Our Approach

 
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What we do

The Value of Long-Term Partnership

 
At Scalabl we think differently. We are straight up, assertive and passionate.
 

We value long term partnerships and stability. Our focus is on partnering with our clients, helping them to deliver value end to end. 

For this reason, we are selective on who we work with. We are a boutique consultancy and we choose to have a small number of clients at any one time to maximise our focus and attention with them.  A body shop approach does not align with our values as our model is established on long term impact and success.

To us partnerships are a high trust, transparent and mutually beneficial relationship. Success is measured through the value delivered and we’ll collaborate with you to deliver what matters.

 

Agile Transformations

Once we’ve completed our discovery work, we collaborate with you to plot the way forward. This includes change and engagement plans, as well as any operating model evolutions.

Our discovery highlights any capability gaps. These are addressed in capability plans to help improve your people’s expertise and can include training. Areas of focus include:

  • Role modelling and shifting the leadership approach using the agile mindset and behaviours

  • Creating high performing environments through a culture of agility and safety

  • Agile portfolio management, product management, end to end flow of work

  • Agile tools, techniques and practices to embed the new behaviours

We establish goals and results to drive every quarter, ensuring that our work is always aligned to the headline measures of success.

The key to agile transformation is leadership and engagement. We have a leadership program that we have co-designed with expertise from Silicon Valley and organisational psychologists. Our engagement models are always tailored to your context and we have a track record of creating highly engaged teams, tribes and organisations.

High Performing Software Delivery Teams & Technical Expertise

When your company needs software delivery capability, hiring great people and forming productive teams can be difficult, expensive and time consuming. 

Scalabl specialises in building highly productive Agile delivery teams that can work with you to deliver the best outcomes for your organisation, whether it be on a stand alone initiative, or complimenting your internal delivery team(s) in working on a larger goal.

We believe the best business relationships are viewed as partnerships, and we don’t believe that fixed price and scope engagements deliver the best outcome for your business. Instead, we work with a Product Owner you provide, operating in short iterations with regular demonstrations of progress that will enable quick decision making and adoption of new information, ideas and corrections.

Additionally, we can provide coaching and training for your Product Owners to upskill your organisation for the longer term, and ensure the success of what we deliver, together.

We have experience with heavily regulated environments from the finance industry to mining, supporting and developing high-risk systems. In these environments we have enabled less costly maintenance and more rapid delivery. Ensuring our risks and compliance obligations are visible and front of mind, we work with key stakeholders to guarantee the solution is the right answer, built well and at speed.

When it comes to writing software, we believe practices that support the development of high performing, maintainable software, with low risk of change should be embedded. Such practices may include Test Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour Driven Development/Design (BDD), Pair Programming as well as Continuous Integration and Delivery. We also don’t believe that testing should be a hand-over. Well written automated tests are critical to enable low risk rapid releases to production.

 

Why we do it:

We know there are a lot of businesses and organisations out there that could be performing better. We are driven to unlock that potential. To free the hidden power lying within that can transform completely. That’s why we do what we do. Our driving purpose is to be involved in long term collaborations to create agile environments, engaged employees, confident leaders and streamlined systems.

As a Perth based consultancy, we are passionate about supporting local business and the local community.  We’re proud sponsors of:

Agile Perth - Premium sponsor of Agile Perth meetups, with over 2000 members. Perth's largest community of agilists.  

https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Agile-Perth

Flow Perth - Founders and premium sponsors of Flow Perth, hosting unique events in the technology, marketing & product community to bring skilled volunteers and charities together.

http://www.flowperth.org/

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What you can expect:

We’ve learnt that the best way to get results is through our relationships with our clients. We co-create plans every 90 days to ensure we’re always focused on the highest priority for change. We meet with all consultants and senior leaders every fortnight to monitor the 90-day plan’s progress.

Our partnering principles:

  • Co-ownership - the best outcomes are delivered through co-ownership with those guiding, executing and being impacted by the change.

  • Co-creation - no one knows your context better than you. However, it’s our experience and expertise that will help deliver lasting improvements.

  • Measured outcomes - measuring both the areas of impact and the quantum is necessary to provide visibility of return on investment.

  • Transparency - transparency at all levels is foundational to creating a safe, trusting environment.

  • Limit Work In Progress (WIP) - reducing the variety and amount of WIPs delivers targeted results earlier.

  • Action over perfection - in today’s complex environment, perfection is a myth. We favour action and engagement over lengthy planning and over-analysis to give confidence in uncertainty.