In March 2011, a Japanese Investment Bank in the city of London adopted the DSDM Atern Project Management Methodology for all of its projects.
This included a 2-year mainframe replacement programme as well as system upgrades and defining the strategy for Business Continuity.
Our partners, NLighten Training were involved from the beginning where they provided the executives of the bank with the business case behind adopting DSDM Atern. They then trained over 300 staff in DSDM Atern as well as provided the Coaches for the individual projects.
Our responsibility was to help take the first few projects through the Feasibility and Foundation phases into the time-boxed Exploration and Engineering phases. This explicitly involved one project from the Mainframe replacement programme to move the Reconcilitaion of Positions to a new system, this required the engagement of four teams to plan, refine and consolidate each time-box.
Another key aspect of the delivery was improving the much-forgotten hand-over from the delivery projects to production support. This involved engaging support, infrastructure, operations and storage experts early in the Foundations Phase to set the strategy for the handover as well as close, detailed work necessary in the final Timeboxes.