South State Bank

“(Agility Consulting) was able to provide a succinct and an easily digestible view of our pain points through her assessment. These were things like capacity and prioritization that we knew plagued our organization and were previously unable to articulate.”

– Elizabeth Shirkey, South State Bank

South State Bank, South Carolina’s largest bank with over $15.7 billion in assets, was experiencing issues with prioritizing changes, allocating resources and utilizing their internal IT teams which led to slow delivery times and significant communication gaps with respect to organizational and project changes.

Partnering with South State Bank, Agility Consulting conducted a thorough assessment and jointly implemented an Agile strategy to allow South State Bank speed up their delivery, improve resource planning and reinvent organizational change communication along with improving requirements analysis by focusing on business value.

Ultimately, South State Bank doubled the speed of releases and helped their business unlock value from IT teams.

South State Bank increased the current release rate by 100% as a result of implementing an Agile transformation, and South State Bank’s end users acknowledge an 80% improvement of business value delivered by IT.

“Emily’s dedication as a SAFe practitioner is unparalleled. She has the ability to take SAFe concepts and communicate them in a way that those who have never had SAFe or even Agile training can understand. As a consultant, Emily does not impose a one-size-fits-all solution with her clients.
Before providing a solution, she takes a very systematic approach in interviewing the key organizational stakeholders in order to understand both an organization’s strengths and opportunities for improvement before presenting a solution that is tailored for that client. And once that solution is agreed upon, Emily dedicates herself to providing the instruction, tools and support so that the organization will become self-sufficient in SAFe practices over time.
Finally, Emily is an outstanding communicator with all levels of the organization. While presenting the same message throughout the organization, Emily has that unique ability to understand her audience and tailor the information presented accordingly. If you are interested in applying SAFe to your organization, Emily would be a great addition to guide you on your journey.“

– Jim Woodruff, VP, Manager IT Project Management