Agile@Scale

Our fundamental belief that people are more important than processes underpins our whole way of working and our toolkit of working practices.

We've worked with all kinds of organisations over the years - from global blue chips to lean entrepreneurial start-ups. We understand better than anyone that all projects operate within unique parameters, so we remain flexible and unconstrained by rigid methodologies.

Our wealth of experience has allowed us to build a toolkit of lean techniques we've found to be applicable to a very broad range of challenges. This toolkit, which we call Agile@Scale, allows us to adapt our approach depending on your specific challenges.

In any business, programme or project, there are three main challenges; team alignment, problem-shaping and delivery execution. Agile@Scale helps us address them all.

Align

It might seem obvious, but task number one is always to get all stakeholders and team members "on the same page". We have various methods for aligning teams and ensuring a common purpose is clearly articulated. We use many techniques, but the one we most commonly employ is V_MOST. This helps us align teams and provides a rigorous definition and agreement of the "problem space".

Shape

With the "problem space" defined, the next step is to refine, evaluate and de-risk the component problems. We refine and prioritise them by business need; identifying and evaluating potential technical solutions and accelerating learning. Ultimately, it's about de-risking delivery and avoiding wasted effort.

Execute

With a well-shaped and commonly understood problem, the next step is efficient execution. Using our techniques for engendering close cooperation between engineering, operations and the rest of the business (coupled with a clear project roadmap), we set to work solving, building or running your project. You'll benefit from our unique blend of the most effective elements of techniques including Scrum, Kanban, XP, optimising product teams, squads and agile reporting. Our creative approach to working methods often leaves a lasting legacy on the inventiveness, efficiency and culture of collaboration in organisations we work with.