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What TCGen Can Do For Your Company

Whether you’re a startup or an established firm, TCGen’s Consulting services and agile training can help you achieve your product goals. We help companies increase revenue and profit margins by building great products using agile processes, including setting up the right-sized agile framework for your organization (including DevOps). 

We have assisted clients across various industries, including healthcare, financial services, and SAAS, in adopting agile methodologies and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to enhance their strategy execution throughout the product life cycle (or across value streams) and increase adaptability. Our approach to agile and SAFe implementation incorporates beneficial automation, which empowers organizations to optimize their processes, foster better collaboration, and deliver high-quality products and services. By acting as a program consultant, we guide our clients through the complexities of implementing these methodologies. Our success stories and case studies affirm how we have enabled clients to achieve significant outcomes and drive business value by applying agile methods and SAFe principles strategically.

We can also implement a product operating model for IT organizations and help cultivate a product mindset. From process tune-ups to digital transformations, we allow clients to utilize select practices from the core agile principles during agile implementation to create business value and achieve scalability. By leveraging agile methodologies, we enable organizations to adapt to changing market demands, enhance collaboration, and deliver high-quality products and services.

Not only do we provide management consulting services to help software development organizations become more agile and lean, but we have also helped hardware development and systems development (Full Stack, including IoT) adopt agile best practices and reach their full potential. Our expertise extends to portfolio-level strategies, where we serve as a transformation partner to manage and align large-scale initiatives. Our team includes experienced Release Train Engineers (RTEs) who are pivotal in driving SAFe adoption and SAFe implementation across various projects. By crafting a strategic roadmap, we ensure that your journey toward agility is smooth, systematic, and aligned with your organizational goals.

We work with product leaders, product owners, heads of product, product marketing, project management, product management teams, Scrum masters, and other stakeholders to improve the development process and speed decision-making while building products around the user experience to create a stream of successful products.  

Transform Your Organization with TCGen’sTCGen’s Consulting Services

With TCGen’s consulting services, you can achieve remarkable results and transform your organization into an agile powerhouse. Our comprehensive solutions enable you to:

  • Maximize impact by delivering increments of value faster
  • Scale and transform your business agility across multiple teams and sites
  • Meet customer needs, increasing customer satisfaction & delight
  • Create an organization with measurable, continuous improvement
  • Forge a clear tie between business strategy, roadmaps, and budgets 

We’re making better decisions, faster.

– Apple Executive

Benefits of Our Agile Transformation Services

Our clients have reported measurable improvements in business performance following our engagement. We have a proven track record for:

  • Cutting Time to Market
  • Exceeding sales forecasts
  • Making new product development more predictable
  • Increasing innovation in product portfolios and skillful portfolio management with a clear business strategy
  • Developing a product mindset & a stronger customer orientation
Agile Consulting Services Benefits

 

Agile Consulting Services Engagement
  1. Schedule a no-obligation call. Book some time with us. Find out more about how we can help you. 
  2. We will write it up & review with you. We will send you what we learned from the call and suggest options for working together. If it meets your needs, we can send you a proposal.
  3. Kick-off Project. We will work with you to design and optimize a tailored Kick-off to initiate the engagement and ensure enduring success.

TCGen’sTCGen’sConsulting Services Approach

Although each engagement is unique, most of them are variations of these types:

Agile Consulting Services Approaches

Agile consulting services are essential for organizations adopting an agile mindset and achieving effective SAFe implementation. Our team of certified SAFe Program Consultants and SAFe Fellows are skilled change agents, guiding your organization through a seamless SAFe transformation. Our expertise in Lean Portfolio Management ensures your team has the knowledge and skills to excel. Our focus on aligning strategic objectives with agile execution ensures continuous value delivery. Partner with us and leverage the SAFe framework, SAFe practices, and the guidance of Scaled Agile Inc. to drive sustainable growth and innovation.

From Agile Coaching to Transformation Leader – We Can Do Both

Regardless of the specific consulting area, TCGen’sTCGen’sch to agile transformation (or scaled agile) typically begins with a thorough assessment of your organization and follows it with focused training for team members and their managers:

  1. We highlight the pain points and business needs, usually around product mindset, product definition, delays, and missing financial/impact goals. 
  2. Then, we agree on goals and KPIs and prioritize implementing agile capabilities. 
  3. We then identify several agile practices we will seek to embed in the culture.
  4. We then work with you to achieve this transformation via best practices in change management.
  5. When an agile practice is established and socialized, and agile teams are in place, we embed further practices or help you create a well-structured agile organization.

Because we want to leave you with a new capability that employees and development teams will now have, we typically pair up with a senior-level individual contributor (note this is not a full-time assignment, but it’s its priority). Our approach to program management will show you how to implement agile projects that use, where required, Sprints, user stories, kanban, and managing the backlog while giving you the safe, agile coaching to embed these practices throughout your company. Additionally, lean-agile principles, safe practice consultants (SPCs), agile release trains, lean portfolio management, certified safe, change agents, and leading safe are integral components of our methodology to ensure a comprehensive and effective implementation.

Agile Consulting Approach

With TCGen’s services, you can embark on a transformational agile journey, unlocking your agile potential and driving success. Our hands-on approach ensures your team can deliver the functionality and responsiveness needed to meet your specific needs. We tailor agile practices to your unique business goals, building agility into your processes to adapt quickly to changing market demands. By focusing on business results, we enhance your competencies through continuous delivery and enablement strategies. Our expertise in large-scale, lean-agile practices and lean-agile transformation empowers your organization to achieve higher performance levels. We integrate metrics and PI planning into your workflow, ensuring a seamless transition and the fulfillment of your objectives. Contact us now to ignite change and embrace the future of business agility.

TCGen Principal & Founder

John Carter

John Carter specializes in product development, from the strategy and innovation processes to product definition, execution, and launch. He has helped companies cut time to market, rapidly scale their product program, and improve innovation with customer-led insights. His work leads to greater profitability, reduced costs, and improved customer satisfaction.

John currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cirrus Logic (CRUS), a leading supplier of mixed-signal semiconductors. He is involved with company strategy and sits on the Compensation and Audit Committees.

Before starting the consulting firm TCGen, John was the Chief Engineer of BOSE Corporation. John is the inventor of the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones and shares the original patent with Dr. Amar Bose. He was one of the initial contributors to BOSE’s entry into the automobile OEM business. He led the product and business development of BOSE’s patented noise reduction technology for the military market.

John Carter, TCGen Principal & Founder