Who We Are

Established in 2017, Agilicist offer a new breed of agile consultancy providing industry leading guidance and training from a team that has real delivery experience across industries.

We specialise in helping our customers respond, adapt and grow; building self-reliance for our clients and helping transition knowledge and skills so they can become more agile in their organisation.

We offer a blend of bespoke consultancy, mentoring, training, resourcing and tooling to help reshape and restructure how you deliver change rapidly and sustainably.

Why Agilicist?

Agilicist have transformed multiple clients by employing Agile methodologies to instill business-wide agility. We are not your usual corporate deliverer of change; we have been on the ground and actually delivering – we have the expertise and the battle scars.

We believe in aligning organisations with the goals of their customers and executing with clearly defined objectives and measurable outcomes. To do this, we create environments that ignite people’s passion, creativity and commitment; creating conditions for agility to flourish.

Specialist Agile Consulting Experts

  • DELIVERY

    By supporting and supplementing your delivery function we drive incremental improvement of your delivery pipeline. From ideation to releasing customer value, we instill the processes and practices to enable your teams to increase quality and reduce lead-time. Our approach is a collaborative one; designed to increase transparency across the organisation. We believe in gathering the data first, and using that data to drive quicker and more informed decisions. When you have a baseline, you have a platform to build a delivery function that stops starting and starts finishing.

  • TRANSFORMATION

    To realise true agility across an organisation, the overall goal is not simply to adopt Agile, it’s to deliver better business outcomes.

    We help organisations imbed Agile principles and practices in order to connect their values with those of the customer. 

    To successfully align and increase transparency across the whole organisation you need a process that can be planned and executed with clearly defined objectives and measurable outcomes.

    We help craft and pilot an approach to every transformation; pre-defined metrics guide and inform our progress and we iterate based upon new information to assist the organisation’s evolution.

  • AUDITING

    We offer periodic agile health checks to provide insight into how well the organisation is currently implementing agile across the business. From backlog management, technical engineering practices and operations to roles, responsibilities and the climate of culture; our team of experts work with your teams and stakeholders gathering feedback via interviews and direct observations to produce a Findings and Recommendations report and presentation. This enables the creation of an Improvement backlog with supporting actions to provide a clear pathway to success.

  • GUIDANCE

    Our consultants have  worked in highly complex and regulated  environments. They have facilitated mergers and acquisitions, overseen large migrations and major new product launches. They serve at the strategic level and bring specific expertise and specialist knowledge to every engagement. They help navigate roadblocks and tailor strategies to quickly resolve challenges that are preventing the organisation from achieving the desired results – guiding towards better outcomes.

Agilicist didn’t just change our practices, they changed our culture.

Gary Gallagher – Director of Product | Ladbrokes Coral

Simon Maurer Partner

Simon has over 20 years experience in delivery, starting his career as a developer he worked his way up through a plethora of technical and delivery roles to become a Programme Manager in charge of large scale, multi-million pound transformations. He has worked in a range of industries including Sports Betting, Financial Services, Regulation, Insurance, Fast-moving Consumer Goods, Pharmaceuticals, Leisure/Tourism, Telecoms, and DotCom. He has literally seen it, done it and delivered it.

Darren Emery Partner

Darren is an industry expert at integrating lean and agile principles with the world of PMO and governance. His entrepreneurial background leads him to be particularly adept at helping organisations shape their portfolio to better align with product and delivery.
Passionate about maximising performance and realising better business outcomes, Darren has headed up several organisational transformations; including a FTSE 100 Sports Betting firm where he led a development team of 250 people to increase gross revenue by 60.5%

Abbas Dhanani Partner

Abbas is an all-round technologist who specialises in Agile coaching and transformations with particular expertise in scaling agile for the enterprise.
He cut his teeth as a PRINCE 2 Project Manager before moving to agile and has over 15 years’ experience across a number of sectors having spent time at reputable firms including: Ernst & Young, Financial Conduct Authority, London Stock Exchange, Springer Healthcare, Royal Mail, Worldpay, LadbrokesCoral and PA Consulting.

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