In today’s global environment rapid change is the new normal with the necessity for efficient technology implementation and alleviation of potential security threats delivering never-ending challenges for government agencies. With its promise of a faster path to the right results and more satisfied customers – especially on complex projects – it’s no wonder that Agile is a cornerstone of U.S. CIO Tony Scott’s mission to vastly improve customer satisfaction with federal technology services.
One of only two firms that are certified/qualified to provide Agile coaching certifications.
We participate in the National Industrial Security Program
our CAGE code is 1BJC4.
Over half of our consultants support programs in 25+ Federal agencies.
The returns on adopting Agile best practices – quick response to strategic opportunities, shorter production and review cycles, a focus on managing change and risk, and integrating the voice of the customer – are clear.
Government agencies that have attained high agility outperform those with low agility on all the key metrics of success: projects are on time, on budget, meet business goals and objectives, and meet or exceed ROI. Eliassen Group partners with government agencies and federal organizations to help them achieve the goal of becoming highly Agile through the implementation of key consulting and staffing solutions.
Eliassen Group has been driving the success of our clients, consultants and employees within the government sector for many years, perfectly matching capable and talented people with successful companies and helping them to achieve their business objectives.
We take a holistic approach that starts with understanding your needs, working directly with cross-functional and technology teams to establish baselines, determine goals and prioritize program activities.
We have experience addressing the unique challenges of improving agility in government environments such as:
|secure development environments||distributed teams|
|multiple contractors||product owner and development team interaction|
|earned value metrics||and others|
Key Agile roles that we focus on include:
Eliassen Group also offers a full range of Agile consulting and training services.
Eliassen Group is a leading provider of on-demand recruiting solutions. We support government contracts in over 25 agencies and departments.
On an ongoing basis, we help clients fill positions in:
Eliassen Group was selected in partnership with Rally Software to provide transformational consulting services to a major federal laboratory to achieve the goals of delivering higher quality software faster with higher predictability while reducing waste and involving operators in the process.
Eliassen Group began by conducting a thorough assessment of the current processes and methods for systems development at the laboratory and then worked jointly with this group to create a vision for the future state as well as a roadmap for achieving the vision. Transforming the laboratory to an Agile way of working required a shift in mindset and practices on many levels and Eliassen Group coaches were instrumental in accomplishing this. Once all teams and leadership had been educated and a coaching regimen had been established we conducted the first program level release planning ceremony for the pilot program. Capitalizing on the success of the pilot program Eliassen Group implemented a plan to scale Agile to the rest of the federal laboratory comprised of hundreds of teams and ~8400 employees and contractors.
Below are several highlights of the broader results achieved by this Agile engagement:
Eliassen Group was selected to source and hire qualified resources in Network/System Administration, Engineering and Help Desk/Desk Side Support who were able to go to work immediately.
Recognizing the necessity of securing this top level talent so quickly while ensuring that the best candidates were selected for the project, Eliassen Group provided an average of 2-3 resumes per position within a 48 hour window. The Eliassen Group team vetted the candidates carefully and ensured they were debriefed and pre-interviewed, enabling the client to bypass a lengthy interview process.
By utilizing best practices and a large network of qualified candidates, Eliassen Group was able to fill all positions and have the newly hired consultants on the ground working in less than a seven week period.
Eliassen Group delivered its Staff Augmentation Solutions in partnering with a major research agency to support multiple programs at the Department of Trustees, GAO, EOUSA, US Courts, FBI and NIH.
Eliassen Group has placed consultants supporting application development and infrastructure support services to assist the major research agency with the improvement of its customer service within these agencies.
Eliassen Group staff partnered with a federal mortgage company to successfully complete an agile assessment, Agile transformation, and agile pilot with multiple teams. Eliassen Group’s Agile Practice staff is on-site at the federal mortgage company, supporting key teams and initiatives with Agile training, coaching, staffing, and new team ramp up services.
Teams have successfully been transitioned from Waterfall to full scrum practices. Metrics gathered to validate this transition include: daily standups on all teams, weekly burn down charts presented to senior management, product demos at the end of each sprint, and retrospective ceremonies held at the end of each sprint.