What’s your story?
Great Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is about way more than the just software. ALM brings the software development team together with the business to ensure reliable and predictable delivery of business value. It changes your work life by bringing you visibility, clarity, teamwork, and results.
Our customer stories depict how we’re a little different. Northwest Cadence believes one size doesn’t fit all. We don’t chase fads or use a cookie cutter model. We explain how to follow good development practices so you understand why they work. It’s the best way to help make them work for you.
We worked with a small development team whose managers were having a little difficulty letting go of everyday control. The team felt the managers were dominating the daily standup, making it a dull status reporting chore and preventing self-organization….
During a lunch break at an onsite engagement, a team member took our consultant on a tour of the company’s warehouse and order fulfillment center, proudly pointing out the sophisticated automation that had allowed the business to expand and employ hundreds more people in their small-town location….
We were called into a global enterprise that was making its second attempt at agile after a yearlong Scrum process had been tried and failed spectacularly. Teams were understandably skeptical, and when we told them we intended to teach them agile, the torches and pitchforks came out….
It’s about the work
Over a working lunch with a team lead during an onsite technical engagement, the subject of daily stand-ups came up. It seems they had tried doing them with the traditional Scrum method….
Our client: “Hey, you know those Kanban boards you had us set up to track our
software development projects? Well, I was just down on the second floor, and
there’s a new one on the wall”….
“It’ll never work. We’re doomed!” Our team had one of those. He meant well, really: he was certain his pessimism was saving us a lot of wasted time and disappointment….