February 26, 2016
Several years ago I had the opportunity to support a growing consulting firm to move from waterfall development to the Scrum Framework.
It’s been exciting to watch Highland Solutions learn, adapt, and grow as a team in their ability to organize and deliver great client solutions.
The attached Case Study on Transition to Scrum describes the approach that Highland used to move from Waterfall to Scrum, and some of the things that they learned along the way.
It also highlights the significant benefits they’ve seen as a result of their Agile Transformation. When it comes to Scrum vs. Waterfall, there is no comparison.
Like many organizations, Highland started with Agile and Scrum Training. They chose to train the entire organization on the Agile Principles and the Scrum Framework which helped create a common language and approach.
They followed up the Scrum Training with coaching for those fledgling Scrum Teams. Scrum coaching helped to reinforce what the teams had learned in their Agile and Scrum Training and for them to develop new habits and ways of thinking.
There were multiple challenges being faced by the organization in 2012 when they were contemplating a move to Agile and Scrum.
Since moving from Waterfall to Scrum in 2013, the company performance has been nothing short of remarkable.
The Scrum transition showed benefits in several areas across the organization. Some specific things that Scrum impacted include:
You can download a free detailed whitepaper describing the Highland Solutions transition from Waterfall to the Scrum Framework here:
Download the Highland Solutions Case Study on Transitioning to Scrum
If you enjoyed this article on Highland Solution’s success with the Scrum Framework, you would probably enjoy the Agile Transformation Journey of Bank of America described in this Client Success story. You can learn more about using Agile and the Scrum Framework here. You can also get a checklist of things to consider when for planning Agile or Scrum here, or get a very detailed overview on how to move from Waterfall to the Scrum Framework here.