Agile Scrum for Business/Technology

Project Detail

Client: Principal Financial Group®

Business Area: Product Development

Opportunity: Expand an Agile approach from pure IT projects to cross-functional product development efforts

Approach:

  • Conducted “orientation to Agile” for business and IT leaders
  • Leaders from IT and the Business met to design the process:
    • Team size and composition
    • Systems and tools (JIRA configuration)
    • Feature prioritization and selection norms
    • Scaled framework to manage inter-dependent teams
    • Team work areas and visual metrics
  • Trained team members in Agile concepts and their roles
  • Launched Agile Scrum teams with a new product development project

Results:

  • Created integrated teams with business and IT roles that align to deliver better new products to market faster

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