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.