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About Agile Raven

Agile Raven is a privately held corporation based in Sunnyvale, California. We help IT, Product Development, and Project Management Professionals introduce Agile practices into their organizations and develop Agile & Lean thinking through workshops and coaching.

Why Agile Raven?

  • Been there, done that. All of our course designers and instructors are experienced Agile practitioners.
  • We walk the walk as well as talk the talk. We design our classes using Agile techniques and run the company on Agile and Lean principles.
  • We always teach how to implement, not just how to do it. What good is a new skill if you don‘t know how implement it the very next day on the job?
  • We believe in craftsmanship whether it is software or course design.  All of our courses are hand crafted by professional designers who have been formally trained in course design.
  • All courses go through a rigorous testing process before making it available to the public.
  • All instructors are subject matter experts. Instructors are required to coach, read, and attend conferences so as to always incorporate the state-of-the-art in our classes.
  • Course retrospectives are held after each class and the materials updated before the next class.
  • If it doesn’t work, we don’t teach it. If we think it might work, we’ll tell you why and encourage you to experiment.

Our Vision

Be Adaptive. It’s been said many times but is worth repeating. Our world is changing faster than ever before. Therefore it is in everyone’s best interest to inspect and adapt.

Be Agile. Successfully practicing Agile means developing an Agile mindset, an Agile worldview. It means practicing Agile principles not just when developing but with every interaction we make with each other. It is not enough to practice Agile. We must strive to Be Agile.

Be a Raven. The raven is perhaps one of the most agile and adaptive creatures on this planet, second to humans. They have flourished in the 21st century whereas many species of animals have become extinct. They have the courage to stand up to eagles as well as the ability to learn from humans — inspect and adapt. There are many videos on the Internet demonstrating the agility of ravens. Do take a look.  You just might be surprised.