About 3Back – Our Approach to Agile
Making teams better. It’s the driver behind everything we do; guiding our training, shaping our coaching and steering our consulting. We recognize the power in a well-formed, agile team. Cultivating and concentrating that power is the backbone of our approach.
We are experts in Agile Theory. However, we understand the critical difference between theory and practice. Our training transforms the fundamentals of Agile Theory into practical implementation. By exploring real world, client-driven experiences, we give you the right Agile tools and techniques to use with your team. The result is meaningful, hands-on and adult learning focused on improving your team’s efficiency and effectiveness.
We practice what we preach. Our approach, like the foundation of Scrum, is agile and adaptive; reflecting the specific needs of your team. If your needs change, we adjust our focus and draw on our expertise to tailor a solution for your team’s success.
We don’t just talk Agile, we live Agile. Our 3Back Team is a well-formed, Agile team; applying Modern Scrum in our own workplace. From our hands-on support staff to our seasoned consultants and trainers, every member of the 3Back Team is, at minimum, a CSM (Certified Scrum Master). Within every level of the 3Back team, we bring a real-world appreciation and understanding of your team’s needs.
We value clean, testable code. Without this commitment, your team’s ability to thrive is compromised. Whether your team is in the beginning stages of exploring Agile theory or requires advanced fine-tuning of existing Agile skills, we provide the expertise to make the commitment to sound code a reality.
We think of ourselves as a Goldilocks-style company. We are not too big, unable to provide individualized attention. We are not too small, lacking the bench strength to adequately address your needs. We are just the right size, actively invested in your team’s success by utilizing the collective depth and breadth of our Agile knowledge.
As a geographically dispersed team, we bring key insights into practical Agile application within a virtual work environment. All of our team members are stateside, providing accessible, customer-focused support and on-site consultation if needed. We maintain a presence in many major cities, spanning all four time zones across the United States.
We are guided by our founding principle: your success is our success.
With over 50 years of collective Agile experience and implementation, our qualifications are unmatched.
We are a collection of Certified Trainers and Agile practitioners, allowing us to masterfully address your needs through both a consultant perspective and a team member perspective. We operate from an established knowledge base, ensuring a solid Agile foundation supported with proven, practical skills and techniques.
We are Scrum Alliance, Project Management Institute, and LeanKanban University credentialed educators, enabling us to expertly bridge, interpret and enhance your product development environment, regardless of its linear or agile nature. Among us, we hold the following credentials, as well as a few PhDs:
- CST (Certified Scrum Trainer)
- CSP (Certified Scrum Professional)
- CSD (Certified Scrum Developer)
- CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner)
- CSM (Certified Scrum Master)
- PMP (Project Management Professional)
- PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute – Agile Certification Practitioner)
- LKT (Lean Kanban Trainer)
We are authors of widely recognized books on Agile, as well as Agile software developers, setting the industry standard for comprehensive resources and team-friendly Agile tools that transform Agile theory into real world, applicable skills:
We are experienced in diverse industries, bringing a wealth of real-world expertise and relevant application spanning Fortune 50 companies to small start-ups:
- Software Development
- Department of Defense Contractors
- Library and Publishing Technology
We are authentic, experienced and knowledgeable, and pride ourselves on delivering real-world Agile skills to your team.