Why do Agile projects in companies that recently adopted Agile often fail? In many cases, pre-existing bureaucratic and administrative processes for prioritization, approval for projects and funding impact Agile adoption. Additionally, companies often did not make the required organizational changes or invest in training, hiring, and preparing for the impact using Agile. New adopters frequently only adopt the parts of Agile they feel makes them “faster”, while they remove roles, practices, governance and quality assurance processes that Agile methods actually require. Some systems and processes still require extensive integration and testing prior to deployment to avoid severe financial impacts and customer facing issues.
At W. Capra, we help clients using our robust Agile Project Technical Program Consulting, where our experienced professionals can merge Agile practices with company planning, prioritization, and capital budgeting models. Our Agile Resources include highly experienced Technical Program Managers, SCRUM Masters, Organizational Change Management (OCM), and Technical/Functional Architects and Integrators. We leverage a variety of proven and highly effective Agile hybrid models that successfully integrate Agile and non-Agile practices. We strive to use best practices for SCRUM team integration, sprint/theme/epic alignment/timing, MVP/MVS integrated testing and release management to ensure end to end delivery success.
- Why does the Sephora data privacy fine matter for large merchants, and what is the Global Privacy Control (GPC)?The Sephora decision signals that California is serious about enforcing data privacy legislation. The Sephora ruling was, more broadly, a warning shot for companies. It was the first action taken by an Attorney General to levy a fine against any company for failure to comply with CCP
- Operational Integrity more vital than everAs technology is pervasive at retail locations supporting more offers and consumer engagement options, the resiliency of this technology must be monitored and assured. Making sure that products are available, priced correctly, and that consumers can transact with prescribed offers, earn loyalty and use desired payment is critical to the business.
- Can your business fully automate UAT and Certification?titive tasks in place of manual human re-entry. Given the current state of automated testing, however, W. Capra urges any merchant exploring automated capabilities to ensure that human resources continue to remain a part of testing— not just to oversee testing robotics, but to play an active role in the QA process where robotics have not yet proven effective.