Category Agile

Agility Consulting Expands Support to US Government with GSA MAS Prime Contract Award with Contract Award Potential $39B

Agility Consulting, LLC (Agility), a Woman Owned Small Business, announced today that it was awarded a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Prime Contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) with a potential value totaling $39 billion annually. This contract (47QTCA23D00BW) expands Agility’s training and software development support to the US Federal Government and US Military for the next two decades.

Normalized Capacity instead of Velocity

Regardless of the technique you use to apply a ‘cone of uncertainty’ approach to predictability, remember that velocity and story points are preliminary, and are intended to prevent teams from overcommitting to work, increasing the likelihood that they will achieve their goals. The true measurement that builds and maintains trust with our customers and stakeholders is being customer-centric and aligning around business value.

Digital transformation Series Part 3: Agile Business Transformation

Welcome to the part 3 of the original series on digital transformation and in this article, we focus on the agile business transformation as an essential phase of digital transformation. In the figure below, there are three distinct phases of innovation and disruption.  In the Installation Period, many entrepreneurs compete, but few reach a turning point to deploy their product and capture the market.  Now in the digital era, unicorns like Amazon and Netflix lead the market.  We need to learn their lessons so we can survive the turning point!

Digital Transformation Series – What, Why, and How to be a Digital Enterprise

As transformation consultant, I see one bandwagon that every business big and small wants to embark is the “Digital Transformation”. As I see a lot of misunderstanding about the digital transformation (“it’s internet right? ““It means go paperless, isn’t it?”) , I am hereby taking an effort to share a series of posts starting with this one on some basic history and how you can steer your organization to be more digital over time. The key aspects we will touch upon will be as follows

Digital Transformation Series Part 2: Design Thinking

Welcome to the next session on the Digital Transformation. We saw in the previous article the importance of organizations needing to be digitally capable in the era of digital disruptions. Digital transformation presents problems that are complex and undefined. So, using Design Thinking to embrace your organization’s digital transformation helps tackle these problems by using a fluid, flexible, hands-on approach to interact with consumers and come up with solutions.

What determines the success of Agile Release Trains?

In my experience it is the tolerance of organizations to embrace failures as opportunities for growth and learning, which hold equal or more weight than the successes that we also need to sustain. I have had the pleasure to be involved on numerous ART launches and implementations, all of which made continual improvement towards increasing predictability, alignment around value and customer centricity, and limiting WIP at both the Team and Program constructs.