The Power of Agility: Why Choose a Boutique Agile Consultancy?

The Power of Agility- Why Choose a Boutique Agile Consultancy? - McKenna Agile Consultants

At McKenna Agile Consultants we pride ourselves on the quality of our work. In the early days of our company, our internal motto was “Great Relationships, Solid Delivery” to emphasise our customer focus and our high quality, no frills, consistent delivery.

Although there have been small iterations to our internal motto since then, it still rings true today. This has enabled us to build strong relationships with our clients, many of whom have worked with us for many years and who have referred us many times.

However, sometimes when we meet a new client for the first time, they want to get to know us a bit better, especially as they are more used to those towering behemoths of the corporate world, whereas we are a small, boutique agile consultancy. Here are some of the questions that we often get asked, and some of our typical responses.

Get To Know A Boutique Agile Consultancy

Q: “How can we trust the expertise and reliability of a smaller agile consultancy compared to larger, more established firms?”

While size can sometimes be associated with experience, we offer specialized expertise and a more personalized approach. Our team comprises of seasoned professionals who have successfully tackled similar challenges in the past. Additionally, our size allows us to be agile, adaptable, and fully dedicated to your project, ensuring a high level of commitment and attention to detail.

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Q: “Would a smaller consultancy lack the resources or capacity to handle our project?”

Despite our size, we have carefully curated our team and strategic partnerships to ensure that we have the right people, skills and experience to meet the demands of your project.

Our commitment to excellence means that we prioritize quality over quantity, ensuring that you are not overpaying for additional people to deal with account management or project management – we only work with experienced, high performing coaches and consultants. Finally, our number one priority is to act in the best interest of our client, so if we feel like your project is too big for us to do our best work on, we will let you know.

Q: “Is there a risk of a smaller consultancy going out of business or being acquired, leaving us stranded mid-project?”

We understand the importance of stability and continuity in business partnerships. While no company is immune to market fluctuations, we have built a strong foundation based on financial stability, long-term vision, and sustainable growth.

We enjoy running a lean business that allows us to choose who we work with (we don’t have 100s of employees forcing us to accept every opportunity that we get) and gives us the flexibility to build partnerships with companies who are a good fit. We have no plans to create the next “Compu-Global-Hyper-Mega-Net” – our vision is to do good work with good people.

Q: “How can a smaller consultancy provide the same level of innovation and technology solutions as larger firms?”

Innovation is not solely determined by size but by the creativity, expertise, and collaborative spirit of the team. Our consultants are passionate about staying at the forefront of industry trends and emerging technologies. We leverage our agility and close client relationships to tailor innovative solutions that address your specific needs and objectives. Furthermore, our commitment to continuous learning and investment in cutting-edge tools and methodologies enables us to deliver impactful results that rival those of larger firms.

Q: “Do smaller consultancies lack the global reach and network of larger firms?”

While it’s true that smaller consultancies may not have the same global footprint as larger firms, our network extends far beyond our physical presence. Through strategic alliances, partnerships, and affiliations with industry leaders worldwide, we have access to a diverse pool of talent, expertise, and resources on a global scale.

Our collaborative approach allows us to seamlessly tap into this network to deliver comprehensive solutions tailored to your unique requirements, regardless of geographic boundaries.

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So, What Are The Major Benefits or Using A Boutique Agile Consultancy Like McKenna Agile Consultants?

  1. Tailored Solutions:

Here at McKenna Agile Consultants, we understand that no two organizations are alike – each unique, with its own set of challenges, goals, and culture. This is why we take the time to listen, understand, and collaborate closely with our clients, ensuring that our solutions are perfectly aligned with your goals and objectives.

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  1. Personalized Attention:

Ever felt like just another number in a sea of clients? With us, you’re not just another client – you’re a valued member of the McKenna family. We believe in the power of personal connections and pride ourselves on providing personalized attention and building strong, collaborative relationships with our clients. You’ll never have to navigate a labyrinth of bureaucracy to get the support you need – we’re always just a phone call away.

  1. Flexibility and Adaptability:

Adaptability is key to survival. That’s why agility is at the core of everything we do. By partnering with us, you’ll benefit from our nimble, flexible approach to problem-solving. Whether you’re facing unexpected challenges, shifting priorities, or changing market conditions, we’re here to help you pivot, iterate, and evolve with ease. No red tape, no bureaucratic hurdles – just swift, decisive action.

  1. Agile Expertise:

Agility isn’t just a methodology – it’s a mindset. And when it comes to fostering a culture of agility within your organization, you need more than just a set of predefined processes. You need a partner who lives and breathes agility day in and day out. With McKenna Agile Consultants, you’re not just getting a team of consultants – you’re getting a squad of seasoned agile practitioners with years of hands-on experience in the trenches. From Scrum to Kanban, Lean to DevOps, to OKRs, we’ve got the expertise you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced business landscape.

  1. Cost-Effectiveness:

Let’s face it – budget constraints are a reality for most organizations. While large consultancy firms may come with hefty price tags, working with a small boutique consultancy can offer significant cost savings without sacrificing quality. We’re able to operate with lower overhead costs, allowing us to deliver top-notch solutions without charging you for all the fluff.

What Next?

When it comes to unlocking the full potential of agility within your organization, size isn’t everything – it’s the approach that truly matters. By choosing a small agile consultancy, you’re not just investing in a service – you’re investing in a partnership built on trust, collaboration, and a shared commitment to excellence.

So, why settle for the status quo when you can embrace the power of agility with McKenna Agile Consultants? Get in touch with us today, and let’s embark on this journey of transformation together.