Agile Principles drive Transformation Projects at Lowell
Thomas Dold, the CEO of Lowell DACH, said: ‘Being fast and flexible to adapt to market conditions and organizational change made us more competitive. Leveraging all of the talents throughout the organization at the same time is a tremendous value that allows us to achieve our strategic goals faster. Getting advice and the toolset from swarmOS has accelerated our journey into agile project management and made it easy for us to manage our project portfolio and increase transparency. The proven best practices and using a toolset made for business users is a key part of our agile strategy.’
Lengthy status presentations are replaced by real time information from the swarmOS Cockpit. The Product Owners and Scrum Masters running the transformation projects benefit from swarmOS Analyzer to detect, visualize and manage dependencies between and within their projects. It becomes easy to see cross project dependencies and critical organizational resources. Transparency and ease of use is a key success factor for Lowells Scrum Teams.
The ability to get feedback via survey from the internal customer and the teams after every sprint is an early indicator on the success of the transformation.
Summary: Moving a set of transformation projects in business or software into an agile approach requires three things:
- an agile Mindset,
- the right organizational principles and
- the toolset that enables real time collaboration and communication.
swarmOS has provided the guidance on the best practices and the toolset to jump start agile execution at Lowell. Leading a portfolio of agile projects is made easy by swarmOS Cockpit and provides key indicators across the portfolio in one place. Managing dependencies across the project portfolio with swarmOS analyzer enables necessary trade off decisions to be taken.
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