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.
- First-Party Data Monetization in Convenience and EnergyMany convenience and energy retailers are sitting on a valuable asset that they have not yet fully monetized: first party data. This data, collected from consumer interactions and transactions, can unveil valuable insights into consumer behavior and preferences.
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- Should my business leverage Managed Service Providers?Managed service providers can provide third party expertise to help your business grow at the pace you wish to grow, without the cost and risk of hiring employees at the exact time you need them.