Our experience has proven that keeping agile practices within the realization of IT projects maximizes development efficiency as well as return on investment. However, projects must respect a budget and a schedule and include defined functionalities.
To ensure the success of your IT projects, Logient’s team has therefore adopted structured agility, a hybrid approach to rigorous project management that emphasizes your business needs and offers you better visibility on the progress of your projects.
Sound Project Management
Project management oversees the clear definition of the scope and features to be developed, the schedule to be followed and the budget to be respected. If, along the way, one of the three elements fluctuates, then the other two variables will vary accordingly.
Rigorous project management ensures that you continuously monitor these three components. This responsibility will be entrusted to the specialists from Logient’s project office (PMO) who will communicate with you proactively, leaving the development teams to devote all their energy and talent to creating innovative functionalities.
Benefits of Structured
Agility and SCRUM
- Ensure frequent delivery of operational versions of the application
- Integrate continuous improvement processes at all stages of the project
- Allow recurrence of planning sessions throughout the project in order to provide visibility and predictability to stakeholders
- Secure participation at all levels through sound governance and pre-established communication points
- Prioritize customer satisfaction through cooperation and frequent and transparent communications
- Encourage openness to changes in the scope of the project
- Allow a better understanding of the issues by all parties in order to achieve optimal results
What is Logient’s Rigorous and Flexible Structured Agility?
The structured agility we offer comes down to keeping iterative development practises split into sprints, around which planning, creation, validation and implementation will take place.
The structured agility difference: the addition of a governance framework to rigorously monitor budget, schedule and scope. In other words, the project office (PMO) maintains its raison d’être, manages the entire portfolio of projects and assigns a project manager (PM) for each of them. The PM participates and supports all stakeholders to ensure transparency and monitoring of scope, deadline and budget.
Importance of a Product Owner (PO):
Roles and Responsibilities
The role and responsibilities of the product owner (PO) remain as important as ever in a context of structured agility. The direct involvement of clients is essential. We recommend that the product owner (PO) be a member of the client’s team because he or she is in the best position to understand the overall context and business issues. Logient also offers training to learn how to exercise this role if necessary. Finally, we can also play this role for you, by assigning one of our POs to your project.
By doing business with the experienced Logient team, you can count on a partner who places the needs and participation of customers at the heart of their work.
- Ceremonies specific to the agile culture: kick-off sessions, grooming, sprint planning, release planning, review of demo sprints and retrospective with stakeholders
- Prioritization of user stories and backlog management
- Quality of deliverables and monitoring of quality assurance following user acceptance tests
- Identification of changes made to the project