We are a specialized consultancy focusing on agile product development in the European technology sector. Below you can find some common questions we help our clients to answer and act upon.
It is a common fallacy that agile works for everyone. It does not. We help you figuring out how much agile development fits your needs. If you choose to pursue agility based on what you have learned, we support you with every step of the transformation, from putting together the minimal risk transformation strategy to following up the transition with occasional health checks.
Being relatively small and nimble but already well established allows you to gracefully initiate and implement changes others struggle with. We help you with the challenges of creating long-term, lasting change, so you will be able to secure yourself as the market leader for a long time to come.
Are you running breathless in the talent vacuum? As a technology company, outsourcing development -- your core competency --, is a short-sighted option. Instead, investing long-term in your culture will attract the talent you need and make your employees stay and contribute to the best of their abilities.
Are your markets turbulent and hard to predict? Chances are that you will not be able to change this. What you can change is your organization, to become dynamic, responsive and adaptive to changes, so the unstable environment becomes more of a source of opportunities rather than a source of insecurity.
We provide an unbiased analysis on the status of agility within your organization. We identify the gaps and confront you with your blind spots, so you will have a chance to act upon them. If you choose so, we can support you finding remedies and estimating the effort and cost of implementing them, as well as the benefits you can expect.
Are your agile teams on the loose, playing out of tune with each other and business? We show you the ways to let them self-synchronize without the need to re-establish command and control, so you will not endanger what you have already achieved in speed and flexibility.
Real innovation needs adjustments to the company culture and leadership. Good news is, that if you are already involved in technology development, you probably do not need to replace your people. Creativity is already there, you just have to let it surface. We show you how.
A big idea and a business model are great, but are only theory. Putting a working prototype into the hands of investors is a whole another world. We show you how to get to such a prototype without the need of extensive hiring or outsourcing, and how to use it as the basis of future development once you have it.
Growth is a major, yet inevitable problem source for any successful startup. You might be concerned if you will be able to grow without sacrificing your company culture, or maybe you already feel the pains of growth. We support you in creating a robust, bureaucracy-light, future-proof organization, ready for organic scaling, but intrinsically resistant to becoming ``corporate`` as it grows.
We help you in building great teams and optimizing product development, so you can be reassured that your teams have everything they need to be effective and focused. Like it or not, developers are making technical decisions of your product on a daily basis. We show you how to make sure that your company benefits the most from their decisions.
The typical tech venture is built upon a lot of assumptions in a rapidly changing, challenging environment. Having the development activities well organized and synchronized to business, offers a unique opportunity to create a learning organization, where assumptions get validated or discarded faster than the environment changes. We help you ensure that this capability, along with the capibility to respond fast to changes become an integral part of how your company does its business, making the hidden risks smaller and transparent.
Instead of focusing on vanity metrics like number of employees or number of users, we show you how to focus on the bottom line and on metrics that do define future success. We also help you optimize the development, so that extra costs due to bad development execution disappear.
No founder or executive is perfect. They need the help of great teams, so together they overcome every problem thrown at them. With our support, you can ensure that your executives are able to create and lead teams that move fast and ahead of the competition.
If you are wondering if Halkeon is a good fit for you, we invite you to book a free of charge, short online discussion with us. Prepare to tell us about your current situation and most pressing issues. If we are able to help you, we decide on the next step together. Otherwise, we help you to figure out who can give you what you need.
We perform an independent assessment of how agile your organization really is. We identify your strengths and point out the gaps as well as your blind spots. This helps if you are in the middle or after an agile transformation, or if you are pondering if Agile is for you. For more details, you can sign up free of charge for a short personal online discussion by clicking on the button to the right.
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At Halkeon we have created a pro bono coaching and consulting program for non-profits, small enterprises and startups. The deadline of the application is 28th February, 2019.
What is commonly perceived as a burning talent shortage in the tech sector, is in reality a severe underutilization of the existing talent. This provides a great opportunity for executives to increase market share by improving leadership within their organizations.