Agile transformation case study
A large data analytics firm approached PM-Partners to design a framework for delivery of their products using a Lean Startup and Agile methodology.
The organisation had no project delivery framework (neither Waterfall nor Agile), and employees familiar with product delivery processes were rare.
How PM-Partners helped
In our initial assessment of the organisation we identified:
- High level of readiness.
- Low level of Agile maturity.
- Strong cultural alignment with agile principles.
Based on these findings, we recommended the following steps:
- Initiating transformation – PM-Partners group provided training and coaching for group executives and key stakeholders.
- Defining a transformation roadmap – once the group executive were trained on this new concept; we collaboratively developed the transformation roadmap with key milestones and success criteria defined.
- The pilot project – with a roadmap developed, we helped the team to choose a simple piece of work, with minimum dependency on other initiatives, to pilot the new method of working. This pilot project has met its success criteria.
- 3 products have been delivered using Agile methodology
- 12 business cases have been developed
- 4 teams are now using Agile
PM-Partners continues to work with the group executives to scale the success and repeat the process for three additional initiatives. The team is currently providing continuous coaching on:
- Product lifecycle: concept, growth, maturity.
- Delivery lifecycle: phases, workshops, deliverables.
- Collaboration culture.
- Concepts of Lean and Agile.
Contribution to delivery:
- Facilitation for key workshops, across teams, programs and portfolios.
- Running and guiding through the first sprints iterations.
- Demonstrating where, and how, to change current styles to extract and deliver more value faster and with better quality.