Toplevel’s Agile approach allows for change during a project, gives flexibility to arrive at a Viable Product through close collaboration, and gives transparency and control over expenditure.

We recognise that there are a number of accepted methodologies available when embarking on an IT-related implementation. Whether Waterfall, GDS’s Digital by Default, Agile or any other delivery method, we work with you to review the most appropriate option at the early stage of a project to understand how best to achieve the solution and outcome you are looking for.

Our Agile approach puts the customer first by researching their needs and focuses on producing working software within a short timeframe. This is followed by frequent deliveries in short time spans, increasingly aligned to customer needs. Furthermore, change is welcomed and not treated as a hindrance to software projects, which is often the case in more traditional approaches.

An Agile-based project tends to deliver frequent releases and less management overhead. It is a collaborative method that is responsive to change. This, in turn, enables you to be more agile and flexible with customers and stakeholders.

Beyond Agile

Agile Projects are rightly implemented with a focus on user experience. While that is critical, it is important to keep in mind the IT environment in which they are operating. As a result, we often recommend an Agile Plus approach, as appropriate, in line with the specific requirements and desired outcomes of a particular project.

Agile+ is a proven methodology using a synthesis of the best elements of Agile and PRINCE2 to manage and govern. PRINCE2 methodologies seek to minimise risk, contain budget and take into account any dependencies of working with other suppliers or internal teams and any integration challenges presented by a customer’s existing technologies.

Fundamentally, Agile+ takes into account the context of the project – the impact on and by the IT environment, from data storage to networks and all backend systems. By bringing together PRINCE2 and Agile in this way, we can help you better mitigate and manage risks while ensuring integration.

Quality Assured Delivery

To ensure the smooth delivery of every client solution, all our project managers are trained to internationally-recognised PRINCE2 standards, and are also trained Agile Scrum Masters. They are supported throughout by Toplevel’s QA test staff, who will verify and test configuration during on-boarding. Our QA test staff are ISEB trained and certified.

Discover more in our article, Is Agile enough?

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