DevOps: Agile Readiness & Implementation, Leveraging Team Foundation Server

An independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S. needed to reduce the overall idea to implementation timeline for IT initiatives. It also needed to improve IT delivery speed and quality to its nationwide base of certification resources to meet the ever-changing requirements of the medical industry.

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Challenge

An independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 20,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S. needed to reduce the overall idea to implementation timeline for IT initiatives. It also needed to improve IT delivery speed and quality to its nationwide base of certification resources to meet the ever-changing requirements of the medical industry.

Experis Solution

Experis SMEs interviewed and surveyed client PMO, IT, and business executives during an agile readiness and adoption assessment to determine
how Agile could be successfully tailored to the corporate culture. A Scrumbased framework was design based on Agile practices that could be communicated and adopted across the IT and business enterprises.

Experis trained key client IT and business stakeholders on the tailored Agile framework, implemented through Team Foundation Server (TFS) configuration
of Agile processes and artifacts (defined by Experis) and pilot projects. Experis provided skilled resources to minimize project risk and maximize delivery effectiveness.

Results

An Agile framework has been defined and embraced that seamlessly integrates with PMO governances. A repeatable training program is in place so that the client’s business stakeholders and IT organization can embrace the framework. Average project time is down to 4 months.

The client immediately saw tangible results from using the Agile framework Experis designed. The initial pilot project won first place in the client’s annual President’s Award ceremony. The newly trained Agile team was recognized for saving 2,000 person-hours and $145,000 in actual cost savings. Moreover, the team was awarded $1,500 for their results.