2020 has changed the landscape of work across many industries. In the IT space, work has overnight moved from company offices to employee’s home. While, this disrupted BAU to begin with (and added a pile of workload to the Infrastructure Team’s work bucket), it has opened up new opportunities and possibilities for orgs across the spectrum enabling clients, talent and vendors to collaborate across geographies. Something which is happening for the first time in human history and has the potential to disrupt BAU like never before.
Companies can now attract the best talent across the geographies and leverage ‘Follow the sun’ model to maximise the productivity and increase support time. They can explore new partners to optimize the cost and open avenues of new business opportunities.
We transitioned to remote agile consulting in the first Covid wave and have led multiple successful remote transformation journeys till now. Agile for remote is our offering to our prospective clients across the globe. We, at Benzne have rolled over our sleeves to expand our business beyond India and have already started serving the needs of our geographically distributed and diverse customer base.
Agile consulting was happening 100% on premise before the pandemic hit us all but nobody anticipated the lockdown and the resulting WFH scenario. Something that has revolutionized the way we work and collaborate. It wasn’t different for us and we had to transition to remote agile consulting for our existing clients. We categorised the challenges we faced as below
It wasn’t an easy transition to a remote working environments for enabling agile led transformations, consulting and coaching is a difficult, time intensive, nuanced journey facilitated and based on personal connect.
Transitioning our existing customers was our main priority and this is how we did it.
Our internal team of consultants created our backlog of exploring best practices of maximising throughput at each touchpoint and shared our learnings. Within 2 weeks we were able to overcome our nervousness. We explored, experimented, learned from collaboration and evolved as the lockdown and WFH extended.
We take great pride in our ‘Agile for remote’ stats considering our current team size. Here are some quick numbers for reference –