Highlights

  • Strong partnership gets agile teams up and running four months ahead of schedule
  • Deep knowledge to help people at all levels adopt agile and lean practices
  • Extensive functionality to ensure business alignment and team collaboration

Challenges

As part of a large agile transformation initiative, one of the largest agribusiness and food companies in the U.S., needed an experienced consulting team and an agile ALM platform that could help them reach their goal of getting more than 25 agile teams, across several delivery groups, up and running over a 12-month period.

The company needed assistance with constructing a plan, and coaching the teams while working with executives through the process change. Since the company was using disparate systems, they also needed one platform that could help them manage initiatives across the organization, break the work down across multiple teams and programs, while ensuring alignment with business goals. At the same time, they needed a way to foster better collaboration across the teams with different agile work styles.

Solution

The company engaged with trusted partner, Collaborative Leadership Team to evaluate how VersionOne Lifecycle could support the overall rollout plan at all levels. After an evaluation of many agile ALM vendors, the company selected VersionOne for the team’s responsiveness, as well as the extensive platform functionality that would help their teams easily adopt and scale agile across the organization.

Benefits

The partners quickly engaged with the customer’s delivery teams and groups to implement the joint solution and get the company’s agile transformation started. The Collaborative Leadership Team had deep knowledge of how to apply agile principles and how to support people in adopting agile and lean practices.  And with VersionOne Lifecycle, the company gained the ability to successfully plan, track, collaborate, and report within the platform, so that everyone could have visibility into the work being delivered. In fact, one of the managers said, “The TeamRoom just blows the socks off of navigating in Rally. We needed an easy way for teams to get the information they needed.”

Working together, Collaborative Leadership Team and VersionOne were able to get all of the teams and delivery groups to a stable and productive state four months ahead of schedule.  It was fantastic to see how the consultants became trusted and well respected advisors throughout the organization, while allowing the teams the ability to be self-reliant and to continuously improve on their own.  At the same, it was great to see how people at all levels in the organization were able to start using the VersionOne and start seeing the results of a successful implementation right away.

 

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