Like you, we also see ourselves as agents of change and have always had a knack for seeing the world different than others around us.
Unfortunately, however, it was even more fashionable to cling to outdated management thinking than it is today. In fact, if we had known 5 years ago what we now know, we would have never sold our stake in Space Age Technologies, an IT services business we (Mathias and Mark, the co-founders of Xuviate) founded 26 years ago and which we helped grow into a highly respected, 70 person organisation.
Towards the end, we were drowning our business in change requests, projects and new product developments, similar to what happens today in most businesses. Not happy with this state of affairs, we decided to clear the deck, sell our stake, and dedicate Xuviate, our next business, to solving this problem.
The big break-through, however, only came when we started applying Kanban to different parts of client businesses and noticed how well work started to flow. Finally we had found a repeatable process that could help us drive true business agility … but even after this realisation, it took us lots of additional research, experimentation and many 100s of coaching sessions with business leaders to gain enough confidence to offer this as a standard service.
The benefit to you is that you don't have to repeat our journey of trial and error and can instead directly leverage off of our experiences. In fact, we on purpose decided not to offer consulting services (which create dependencies for clients), but instead developed an end-to-end Kanban support offering to more effectively transfer knowledge and ensure ownership for the business agility journey stays with our clients.
About a year ago we moved our head-office from South Africa to Germany to better service our many international clients.
We don't care much about being seen as thought leaders ourselves and are very keen to partner with the top Kanban, Lean and Agile minds in the industry to rather fuse different approaches and complementary thinking into something practical and useful for our clients. Our 85 eXpander interviews, 65 Business Agility Daily episodes and close partnership with Kanbanize are good examples of the all-round benefits this approach has....