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P2 Consulting was started by a group of award winning consultants who recognised the opportunity to build a global consultancy firm that had clients’ needs at its heart. We understand the challenges clients face – the pace of globalisation, technology change and increasing regulation – and the pressure they are under to respond to these changes rapidly and efficiently.

What We Do

We work on some of the largest transformation programmes in the corporate world and the public sector. Partnering closely with our clients, we help them deliver successful business change. Our reputation as a consultancy is built on excellence in portfolio and programme management, business architecture and design, testing and quality assurance and implementation.

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Understanding the challenges that keep our clients awake at night is essential. In this section we demonstrate our expertise at solving your problems. We have deep insight into the business and technology issues facing all sectors.

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Case Studies

We’ve worked with clients across a range of sectors and gained excellent results – but don’t just take our word for it. Have a browse through some of the work we’ve done.

Scaled Agile Framework Transformation & Implementation

Scaled Agile has so much potential to transform how change is delivered across all sectors.  Most organisations understand the benefits of Agile over waterfall, have implemented scrum teams and agile methodologies in a few areas and now want to Scale! But how…

Introducing Scaled Agile Framework Transformation & Implementation

P2 Principal Consultant, Patrick Kemp introduces Scaled Agile Framework Transformation & Implementation

Agile in Name Only

They’ve done some training, hired a few scrum masters and a coach and read the books. But but but…. the promised speed to value hasn’t materialised, the teams seem confused and uncoordinated and everyone has wonderful new titles but are working in the same old ways… At P2 Consulting we see this all too often and have christened this stage of the ‘failing—scaling’ model the Agile in Name Only stage and it’s a transformation killer.Confusion reigns, enthusiasm wains and the nay-sayers start to whisper that this scaled agile thing is all smoke and mirrors and shouldn’t we just go back to the way things were. 

So what’s gone wrong? And how to fix it?

At P2 we have proscribed the structure, ways of working and implementation approach of the global leading scaled agile SAFe framework delivered through professional coaching and direct support.    

P2 believes that regardless of the size of an organisation, SAFe allows scalability and configuration that suit the business need.  Until an organisation is truly Agile, by changing mindsets, behaviours and values, across the board then some of the many benefits of SAFe cannot be realised: 

  • Focus on efficient flow between functions
  • Attaining regular business value in the shortest sustainable time 
  • Reducing documentation with a focus on artefacts including user stories that drive the process 
  • Better integrated engineering, testing, releases and deployment 
  • Promotion of collaboration and transparency between development teams and the senior management 
  • Organisation-wide adjustment to processes and tools and in line with Agile concepts. 

And P2 can support you through this journey with our trained community of SAFe Programme Consultants and deep understanding of organisational transformation. Whether you’re looking for support in establishing a Lean-Agile CoEworld-class Agile Coaches or support driving the full SAFe transformation – give us a call today.

5 statements of failing scaling – the 5 most regular statements we hear that indicate a fundamental problem with how agile is being implemented and scaled.
  1. I am not seeing the increases in speed to delivery that Agile is meant to give me – delivery levels stay about the same or, worst case, radically reduce instead of steadily increasing.
  2. I am not seeing the benefits of the cross train -­There’s independent progress but little in the way of economies of scale or scaling of value delivered one expects from multiple teams working in harmony.
  3. I can’t optimise and track effort across the train – different streams across the train have very different point estimates and progress rates making it feel like teams working to different rules and principles. This is impacting flexible resourcing across the train.
  4. I don’t believe the Product Roadmaps are going to deliver my organisation’s transformation – The roadmaps aren’t transformative or seem to consist of magical thinking and simply don’t tell a realistic story about the transformation journey.
  5. I see my progress reports and I just don’t believe it – The information radiator simply doesn’t reflect your gut feel. You know there are issues and poor progress that simply isn’t reflected in the data.

If you’ve caught yourself thinking the above give us a call.

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