We are building successful companies and teams
We are RainFellows and we help companies and their leaders to become more productive and efficient using Agile and Lean methodologies. By engaging people across internal borders, we build a culture of collaboration, openness and better communication.
What is our approach?
We bring people together and they embrace a change (transformation) of company processes. How? People need to change their mindset and understand why and how the change happens. We elevate company culture from “they have decided” or “I know the best” to the level of WE and TOGETHER.
Strategy and focus
We align teams and management by co-creating strategy together. Long term focus on unique vision, short term execution and quarter strategy evaluation keeps everybody pulling the same end of the rope.
Agile and Lean
We fine-tune company processes using Agile and Lean methods. Company as whole obtains ability to gain advantage from unpredictable changes. Agile companies report more satisfied customers (higher NPS) and motivated employees (eNPS).
How we increase your business productivity
Business driven IT (Agile / Lean)
Actual trends (Industry 4.0) suggest every company will become technological in very near future. We successfully integrate the two worlds of IT and business. Over 15 years we have been mastering Agile and Lean methods implementation especially in complex environments. We will share our practical experience from our projects including own startups where we apply the same principles. First step: Agile workshop.
Leadership and employee motivation
Paradoxically, fast technological progress highlights how important are people for company success. Stop complaining about lack of people on the market and start thinking how to attract great ones. Great people seek great environment build by great leaders. Together we elevate company’s culture from complains and finger pointing to culture of WE and TOGETHER.
Innovating multi-million company
You can grow from a small idea to a big corporation only via constant improvement and innovation. At the same time companies get stuck in their status quo. The culture and processes settle in a standard way of working and thinking. If you don’t evolve you are going to disappear. We are members of start-up committee and respected mentors for start-up incubators and accelerators. We share our experience from our own start-ups.
Effectivity and co-operation across the company
We are living the age of busy-ness. Everyone feels overloaded with several agendas, we switch between hundreds of tasks, we receive thousands of emails and notifications every day. As a consequence, we often hear from teams: ”We need more people, time and/or money”. It is actually not about adding something more (people, time, money), it is about doing less (less context switching, less work in progress, fewer walls in cooperation among people). It typically leads to 30% - 70% increase in productivity. First step: Lean workshop.
Lean&Agile coaches provided their experience and tools when Faurecia decided to build an Agile software development team to create a new Just-In-Time solution for their production plants. As a result we got: autonomous distributed Agile development team in 3 months, team productivity increased by 50% in 5 months, development team integrated into the end-to-end value chain, sustainability – continuous improvement built into daily work.
After experience from your Lego Car game we started iniciatives which resulted in reduced lead time of certain production from 42 days to 28 days, heavy stock reduction, almost double productivity, … and financially speaking we start seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. The Lean Game was the perfect experience with the perfect timing !!!
Summer 2013 RainFellows coaches were hosting a great one-day workshop for my team on the agile practices. It was really an eye-opener for most of the team-members and helped us to start our journey into agile world. Their approach was both out-of-the-box and inspiring. I would recommend their service to anybody thinking of moving ahead with agile transformations.
It's not easy to explain Agile principles and techniques, really. It has to be experienced. And that is happening during RainFellows workshop in very interactive and interesting way. RainFellows are positive, full of energy and the most importantly - they deeply understand the topic. They are professionals. Thanks!
Founders of RainFellows
Jan has a passion in games, by his words - “it’s fantastic educational tool”. Jan energizes everyone around him, people are quickly interested in what he says and they are willing to explore more.
Martin is a great coach and brilliant strategic thinker. He navigates others to figure out answers and help themselves.
Tomas solves complex problems with simple tools. Thanks to his support people can quickly find way forward and are motivated to take immediate action.
Roman is the RainFellows leader. He has great ability to listen and ask the right questions. His passion energizes people. His strongest skill is connectedness - he connects people, needs and good result.
We invite you for coffee
Take the invitation for a non-binding coffee talk about you and your business. We offer a fresh look with rich experience from hundreds of companies and projects.
Call 724 748 425 or send us a message.
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