NEW YORK, NY, October 2, 2007. Exigen Services, the leader in Outsourcing 2.0 and a pioneer in Agile application development, today announced the rollout of the Exigen Agile Assessment Package, aimed at making application development and maintenance (ADM) outsourcing easier and more effective for enterprises. The package has been created from best practices collected over the course of 100-plus distributed Agile and hybrid waterfall / Agile projects.
The Exigen Agile Assessment Package is first deliverable from the company's Agile practice. It consists of a series of documents and interviews conducted by Exigen's experts. Included in the documentation are best practice project and team structure templates, pre-defined metrics worksheets and reporting frameworks, and an adoption scorecard. Customers will be able to determine cultural and team readiness for an Agile-based project, establish project management structure and setup a realistic progress tracking program.
"We engaged with Exigen Services because they gave us exceptional feedback on our application development project. Exigen team members took the time to understand our company, what we were trying to accomplish from a business standpoint and then worked with us to find the most efficient way to achieve our goal," said Talin Bingham, chief technology officer, SirsiDynix. "Choosing the Scrum Agile technique allowed our team to work with Exigen closely and progress the project at a record velocity."
"We believe our Agile Assessment Package is a key first step in helping enterprise customers develop and transform their systems," said David Webb, Agile practice lead and engagement manager, Exigen Services. "By providing an expertly packaged combination of the right methodology with our technical and functional expertise, and the offshore outsourcing business model, we create a true alignment that Outsourcing 1.0 providers simply can't."
Moving beyond labor cost reduction, or Outsourcing 1.0, Exigen Services will be releasing a series of dedicated practice business groups and subsequent packages, such as the Agile Assessment Package, to better provide the insight, collaboration and partnership expected of true Outsourcing 2.0 partners. The company sees Outsourcing 2.0 as the evolution of global outsourcing by providing a highly collaborative relationship where the partner proactively offers new and innovative solutions to complex problems.
For more information about Exigen Services, the company's Agile practice, or the Exigen Agile Assessment Package, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.exigenservices.com.
About Exigen Services
Exigen Services is the global leader in Outsourcing 2.0, focusing on execution excellence and solving business problems. Exigen provides the right combination of advanced methodologies, industry experience and cooperative commercial relationships to deliver maximum business alignment, and the results that today's global enterprises demand. Since 1992, Exigen Services has provided transformational systems development services across key industries such as financial services (banking, insurance and brokerage markets), telecommunications, and media and entertainment. Clients range from Fortune 500 organizations to mid-sized growth companies including Universal Music Group, Standard & Poor's, Dell, T-Mobile, AXA, Helvetia Insurance, Westpac Bank and many others. For more information, visit www.exigenservices.com.
About Exigen Services' Agile Practice
Exigen Services' commitment to promoting the advancement of Agile adoption, techniques and education within today's global enterprises is embodied in the Exigen Agile Practice. This corporate practice includes application development maintenance (ADM) and application outsourcing (AO). The company has pioneered the use of distributed and hybrid Agile, drawing best practices from more than 100 distributed offshore projects. Exigen's Agile team consists of 300-plus trained and certified professionals. For more information, visit www.offshoreagile.com.