Agile is an umbrella term for many different frameworks and methods. It was coined in 2001. in a resort in Utah by a think-tank of leading software development experts. A decade before and a decade after this historic meeting took place, Agile has been developing and it still continues to develop. Although the most famous Agile framework – Scrum – is used by around 70% of Agile teams, it is still important to understand what else is available under the Agile umbrella. A good Agile coach should follow the development of the Agile landscape and be able to pin point the right practice for the right case. Our coaches are frequently speaking on conferences, writing for magazines and even authoring books on Agile.
So, you think Agile can bring benefits to your organization? You are probably right. It has brought business benefits to both customers and software development teams worldwide. Measurable benefits. Still, you need to approach this process carefully. Each change in an organization needs to be handled with respect to business, technology, people, emotions and many different Change management parameters. We specialize in managing change and can help you pick the right path and guide you in it.
Our scope in your change process towards Agile can be small or large. We can just provide education or we can manage the entire process through consultancy. Get in touch and ask us how we can help.
Lean is a method for improving production efficiency with the goal of maximizing customer value. Kanban is a visual tool and a production system used for optimizing your process. Both come from the same place – Toyota production facilities in the 1950’s. They have been introduced into the western mainstream audience by a book written in 1990., titled “The machine that changed the world”. Both Lean and Kanban have strongly influenced Agile software methods, but have also been adapted as standalone methods. Although they originate from car manufactoring, they have addapted to many different industries.
Unlike Scrum (an Agile framework) which is focused mainly on product development, Kanban and Lean can easily be implemented in other process types as well: sales, product maintenance, marketing… you name it. People also use it together with Agile frameworks to add more business benefits.
We are here to help you understand Lean and Kanban through education or help you implement Lean thinking and Kanban methods by coaching your team. Get in touch to understand how we can help you.
Computer science is a young industry. We’ve only seriously been around for half a century and peaking for about 30 years. When people compare IT projects to Construction projects, they tend to forget that serious Construction projects have been around for more than 5000 years (e.g. Egyptian Pyramids, 3000 BC).
Our world is changing rapidly and it is very difficult to keep track of the new concepts, approaches, technologies and vendors. Especially if you have a full day of work doing your core business.
We are here to help you. We have a team of very experienced business and technology oriented experts who can help navigate your digital transformation. We can help with planning IT landscapes, governing software architectures, writing procurrement procedures and consulting on picking the right vendors. Get in touch with us to see how we can help you.