Enterprise Agile transformation and coaching, DevOps, executive coaching, and training:  Agile Rising provides a full range of services to help guide your organization through transformational change.

Agile Rising is based in Pittsburgh, PA and servicing the mid-Atlantic region and the world beyond. Agile Rising’s principle consultant and lead trainer is Chris Ruch, the only Scaled Agile SAFe Program Consultant Trainer based in Western Pennsylvania.


Enterprise Agile and DevOps Transformation – Agile Rising focuses on helping to optimize your entire organization with the latest research into organizational effectiveness and innovative management practices.  Our experienced transformation consultants help to define a strategy, organizational design, roll-out plan, and tool and framework selection tailored to your specific organizational and business needs. We specialize in partnering with senior leaders from across the organization, including IT, Business, Finance, HR, Sales, and Marketing to form a guiding coalition that optimizes the entire enterprise. We help to address some of the largest challenges that organizations face when trying to scale Agile and DevOps: changing funding and budgeting models, aligning strategic planning cycles, and implementing Lean portfolio management. When you are ready to move beyond training and coaching development teams and want to apply Agile and Lean across your entire organization, Agile Rising is the partner you need.


Agile and DevOps Coaching  – Coaching is the implementation arm of the enterprise transformation strategy that turns your vision into real business outcomes and improvement. The foundation of a successful enterprise transformation is effective teams that are aligned to a common purpose collaborating across the organization. Agile Rising provides coaching at all levels, from team and technical coaches to department- and program-level coaches, to coaches that guide the implementation of portfolio- and enterprise-wide initiatives. The power of coaching is having access to an experienced expert who will work side-by-side with your team as a mentor and guide. There is a saying that mistakes are the best teachers — our coaches have been there and done that, and will help to accelerate your learning by sharing their experience and helping you to avoid pitfalls.


Executive and Leadership Coaching  – Creating an effective and optimal organization is the ultimate leadership challenge. As companies shift to adopting Agile and DevOps, leaders are often faced with the reality that the management approaches that got them to their current leadership positions need to evolve to enable them to lead the organization into the future. At the same time, what holds organizations back from being truly great isn’t the performance of teams or individuals, but the policies and procedures that are deeply rooted in the organization. As W. Edwards Deming said, “The problem is with the system … only management can change the system.” Agile Rising will work with you one-on-one, from one experienced senior manager to another, to help you successfully navigate your own personal Agile journey so that you can drive the change needed to supercharge your organization.