Agile Steps on the 1,000 Mile Journey

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…but it helps if it’s bold and in the right direction!” The insurance industry is at an inflection point – the digital challenge and changing needs of a younger generation mean that insurers need to adapt quickly to the demands of tomorrow’s customers or risk […]

Enterprise-wide Agile Deployment

The challenge A leading card issuer in the US wanted to deploy Agile across different LOBs covering 8000+ people. There were only 6 months to establish the framework and embed the methodology. The solution The SDLC life-cycle was re-engineered and an Agile way of working established. Training was delivered to enable the IT leadership and […]

Enterprise-wide Agile Deployment

The challenge The Board of a major European financial institution raised concerns when asked to approve the recovery plan. It concluded that, whilst the plan supported a number of business as usual actions, there were concerns that franchise-changing actions may also be required and that these actions may not be viable in a recovery scenario. […]

Business Agility Through Data Agility

The Problem The ability to use data is fundamental to an organisation’s survival. Despite an awareness that the effective use of data underpins corporate success, many organisations are struggling to use data as a valuable resource to support their corporate strategies. We consistently see many organisations still grappling with the basics, lacking a ‘fit for […]

Why Focus on Infra Agility?

This article discusses critical capabilities related to IT and Infra agility which will help businesses deploy faster than the competition while eliminating waste and reducing cost on ‘route to live’. We will also look at enabling and empowering developers while meeting control requirements at the same time. Our experience has shown us that some organizations […]

Portfolio Management

In this article you will find perspectives from Holley Holland’s experiences helping a large Global Bank’s Portfolio management function to rediscover new ways of working. The article brings insights from practices and lessons learnt in a number of areas including outcome orientation thinking and planning, value based prioritisation, balanced value stream based MVP funding models, […]

Data agility

#Thomas Kuhn: the man who changed the way the world looked at science; Fifty years ago, a book by Thomas Kuhn altered the way we look at the philosophy behind science, as well as introducing the much abused phrase ‘paradigm shift’. I strongly believe that we are reaching an inflection point of the so called ‘paradigm […]

Leadership agility

I’m sure it’s a testing time for all businesses. How to ensure that priorities are correct and current strategies are still relevant to the context and fit with new ways of working. Having said that, this is a great opportunity to reflect, unlearn and be more agile. One of the critical factors that influences a […]