility and organisational change. At naked ALM Consulting we use Evidence-based Management techniques to help you organize and manage your organisation change and we can also help you take care of your teams. When implementing any new process or practice you really do need to train everyone. Not only does it demonstrate the organisations commitment to change, it also gives everyone the tools they need to understand the direction. Wither you are starting a new initiative or jump-starting a failed effort you need to start with Scrum training. Our private onsite Professional Scrum training is designed for everyone that will be interacting with the Scrum Team and includes specialist courses targeted at the individual roles that you need to get going. Start with the Professional Scrum Foundation to level set your entire organisational direction and use the Scaling Professional Scrum workshop to focus your enterprise change team on what they need to change. These industry leading courses are used in hundreds of companies and enterprise around the world and the assessments are highly respected.

With the Professional Scrum Foundations for getting everyone on the right track and dedicated courses for Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Development Teams you can get a team of professional up to speed quickly. Add some coaching and targeted Q&A to make sure they stay on track. These industry leading courses are used in hundreds of companies and enterprises around the world and the assessments are highly respected.

To keep on track it is always advisable to have a coach on hand to help you, and your teams, through the more difficult challenges that you will be faced with and naked ALM Consulting can provide an onsite expert to make sure that you don’t get too far off track. Martin Hinshelwood provides ‘no quarter’ Scrum consulting that is hard hitting and targeted. Are you worried about existing dysfunctional behavior in your team that is limiting the value that you are able to deliver? Martin specialists in identifying dysfunctions and helping you to work around, or often through, them. When you have a professional Scrum coach and you are able to commit to solving the issues you can quickly get to the bottom of them.

You can also get Martin onsite for only a few days to help you identify issues and solutions that you can tackle on your own.


In order for both DevOps and Agility to succeed you need to invest in certain principals & practices that will help you along your journey.

  • ALM & DevOps Assessments -

    Do you know you next step in your ALM strategy? We can help you understand where you are now, and where you need to get to with a maturity assessment of your ALM practices. We will interview your teams and managers to get a good understanding of those practices and then create a full assessment with a top three things to fix.

  • Professional Scrum Bootstrap -

    A Professional Scrum Bootstrap creates both a sense of urgency within your organisation and a demonstration of the organisations commitment to agility. A Professional Scrum Bootstrap provides a training, assessment and consulting package that not only gets you going, but keeps you on your path to agility.

  • Professional Scrum Assessment -

    The only foundation for scale is a Professional Scrum team focused on engineering excellence. Use this Scrum Assessment to find out just how Professional your teams currently are and what you can do to improve.

  • Business Agility Assessment -

    Do you know how agile your organisation is? Do you know how the changes that you are implementing are affecting your ability to deliver value? Use an assessment to find out where you are now, and repeat to trend your progress towards Business Agility.

Not all of these practices will be relevant to your company with your people and your software. Even the items listed above will never be implemented the same way in another organisation. You need to be willing to try something, and see if it works for you.

Training Courses

While never a one size fits all it makes a lot of sense to train everyone in your organisation in the tools and practices that you are going to ask them to adopt.

Training Courses in DevOps

We have a number of DevOps & ALM Training Courses available that can help you make the most of your tools and learn the practices nessesary to faster delivery of value.

VSTS Configuration and Administration

The VSTS Configuration and Administration course is designed for organisations that are adopting Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and need staff skilled in how to configure and administer their VSTS account.

Software Testing Using TFS 2017 or VSTS

Software Testing Using TFS 2017 or VSTS is a two-day course that is designed for testers who need to gain a solid practical knowledge of testing applications using Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2017 or Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).

Developer Fundamentals with Git

The Developer Fundimentals with Git course for TFS and VSTS offer many features to help make a developer more productive. Learn how to leverage Git for source control.

Build and Release Management Using VSTS

The Build and Release Management Using VSTS 2-day course focuses on building and releasing .NET applications using the capabilities of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and  Team Foundation Server (TFS). It focuses on the new scriptable, cross-platform build system introduced in TFS 2015 and how to use it effectively.

Managing Agile projects using VSTS

The Managing Agile projects using VSTS is a 3-day course that provides Project Managers, Scrum masters and Team leads the essential skills required to effectively manage a software development project using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 or Visual Studio Team Services.

DevOps using VSTS and Azure

The DevOps using VSTS and Azure course is a combination of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Microsoft Azure that provides a powerful and fully featured solution to enable you to plan, build, test, release, and measure your modern business applications.