Agile Consulting Services

Agile Consulting Services - ScienceSoft

Agile consulting helps set up or improve a project development process with the fitting Agile frameworks to address the challenges of the undefined scope of work, complex multi-stakeholder requirements, and frequent changes in the project.

Working under Agile for 13 years, ScienceSoft provides end-to-end Agile consulting services that help you achieve faster delivery of high-quality code and functionality balanced to meet all your stakeholders’ and target users’ needs.

Don’t Lose Project Time with Inefficient Processes

ScienceSoft’s consultants will map Agile patterns to your planned or ongoing project and facilitate their adoption for sustainable development progress.

SCIENCESOFT’S HIGHLIGHTS

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Practicing Agile since 2007.

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98% of our development projects are executed in Agile, with 80+% – in Scrum or ScrumBut.

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Certified Scrum Masters on board.

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In-house project management office (PMO).

DELIVERABLES OF OUR AGILE CONSULTING

A structured Agile approach

based on best practices adapted to particular projects.

Agile approaches we advocate

  • Scrum.
  • Kanban.
  • Lean Software Development.
  • Feature Driven Development (FDD).
  • Test-Driven Development (TDD).
  • eXtreme Programming (XP).
  • A combination of several approaches.

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Agile process templates

  • Sprint planning.
  • Feedback gathering.
  • Product backlog.
  • Templates for different types of testing.

Knowledge transfer sessions

to facilitate Agile approach adoption. For example, we can carry out demo Scrum meetings: sprint planning meeting, daily standup meeting, sprint review, sprint retrospective, backlog refinement.

Reports on Agile consulting and Agile process effectivity

measured with KPIs.

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR AGILE CONSULTING COOPERATION

Tailored KPI-driven consulting engagement

We define the scope of the Agile consulting service based on the analysis of your situation, covering the areas of Agile project management consulting and software consulting where applicable. Next, we define target KPIs that will measure the efficiency of the adopted Agile methodology from different perspectives:

  • Software quality (software availability, bugs found in production/per iteration, user satisfaction score).
  • A team’s performance (amount of work completed per iteration).
  • Business outcomes from process improvement (actual budget vs. planned budget, time to market).

Agile adoption across all team functions

We organize an end-to-end Agile process that covers the development and related functions, including business analysis, UX and UI design, DevOps, and QA.

OUR TECH TOOLS

User story mapping

Project and task management, backlog management

Jira Software
Trello
Zepel
Monday
GitHub
Smartsheet
ClickUp
Apache Hive
Asana

Test automation tools

DevOps

Docker
Kubernetes
Ansible
Chef
Jenkins
GitLab CI/CD
Puppet
Apache Mesos
HashiCorp Terraform
TeamCity
Red Hat OpenShift
HashiCorp Packer
AWS Developer Tools
Azure DevOps
Google Developer Tools
Elasticsearch
Prometheus
Datadog

Prototyping

Axure RP
Figma
Sketch
balsamiq
draw.io

Remote collaboration

Connection

VPN
RPD
TeamViewer

Communication

Skype
Zoom
GoToMeeting

Agile reporting & analytics

Jira Software
Clarizen

EXPLORE OUR CONSULTING CASE STUDIES

Project Management Consulting for Data Warehouse Development

ScienceSoft raised the efficiency of communication that took 40% of the project’s time, stopped uncontrollable growth of the project’s scope, and speeded up the development process of the project with more than 30 stakeholders involved.

Project Management for a Telecom Billing Application Development Project

A national mobile network operator with more than 5 mln subscribers was undertaking a complex project on new billing system implementation that involved multiple stakeholders. ScienceSoft introduced a release planning system and managed to reduce the testing cycle from 4-6 weeks to 2 weeks.

QA Consulting and Testing of Web Applications for Insurance Claim Estimation:

ScienceSoft helped the company take the maturity of their QA processes from TMMi Level 1 to Level 3. Leveraging an increased efficiency and greater flexibility of the testing process, the Customer managed to release fully functional application builds every 2 to 4 weeks.

Software Development Outsourcing for IBM/Consul

ScienceSoft introduced a number of project management and development process improvements and reduced the development time for each software module from 5-6 to 3 months.

CHOOSE YOUR SERVICE OPTION

Agile methodology consulting

Short-term consulting to define which Agile methodology and particular frameworks fit your project (future or ongoing) and plan their setup.

Timing: 2 days – 1 week.

Pricing model: T&M with a cap or an hourly fee.

Agile process design and implementation

We design a value-driving Agile process or upgrade an existing one to Agile and guide its integration into the project for smooth adoption across all team functions.

Timing: 2-12 weeks.

Pricing model: T&M with a cap or an hourly fee.

Continuous Agile consulting

We manage Agile process execution for the whole life cycle of a rapidly growing/changing project or a series of projects and continuously improve the process.

Pricing model: T&M with a cap or a monthly fee (if the scope of a consulting engagement is predictable).

HOW AGILE CONSULTING TRANSFORMS YOUR DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

You don’t have to spend time and money experimenting with Agile development approaches – we design suitable Agile patterns and guide their adoption for tangible results:

  • Up to 20%

    faster requirements elicitation, development and testing

  • -20-70%

    project costs due to fast adaptation to user needs and behavior changes

  • 95+%

    project satisfaction rate of project stakeholders and team members

  • Every 2-3 weeks

    a new stable software version is delivered

  • Fuel Up Your Project with Agile Consulting

    Don’t let process-related problems pile up and hinder your project – get in touch with us today and achieve better project outcomes fast with a balanced Agile process in place.