Agile Transformation and Optimization: Agile Framework Design, Training, and Coaching for SAP Implementation

A large global oil and gas corporation embarked on a global corporate initiative to replace standard Waterfall methods with tailored, personalized Agile practices. The client needed to reduce the time from idea to implementation, increase IT and business collaboration; and embrace new, high-priority functional discoveries instead of scheduling post-implementation maintenance activities. The client wanted the new Agile practices to be leveraged on highly visible and costly SAP project initiatives.

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Challenge

A large global oil and gas corporation embarked on a global corporate initiative to replace standard Waterfall methods with tailored, personalized Agile practices. The client needed to reduce the time from idea to implementation, increase IT and business collaboration; and embrace new, high-priority functional discoveries instead of scheduling post-implementation maintenance activities. The client wanted the new Agile practices to be leveraged on highly visible and costly SAP project initiatives.

 

Experis Solution

Experis Agile subject matter experts interviewed and surveyed executives in the client’s Global PMO, IT, and business groups during an Agile readiness and adoption assessment to determine how Agile could be tailored to the corporate culture. Experis designed an Agile-based framework that could be communicated and adopted globally while minimizing risks associated with introducing new Agile practices. Experis trained key client IT and business stakeholders over the tailored Agile framework.

 

Results

  • The client embraced the Agile framework Experis designed, which seamlessly integrates with global PMO governances.
  • The client can measure success through then Agile framework that supported the client’s critical -SAP initiatives and other projects.

  • A repeatable training program was established so the framework could be localized across geographies and adopted across the client’s global IT organization.
  • Through training and coaching, Experis empowered the client to implement Agile practices, transforming the way the client does business.