How can you align governance and project and portfolio management with Agile organizational design, processes, and practices? How do you manage the change associated with strategic agility and Agile adoption?

Our consultants are world leaders in scaling agile. We will partner with your organization to develop a mindful, strategic approach, foster value stream teams, deploy Lean portfolio management, and leverage the advantages of executive Agile coaching to help you achieve desired business outcomes. We specialize in:

  • Value Stream Mapping: Optimizing your processes for maximum efficiency.
  • Strategic Roadmaps: Charting a clear, actionable path for your business goals.
  • End-to-End Agile Processes and Organizational Structures: Building flexible, responsive frameworks.
  • Portfolio Management Processes: Ensuring your investments align with strategic objectives.
  • Business Requirements Process Acceleration: Speeding up requirement gathering and analysis.
  • Organizational Change Management: Smoothly transitioning your team to new processes and mindsets.

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Succeed with Scaled Agile

47% of agile transformations fail.  Are your runaway Release Trains going the wrong way on a one-way track?

Are you experiencing challenges in implementing standardized scaling frameworks within your organization?  Often, the indiscriminate application of these frameworks can lead to waste, inefficiency and failure.

Our thoughtful and comprehensive approach to scaling can yield significant benefits. Our clients, for instance, have witnessed a remarkable 67% improvement in business velocity. They have also enjoyed the rapid delivery of features — often within weeks — and have seen an immediate impact on revenue generation.

We begin with a Maturity Assessment, develop a transformation roadmap, and work hand-in-hand to scale in an incremental fashion, mitigating risk and accelerating value delivery.  Our distinctive Business Agility Sparks Operating Model often serves as a versatile cornerstone for scaling delivery across various frameworks, including the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Disciplined Agile, Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), and Scrum at Scale.

In instances where your transformation is failing, we can help you recover and stabilize it through independent evaluation and proven fundamental techniques.

With our Strategic Agility Consulting, we'll help you design and integrate a customized fit-for-purpose scaling solution, enhancing agility and effectiveness in your product and project delivery as well as your overall operations.


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Customer Journeys & Organizing by Value Stream

Build & accelerate revenue
Develop value stream teams
Capture new marketplaces
Grow more customers and income
Improve responsiveness and nimbleness
Gain strategic agility to stay competitive
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Lean Portfolio Management & Adaptive Governance

Deliver large, complex programs using agile methods
Staffing models that better support strategic agility
Modern Agile HR Systems
Agile value stream funding models
Improve profitability with Agile budgeting
Manage effectively with Agile OKRs
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DEVOPS & Continuous Delivery

More frequent release capability
Lower risk releases
Repeatable deployment processes
More agile transformations
Higher levels of trust
More frequent and thorough testing
Higher efficiency end to end teams

Strategic Agile
consulting typically includes:

Executive coaching
Organizational transformation and change management strategy
Policy and governance guidance
Organizational structural recommendations
Agile roles & responsibilities & issues related to HR
Agile-appropriate methods of funding, budgeting, and finance
Agile program leadership and scaling guidance
Program portfolio management improvement
Release planning facilitation at the program level
Program level estimation, planning, and tracking
Work intake, prioritization, and sequencing methods
Multi-team planning and integration
Program metrics design and implementation

Real solutions with Trusted advisors

Make a shift

Shift Left:
Agile Business Units

  • Shift from occasional large projects to continuous delivery of value in small units.
  • Speed planning and adaptation with a tight feedback loop between business stakeholders and delivery teams.
  • Pivot on demand with faster, more flexible financial planning and budgeting processes.
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Shift up:
Leadership & Scaling

  • Enhance flow by expanding agile teams to include upstream business stakeholders and downstream operations.
  • Speed decisions by empowering teams as small entrepreneurial units that own the full product lifecycle.
  • Improve adaptation by equipping teams with more direct access to stakeholders and users.

Shift Right:

  • Focus first on known bottlenecks in the delivery pipeline.
  • Get meaningful operational data around usage patterns, revenue and defects through the latest deployments.
  • Use the data to learn and improve both what you build and how you build it.
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Our development team was in a state of disarray, we needed education, process, and solutions to the chaos. We were hoping Lithespeed could give us a base level of Scrum knowledge for the entire team as well as the executive team so we could be aligned in our efforts. We absolutely feel like the Lithespeed engagement gave us what we were asking for and more, they gave our team a sense of excitement for the process and what it could bring to the team.

- Sharlene Cooper, Product Owners Manager, DISA

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