SolutionsIQ Helps PowerAdvocate Reduce Time to Market Through Implementation of Agile Development Methods

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SolutionsIQ’s transforms software delivery processes through Agile software development coupled with Agile coaching and training services.

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We were pleased to help PowerAdvocate implement Agile processes and delivery improvements.

SolutionsIQ a premier provider of Agile coaching, consulting, training, and distributed Agile software development based in Redmond, Wash., delivered vital Agile coaching and process improvements for PowerAdvocate, the company announced today. The organizational transformation has significantly improved PowerAdvocate’s, time to market by delivering software more reliably, with less risk and at lower cost.

“We tried unsuccessfully for six months to adopt Agile methods for software delivery,” said Gary Fortier, Vice President of Operations, PowerAdvocate. “SolutionsIQ came in and taught us Agile principles, which then spread organically across all of our teams. Scrum has become a pretty significant point of pride for the company. To be honest, I expected turnover; the reality is that we’ve not lost a single person as a result of the change from waterfall to Scrum. Now we’re excited about how we make software. It’s kind of unbelievable.”

Four PowerAdvocate Scrum delivery teams are now delivering and supporting six products. The time required to prepare a release for production is now six working days, compared to the three-week timeframe required a year earlier, and no issues are encountered during deployments to production. The company's in-house Agile coach now provides training and support for new employees and existing teams, while facilitating retrospectives, planning processes, and delivery tracking for business groups outside of the software development group. A year after the initial engagement began, PowerAdvocate filled an entire (previously empty) floor with co-located and cooperating Scrum delivery teams that regularly and frequently release to their growing customer base.

“We were pleased to help PowerAdvocate implement Agile processes and delivery improvements,” said Michael Tardiff, Senior Consultant and Agile Coach, SolutionsIQ. “By the end of six months, the company had seen so much value from SolutionsIQ’s presence that the engagement had been extended twice. Production time has been significantly reduced, and the entire development process is now seamless, agile, and faster thanks to the successful reengineering efforts.”

With more than 30 years of experience, SolutionsIQ has a deep understanding of software delivery excellence. The company’s broad range of consulting and training services are essential to any Agile development project or transformation, and gives customers the tools and collaboration they need to succeed. SolutionsIQ is uniquely equipped to help organizations leverage modern Agile software development and project management methods to deliver solutions more reliably, with less risk and at lower cost.

SolutionsIQ’s case study about the project is available on the company’s website.

About PowerAdvocate
PowerAdvocate provides global supply market insights and solutions to energy companies to optimize financial results. The company combines best-in-class information, innovative technology, and expert services to help its customers make better informed decisions. PowerAdvocate’s Energy Intelligence Platform and advisory services span the energy value chain, in wind, solar, fossil, oil and gas, and transmission and delivery.

About SolutionsIQ
SolutionsIQ is a leading provider of Agile consulting and training. The company offers a full array of technical consulting, software delivery, and talent acquisition services that together form a complete software development solution. For more than thirty years, SolutionsIQ has combined a hands-on approach with deep technical expertise to serve clients that range from the early stage startup to the Fortune 500.

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Christie Denniston