Unlocking the power of Agile is about so much more than implementing a software development methodology; it requires a cultural shift across teams and organisations.
At Box UK we’ve helped numerous organisations make this shift, having delivered consultancy services to clients across a diverse set of industries from a sporting governing body through logistics and automotive firms to universities and membership institutions.
As practitioners of Agile ourselves we truly understand the real-world issues relating to its application, and know how to practically resolve them while safeguarding agility, quality and commercial results. This makes us us ideally placed to support you throughout your Agile journey – guiding you every step of the way for a smooth transition that delivers real benefits.
"On seeing the output from the first series of sprints, we've shared details of the project across BCS as a model of Agile processes working to achieve great results quickly."
Whether you already use elements of Agile, or are completely new to the approach, we’ll begin by assessing your current setup. This allows us to understand what changes need to be made to ensure you get the most out of the approach – looking at the critically important cultural considerations as well as issues surrounding process, team formation and organisational structure.
Any insights we uncover are fed into clearly documented plans that will put you on the path to Agile victory. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so your plan will be unique to you – combining elements from disparate methodologies and supported with collaborative workshops and mentoring sessions from our consultants.
We also offer Agile coaching sessions, taking place on a one-to-one basis or for groups of up to 12 people. During these sessions we’ll share with your team the key principles of Agile, highlighting that approach’s features and benefits. And since theory can only get you so far, we also fill the session full of practical tips, tailored to your requirements, that you can put into practice as soon as the course is finished.
To stay competitive, it’s critical for automotive manufacturers to ensure their software engineering practices remain at the cutting-edge.
Our technical and business consultants have helped JLR do just that, by delivering prioritised recommendations to support their diagnostics team in a move towards Agile methods of working, which not only help safeguard the velocity, quality and predictability of releases, but also enable the organisation to react more rapidly to new trends and opportunities.
When Risk Decisions asked Box UK to help enhance the performance of their risk management tool, we not only delivered designs that did just this, but also introduced them to new ways of working that would help ensure long-term success.
Through regular ‘surgeries’ the client was able to embrace Agile techniques that encouraged iterative review and testing, providing an efficient and effective way to resolve problems encountered as the new tool began to take shape and supporting a more user-centred approach.