We are not interested in changing anything right now with regards to delivery, why should we talk?

Good, neither are we. Many times different firms will try to change the methodology but our role is to focus on what’s already being done and place you at the helm of directing your agile teams to a heightened level of efficiency.

How do you compare to your competition, being a new organization?

Although Berriault & Associates is a relatively new company, the wealth of experience of my partners and I are over 25 years. We assure you that our services are very comparable to known consulting firms, except we go above and beyond by focusing deeply on the people aspect improving value.

What is the value in certifying the organization through the Agile Performance Holarchy (APH)© when we already have certified Scrum masters?

Certifying across the organization with the APH© enhances individual certifications as it ensures that all stakeholders and departments are using Agile values in their day-to-day work. An enterprise certification shows the world that you are creating an enterprise-wide continuous improvement program and ensuring you have an agile strategic mindset to be ahead of the market or react fast with any sudden changes to not fall behind the competition.

Is the APH certification specific to software development?

No, it is not. Agile methodologies can be used in all aspects of how an organization runs. That is seen at the different points of certification within the APH.

So there are Business groups that have gone through APH certification?

Yes, businesses are finding there is value in maximizing efficiency. They use Agile methodologies to meet and exceed their clients’ needs.

Is the APH a maturity system like CMMI?

No, it is not. The APH has three levels: Adopting, Transforming, and Mastering. The way to view this is to see it as a ripple effect.

Adopting: This is focused on the teams that are using Agile methodologies to develop products or services.

Transforming: Reaches out past the teams and would be seen as the departments and leadership that the teams work in.

Mastering: The entire organization is now using Agile principles and methodologies to meet customer needs.

Is a Quality Assurance (QA) strategy really needed for an organization?

Yes, it is. The key thing about the strategy is to provide the team and stakeholders transparency and guidance on why the processes are there, how the work is done, and what are the end products come out of the QA effort.

QA is just testing, right?

No. That is a general misconception that most people have about the term. Testing is just a small component of what is involved under the umbrella of QA. A good QA program within an organization can have the potential for improved processes and value.