We at Santeon continue to distinguish ourselves through trial by fire transformation techniques. We know that transformation happens at various levels of an organization and each bit requires a customized approach. Scaling transformation initiatives requires addressing a variety of opinions, impediments and cultures within an organization. We employ a variety of agility scaling methods, each has its unique requirements and design. All involve capturing organizational bench marks and collaborating on business goals. All operate on the contingency that progress can't sacrifice quality and current commitments. Our transformations are tailored, sustainable and successful.

    The most important ingredient in transformation is people. An organization must invest in the highest quality training and professional development to keep their workforce willing and able to reach business goals on a global scale. Santeon tailors professional development training to meet your staff's needs and performance goals.

    Other service and transformation companies often take a one-size-fits-all approach to transformation we do not. Some offer only team level transformation without considering the holistic structure of the entire organization. These approaches are faulty from the get-go. We create and insure C-Level buy-in to enable faster adoption. We do not pilot transformations, rather sandbox them, allowing teams and organizations to fail early, learn from their mistakes and evolve without negative repercussion. Transparency and engagement is essential across an enterprise for success as well as continuous “feedforward” (versus feedback).

    Models of Agile Transformation

    Regardless of the approach all transformations go through the lifecycle of change.

    Big Bang Model

    This approach works best went there is high-level executive buy-in and across the board enthusiasm for change.

    Pilot or Team Model

    When working within in constrained environments often a "Pilot" Model of transformation is often best.

    Staged Model

    This model works at a high-level to onboard an organization's acceptance of change while adding value.


    Santeon provides agile coaching and consulting services to federal government agencies and commercial clients that are interested in transitioning to an agile approach for their software development and integration efforts.

    Santeon can help an organization adopt both an agile execution approach and a different way of thinking about how they work—an agile mindset. We recognize that a successful transition requires a large cultural shift in addition to changing procedures and practices.

    Santeon personnel provide strategic consulting at the executive level, and help programs and teams with targeted, tactical coaching. We thus add value all the way down the chain, with a consistent message and set of principles. Santeon coaches teach the planning skills, team-building skills, and technical skills that are needed to succeed with a time-boxed, iterative or short-cycle approach.


    Santeon appreciates the level of buy-in and collaboration needed to effect real and lasting change in the face of an entrenched, phase-based acquisition culture. Santeon helps government leaders work together creatively to achieve this kind of change, leading to greater flexibility, better quality, and huge cost savings for their IT efforts.


    Other service and transformation companies often take a one-size-fits-all approach to transformation we do not. Some offer only team level transformation without considering the holistic structure of the entire organization. These approaches are faulty from the get-go. We create and insure C-Level buy-in to enable faster adoption.

    The most important ingredient in transformation is people. An organization must invest in the highest quality training and professional development to keep their workforce willing and able to reach business goals on a global scale. Santeon tailors professional development training to meet your staff's needs and performance goals.


    Project Chartering

    Process Mapping

    Backlog Grooming

    Iteration Planning

    Facilitated Release Planning Sessions

    Value-added Slicing & Prioritization

    Embedded Coaching

    Team Mentoring & Training

    Tool Vetting & Selection

    Retrospective Facilitation

    Executive/C-Level Training

    Project Envisioning: Team and Portfolio Level

    Roadmapping & Staged Execution

    Setting Up Team Structure

    Team Evaluation

    Advanced Agile Training

    Process Optimization


    Santeon consultants combine innovation and creativity with a passion for empowering software delivery teams to achieve exceptional results. Our current lineup includes widely recognized Agile IT thought leaders and highly motivated rising stars. Regardless of experience level, we share a commitment to excellence, a desire for continuous learning, and an ideal blend of personality and professionalism.


    Serving all sectors in the SaaS, Government and Commercial clients

    For every organization Agile looks different. Our work is defined by two key differentiators:

    The tremendous experience offered by our Enterprise, Senior and Team grade agile coaches

    Our blended approach to Agile adoption: We do not wish to impose one model of agility upon your organization. Rather, we adapt or blend various models to tailor-fit agile to your unique business goals and environments.

    Our idea of enterprise agility begins by understanding your current process. We don't start from scratch, but build upon the elements of agility already exhibited in your current process. We will work with you to create the agile flavor that will give you the most flexibility within the constraints of your environment.

    We will not copy and paste agile processes from other organizations because we know it doesn't work. We identify the unique elements of your business that are in-line with the agile mindset and then supplementing that process with the agile practices for which you are ready.

    How do we build your processes? By conducing a comprehensive role based agile assessment. From there we will have an agility snapshot as well as defined KPIs we can continuously measure through the agile adoption timeline. With these essential elements in-hand we can begin designing a customized adoption roadmap that successfully leverages your unique agile strengths.


    Define an Agile Adoption Roadmap

    Spreading the agile mindset across an organization and manifesting its values and principles is a lot different than just putting a process in place and leaving. We show you how to be agile and then show you how to do it.

    Conquer Agile Growing Pains

    We all have them—growing pains. It is how we deal with them that determines the organization we will become. Through our agile optimization services, we make sure that your organization has all the tools it needs to conquer tomorrow's challenges. We integrate BPM, Lean, Six Sigma and CMMI capability with your agile process to further improve upon your agile development lifecycle.

    Improve Individual and Team Performance

    To understand more about the way we do work it is important to understand the way we approach embedded consulting. Our coaches are leading minds in their field. We've broken them based on their individual experience so you know the exact quality to expect from day one. Regardless of the tier of agile coach you're working with, we apply the same philosophy. We have the know-how but only you truly know your organization. Our goal is educate and mentor your internally designated agile coaches in what we know. It's their job to build on their knowledge of your company to truly exceed all expectations of work for us. No one can become as agile capable as your internal coaches and we'll work with you to identify who they are.

    Maintain CMMI Compliance

    Capability Maturity Model Integration or CMMI is increasingly the process level environment standard for organization in the realm of IT. Many of our clients struggle with how to meet and maintain CMMI level three while dealing with the an influx of changing processes. We have experience meeting and maintaining the highest level of CMMI process standards for our clients. First, we develop an internal CMMI audit team of Lean/Six Sigma Black Belts to act as a capability enforcement and oversight. Then, we leverage our Agile Project Management Platform to assess and determine expected CMMI quality ranking.


    Agile Assessment Platform

    Early on, we faced the same question many of you are facing; "How do we adopt an Agile mindset and transform ourselves from our current waterfall process?" The answer was not an easy one. We had to develop our own platform to discover the first step.

    The first step was comprehensive role-based Agile Assessment. To understand where our organization wanted to be we first had to uncover where we were—in mindset, in readiness and in support. Now you can leverage our Agile Assessment Platform


    For a better understanding of our Enterprise Agile capabilities including training, coaching & consulting, assessment, transformation and optimization sign-up for a free Agile Brown Bag luncheon. We supply the eats and the lecture. You supply your team and a projector. Reach out today and one of our client relation staffers will get right back to you.


    Santeon’s outsourcing services provide the benefits of world-class software development, without the mire of hiring an in-house IT team. With offices in Northern Virginia and off-shore, Santeon is a worldwide leader in the Agile community. Santeon utilizes on- and off-shore development, to create a blended product tailor-made to each business’s needs. Santeon consultants see-through the Agile life cycle, from design, coding, and testing, to release.

    The Santeon outsourcing program builds upon four key objectives: growth, value, flexibility, and communication. It is the overall goal of Santeon representatives to guide clients in creating their own success story.


    The main purpose of software development outsourcing is company growth. The Santeon Agile outsourcing package affords clients the time and energy to focus on its core business strategies without undertaking the burden of bureaucratic procedures. In the safe hands of Santeon consultants, clients can rest assured that their software needs will meet professional standards.


    With the Agile approach to software, Santeon development teams are empowered by maximizing value and minimizing development time, which allows a quick return on investments. By utilizing Santeon’s value-driven philosophy, clients have the luxury of lower costs and higher profits.


    As the name suggests, the Agile development model prizes flexibility. Santeon consultants meet with clients iteratively, presenting a working version of the software each time. Each iterative meeting essentially adds higher value functionality, and the product is deployed when the client is satisfied.


    By meeting iteratively, Santeon consultants open a healthy dialogue with their clients. Coaches work very closely with stakeholders and project sponsors to learn not just how to build the system right, but more importantly what the right system is. Consultants listen thoughtfully as clients test the model. Throughout the production process, Santeon representatives perpetually keep the system in a production-ready state.

    Santeon’s outsourcing program is efficient and it provides high value without getting mired in bureaucracy. It is the complete, end-to-end solution for any company that wants to develop quality solutions quickly on a budget.


    We provide a complete suite of agile training courses designed to provide practical know-how and build individual and team capability. Each course is certified. Many courses are offered both live, in-person or remote-instructor led.


    Santeon provides a variety of agile training courses designed to meet the needs of today's challenging agile environment.


    A two-day learning opportunity, this course introduces all the principles, concepts, and practices, needed to get started with Scrum. The ScrumMaster is responsible for many duties including keeping the Scrum process running smoothly and ensuring a proper balance between the team, product owner, and management. Through classroom lecture, exercises, and role play, our ScrumMaster training addresses these concepts (and many more).


    Agile Project Management (APM) provides an essential set of agile and lean competencies that benefit every Project Manager. An Agile Project Manager must: adapt to frequent customer interaction and feedback, flex to respond to issues as they arise throughout the course of the project, and build a collaborative team environment dedicated to delivering value early and often.


    Our Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Training course is a two-day learning opportunity that focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the Product Owner. The Product Owner is the one person responsible for a project’s success and is charged with leading the development effort by conveying the project vision, refining backlog items, and determining backlog priority order based on business value.


    In this course, students will learn the skills and tools necessary to deliver value to their teams and to their clients. Through an engaging combination of discussion, group interaction, case studies and real world focused workshops, participants will learn the essential mindset, values, principles, and practices they need to achieve the PMI-ACP® certification.


    Do you find yourself leading or facilitating agile teams daily? This course covers the ins-and-outs of facilitating agile practices, and coaching and facilitating teams. Become the ScrumMaster or Team Facilitator your organization relies on.


    In this two-day course, you will gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework, and its underlying principles of lean thinking, and product development flow. Other core learning objectives are SAFe Scrum XP, Agile Release Train, Agile Portfolio Management, Agile Architecture, and Scaling Leadership.


    In this two-day session, we introduce the concepts and terminology needed to cultivate the organizational habits that promote and sustain agility. In this session you will learn why Agile is a mindset and not a process, where that mindset came from and what to do about it within your organization.


    Leaders have a pivotal role in understanding the levels of mastery, styles of learning, personality types and their impact on team performance. Skills taught in this course will help the participant build a team that informs, contributes to, and learns from their team’s journey to high-performance.


    Take your training skills to a more advanced level as you discover how the human brain really learns, which is very different from traditional assumptions about learning. Explore the most current cognitive neuroscience about effective instruction and presentation: how the brain takes in, stores, retrieves and uses knowledge.

    A La Carte Agile & Lean Related Topics

    At Santeon we have developed custom onsite workshops tailored for our customers in easy-to-digest formats from two hours to one day. These workshops cover a wide variety of topics from technical concepts to leadership skills for a variety of diverse audiences at all levels of the organization. Each workshop focuses on hand-on skill development through exercises or simulation games. Some are used to kick-off projects, while others assist ongoing efforts. Each of these are tailored to the unique needs of your business or mission.


    When you think about "training," do you think about uncomfortable chairs, a room that is too hot or too cold, and an instructor that drones on endlessly? Or, do you dream about an experience that is engaging, fun, interactive, and challenging? Do you search for a learning experience that feels more like play than like work?

    Learning should be fun. Learning should be as much fun as it was when you were in preschool, when learning felt like play. Come play with us at Santeon.


    Our courses are designed to be active, physical and experiential in order to help you form stronger bonds with the material. All classes are rooted in real-world application of skills and agile tools. We believe that part of the in-person demonstration of skills is also absorbing the expertise of peers. We believe in feed-forward not feedback. Enabling our students to grow and benefit from continuous improvement to maximize their impact on their organization.

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