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Develop and Implement an Agile/Scrum-based IT Strategy

Customer:

Trade/Specialty Magazine Publishing Company

  • 12 publications associated with outdoor recreation
  • Financial products for customers
  • ~50 online properties
  • Active community of over 2 million members

Project Objectives:

  • Develop a project vision and high-level technology strategy that would support the companies objective of doubling revenue in 4-5 years
  • Review the project delivery and technology capability of the current IT environment to meet corporate goals
  • Introduce lean/Agile processes and approaches across development and maintenance organizations

Approach:

  • Utilize FitforProjects IT “Health Check”
  • Stakeholder analysis and structured interviewing
  • Assess alignment with-based IT strategic business drivers
  • Review/assess staff skill sets
  • Review the current technology environment and strategy
  • Review history of project effectiveness

Results:

  • Project was sponsored by the President of the company
  • Assessment and Design Phase was completed in just four elapsed weeks (interview/surveyed almost 100 people)
  • Presented findings in three dimensions: Strategic Direction, Organization & Process, and Technology
  • Recommended acquisition of new online technologies (since implemented)
  • Migrated the development and maintenance organizations to Agile/Scrum
  • Recommended and implemented a realignment of IT functions
  • Company also adopted a more online business vision for go-forward marketing and sales efforts

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Based in San Francisco, we specialize in dramatically improving organizational performance by utilizing pragmatic analytics and advanced project management techniques.

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