Agile Coaching Services
Contractor shall provide Agile development services, using such methodologies as Scrum.
Contractor will help State project teams properly use an Agile project management framework such as Scrum or Kanban, increasing the likelihood of a project's overall success. When providing Scrum-specific services, Contractor shall use Certified Scrum Masters (CSMs) who will have an understanding of Scrum values, practices, and applications and provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers. CSMs will act as "servant leaders," helping the rest of the Scrum team work together and learn the Scrum framework.
When asked to perform Scrum Training, only a licensed Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), will teach Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner curriculum to individuals and groups of State employees. Contractor’s CST will help State employees understand the principles and values that form the foundation of Scrum. The CST will find creative ways to help State Contracting Agencies adopt this Agile framework and capitalize on its benefits.
The intent is to establish three (3) contract categories that support the Agile process. Vendors may choose to submit a bid for any, or all of the three categories.
All three (3) categories are intended to build the state’s capacity to think and perform in an Agile way. All categories include a component of coaching, mentoring, and training state employees to become internal Agile practitioners.
- Category 1: Leadership and Cultural Change: This category includes services related to coaching, mentoring, and training leaders to help organizations change their culture to become an Agile organization. This category includes a planning component.
- Category 2: Training: This category includes services related to training state employees to understand and apply Agile concepts and tools.
- Category 3: Facilitating Agile Process Improvement: This category includes the implementation, deployment, measurement, and follow up to Agile process improvement efforts and events as well as project management and facilitation experience and approach.