Apple requested Agile coaching & consulting to improve their Data Sciences teams.
Testimonial: "Michael [de la Maza] is a great coach and I would recommend him as a trainer. Michael provided some excellent feedback for our group. We were impressed with him on the phone in advance and he continued to give great feedback and suggestions while on site. The deck he created has useful advice and suggestions." - Pete Mazzeo, Data Science Manager at Apple
Oracle requested Scrum training for a new pilot team. SourceCell delivered the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course.
Testimonial: "The training that Kelley and Elaine provided served as a good, strong foundation for the teams to understand scrum and be ready for thinking about and beginning their first sprints." - Rebekah Jackson, Vice President, Program Management and Operations, Oracle, Pleasanton, California
Wells Fargo Innovation Group asked for Agile training. SourceCell provided customized Agile training for teams on a special project.
Testimonial: "Our team loved the Agile training! The instructor [Elaine Bulloch] gave us lots of freedom to explore how Agile can be adapted to our team’s specific use. It was beneficial to be in a smaller environment where we could interact and brainstorm how Agile could benefit us. And the hands on activities make the training so tangible. Thanks so much for being a great partner!" -- Brendan Cheney, Strategy Consultant, Wells Fargo Innovation Group, San Francisco, California
Stanford's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory requested Scrum training for their teams. SourceCell delivered four Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) courses.
Testimonials: "We asked SourceCell's Michael Kelley Harris and Elaine Bulloch to do a series of Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) courses for our people from SLAC and Stanford. I've heard nothing but positive comments about the CSM training. Everyone really enjoyed the classes. Many thanks to Kelley and Elaine for making it joyful, and of course for all the new knowledge they helped our teams gain!" -- Maggie Loera, Stanford's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California>
"Hi Michael. Thanks again for the Agile/Scrum training at SLAC recently. I think it will go a long way towards making our team more productive." -- Nikola Stojanovic, Senior IT Business Analyst, Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) requested Scrum training for their managers & teams. SourceCell delivered a private on-site Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course.
Testimonials: "Hi Kelley, I wanted to thank you for the excellent class you provided to our team of application developers and managers here at Caltrans. The class was very informative and professionally presented and exceeded my expectations. I received excellent feedback from attendees who had no prior SCRUM experience and also from attendees with considerable experience gained from jobs in the private sector.
It was also gratifying to me personally to receive positive comments from staff and managers who were skeptical about whether or not the framework would be applicable in their project efforts. Several of these individuals indicated to me that they were glad they had the opportunity to attend and had gained insight into how the framework would benefit their project efforts." -- Paul Allen, Caltrans/IT/ITSD/Custom Development Office Chief,
Splunk requested Agile coaching & consulting on an important project for an infrastructure component for quoting, followed by broader advising on Agile transformation
Testimonials: "I really appreciate all your help. You have made a tremendous impact on the team that we need to continue for next year" - Sarah Betadam, Business Program Director | Project Management / SDLC Practices | Client Relationship Management | Change Management
Ingenio requested Agile training and coaching & consulting to improve their teams.
Testimonial: "It was great. Michael [de la Maza] is an amazing coach, very knowledgeable and wise. Parastoo is fantastic too. We learnt about de-risking our projects, estimations, scrum fundamentals and how to incorporate them into our process. We had a debrief session and got many more tips as well." - Krishna Rayaprolu, VP of Engineering at Ingenio
Zenith asked for Scrum training. SourceCell provided a combination of customized Agile training for teams & execs, Agile coaching, and remote coaching support.
Testimonial: "The on-site time with Elaine was very good, and has resulted in great progress on our side, where we were already using many agile processes we have adopted and formalized even more. We started using user stories in our requirements, we formalized our sprint schedule and have gotten into a good rhythm, we are using story points and have regularly scheduled rather than sporadic backlog grooming and sprint planning sessions. We also have committed to doing a retrospective every sprint, and are getting ready to do a Scrum Self Assessment." - Tara Repka Flores, Assistant Vice President, Information Technology, Zenith Agribusiness Solutions
Toolwire requested Scrum training for their educational-development teams. SourceCell delivered three non-certified Agile courses, and coached the teams, and executives in the use of Scrum.
Testimonials: "Kelley lead Agile training for a new product team at Toolwire. Our goal was to provide Agile training for a group ~15 people with varying levels of experience with Agile to help use that methodology to launch products faster and to get market feedback faster. His preparation for our sessions was meticulous and gave me and senior management confidence in the training program. His training style was thoughtful and collaborative and non-dogmatic (concerning agile). His experience as a software manager really helped bring to life explaining the concepts and how we could tailor this methodology to help us most quickly. We've only had one sprint which is in-progress as of this recommendation but I see that the team and senior management are confident that we'll be able to deliver product faster and gather feedback faster compared to our previous approach. I recommend Kelley and am hopeful that we can bring him back to our organization again for training and coaching for other teams at Toolwire." - Jon Garcia, VP Product Management at Toolwire