What Is SmoothApps
Smoothapps is a boutique I.T. Consulting firm that helps software delivery organizations apply agile values principles and practices to frequently deliver high quality, valuable software to the market.
How We Help
We use Agile Training, Coaching and Consulting to help our clients create sustainable competitive advantage.
We believe that the magic of transformation occurs at the intersection of entrepreneurial thinking, agile delivery frameworks and inspiring story-telling. We believe we are in an elite group of firms that excel in all three!
SmoothApps is a straightforward, results-oriented partner. The improvements we have seen as a result of working with them are consistency among sprint teams, higher velocity and value delivered each sprint, and meeting of commitments and transparency into the planning process. I have recommended SmoothApps before, and will continue to recommend them in the future to those seeking agile coaching services.
SmoothApps helped us build a geographically distributed Agile Product Management Community of Practice that aligned around a shared set of principles, values and practices. We learned how to better define our business objectives and start meeting them by customizing the lessons to our unique business context.
SmoothApps always delivered what they promised and as a result, our Product Owners have developed a stronger sense of their vision and have become more value-minded.
I have worked closely with Ravi and have immense amount of trust and respect for his capabilities and work ethic. He focused on driving Agile to drive value for the company and not just for the purpose of implementing Agile ceremonies. That is the type of thing that resonates with me!
As a result of working with SmoothApps, we have seen higher quality products, lower risk to implementations, better prioritization of features, more predictable delivery of products, better transparency and metrics regarding a project, and improved business and IT alignment! SmoothApps is value and customer focused and does the right thing regardless of popularity. They creatively find solutions to tackle the seemingly impossible!
Ravi worked as an Agile Coach for Process Improvement during our transition to Agile. He led our solutions, development, and testing teams through the process of organizing into SCRUM teams and creating Sprint backlogs to manage our software development cycles. He played a large role in defining how we could transition, manage, and measure our progress towards moving to Agile. He coached our development leads and made sure to question our old beliefs that were constraining us so that we could make a successful transition. Ravi also is a proponent of measurement, and the visibility he gave me as a CIO into our progress in developing burn-down charts, backlogs, and progress in Agile through each release was invaluable.
Ravi gained my respect and appreciation on day one based on his substantial abilities and contributions. The environment was often chaotic and frustrating, and there many difficult challenges to be dealt with. Ravi consistently handled every situation with professionalism and a cool head, always finding ways to add value and enhance the capabilities of his team. I also appreciate the deep expertise he clearly possesses, being able to coach individuals on a team or chart out a vision for a large organization.
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