Consultant

Agustín Benito Bethencourt has done consultancy work for years, either as primary assignment or as a complementary activity. This page describes some of the activities and areas where Agustín can help you and your organization.


Knowledge areas, services and activities

Knowledge areas

Open Source
Open Source projects. Technology and tools development. Open Source based products, specially platforms. Advocacy and management of teams and projects in the open.

Supply Chain-Release Management
Complex supply chain environments where Open Source plays a big role. Release Management of complex products including software and hardware.

Continuous Delivery
Definition of processes and methods adapted to software products development at scale following Continuous Delivery principles and practices.

Remote teams
Distributed environments. Remote only-first-friendly organizations and projects with hundreds of contributors. Production at scale. Remote testing.

Metrics – Analysis
Definition of software delivery-product metrics to drive data driven improvements kata processes to identify and drive improvements at scale in software departments and product teams.

Operating Systems – Platform
Linux/rtos based distributions for enterprise, embedded, automotive, civil infrastructure, IoT, etc.. Deployments and management at scale of thousands of machines/devices.

Services

Analysis and evaluation
Analysis and evaluation of software production organizations and departments to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Costs analysis, timelines, throughput, quality…

Coaching of management teams
Training and coaching sessions to help management teams to drive changes in organizations and products.

Support in transformation processes
Support leadership teams and organizations in transitions towards adopting continuous delivery and Open Source. principles and practices

Open Source Journey
Help the assigned team to define and drive the Open Source Journey within the organization, including adoption and contribution policies, governance, processes with a very practical viw.

Operating Systems and platforms delivery
Support of leadership teams in the definition or transformation of a platform departments and operating system development as well as integration of platform based verticals for different industries.

Consultancy team
Participation in consultancy activities with other consultants or external software teams to identify and solve problems or co-create products. I enjoy more working as part of as team rather that as solo consultant.


Activities

Workshops
Sessions with leadership teams and product people with a variety of profiles and purposes, using collaborative techniques facilitated by others or directly by Agustín.

Data driven improvement kata
Improvement kata sessions driven by data coming from metrics applied to the production of software based products. Follow up of the results and good practices definition.

Product definition
Joint sessions with leadership teams to define different aspects of software products and their life cycle. User story mapping and other techniques.

Value mapping stream
Production development and delivery evaluation using techniques like value stream mapping supported by metrics.

Analysis and reporting
Analysis of internal reports, surveys, budgets, impact and other data to evaluate the current state and creation of independent reports.

Immersions and coaching sessions
Actively work with leadership teams in a variety of activities to support transformations and improvements. Coaching sessions with small teams and individuals focusing on management aspects.