Helping organizations make the most out of change is LitheSpeed, a boutique end-to-end agile management consultancy, coaching, and training firm. They offer scrum and agile training classes, agile coaching, agile management consulting, agile value management office (Agile VMO®) launch support, and agile staffing services. “We are a diverse team from different backgrounds, ages, and orientations, and we pride ourselves on delivering high-performance results and helping our clients shape their work to be more valued, rewarding and fulfilling,” states Sanjiv Augustine, CEO, LitheSpeed.
One of LitheSpeed’s core services and areas of expertise is agile management consulting. The company’s team works with mid to senior-level executives to help them understand the change and restructuring that coincide with agile initiatives, along with management of their funding, reporting, budgeting, and product development capabilities.
LitheSpeed also provides agile and scrum training for leadership and executive teams. In the midst of the pandemic, they have supported clients’ changing needs by providing virtual services and supporting their clients as they shift to virtual workflows. The company’s online classes have been designed for high levels of virtual engagement. Each training session is curated to help clients reach their goal of building a concrete foundation for agility, improving value streams, and developing best-practices. They offer certification training through Scrum Alliance, Scaled Agile, and ICAgile. With its expertise in end-to-end agile, LitheSpeed has a 99 percent pass rate on the industry-standard CSM exam.
Along with training, LitheSpeed helps organizations optimize team function and improve productivity through agile team coaching. LitheSpeed’s agile coaches take a holistic approach by helping clients build agile foundations, fine-tuning their culture and practices, and supporting them with all possible processes and product-based guidance. They work hand in hand with teams to instill agile practices across programs, build competency, and enhance their agile engineering practices, skills, and methods. The company has a unique approach of bringing together middle-level executives into a cross-functional group to set up an agile value management office (Agile VMO) to support an organization’s end-to-end agility flow.
Fundamentally, as a management consultancy, LitheSpeed follows a progressive consultancy model while catering to clients. A typical engagement begins with the company conducting an upfront agile maturity assessment to analyze the clients’ specific needs and how ready they are to adopt agile methodologies. After this, LitheSpeed frames a transformation plan with a targeted combination of all its services, which gives the clients complete visibility into the outcome toward which they will be working. Following this, they render services and also ensure optimal outcomes. The company executes services in line with a monthly statement of work to ensure business value to its customers.
We are a diverse team from different backgrounds, ages, and orientations, and we pride ourselves on delivering high-performance results and helping our clients shape their work to be more valued, rewarding and fulfilling
As an agile team itself, LitheSpeed responded to the current COVID-19 pandemic by pivoting to its virtual training classes quickly. The company has rebuilt its courses on online platforms and made it available to all clients. They have also integrated customer feedback from the first pilot classes to improve the class content and meet the clients’ needs more efficiently. This customer-centric approach, even in the time of crisis, has proven to be one of the leading reasons for LitheSpeed’s phenomenal success over the years. With a strong customer base, the company is confident to expand into different areas in the future. Going forward, LitheSpeed aims to further focus its executive consulting and management services on leadership crisis assistance. Additionally, they are also focused on product development and augmentation of clients’ product teams in the future. “Our team has hands-on experience helping Fortune 500 clients design and implement end-to-end business agility solutions. Our clients have seen results like 67 percent improvements in business velocity, and features delivered in a matter of a few weeks.,” concludes Augustine.