Who we work with

Client Stories

Commercial

While we work with teams in all sectors, from nonprofits to manufacturing, we have direct experience and expertise in several key industries:

  • Financial Services
  • Media
  • Energy
  • Federal
  • Product Design & Development

Notable LitheSpeed clients in these markets include Financial Services: Freddie Mac, GEICO, JP Morgan Chase, Fannie Mae, USAA, Media: NBC, HBO, National Geographic, Chronicle of Higher Education, Energy: Halliburton, NRG, Westinghouse Nuclear, Federal: SSA, IRS, CMS, USCIS, CBP, and Product Design and Development: Nike, Samsung, BMC Software, Cvent, EMC, Accuweather.

FEDERAL

Based in the DC Metro area and the heart of federal agility, LitheSpeed has led and executed Lean and Agile transformations and training across a wide range of government agencies.

Working with innovative leaders, we’re setting the direction for agile works in government.  We specialize in DevOps, Lean and Agile Governance, Training, Acquisition, Delivery, IV and V, and Program Assessments.

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Commercial Case Studies

We've helped successfully apply Agile and Lean techniques in many fields like healthcare, manufacturing, software development, marketing, and many others.

Fortune 100 Financial services

LitheSpeed first introduced, designed, and delivered agile constructs such as value-stream teams, lean portfolio planning and governance, and Big Room Planning to a digital enablement group.  Results included as much as 67% improvement in delivery velocity with simultaneous cost reductions of approximately 15%.

Due to the model’s success, it has been adopted by other business units and portfolios within this organization, leading to an unprecedented level of planning and alignment across multiple business units, infrastructure, and shared services organizations.

Large Public School System

LitheSpeed helped one of the largest public school systems in the country use agile techniques to plan and execute the rollout of major strategic initiatives. Given a strategic policy goal and an aggressive timeline, we used agile techniques to plan and execute the development and execution.  We developed cross functional teams composed of school district executives, administrators, teachers, and staff.  The client used sprint and “release” planning, daily standups, retrospectives, demos, and burndowns to align on goals, priorities, and near-term plans.

Fortune-100 Consumer Product Company

The marketing team at a global consumer product firm used agile and scrum techniques to quickly form a set of product experiments, develop rapid prototypes, quickly take those prototypes to consumers, get fast market feedback, and make product adjustments.  The result was the launch of new consumers products in record time, at substantially lower internal cost, and with solid business results.

Major Industry Market Research Firm

This group wanted support using agile techniques to quickly perform market research on a highly complex topic of national importance.  Using agile, we were able to quickly launch surveys, interact with consumers through focus groups, survey the regulatory environment in multiple states, perform competitive market research, and quickly evolve a comprehensive view of the market in a very complex and highly regulated arena.

Government Case Studies

Scope

LitheSpeed provided Agile Transformation services to USCIS to move the Agency to deeper Agile Adoption of Agile Delivery, DevOps and Lean Organizational Processes under the direction of Mark Schwartz.

Key Deliverables

  • Agile Executive Training
  • One on One Mentoring
  • Enterprise transformation Strategy and Consulting
  • Governance Strategy
  • Agile Coaching and Mentoring
  • Test and Deployment Automation consulting

Results

  • USCIS has become the exemplar of the use of Lean, Agile in the Government
  • DevOps assistance helped move the ELIS Program from Quarterly Releases to Twice Weekly Releases.
  • Utilization of Agile Portfolio to manage Large Programs

Scope

LitheSpeed provided organizational Agile training and custom course development for the National Geospatial Agency.

Key Deliverables

  • Developed/Delivered Customized Agency Introduction to Agile
  • Delivering Scaled Agile Framework SAFe 4.0 Training

Results

  • Trained over 600 Agency Staff Members

Scope

LitheSpeed provided Custom Agile Training Development, Program and Organizational Transformation support within the IRS.

Key Deliverables

  • Agile Executive Briefings
  • Enterprise transformation Strategy and Consulting
  • Governance Strategy
  • Agile Program Management Consulting
  • Custom Training

Results

  • Instituted Agile Transition Team and Working Group on CADE II Program
  • Development of assessments and evaluations to formalize Continuous Improvement
  • Project Governance Consulting for cross agency impact

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Strategic Agile Transformation

  • Organizational changemanagement
  • Transformation Planning and Execution
  • Scaling Approaches
  • Organizational Education and Training Programs
  • Agile Coaching and Mentoring
  • Agile COEs and Working Groups

Governance

  • Process and Policy Development
  • Agile Measurement and Metric Systems
  • PMO SupportScaling Approaches
  • Agile Portfolio Management Support
  • Agile approaches to compliance with security, 508, and other standards
  • Agile appropriate documentation and other artifacts
  • Change management approaches
  • Independent Verification and Validation
  • QA

Training and Technology

  • DevOps at Scale
  • Code Quality Measurement and Improvement
  • Test Automation
  • Agile Architecture Scaling Approaches
  • Agile Appropriate Tools and Engineering Approaches
  • Certified trainings (Scrum Alliance, Scaled Agile Framework, ICAgile)
  • Organization-wide Introduction to Agile