Capabilities, Features and Benefits
Note (1) - Saving custom approaches requires a licensed Advisor Coaching Professional.
Self-Organization through the Hybrid Approach Builder:
Provides the facility to empower teams to exercise responsible autonomy. Embrace the diversity that
exists at scale and contextualize value streams across the breadth
of the enterprise.
enables dynamic, hybrid compositions of modern
software development practices, leveraging all prior
codified experience agnostic of whether it came from
Agile, Lean or Unified Process lineages.
a "Coach-in-a-box ™ ", expert-level
advice and guidance is delivered just-in-time to
practitioners and coaches regarding the implications
of their software development practice choices based
on the culture and context, and System's Thinking
assembly of approaches based on standard named
approaches like Scrum, XP, HyperAgility, Lean Startup
and hybrids of Scaled Agile approaches through reusable approach templates.
value-stream integration of enterprise-scope capabilities
and approaches like TOGAF, ITIL, COTS, PMBOK, Prince2, DevOps and more.
of contextual, cultural and approach declaration
data such that risk exposure patterns are easily
discernable. Our expert system technology technology and rule-base can
be extended or tailored to reflect specific nuances of your enterprise.
Requisition generation based on the practice and division-of-labor choices
within a declared approach. Go beyond myopic, 2-day certifications by truly understanding
the essential skills required to execute against an software development approach.
Organizational fitness-for-purpose of bench personnel for generated project requisitions.
Skills-gap analysis to make better informed decisions on the personnel available to staff
your portfolio. Identify necessary gap mitigations and necessary investments proactively.
JIT Requisitions for talent marketplace auctions. Pull new personnel into your organization
in an elastic manner.
Collection of experience and learning metrics for future staffing decisions. Empirically
understand the efficacy of staffing decisions to project results.
Tracking of personnel growth and identification of candidate internal coaches. Enable projections
of skills growth and effects on organizational capability as experience is earned.
The Learning Organization:
Complexity reduction through visualization for professional teams who need
a common playbook from which to execute software
endeavors, and who understand the need for understanding
workflow in a non-prescriptive manner so everyone is on
the same page. Provides a one-stop-shop for practices reference and knowledge transfer.
of industry experts who contribute their integration
of knowledge and experience to provide unbiased
advice guidance which reduces the noise and brings
clarity to the sea of Process-ware, Method-ware,
Blog-ware and Slide-ware.
to various stages of knowledge transfer, including
pay-per-view training requests on a per-practice basis
and pull-oriented requests for coaching, thereby lowering
the total cost-of-transformation to modern practice.
Generation of dynamic workflow into leading ALM stacks for
enactment and correlation of efficacy. Integrations include IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management, Rally, Atlassian,
Microsoft Team Foundation Server, VersionOne, ServiceNow and HP ALM. Enables vendor agnostic usage of SDLC infrastructure to reduce delays, improve
tracking and status reporting accuracy, and achieve true portfolio visibility at scale.
Lean Governance and Empiricism @ Scale:
Retrospectives ™ , the first approach to
organizational learning to go beyond superficial,
anecdotal, and after-the-fact learning currently available
within modern software development communities
focused on Agile, the PMBOK, COBIT, CMMI, ITIL, Lean, EA, etc.
Correlation of decisions to outcomes, including tracking learning investments, refactorings
and interventions and their effects on endeavour success and failure.
re-calibration of the patent-pending System's
Thinking meta-model to enable better expert-system
advice and guidance.
of causal analysis regarding the symptoms affecting
endeavors achieving less than optimal performance.
course-corrections through the recompilation of a
teams playbook dynamically as a result of approach
True openness and transparency by bringing visibility into patterns
of success and areas for improvement so that opportunities for
reuse of successful strategies can be undertaken in a timely manner,
and failing or risky tactices can be avoided proactively across the enterprise.
Decision-centric Capability Improvement (DCCI), the industries first strategy that focuses
improvement on the decision levers and associated risk mitigation rather than command and control of activities and tasks for effective
steerage at the scale of the enterprise.
Cultural nudge monitoring to track the effects of leveraging choice architecture on
the evolution of the value structure of the organization.
Intelligence to provide pragmatic visualization of
the project and portfolio status, including efficiency and effectiveness, normalized velocity,
staffing drill-down, comparitive portfolio analysis and real-time risk assessment. Removes the blindspots that are common at enterprise scale.
Intelligence and real-time compliance and maturity assessments to remove the mystery of
leading industry frameworks, avoiding distractions yet providing the necessary views to various
enterprise stakeholders. Delivers pragmatic visualization of
the efficacy of software development practice at a project, organization and industry
scope against live in-flight projects and on-the-ground delivery results.
Analytics and Portfolio Optimization through ranged burn-down, moving averages and
reference class forecasting. Universal kernel supports calibration of all
status forecasting through machine learning.
Hybrid ALM integrations to aggregate analytics data through lightweight ETL. Avoids vendor lock-in,
and maintains self-organization principles while ensuring portfolio comparisons are always available.
Normalized Velocity to understand differences in teams capability in concert with
contextual differences. Moving average and trending can support spotting local optimizations
and teams that require the most help across the enterprise.
Policies and Standards to ensure that endeavors can quickly reuse templates proven successful in
context. Specific policies ensure that enterprise-wide practices that are mandated or socialized
are given proper consideration.
Pull-based or "Lean" coaching. Rather than coaches pushing
themselves on teams, team members can request coaching cycles in
small increments from coaching affiliates assigned to an enterprise.
Virtual coaching through shared coaching chalkboards
and live video chats such that travel costs can be
kept in check for enterprise scope transformations.
Targeted assistance through portfolio comparison indicators
and coaching alerts to focus capability improvement dollars
where they will make the most difference.
eLearning assets continually being added, whether
they are SDE delivered through the platform, or home-grown. Readily
available with usage tracking and capability accounting.
Robust knowledge management strategies focused on capturing
contextual experience and and practice know-how rather than
re-inventing the wheel.