ZXM was engaged by the CIO of the W.A. Police Force to assist its agile journey and improve its product management capability in a way that would embrace its constraints with business-as-usual support of frontline policing activities.
WA Police had had some experience with agile, and wanted to scale this capability across the organisation to improve its approach to portfolio, program and team-level delivery of digital tool in order to:
W.A. Police needed to rapidly scale in an environment of significant constraint and risk in a way that wouldn’t impact business-as-usual while rapidly building scaled agile capability.
Over a period of 9 months, ZXM worked closely with the Agile transition team and leadership to support W.A. Police on its agile journey through:
In a very short period of time, ZXM helped W.A. Police launch and transition to its new agile product management framework based on SAFe® and align executive strategic planning and prioritisation activities to the tactical elements of delivery.
Improved alignment of strategic initiatives with BAU delivery
Improvement in transparency and visibility of the entire program of work
Improvement in product management capability and development practices
Setting up a Product Management Group provided visibility of the whole pipeline in priority order across the whole program and clear governance around responsibilities and decision making process
To improve coordination of dependencies with external teams in different branches, the Nexus framework was able to scale to meet this need for end to end integration of delivery for organisation wide product initiatives.
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