features. As part of this initiative, McLeod had identified a need for continuous customer engagement throughout all phases of product development to quickly obtain and incorporate feedback into their products.
Sigao worked with McLeod to establish clear business value goals as benchmarks for a successful engagement. Early stages of the project involved in depth Agile/Scrum training train to familiarize McLeod employees with Agile concepts. From there, Scrum teams were established with a unified sprint cadence and on site Scrum Master to provide coaching and guidance.
Effective Agile transformation requires knowledge and buy-in from company management. To facilitate this, Sigao provided one-on-one mentoring for McLeod management in order to promote cultural changes throughout the organization.
As part of the development initiative, Sigao provided training in Agile development practices, as well as guidance on converting legacy CI/CD software over to Git. These modernizations and process changes allowed Sigao to create a foundation on which McLoed can improve integration frequency, enable greater development flexibility, and improve customer responsiveness.
“Chris (Sims) and Larry (Tribble) bring a good mix of youthful energy and steady experience to the table. Being a smaller firm, they have been willing to adjust quickly to our needs since we were unable to plan for something that we did not know how to plan for. The people they hire to work with us have been top quality and are invested in our success just as much as we are.” – Robert Brothers, Manager of Product Development, McLeod Software