InteliSpend approached TDK Technologies with a concern about their use of the Agile methodology. They had been working in an Agile environment for some time, but were concerned that they had drifted away from the core principles of Agile. TDK Technologies was contracted to perform an Agile Assessment of the current InteliSpend IT organization and processes. TDK Technologies conducted the Agile Assessment, reviewing documentation and interviewing different parties. Based on this analysis, TDK Technologies identified some areas of concern and put together a list of recommended actions for InteliSpend, in order to return them to a more Agile development environment.
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InteliSpend was working on the early stages of a large platform re-write project.  They were developing the platform re-write as an Agile project, but were struggling to make progress.  The new Director of IT was concerned that, though they were an early adopter of the Agile methodology, they had strayed from the core principles of Agile. The team had fallen to operating in a “checklist” fashion when conducting daily stand-ups, demos, etc. They seemed to have lost the collaboration, communication and resulting energy that comes from using an Agile approach. In an effort to better understand why the team was struggling with the project and how they could regain the momentum, TDK Technologies was engaged as an experienced outside party to do an Agile Assessment.

The TDK Technologies team established a plan and conducted an intensive 3 week review of the InteliSpend development process. TDK met with and interviewed stakeholders from all relevant areas within InteliSpend.  The TDK team also reviewed all practices, documents, and tools utilized by the InteliSpend team for developing software. Based on our analysis and experience, the TDK team put together recommendations and a list of actionable items, including practice changes and coaching.

InteliSpend then organized the actionable items from the Agile Assessment into an action plan.  InteliSpend was able to regain the benefits of Agile and refocus their team’s efforts on the project.  As a result of the relationship during this engagement, InteliSpend engaged TDK Technologies on a large software re-write project.

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