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Moving to the next level with Agile Methods

With the help of the agile experts of agile42, specializing in agile methods such as Scrum, Kanban as well as their own Agile Transition Framework we were able to introduce and implement the agile working approach in our company.

COMPRION is the worldwide leading manufacturer of test equipment for smart cards and mobile phones. We recently decided to change to agile methodology with the help of experienced agile professionals. Our goal was to make both teams and management more effective by means of customized agile coaching.

With the help of the agile experts of agile42, specializing in agile methods such as Scrum, Kanban as well as their own Agile Transition Framework we were able to introduce and implement the agile working approach in our company. Key aspect for the executives at COMPRION was to become more agile in order to faster react to our customer’s requests and changing markets, which will be a real competitive advantage.

The first step of the agile transition was a workshop session with enough space to focus on all questions and concerns of our management team. The workshop was followed by a first training in which the managers were able to familiarize with agile management methods on a more detailed level. We could immediately see the advantages of agile processes and thanks to agile42‘s custom-tailored practical tips we were able to directly integrate the new techniques into our daily routines.

In phase three of four of the agile transition the coaches communicated the Scrum essentials to our project teams. Differing from the requirements of the management team, the project teams needed to concentrate on agile soft- and hardware development processes, which belong to a different field of the agile methodology. Also this transition from classical to agile development techniques very quickly showed first results: transparency increased immediately so that all project members were continuously up to date with the project’s progress and status. These insights are a big boost to the motivation of everyone, as now also in complex projects every employee is aware of the big picture.

Due to the overall positive experience with the agile approach we decided to continue with agile42 to introduce the remaining project teams to agile development methods until the end of the year. Initially we were not focussing on Scrum, changing to agile methods was practically a natural alongside development. But only a few month after starting with agile, we realize that we are much better prepared for market requirements.

COMPRION is the worldwide leading manufacturer of test equipment for smart cards and mobile phones.

agile42 supports organisations in agile software development and agile transitions by training and coaching managers and employees in agile methods and agile leadership.

For further information, please contact:
Marion Eickmann, CEO, agile42
Tel: +49 30 200 539 58
info@agile42.com
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