Pekin Insurance’s Life division slashed IT item backlog by 85% and boosted its production readiness to evolve to a more agile business model by partnering with ValueMomentum’s Application Maintenance and Support team.
As Pekin embarked on its LiFT – Life is Focused on Tomorrow – transformation initiative, supporting legacy systems that would transition into the future was a core challenge. Furthermore, the talent pool for mainframe expertise was increasingly constrained.
Tools and Technology
ValueMomentum’ technical expertise allowed Pekin to leverage new tools such as Delphix, MuleSoft, Ranorex and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) methodology to drive value from their systems.
Pekin credited ValueMomentum’s industry expertise and willingness to embrace Pekin’s collaborative “One Team” culture for the success of the project. Pekin also appreciated ValueMomentum’s oversight model, which includes an on-site team leader to manage all operations.
ValueMomentum helped reduce the backlog from 480 to about 70 items in less than two years, decreasing IT item backlog by 85%. The partnership further enabled flexibility in staffing up and down with the proper skill sets and expertise, which helped Pekin become an enterprise leader in SAFe agile methodology.
With ValueMomentum’s assistance, we’ve become one of the most effective teams with leveraging SAFe. The engagement of ValueMomentum’s on-site leadership with the business and the overall output quality has energized business users. I can’t say enough about the level of professionalism and expertise ValueMomentum contributes toward helping us drive success.