Fortune 50 National Grocer & Retail Case Study

The Challenge

This Fortune 50 client has a tradition of waterfall SDLC software and IT projects to support its retail POS, supply chain and back office enterprise solutions.

The clients’ new Digital Customer program had more dynamic requirements and much faster time to market goals then the company’s traditional projects. Furthermore this program was dependent on remote 3rd party joint venture partner for “big data” customer analytics software development and integration.

Our Approach

PWP was engaged by the client product management and IT organizations to provide agile process training, mentoring and best practice support for multiple distributed agile teams. Practices included in the adoption engagement were agile release and MVP (minimal viable product) planning, backlog and user story grooming, functional testing, implementation team estimation and velocity tracking.

The Results

The result of PWP’s services and the client’s efforts was a cutting edge solution with a radically different architecture and dynamic requirements. This work was accomplished in a fraction that the client organization typically took to deliver enterprise solutions that contain sweeping new technology.

One of the clients’ two key managers said of PWP’s principle engagement consultant:

“I got the privilege to work with Paul when my company began pursuing a large program that was to be completed using Agile methodologies. My experience with him could not have gone better. Paul coached me through a gamut of situations. Instead of just solving the problems and walking away, Paul taught me everything I needed to know in order to run an Agile team without his day to day guidance. He was accessible any time I needed him. I would easily recommend him to any company looking for someone to guide them into an Agile project approach.”