Many of our users "self-serve": they find Kerika on their own, often through the Google Workspace Marketplace, Box App Store, Chrome Web Store, Apple App Store, or Google Play Store, and they do just fine with getting going on their own.
And that's great, because we try hard to make Kerika an easy-to-use product that anyone, anywhere, can just pick up and be productive with in seconds.>
Or Full Serve?
And others have welcomed our help as they transition from a traditional "Waterfall" project management philosophy to a Lean or Agile model, particularly when this involves distributed teams.
For those who need help, Kerika is happy to provide professional services to help ease that organizational transformation.
We have helped a number of organizations from the private sector, the public sector, and the nonprofit world successfully transition to a Lean/Agile model, particularly when this involves distributed teams.
And we would be happy to help you, too.>
We provide on-site training for organizations and teams that are new to visual task management, Lean, Agile, Scrum or Kanban.
Our training emphasizes the practical use of Kerika within the customer's organization: rather than provide only a theoretical overview of the tool, the training always involves real teams working on real projects.
A typical training program will consist of 3 sessions, each of 2-3 hours duration, organized as follows:
Session One: Introduction to Task Boards and Overview of Kerika functionality
Lean vs. Agile, Kanban vs. Scrum
Basic concepts of online boards, what’s different from traditional process
Concept of workflows: cards vs. columns vs. templates
Setting up your Kerika account
People & roles
Integrating content and chat
Outcome: everyone in training session has working Kerika accounts and has either built their own starter board or has joined someone else’s board and has hands-on experience.
Session Two: more Kerika functionality + start on actual project
Identify a real project for the pilot team
Start building the project
Outcome: people have 1+ real projects they have started to build, and are transitioning from learning to doing.
Session Three: focus on actual projects, best practices
Pick up from Day Two to start working on real project
Depending upon attendees, this could be everyone cooperating on 1-2 boards
Management and cultural changes to optimize for lean teams
Export data and FOIA compliance
Outcome: everyone full trained and real projects underway
We help organizations that wanted to redesign their internal work management processes, to transition to an Agile or Lean model.
- We have helped state and county government agencies understand their existing process flows, and develop better workflows and best practices for managing a range of business and technical projects.
- We have helped financial services firms redesign their workflows, and even redesign key roles for staff, in order to become more Agile.
- We have helped nonprofits become more effective at dealing with distributed teams of staff, volunteers and donors.
These engagements are typically short and highly focused on specific teams or departments. They may last just a few days, or a couple of weeks, with follow-up visits to check on progress.>
We do custom software development for organizations that are already using Kerika, that have been referred to us by existing customers. We have limited resources for such projects, so we have to frequently decline requests from organizations that do not already have a close relationship with us. Sorry about that.>