Go agile for a business that’s more flexible, responsive and competitive.

Unlocking agile success

The ability to adapt and change rapidly is a critical differentiator and source of competitive advantage in today’s cloud-first digital world. But getting there isn’t easy.

Many companies are looking to agile to help. Agile can help you connect the dots between business and IT organizations that are not always aligned in order to help make your business more flexible, responsive and competitive.

Capabilities to help you become more agile

As companies look to transition to more agile cultures and workstyles, consultancies increasingly claim to be agile experts. So what’s distinctive about Fpsgroups’s approach to agile delivery?

Agile is an enterprise-level capability that extends to our Advanced Technology Centers and is supported by a world-class agile training curriculum. We have:

  • A partnership in principle with Scrum.org – a highly selective partnership program dedicated to advancing the profession of software development.
  • Proven experience with a broad set of clients across various business domains, technologies and distributed geographies.
  • Proven experience with scaled and distributed enterprise agile delivery across our onshore, nearshore and offshore delivery centers.
  • Industry-recognized certification with Scrum.org, including Professional Scrum Master (PSM) and Professional Scrum Developer (PSD).
  • More than 10 percent of all Professional Scrum Trainers (PST) worldwide, an elite international community of consultants, coaches, respected authors, conference presenters and user group leaders.

Benefit from our agile expertise

If you need to become more flexible in response to constantly changing requirements, respond better to an ever-changing marketplace or gain a competitive advantage, then agile might be the right approach for you. We have the expertise to help:

  • Fpzsgroup Agile Experts and change agents trained by Scrum.org
  • 100+ certified in Professional Scrum Master (PSM) or Professional Scrum Developer (PSD)
  • 200+ trained Fpzsgroup Scrum Developers and Project Managers.

Agile in practice

Agile development has become increasingly popular with enterprises—including many of our own clients—over the past few years. In a recent Forrester Research survey, agile was the development choice of more technology respondents (38 percent) than any other—and the number continues to grow.

A growing number of enterprises are embracing an agile mind-set in order to boost competitiveness and time-to-market. We believe that effectively practicing agile on an enterprise level requires acknowledgment of these key principles:

  • Agile software development is incremental and iterative.It is implemented through the collaboration of small, often cross- functional development teams that operate in a series of rapid and relatively brief steps to foster responsiveness and flexibility.
  • In an agile world, the project end goal is something you must discover along the journey.It emerges as you continuously inspect and adapt, embracing change.
  • Collaboration and strong communication are key.Trust, transparency, and face-to- face conversation among motivated individuals is the most effective means of communication.
  • Adopting an agile way of working requires the right attitude. It’s a cultural behavioural change that needs to happen throughout all levels of the organization, from leadership to sales and development.
  • Agile is technology-agnostic.It’s not just for application development any more – it’s about the culture and the approach.

Recommendations for agile success

A development approach that has been around since the 1990’s, but presents new and unique challenges for modern digital enterprises. Agile has grown in popularity over the past decade, and yet, the business powerhouses of today often struggle to find the true key to agile success. For example, how to make it work in a globally dispersed setting across cultures and time zones, and even across technical and business operations teams.

  • Start with a careful evaluationof whether agile is right for your organization, and make sure you are ‘going agile’ for the right reasons.
  • If you do decide to embark on an agile transformation, accept that it will require significant cultural change, and that it will take time.
  • People are critical to the success of an agile journey – invest in training, mentoring, and coaching programs.
  • Remember that complexity kills – even when scaling agile for the enterprise, keep agile assets high-impact and concise, while considering the broader business context.
  • Use an evidence-based, neutral approach to measuring the success of agility.

Going agile for the right reasons

  • Faster time-to-market and Providing rapid value. Gaining higher degrees of flexibility in requirements.
  • even far along the project lifecycle• Greater collaboration between business and IT.
  • Only with the experience of failing fast and sustainable success will you be able to continuously evolve and adapt to achieve continuous improvement.
  • Culture is everything. Agility is an entirely new state and hence culture must change to achieve agility. T echnology, people and process must all be in equal balance.

Next steps

The current global disruption requires you to make changes – quickly. Fpzsgroup combines the business strategy, agile innovation and deep Microsoft technology expertise to help you rethink, so you can transform faster and smarter.