Holistic Approach to Agile
Every transformation is unique.
People are different, organizational structures are different, market segments and competitive forces are different, and, well, you get the picture.
A successful agile transformation requires a deep understanding of the system and all its component parts. Our collective experience has sharpened our senses to see systems holistically, and to partner with our clients to help guide them as they navigate the profound structural, cultural, and technological changes agile transformations inevitably bring about.
At Natoma, we commit to our clients for the long haul, recognizing that successful agile transformations are never quick and are by their very nature customized and specific to each organization's unique challenges. However, while the implementation of each transformation will vary, the foundational principles remain the same.
Agile Coaching and Training
- Business intelligence and reporting
- Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
- DevOps adoption
- Cross-functional team jelling and technical cohesion
- Atlassian JIRA administration, best practices, implementation, training, and consulting
- Streamlining and solidifying SDLC practices
- Acceptance Test-driven Development (ATDD)
- Test-driven Development (TDD)
- Business process and workflow management and optimization
- Client relationship management
- Offshore team and vendor relationship management
Building a Foundation for Agile
Successful transformations are built on four core principles: Education, Process, Technology, and Quality.
Together, these principles form a foundation capable of supporting the agile effort under even the most challenging circumstances.
We visualize that foundation as a three-legged stool.
Includes everything from coaching to team-specific and enterprise classes. Education is key to raising organizational knowledge and awareness of what it means to "be agile." Continuous and fundamental to the success of any transformation.
No transformation will ever be a so-called "pure" implementation of any framework or methodology. Our experienced agile consultants utilize a variety of tools from their Natoma toolkit, and customize those tools to deliver a process that will be sustainable and meaningful within your organization. There is no end process, only continuous improvement.
Every transformation requires an organization to leverage technology to reduce barriers, improve communication, and facilitate adoption of the agile effort. Whereas some view technology as an end unto itself, we see it differently. At Natoma, we leverage technology to integrate all aspects of the agile effort, and to ease adoption across the organization.
Quality management is the principle that binds the three "legs" (Education, Process, and Technology) together. A focus on quality must be present across the organization in order for any agile transformation to succeed and remain sustainable for the long-term. Quality management is a key component of our approach.
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