Case Studies of Projects that Cedus have worked on


Case 1. Leading UK Insurance Company

  • Full Commercial Agility Transformation
  • Agile Delivery Implementation
  • Commercial Strategy Setting
  • PMO

Background

A sizeable change initiative was nearing completion, with the CIO seeing to establish new Agile working practices for all future delivery.
  • £250M+ budget, 3 year+ duration.
  • 500-700 dedicated resources, 18 skill based silos / 11 technology vendors.
  • A new end-to-end architecture, including 33 new technology components.

Engagement Overview

Over 2015/16 Cedus were engaged in 3 areas:
  1. Capability transformation, including methodology implementation, to support all future delivery.
  2. Business direction setting & Portfolio definition for the main insurance business line.
  3. Ran the PMO for the historic change program.

Client Summary

The Cedus engagement was a great success. They implemented new capability for the agile delivery of future change, helped set clear strategic business direction and set up a first class PMO.

Case 2. Tier 1 Global Investment Bank

  • Commercial Strategy Setting
  • Programme Management

Background

The largest ever FX re-platforming for the IB was struggling from lack of business focus and transparency.
  • £200M+ budget, 4 year programme.
  • 400+ person global change initiate.
  • End to end re-platform of FX business and supporting technology solution.

Engagement Overview

Cedus were asked to help in 3 areas:
  1. Re-establish Risk Programme objectives and cut wasteful initiatives.
  2. Get Risk programme delivery back on track, uniting business & technology.
  3. Build project team to maintain focus.

Client Summary

“Cedus hit the ground running, quickly getting everyone focused on commercial outcomes and helping us streamline the programmes scope and improved engagement with the IT teams.” – Global Heads of FX Cash & Options

Case 3. European Agile Service Provider

  • Agile Delivery Transformation
  • Scrum Master support

Background

Our Client, who specialises in near-shore service provision, required a strong coach/scum-master to support one of their Client near-shore projects.
  • New cloud based payments platform, now live.
  • 9 teams, scrum of scrums.
  • 100 people programme, 9 Teams.
  • Complex technical architecture.

Engagement Overview

Cedus were asked to help in 3 areas :
  1. Coaching / Scrum master support for up to three delivery teams.
  2. Digitalised approach to support on-off shore mix.
  3. Implementation scrum-of-scrums, Kanban, Pair programming.

Client Summary

Cedus provided a highly effective coaching capability that made a real difference to the teams. Many new working practices were implemented which proved extremely effective.