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.
- When Should a Merchant Be Merchant of Record?The biggest benefit to becoming the Merchant of Record is the opportunity to optimize payment operations and standardize the customer experience. As technology has evolved, so has the need to optimize transaction flows across channels of commerce, control costs, and improve resiliency.
- How does Artificial Intelligence fit into my business? Even without a full-blown AI usage program, giving employees clear direction on where and how AI can be used within your company is crucial. Concerns about consumer privacy, business trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, the use of copyrighted information, and even the accuracy of ChatGPT’s output need to be addressed in this guidance, or else employees may opt to make their own choices about use of these tools in the workplace.
- Which is Better: A Global or a Local Operating Model? Hint – It Depends on YouA global approach can give you consistency and standardization. Beyond the cost savings and potential negotiation power that a common global architecture can introduce, a global operating model gives businesses the power to ensure consistent branding and quality assurance, regardless of geography.