Halkeon Agile Consulting, Zurich | Agile & Innovation Consulting for the European Technology Sector
Agile and innovation consulting, coaching and training for the technology sector of Europe. Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
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Evolve. Innovate. Lead.

Adaptation is not enough. Be the change.

Our offering to the entrepreneurs of the European technology sector

Are you on a mission of turning your organization into an innovation powerhouse, where idea generation, disciplined experimentation and lean execution go hand in hand? Where your teams create immense value to customers and the society with a grace making it almost seem easy? If so, we are here to help you on this challenging journey as your trusted advisor, so you can keep momentum even on rough terrains and arrive at your destination.

Small and Medium Tech Enterprise

Does agility have anything tangible to offer to our small/medium company? What do I need to do to increase our agility?

It is a common fallacy that agile works for everyone. It does not. We help you figuring out if agility 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.

How can I compete long-term with the powerful corporates and fast moving startups of my field?

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.

How can I get access to more talent and how can I keep them from leaving?

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.

Tech Startup

How could we attract more funding?

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.

How shall we organize the company so that it is able to grow without losing our culture?

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.

How could we improve the motivation and performance of our product development teams?

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.

Venture Capitalists and Holdings in the Tech Sector

How can we reduce the risk of failure of our portfolio company?

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, reducing the risks and making them more transparent.

How can we ensure the highest possible return on our investment?

Instead of focusing on vanity metrics like number of employees or number of users, we show you how to focus on the metrics that do define success and sustainability. We also help you optimize business and development, so that the waste due to sub-optimal execution disappears.

How can we ensure that the leaders and teams of our portfolio company are able to deliver?

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.

Training: Agile courses for Entrepreneurs and Executives

If you are an entrepreneur, SME executive or startup founder interested in agility, you are in the right place. Our training courses are designed with you in mind. Join one of our focused, small group, online or in-person courses, where you can benefit both from the high information density lectures and from the discussions with fellow leaders.

Executive Coaching & Consulting on Agile and Innovation Leadership

We support executives and their teams in enhancing organizational and business agility and innovation. We do this by flexibly shifting between the roles of Coach, Advisor, Trainer, Mentor and Facilitator, depending on what brings you the most benefit.

Chief Agility Officer and Ad-Interim Agile Leadership

As experts on agile leadership, we take ad-interim agile leadership roles while helping you finding a permanent solution. We also support experienced agile CEOs in transforming their organizations in the temporary role of Chief Agility Officer. Schedule a call with us to figure out if you would benefit more from an Agile Coach, a Chief Agility Officer or an ad-interim Agile Leader.

Schedule an informal discussion

The easiest way to find out if Halkeon is a good fit for you, is booking a brief informal online discussion with us. It only takes half an hour to figure out if we can help you, and to decide on the next steps.

Selected articles from the blog

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Personal Agility for executives: The missing enabler for organizational agility
2020-11-22

Personal Agility is a simple framework to keep your private and professional life on track, while at the same time, it will help you in preparing to make your company agile.

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Wasting your time in the Scrum theatre. Part IV: Sprint Retrospective and conclusion
2020-11-04

The Retrospective is an easy way to kill your Scrum if servant leadership is not well understood and enacted within and outside your Scrum Teams.

Wasting your time in the Scrum theatre. Part III: Sprint Review
2020-10-23

Who exactly is reviewing what during a Sprint Review in Scrum?

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Wasting your time in the Scrum theatre. Part II: Daily Scrum
2020-10-17

Make sure your Daily Scrums achieve what they should achieve, otherwise they’ll become yet another boring and brainless ceremony.

Experts at your service

Dr. Jan Farkas

Agile Innovation Expert

 

As agile consultant, coach and trainer, Jan prepares executives to become agents of change within their organizations. He believes that leading a company is a hard but noble work, and if done right, it is a powerful source of self-fulfillment.

 

During his career, Jan spent almost two decades in a wide variety of highly innovative projects in engineering, software development and research. Besides a dozen of Agile and Scrum certifications from the most renowned institutions, he holds master’s degrees in physics and computer science and a doctoral degree in astrophysics.

Kornel Kovacs

Scrum Master

 

As Scrum Master and team coach, Kornel helps new teams to form, storm, norm and perform. He introduces team members to their new roles of Delivery Team Member, Product Owner and Scrum Master. In his work, he is powered by his passion about science and technology and his empathy towards the people doing it.

 

This empathy feeds from his many years of experience in IT and science. Kornel is a Certified Scrum Master and holds multiple IT certifications. He’s got a master’s degree in computer science and worked shoulder to shoulder with physicists on complex systems science.

Contact Us

+41 77 455 20 57

Base of Operations

Hofackerstrasse 16

8953 Dietikon

Switzerland

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