Agile SDLC Support Called Cascade

Many projects struggle with aligning SDLC gates and agile processes. CASCADE– Lynker’s Full Life Cycle Agile Development process – solves this problem and eases collaboration between development and operation teams. Our PMP and Agile certified SMEs will guide you through our proprietary and exclusive approach to create your optimized solution. From kick-off to project conclusion, our rapid cascade of events keep projects running on time and on budget.

Some of the highly sought after features of CASCADE include:

  • Waterfall to Agile SDLC Tailoring
  • User-Centered Design
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • DevSecOps Implementation
  • Cyber Security and Test Automation
  • Lower Cost Operations & Maintenance

Did you know that coaching is one of the most effective training methods?

Unlike traditional training, coaching is tailored to address your specific pain points, providing more immediate performance improvement. Our coaching experts can help you remove process roadblocks and implement industry standard best practices. Our PMP and Agile certified coaches do more than embed a static Agile framework, they focus on developing broader skills and enhancing your team’s future potential. As technology rapidly changes, your team will be better equipped to adapt to future needs. Contact us to learn more about how your team can benefit from CASCADE Coaching.

We use CASCADE – Lynker’s proprietary Full Lifecycle Agile Development process to:

  • Provide system monitoring and security services including regular testing, escalation, annual risk assessments, contingency planning, weekly security scanning, patch management and security mitigation to the National Science Foundation
  • Align the Agile SDLC process with the Department of Education’s Authority to Operate (ATO) documentation and testing requirements.
  • Develop web and mobile application like the NOAA Fish Online App for electronic vessel trip reporting reducing the manual paperwork burden.

Why Frameworks?

Lynker frameworks are built on industry best practices providing a stable and scalable project pathway tailored to your individual project needs. Rather than starting from scratch each time, our frameworks provide the tools for rapid ramp-up, saving you time and money. Each framework provides lower risk service delivery by incorporating real-world lessons learned from other projects. Our frameworks are how we deliver rapid ROI. We have saved our clients millions and improved the systems they rely on.

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Featured Article:

Agile is all about teamwork, but mastering the art of teamwork requires more than doing your work and passing it on down the line. Teamwork in Agile by the Scrum Alliance references three ways in which people work together. The first is non-cooperation where differing ideas, methods, or outcomes cause teams to work against each other. The second in cooperation where each person performs their role and the work they have been assigned proceeds in binary fashion. The third is collaboration where by the outcome of a project is enhanced by the effort of the team. In working together to complement each other’s strengths they are able to accomplish more than they otherwise would have.

Barriers to collaboration include conflict avoidance, reluctance to change, and a territorial division of labor. In short, we find it hard to collaborate because we want things done our way and we want credit for the outcome.

Mahale (2011) claims that the Agile process forces collaboration. In theory perhaps, but in practice the Agile ceremonies only facilitate collaboration. They provide the best possible structure for disarming defensive and territorial teammates, while motivating the team through grouped recognition of performance. You may find that a resistant team member isn’t receptive to the process or isn’t a good fit for the group. Sometimes, you’ll see improvement in a few sprints. But Agile itself shouldn’t be seen as a magic key for SDLC improvement and team collaboration. It takes a skilled Project Manager balanced with an experienced Agile Coach to enable real and lasting collaboration.

Mahale, B. (2011, February 16). Teamwork in Agile. Retrieved October 23, 2018, from https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/articles/201