That's a great question. I think the answer is it works in all size organizations. It’s interesting because I think it applies equally well in large organizations where typically you’re going to have most of the problems because the data sets are diverse, and the business constituency is so broad and deep in the IT. So it tends to be a larger project which is really well suited there.
Even in small organizations the processes and methods, the prototyping, the sprint zero, the validation, and the business modeling helps. It really doesn’t have to do a lot with organization size. I do think any organization can definitely benefit. I think large organizations certainly do because they tend to be somewhat IT heavy. They might gain more benefits because there is a lot more to be gained simply because they become more efficient.
Okay. Another one here is asking about are there any challenges that you run into when you’re trying to help organizations move from the waterfall to an agile approach? Have you run into any cultural challenges or resistance from certain stake holders, and if so, how do you address that?
That's another great question. We see resistance from a couple of fronts, the first one being largely PMO. It’s hard for them to comprehend how this is different or why it’s different or why it’s better, and there are a lot of emotions attached to the methodologies that are in play and a lot of structure. It does have structure. It’s also somewhat unstructured.
It does require a different PMO lifecycle. I think the business very quickly gets the idea, see the benefits and adjusts to it. I think the other pushback we typically get is from architects who can’t seem to see how going through this type of methodology allows you to have a consistent architecture. If you go out to the BI network or the agile BI channel you can read a couple of articles around these types of themes of how this really does align with good architectural constructs. And the other thing is, it's funny because I think the younger people in our group seem to do this, or like this a lot better. People who are 15, 20, 30 year veterans just don't want to change. We get pushback from there as well.