Agile Story #1: Get Money Quicker

Agile Story #1: Get Money Quicker

“Did you know that the current plan is delaying return on investment, unnecessarily?” “Why is that” Paul asked alarmingly. “Well, the plan adapts the SAP system, one market-place at a time. Only when ALL the markets are ready, is it switched on, big-bang.” I...
Agile Story #2: More Transparency

Agile Story #2: More Transparency

“I have no transparency, I get an invoice with one six-figure number every quarter and they cannot even tell me what Casper is working on. Not only that, the developers complain about a lack of specifications yet the business analysts are writing specifications and I...
Agile Story #3: Save Time

Agile Story #3: Save Time

“Before, we spent at least one hour a week discussing priorities estimating and rescoping. On top of that, the developers were constantly getting into debates about priorities.” This was due to the production system being used by eight different teams. Each with their...
Agile Story #4: Build Trust

Agile Story #4: Build Trust

After gathering input for the monthly KPI assessment, the team leader excitedly reported: “Look at this KPI on teamwork. It clearly shows that during the last three months the group’s perception of teamwork has gone up.” I was not convinced it was true teamwork,...
Agile Story #5: Remote Teamwork

Agile Story #5: Remote Teamwork

“You are not in a good position. As a vendor, you have all our management attention. That cannot be good” warned the global head of IT during one of our dreaded steering committee meetings. Just as we were all thinking that we needed to come up with a solution, and...
Agile Story #6: Quality Above All

Agile Story #6: Quality Above All

The software house had about 40 employees with clients throughout the world. They included the world’s largest private equity company. Needless to say such clients were quite demanding. Yet the quality of the deliverables to these clients overtime reduced...