Business Challenge

Our client is a highly recognized health system of inpatient care, outpatient health centers, medical groups and virtual care services. With the increased demand for clinical performance analytics and Value Stream Metrics (VSM) projects, our client’s Clinical Business & Analytics organization engaged with Kenny & Company to improve the management, visibility and communication of strategic data analytics projects.

The key challenges facing our clients were:

  • Project management practices were non-standardized and inconsistent across project teams
  • Lean concepts, while effective, were limited in providing leadership visibility into project progress, or ability to effectively communicate status to stakeholders outside of the organization
  • Current Lean methods were limited in the project team’s ability to estimate and manage project scope, changes in requirements, or re-prioritization with associated resource and schedule impact analysis

Client & Engagement Quick Facts

  • Five month project duration
  • Assessed current lean project management practices to identify the optimal approach for incorporating Agile methods
  • Developed and implemented Agile processes, tools, and templates across three project teams

Our Solution

Kenny & Company utilized our proprietary Lagging-to-Leading Indicators for Agile Methodology framework to assess and make actionable recommendations. Our framework assesses agile readiness in five key focus areas: 1) Agile Methods, 2) Project Planning & Estimating, 3) Project Tools & Artifacts, 4) Project Communication & Collaboration, and 5) Project Retrospective & Continuous Improvement. Based on our assessment, Kenny & Company recommended and implemented agile practices tailored to our client’s project teams by developing the applicable tools and processes, then drove adoption of integrated agile practices through coaching and active participation in projects.

Business Benefits

Our client team improved project management by using standardized project templates to capture Product Backlogs, perform Sprint Planning, estimate User Stories, and to provide a weekly status including high priority risks and issues. Through project standardization the team is more efficient through shorter and more focused huddles. Overall, the program view of resources, schedule and product delivery is improved through standardization and implementation of agile practices.

About Kenny & Company

Kenny & Company is an independent management consulting firm providing Strategy, Operations and Technology consulting services to our clients. Our management consulting practice, experience and insight also enable us to provide early stage venture capital investments to select startup companies, and through our philanthropic endeavors to give back to our communities.