An Agile Transformation Story | Gorillas are Doing Ballet


Development of mission-critical military systems is like walking through a complex jungle filled with risk, compliance, oversight and responsibility.

Similar to watching an episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” – the intrigue, suspense and eventual relief of survival are some of the emotional highs and lows you’ll experience going through an organization-wide transformation. While it will never make for prime time TV watching, the need for this systems and process evolution and its eventual manifestation are no less remarkable.

In this episode, we’ll act as your personal jungle guide as we walk you through a transformational journey and spare you neither the gory details nor the poignant insights. Who are the players and personalities involved? What are the motivations and actions – both blatantly observable and those hidden in the shadows? What are the obvious as well as the creative solutions to help the organization cross the divide?

This story will show you how a development organization transformed from – “We could never do it the Agile way” – to “We can never do it any other way!”

We have helped our clients:
  • Increase productivity by 25-75%
  • Reduce development costs by 50-60%
  • Accelerate time to market by 20-40%

SAFe provided the agility, visibility, and transparency needed to ensure we could integrate with numerous other efforts, get predictable in our delivery, and ensure timelines are met.

David McMunn
Director of COE, Fannie Mae

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