Actually agile

We don't do Scrum. We get stuff done.

Since 2001, the Agile Manifesto has been eroded by the very processes it set out to destroy

|

Software development is hard, but project managing it shouldn't be. Being actually agile™ is our take on how you'll succeed.

Embracing the principles outlined in the Agile Manifesto is a commitment to delivering high-quality, customer-centric software.

At Pivale, we are passionate advocates of the original tenets of the Agile Manifesto, with a particular emphasis on "individuals and interactions over processes and tools".

Many organisations adopt Scrum as an Agile framework, but we believe this methodology results in a lot of 'busy work', wasted effort, poor developer-client engagement, and over-emphasis on measurement. We'd rather just get stuff done by working iteratively in small self-organising teams using lightweight tools for task management and project tracking.

Quote

Our clients tell us they enjoy our no-nonsense approach and personal style. We prefer to have conversations face-to-face (online or in person) over forcing you through slow technical support systems. A five minute conversation is often far more productive than several back-and-forth emails.

Barry Fisher, Founder and CEO at Pivale - a man with dark hair, a neat beard, moustache and glasses.
— Barry Fisher, Founder and CEO, Pivale

Our 5 rules of actually agile

1

Give them what they want

The success of a project is rooted in effective communication and collaboration. We foster direct, open communication channels between our development team and clients. We cultivate an environment where ideas flow freely, feedback is immediate, and collaboration is seamless.

2

Listen to what they say

Client feedback is invaluable in shaping the development process and ensuring that the end product meets their expectations. Our streamlined approach allows us to quickly incorporate client input, iterate on features, and adapt to changing requirements.

3

Deploy what they can use

At the core of our Agile methodology is the incorporation of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) practices. By embracing automation in the development and deployment process, we empower our teams to deliver software with greater efficiency and speed.

4

Deliver what they need

Elaborate processes and rigid frameworks often hinder rather than facilitate efficiency. We prioritise delivering value to our clients over bureaucratic procedures, ensuring that our efforts are directed towards creating exceptional outcomes and minimising unnecessary paperwork.

5

Adapt to what they change

The Agile Manifesto values responding to change over following a plan. Our approach embraces change as a natural part of the development process. By maintaining flexibility and avoiding unnecessary constraints, we position ourselves to adapt swiftly to evolving client needs and market demands.

Let's talk about your project

Subscribe for tips, tricks, and updates to your inbox

I know I can unsubscribe at any time. I acknowledge that my information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. I accept Pivale's privacy policy and Mailchimp's terms.

Intuit Mailchimp