TCI VELOCITY recognized by CIOReview magazine!!!

November 19th, 2018

TCI VELOCITY recognized by CIOReview magazine as 10 Most Promising AGILE Solution Providers 2018.

We are happy to announce, that TCI (TRI-COR Industries) is now part of the honored group of companies, on CIOReview Platform – Agile.

Transition from IT Agility to Business Agility with VELOCITY !

  1. 360 Degree project and portfolio / program management across the enterprise
  2. Link objectives to strategic planning and effectively manage interdependencies
  3. Prioritize projects based on strategic objectives
  4. Optimize efficient use of limited resources
  5. Improv coordination through collaborating across the enterprise, and beyond
  6. Manage large portfolios and programs with multiple teams and developments.

Contact us for Demo on how  VELOCITY can help accelerate your business agility at VelocityDemo@tricorind.com.

 

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Optimize Agility with Scaled Agile Frameworks

September 14th, 2018

 

Thank you for attending VELOCITY Enterprise Insights webinar.

In the webinar, we discussed Agile journey during the past decade – progress made, current focus areas, challenges and potential winning strategies. Also we discussed how to:

  • Use enterprise frameworks to leverage tools and methods that enable organizations to be agile
  • Define, plan, and track all enterprise activities from strategy to tactics
  • Streamline and optimize resource utilization

We hope you enjoyed our webinar!

Do you have any questions or interested in learning more? Please Contact Us and we’ll discuss how you can optimize Agility with Scaled Agile Framework within your organization.

See you at our next webinar!

 

Regards,
THE VELOCITY TEAM
velocity-tci.com

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Adoption of Agile methods – Part 2 of 2

August 13th, 2018

Utilizing Velocity for Scaled Agile implementations provides organizations a mechanism for optimizing efficiency. This innovative software suite helps gain visibility of resources, plan commitments, and track progress. Organizations can Accelerate Software Development and Delivery through Agile (SAFe/Scrum/Kanban) best practices. Specialized modules can be added for capabilities like Shared Services Management. Shared Services Management includes planning and allocating resources, monitoring capacity and costs, identifying risks, and improving traceability.

Multiple stakeholder of an organization can benefit from Velocity Enterprise Insights dashboards, reports, and analytics to include:

Strategic Planners

  • Identify what elements of the organization are supporting specific strategic themes, goals, and initiatives.
  • What projects and activities are currently underway and what is the cost?
  • What are the timelines associates with achieving specific goals and objectives?

Enterprise Architects

  • Identify opportunities for reuse, consolidation, collaboration, and integration of business processes, applications, data, and technology.
  • Evaluate proposed solutions for effectiveness in addressing gaps in business processes, applications, data, or technology.

Investment Decision-Makers / Portfolio Management

  • Ensure business cases are associated with the core business and strategic goals.
  • Analyze how proposed investments are related to each other, to existing IT and alignment to planned technologies.

Project Managers

  • Identify business areas and technical systems that use the same or similar data, business functions, technology, or COTS products to enable reuse, reduce development costs, and generally leverage existing knowledge and artifacts.
  • Obtain reusable patterns, standards, and conventions to reduce development life cycle costs and improve interoperability & reuse

Software / System Developers

  • Review existing data sources and other documentation to identify and document existing patterns (e.g., conceptual data models) for applicability to their current project, and use the patterns to ensure consistency with other systems.
  • Identify opportunities to reuse systems originally developed for other projects resulting in reduced development time.
  • Obtain data and technology standards, including naming conventions and business rules that are required to be used in the system being developed.

Security Personnel

  • Obtain or view information about mission-critical systems and view relevant FISMA reports.
  • Identify where security is a critical element in a business process, data, application, or technology in use by an application or process.
  • Generate reports that assist in developing certification and accreditation documentation.

 

Looking forward to connect with you in our Webinar “Optimize Agility with Scaled Agile Frameworks” and demo the topics discussed in the blog on September 12th 2018.

 

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Adoption of Agile methods – Part 1 of 2

July 27th, 2018

Adoption of Agile methods are no longer limited to startup organizations. Increasingly, medium to large size enterprises are realizing the benefits of Agile and are embracing its principles in day-to-day operations.  For these organizations to take full advantage of the benefits of Agile, the scope needs to be scaled up to include Strategic Planning and Budgeting functions as well as scaled out to account for IT Infrastructure and Assets.

Velocity Enterprise Insights from TCI is an Enterprise IT Management Solution that provides organizations with the tools and methods needed to scale Agile upward and outward.  Enterprises can gather insights at all levels of their organization from Strategic Planning, to Investment Management, through Project/Portfolio Management, and IT Infrastructure and Asset Management.  This interconnectedness provides awareness of upstream and downstream impacts across Departments, progress towards achieving strategic goals and objectives, organizational capacity and resource load, sound project management principles, and alignment to the organizations IT assets and infrastructure.

Utilizing Velocity for Scaled Agile implementations provides organizations a mechanism for optimizing efficiency. This innovative software suite helps gain visibility of resources, plan commitments, and track progress. Organizations can Accelerate Software Development and Delivery through Agile (SAFe/Scrum/Kanban) best practices. Specialized modules can be added for capabilities like Shared Services Management. Shared Services Management includes planning and allocating resources, monitoring capacity and costs, identifying risks, and improving traceability.

Features include:

Business Value Management

  • Manage strategic priorities, initiatives, & key objectives
  • Align resources & metrics w/ organization performance
  • Budget planning & forecasting

Transformation Planning

  • Define value streams & roadmaps
  • Engage business, technology, & human resources
  • Align capacities to milestones & releases

Delivery Management

  • Manage estimations, tasks, schedules, & risks
  • Measure team and organization velocity & variance
  • Integrate cross-functional activities

Enterprise Reporting and Analytics

  • Analyze team and project insights via dashboards
  • Optimize portfolio and organization performance
  • Drive deeper stakeholder engagement

 

Part 2 of this post will discuss how  multiple stakeholder of an organization can benefit from Velocity Enterprise Insights dashboards, reports, and analytics.

….. to be continued

 

 

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Pros and Cons of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 4.0 and 4.5

July 10th, 2018

SAFe has made a name for itself in the last decade after being introduced at large enterprises. The latest version, 4.5, was released in the summer of 2017. Although not fundamentally different from the previous version, the differences are significant enough to require some re-education. (Read more…)

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Pros and Cons of Agile Kanban

June 25th, 2018

Kanban comes from a supply chain method developed in the 1940s by Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Industries Corporation. It was invented as a Lean Manufacturing technique to optimize time, human resources, assets, and productivity, while improving the quality level of products and services.

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TCI exhibits cloud based solutions at the 2018 AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC

June 19th, 2018

TRI-COR Industries, Inc. (TCI), a leading provider of enterprise information technology solutions and Standard AWS Consulting Partner, will have booth #160 at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC on June 20-21st.

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Innovate rapidly by continuous synchronization, alignment and transparency

June 6th, 2018

Practicing a culture of transparency and effectively engaging employees is critical to improving business agility and thereby realizing the full potential of the enterprise. The culture and practices instilled to share all the relevant information, along with reasoning for business decisions, enable all individuals and teams to innovate efficiently, while avoiding work duplication and optimizing their performance. (Read more…)

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Business Agility Without Blind Spots

May 29th, 2018

Business agility depends on streamlined synchronization, alignment, and transparency among three (3) core stakeholder functions:

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Essential SAFe® with TCI VELOCITY Toolkit

May 16th, 2018

Enable Seamless Collaboration and Transparency  

Improving business agility requires lean-thinking and simplest tools to engage everyone to necessary to identify and plan required capabilities, design and produce working software efficiently.  TCI VELOCITY offers simple tools to enable seamless collaboration and transparency among all the cross-functional teams and activities.

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