Agile Implementation Consultancy
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Agile Implementation Consultancy

Agile development puts the emphasis on the customer, and all corrections or adjustments to the product derive from customer use feedback. The highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery in order to ultimately reach the market as soon as possible.

Agile Software Development Practices for your Business 

As an Agile software development company, Symphony Solutions has years of experience in enabling continuous integration and implementing Agile practices into software development projects. But Agile frameworks are able not only to cut the cost or reduce time-to-market, it is an equally powerful tool when it comes to improving overall business processes within the company. 

In today’s highly competitive business environment where companies work towards becoming more Agile and Lean, you can’t afford to go on with traditional working models that no longer prove to be effective. Symphony Solutions has successfully adopted SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) for its internal processes and extends its expertise to offering Agile consulting services to its clients. 

Our experts assist in implementing an Agile strategy that is tailored to:  

  • specific needs of the organization, 
  • company structure and size,  
  • established company culture.  

This helps create an Agile implementation roadmap that pinpoints the checkpoints and pitfalls of which to take notice, defines roles and responsibilities, etc. 

Depending on the company’s needs, Agile transformation may be performed on: 

  • Team level 
  • Project management level 
  • Organizational level 

Some companies benefit from introducing the approach on a smaller scale, while others may go for a complete overhaul of the organization with Agile principles placed at its core. 

Agile Implementation on Team Level

For those new to using Agile methodologies, consultants usually start with the following steps: first, they establish pilot teams, where support from the Scrum Master helps them work together and experience how their plan works, how daily meetups identify issues and call attention to roadblocks, and get familiar with the process overall.   

We have included certified Agile Fundamentals or Scrum Basics training in this package that is fit for purposes of quick but effective crash course into the world of Agile project management. Both trainings concentrate on building a profound groundwork for the successful operation of the Agile teams from the first day. Theory is combined with case studies, best practices and live simulation of Agile process and practices.   

Team will need strong Scrum Master support during at least the first 3 sprints. In the initial stage, the focus is on bringing the team to full understanding of the main Scrum practices and ceremonies that are being adopted.  

An integral part of the Agile implementation approach is to make sure that the team is united by the same vision and focused on value delivery. As the team progresses in its Agile maturity, it grows more self-sustaining, and the Scrum Master becomes more of a facilitator and a coach for the team.  

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Scaling Agile Implementation

How we implement our Agile consulting services in an organization? 

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) comes into picture when we go beyond a single team and need to leverage Agile practices for the competitive market advantage of a large enterprise. Designed specifically for the purpose, SAFe guides a complex organization through its Agile transformation journey, brings alignment across distributed teams, perpetuates effective collaboration, and places a strong focus on delivering value to the customer. 

PI planning is one of the most important, effective instruments provided by SAFe to implement Scaled Agile approach to complex project management with multiple teams.  

The primary purpose of PI planning is to gain alignment between business owners and program teams on a common, committed set of Program Objectives and Team Objectives for the next release (PI) time-box.

During PI planning, all stakeholders including representatives of business, internal teams and external parties gather together in order to create PI objectives for a high-level plan of delivery for the next period (usually between 2-4 months), which provides several benefits: 

  • Produces a common language for communicating with business and technology stakeholders   
  • Aligns the Agile Release Train management with a shared mission 
  • Creates the near-term vision for development during PI 
  • Defines internal and external dependencies and subsequently develops a plan for mitigation 
  • Estimates the potential capacity of the teams    

 

Effective implementation of SAFe PI planning is an important gateway to the Agile project management and effective product development and delivery. Putting it in perspective, it is another stepping stone to Business Agility. 

Achieving Business Agility is not a trivial ordeal for an organization. It is especially the case for companies that want to scale their business. The more teams are involved and dependencies arise, the more complicated it becomes. Agile consultants help in building a SAFe implementation roadmap is an essential step in this process as they have the expertise and the toolset to make the Agile implementation feasible.