Alan started his career as passionate software developer, obsessed with code legiblity and team dynamics. He then became involved in the agile movement back in 2005. He quickly raised to become the first Spanish-speaking Certified Scrum Trainer of the Scrum Alliance.
He went on to become a world-class trainer, facilitator and organizational transformation catalyzer. Alan has the ability to work with both CEOs and junior developers.
He has specialized in delivering intensive training sessions that shatter paradigms and profound ongoing transformation interventions, that help pivot to achieve deep agility.
World-class interactive online training for teams, leaders and executives
Paradigm-shattering introduction to the world of deep agility. From the philosophical underpinnings of Scrum to concrete tips on how to run effective Sprints in just five days!
Certified Scrum Product Owner
With the Product Owner at the center of the scene, this training provides deep insight into both supporting discovery and delivery.
Scaling with LeSS
Go narrow and deep, not wide and shallow! Learn the basics of the minimalistic yet ambitious scaling framework that best embodies the agile spirit.
A unique mix of consulting and coaching to make your transformation reach new depths
Kick-start your digital transformation with alignment and depth. Inception workshops range from a couple of hours to a whole week!
Let transformation sponsors reflect themselves continuously on an expert mirror. Mantain inertia by iteratively checking on an external expert.
Perhaps it's time to rethink your transformation. Immerse everyone, from sponsors to citizens, in an intense week of deep reflection and concrete action.
Of all the people I have met in the Scrum world Alan is probably the person who best embodies the Agile spirit. Alan is an intuitive and sensitive facilitator, with a deep understanding of his subject, and a wonderful sense of fun.
The CSM training facilitated by Alan is an outstanding experience. It's more than just Scrum...it's an opportunity to take some distance from your day to day, reflect, share, introspect, and get back energized and inspired.
The CSM course taught by Alan is probably the best course I've ever attended. It was a very good mix of practical exercises, group dynamics and some theory to sustain it. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who has some interest in Scrum and agile methodologies and wants to really understand the spirit of Scrum.
Alan is "the trainer". I attended his Scrum Master course in 2009 and was the best investment I have ever made in my carrier. He explained Scrum so well and from a fresh point of view with great practical examples. I got so encourage after attending his course that I even give one my self in my company the week after attending. I strongly recommend Alan.
What is Deep Agility?
Deep Agility is an ever evolving model by Alan Cyment describing the inner workings of agility
Complexity is the big why behind agility. Modern product development has become increasingly complex and standard methods of organizing people to work together just cannot cope with this new level of complexity.
Organic development serves as the core metaphor that describes the answer agility gives to the increased complexity question. A simple analogy summarizes ellaborated techniques such as MVPs, slicing, and user story mapping.
Based on the groundbreaking concepts brought about by lean methods, agility also faces complexity by optimizing on flow rather than on resource utilization. If trying to do agility, then flow is definitely in the air!
In order to try and tackle complexity, agile approaches need two classes of autonomy at play: intra- and inter-team. The former refers to self-organization and the latter to the lack (or at least lowering) of dependencies among teams.
Suppose we define output as the by-product of a team's work, and outcome as the impact provoked by it. Most organizations shoot themselves in the foot by defining success in terms of output. What about yours?
Learning & Adaptability
Does your organization's journey look more like a sunny day or like a foggy evening? Are you better off optimizing for predictability and speed? Or rather for learning and adaptability? What does agility propose? Could you do both?