Since 2013, Kingsmen Software has been tackling complex problems using a strategy known as design thinking that gets teams to empathize (learn the real challenges of the customer), define the problem, brainstorm a solution, create a plan, and test that idea seeking feedback from others. Using this approach, the company had found success in developing solutions and advice on how their customers can be more agile and lean. Scrum sessions and visual collaboration meetings were Kingsmen’s bread and butter, but the company found it challenging to keep remote teams as equally engaged.
Kingsmen wanted to focus on agility where it matters most - at the point of execution, during brainstorming sessions, or during interfaces with clients.
“The ThinkHub tool really resonated with us because of the type of work we do being an agile operating organization,” says Kelley Horton, chief agility officer at Kingsmen Software. “…The first time I saw ThinkHub I knew it could be a gamechanger for the way we do things in our space, in agile development.”
ThinkHub Agile is a suite of digital tools that enhance lean and agile collaboration at all levels. In other words, it allows cross-functional teams to collaborate in a way that allows agile, lean and design methodologies to flourish. As a software-based visual collaboration tool, the technology gracefully adapts to the changing needs of software (think the emergence of BYOD, for example) and can display on any screen, no matter the size.
Now instead of a giant scrum wall, there’s a large-format touch screen that gives teams plenty of space to put up virtual sticky notes, write notes, sketch designs, upload different forms of media and present ideas.