Finance Project Management

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REACT & RESPOND

How To Manage Finance Projects?

Agile transformation ensures businesses can react and respond to change quickly and effectively.

Many businesses ask what is agile scrum? Agile project management has a great deal to offer financial institutions. It introduces an improved way for teams to work together, with an iterative approach to results and better communication.

Agile has particular relevance in financial services – with complex projects or product development, fast-paced competition, and strong regulation.

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Scrum in Finance Project Management

Through close partnership, we work with your business to build independent working capabilities, without impacting on delivery.

The Scrum framework is the leading implementation methodology for Agile techniques. It has been in use for over 25 years across many industries. It has a particular association with software development, but it is appropriate and well-used with any large or complex project.

Agile techniques reflect the changing nature of companies today. They present a flexible way to deliver improved results, with a better way to handle changing requirements and scope.

In many cases, financial institutions have held back somewhat from adopting such new frameworks. As an industry that is heavily regulated and reliant on secure and proven approaches, it can often be more traditional than other industries. This has changed, though, as the industry has evolved. Today, the financial services sector needs to move quickly in an increasingly competitive environment, and Scrum can help greatly here.

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Avoiding the J Curve

As markets rapidly evolve, accelerated productivity is crucial to delivering value to your clients. While traditional disruptive change leads to an instant drop in output, our approach prevents any decrease in productivity from the very start. We embed sustainable skills in order to build momentum within your teams and remove the risk of a loss in pace.

Digitalisation of Financial Services

There is no doubt that financial services have seen huge increases in digital services in recent years. All areas – including banking, hedge funds, insurance, and asset management – need to innovate with digital products to stay competitive. The rapid fise in fintech has increased options and competition.

Scrum will help ensure that digital products meet customer requirements. Teams are more focused on increasing the value of products delivered – rather than on a fixed set of requirements or a rigid team structure. Improving customer satisfaction is increasingly important as competition increases and the range of services offered widens.

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Create Lasting Change

Agile succeeds when a mindset shift is embraced at every level of an organisation. Introducing agile from the ground up builds transparent organisational learning capabilities, that establish working practices & principles for sustainable delivery. Our incremental approach ensures your agile transformation is embedded within every person, process & structure, so productivity never stalls & change will last.

Collaborate Relentlessly

Agile organisations are constantly searching for ways to improve. Partnering with our dedicated team of practitioners gives your organisation access to years of experience in both living and applying agile principles, in both teams and organisations. Offering strategic expertise tailored to your business’s goals teaches your team to learn new frameworks alongside consistently delivering value.

Build Independence

Agile transformation is deemed successful once an organisation can successfully apply agile principles without the need for external support. We ensure independence is embedded from day one, so you can go it alone consistently and confidently. Keeping this end goal in mind allows us to help you build sustainable skills,  so your organisation can thrive through future market changes, while still delivering real value.

CUTTING THE RED TAPE

Financial Services Agile & Scrum

Another area of finance project management to benefit from an Agile approach is compliance and regulation. All industries are regulated to some extent, but this is particularly relevant in financial services.

Projects in this area can benefit from the incremental approach, where complete requirements or standards are often not known at the outset. Regulation can also change frequently and quickly, suiting the Agile Scrum approach well.

Smaller companies or financial services providers may be able to achieve a full, enterprise-wide Agile transformation. Larger financial institutions will generally only implement Agile or Scrum techniques in some areas. Either way, changing the approach to complex projects can deliver significant results.

Research from consultancy McKinsey has shown that Agile techniques can improve customer satisfaction by up to 30%. Companies as well can experience a 30% to 50% improvement in operational performance.

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TRAINING TEAMS

Choosing the Right Training

There are plenty of training courses that can help understand and implement Scrum for finance project management. Scrum training is the best way to equip teams to work on Agile projects.

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