Agile and Business Agility

Business agility transformation is the key to long-term survival in a dramatically changing global economy. Our work on business and organizational agility goes above and beyond agile methods.

Ricardo was one of the pioneers on bringing transformation concepts to sectors not related to technology, developing the idea that transformation goes above and beyond the "digital transformation." Transformation is a human-centric initiative and must be carried out with a robust connection between strategic intent, capabilities, and the employee inside out transformation (The Inside Out Effect from Prof. Behnam Tabrizi).

We work with a mix of agile and hybrid models with a strong focus on sustainable growth and the use of internal employees as a driving force for transformation. Our work goes in agile, and business agility goes above and beyond a specific Agile method. We work with our clients to understand the business context, the need for change, the internal workforce profile, and expectations to provide the right approach and tools to deliver results.

Agile project management

Change the mindset and the operating model of your organization by using an agile approach that adapts and responds to a changing environment. It prepares your organization to work with agility in mind.

Agile practices are based on strong team collaboration and an adaptative approach to test and react fast.

  • Building the case for agility
  • Building buy-in and leadership commitment
  • Internal behavioral change and people transformation
  • Addressing concerns
  • Lean and Agile lifecycle and roadmaps
  • Implementation of Scrum principles
  • Scrum of Scrums
  • Optimizing value streams and execution capabilities
  • Retrospective planning and execution

Business agility and scaling agile

We support businesses facing increasing competition and market disruption to navigate technology change and its impacts on teams, governance, products and services, and leadership.

Ricardo helped organizations to mature capabilities to deliver fast, adaptable and innovative solutions that not only respond to disruptive events but also disrupt the market themselves.

  • Organizational assessment
  • Scaling agile using SAFe®
  • Adaptability process
  • Workforce design
  • Innovation roadmap
  • Technology readiness
  • Leadership reframe and teamwork
  • Employee empowerment

Hybrid models

We adopt and implement hybrid models to combine formal (Waterfall) and Agile methods to deliver a tailored project delivery method to our clients.

Ricardo adapts and tailors the project delivery approach to suit your needs since he started working with project management, adapting the best on each method for each organization is.

Our practices range from combining precise scope delivery with daily scrums, risk register with Kanban boards. All efforts to make sure that results are at the center of our value proposition.

  • Agile sprints and scope definition
  • Setting up a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to Agile
  • Team structure (Scrum master and project manager)
  • Choosing your WOW (Disciplined Agile)
  • Hybrid planning phase
  • Iteration planning
  • Coexisting waterfall, agile, and hybrid

Agile PMO

For several organizations, a Project Office (PMO) will support lean and agile practices, coordinating execution, and removing roadblocks. This structure is called Agile PMO.

We can help your organization to set up an agile PMO that supports initiatives on business agility and agile transformation, driving innovation, and improving adaptability.

  • Idea qualification and value streams
  • Agile PMO team assignments
  • Cross-functional teams assignments
  • Internal behavioral change and people transformation
  • Lean and Agile Lifecycle and roadmaps
  • Collaboration platforms
  • Retrospectives process implementation
  • Work in Progress (WIP) management
  • Development of communities of practice
  • Measuring Agile program progress
  • Agile health check

Key issues addressed

  • Lack of focus on business value
  • Inability to accommodate change
  • Lack of transparency
  • Focus on control and not collaboration
  • Slow delivery cycle
  • Lack of customer orientation
  • Cost and time overrun
  • Poor quality of deliverables
  • Rigidity and low flexibility
  • Unstable requirements
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Testimonials

“I consider Ricardo Vargas as an excellent reference in Project Management in Brazil and worldwide. He inspired me to know and use the PMI proposed practical. Besides, he has an entrepreneurial vision and passion for everything he does. It’s always a pleasure to meet him and talk either personal or virtually.”

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“... Ricardo thinks big and is too connected to the subjects concerning management and the significant market changes, or on the economy and society. Indeed, he is an outlier professional.”

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Project Manager specialist and Strategic Manager
Banco do Brasil

“In addition to being the most knowledgeable Project Management expert, I know, Ricardo is excellent to work with as a partner. He is always bringing us good opportunities to work together and negotiating with a win-win mentality. If you have problems related to project management and need help, this is the guy you should talk to.”

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Senior Solution Sales Specialist - Business Productivity
Microsoft

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