Agile Development
Agile practices work great at the team level, but as your teams and complexity grows to meet customer and market demand organizations need to scale up their practices to effectively manage the growth and continue to delivery rapidly with high quality.
What We Do
Crosslake helps you effectively adopt agile development practices as well as scale up agile development from portfolio management to individual teams to meet your business needs.
Capabilities
Success Stories
News You Can Use
  • Portfolio Management

  • Product Strategy and Roadmaps

  • Agile Customer Requirements

  • End to end customer connection

  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) implementations

  • Key Performance Indicators

  • Process and Tools Standardization

  • Scrum and Kanban Workshops and Coaching

  • Operational assessments

Teams Not Aligned
A large services company in the sports industry had gone through an Agile transformation but wasn't getting the desired results. Teams were not communicating well and development was done in silos, particularly across several acquired teams. Crosslake guided a PI Planning session that brought everyone together with alignment to the same vision. A common set of development objectives along with having everyone together for planning in the same room for 2 days left everyone re-energized and executing in a much more collaborative way.
Acquired Teams in Silos
A payroll product and services company had just acquired another company and made the decision to build their next generation payroll platform on the acquired technology. This meant mixing people and technologies from several different teams. To align everyone to the same vision and overall practices, SAFe was chosen as a framework guide development across teams that were not used to working together. Crosslake trained the entire development organization on strategic topics including Backlog Management, Scrum, Kanban, estimation, SAFe, and PI Planning. Through the guidance and coaching over several months, the team was able to meet its first set of deliverables and establish a common paradigm for development across the company.
Diagnosing Schedule Slips
A travel services company was developing a new backend platform to consolidate existing systems and recognize significant cost savings. The project was behind schedule and the company was concerned about on-going schedule surprises. Crosslake worked with the team to identify the root cause of the slips and implement corrective actions to get the project back on track. Crosslake and the team also implemented a project reporting system to keep stakeholders effectively updated on project status.
Consolidated Development Practices
A multi-national EPR company had acquired multiple companies and products but had not yet integrated the development organizations. Crosslake worked with the product leaders to design and implement a consistent agile based development process and deliverables across the teams resulting in improved team collaboration, shorter more consistent releases and increased productivity by greater than 25%.
Freeing Up Resources for Innovation
A retail EPR companies development resources were primarily committed to maintenance leaving little time for innovation. Crosslake worked with team to identify changes to release and escalation practices to reduce maintenance time by over 20% without impacting customer satisfaction.
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