70% of teams are too impacted by remote and distribution to be eligible for a modern or traditional
The physical Agile Dojo is slow and expensive to start. The heavy up front investment makes it hard
Online Agile Dojo's are inexpensive, and easy to tailor to the needs of each team, project, product
There are many things that make the Agile Dojo unique. Most of those we can replicate in the Online model, some are harder and many more are made easier or even possible because of the unique nature of the remote first approach.
Wabato, Inc. pushes the RISK Agile Framework to market
2020 pre-COVID19 was all-in for the teams at Wabato, Inc.
On the back of 4 really fantastic years and some great test-market response to our flag-ship book "Organizing Humans" and the RISK Agile Framework it felt like years past time to launch.
It isn't perfect, and we have a long journey ahead to stay current and relevant. But what you hold in your hands is the most relevant and up to date version of Agile frameworks to date.
The RISK Agile Framework borrows heavily from legacy systems such as Scrum and works hard to undo the damage done by programs such as Safe
Organizing Humans is a disturbingly simple look at what happens to companies as they grow from the solo-entrepreneur with none then a few employees, then further into dozens, hundreds, and eventually thousands of staff trying to help cooperate in a single business model.
After many years of working with CEOs on what seemed to be a variety of problems, it was taught to me one day that though they all look very different and sound very different and use very different language, they are not different. Each client I had before or since were each suffering from the same challenge, despite speaking about it in very different ways.
The code had been broken, and what was found was disturbing. It was just too easy once the right words and concepts were formed. It was just too hurtful that this wasn't a common conversation that every entrepreneur and leader was having.
It turns out everyone has different language, but it is for the same need. everyone has the same need, but seemingly no good language for it.
The modern org chart borrows much from cloud native services to appear as a micro team organizational design. When orchestrated well the Sideways Org Chart can bring about tremendous growth, improvement and relief without adding any additional Agile training overhead.
Wabato Inc. is introduced by celebrity agile coach, Tedx speaker, author of the RISK Agile Framwork, author of the book Organizing Humans, James Kies. He has 20+ years experience in industry and since 2009, he has been helping (re)build side-ways organizations. Now James is helping companies train remote workers, build a remote workforce and run the entire company based on the RISK Agile Framework business operations.
James is an enthusiastic visionary. He can come into any situation, cast a vision for greatness and innovation and have the entire team running towards that goal.
- Rob Eisenberg, CEO at Durandal Inc.
James is an excellent provider and coach of something missing in most of the books on business changing methodologies for technology companies, which is energy. If you would like to see organizational transformation happen where it matters most, I would encourage you to connect with James and share stories about servitude leadership, removing impediments, team building, and "The Awesome"
- AJ Dandrea, 3M Health Information Systems
James has the gift for envisioning the complete process from development to production, complete with its many moving parts. He asks the "right" questions, answers to which usually have the greatest impact on the success of the project deployment.
- Dimitry Kushelevsky, Experienced Entrepreneur, Mentor and Business Advisor
James has been an excellent coach for me as I transitioned from traditional project manager to a Scrum Master at 352 Media Group. James also has a talent for explaining and demonstrating the benefits of Agile development and Scrum practices, to clients during the on-boarding process.
- Brittney Sheffield, Marketing Strategist at 352
James is a pillar in the Information Technology community. His passion for Scrum is infectious and will lead any development team from discovery to final delivery. His abilities as a leader and a mentor would complement any company looking to be successful.
- Nicholas Panone, Chief Technology Officer at Global Marketing Resources Inc.