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Agile in all we do

Agile in all we do

True to our ethos, we take an Agile approach to all of our work. Driven by your organisational objectives, our interventions deliver value early and throughout, enhancing your speed, productivity and control. At the same time, we strengthen your organisational capability so that you achieve self-sufficiency often significantly earlier than initially anticipated.

WHAT WE DO

How we are different

We know that digital solutions and IT systems are not adjuncts to your organisation – they are essential to its success. Uniquely, that’s why we not only enable Agile to operate effectively in delivery, we also analyse your digital and IT operations in their wider organisational context. Working at both execution and portfolio level, we create end-to-end delivery effectiveness and a truly responsive IT capability.

Focus on business value

Focus on business value

Prioritising work to deliver value to you early and often

Driving collaboration

Driving collaboration

Optimising team behaviours and ensuring that the right people are involved in the decision making process at the right time

Managing uncertainty dynamically

Managing uncertainty dynamically

Optimal uncertainty management to gain insights sooner and manage risk

Experts in a meeting

OUR CULTURE

Experienced experts with a passion for learning

Our consultants are all extensively experienced practitioners of Agile, Lean and DevOps with senior and C-level experience who have dealt with the real-world challenges you face. They remain actively engaged in the Agile community and provide thought leadership within it. Thanks to our Agile ethos of continual improvement, you benefit from consultants who can offer insights based on both a wealth of experience and engagement with the very latest Agile thinking.

WHO WE ARE

IndigoBlue Management Team and Board

      Rob Smith

      Rob Smith

      Managing Director

      Joint founder of IndigoBlue in July 2002, Rob has over 20 years’ experience in IT, and in addition to leading the company he continues to provide strategic management consultancy to a number of clients. Prior to IndigoBlue, Rob was Vice President of Engineering for Sila Technology Limited (a Reuters company) and Project Delivery Director for Synamic Limited. In 2017 Rob was appointed to the board of IndigoBlue’s parent company Mastek (UK).

      James Yoxall

      James Yoxall

      Process and Innovation Director

      Joint founder of IndigoBlue, James is a recognised expert in the Agile community. His work on Dynamic Uncertainty Management and Incremental Strategy has revolutionised the approach to the implementation of Agile at scale. James has over 35 years’ experience in IT delivery, having begun his career at Logica and worked with numerous global companies including Shell Oil, Deutsche Bank, Reuters and JP Morgan. He first introduced Agile into an organisation in 1999 and has run a number of highly successful, enterprise-scale Agile transformation programmes including Specsavers, IFDS and Aviva.

      Ian Gill

      Ian Gill

      Head of Engagement

      Ian is Head of Engagement, responsible for recruitment, placement and delivery across IndigoBlue's accounts. After a successful business career across Media and Business Information, Ian sparked the Agile movement at the Financial Times in 2002. He then worked as a freelancer in a wide range of industries before joining IndigoBlue. He retains a passion for Agile techniques, especially when applied to team behaviours, portfolio management and product development.

      Christina Canter

      Christina Canter

      Head of Operations

      Biog to be added.

        Rob Smith

        Rob Smith

        Managing Director

        Joint founder of IndigoBlue in July 2002, Rob has over 20 years’ experience in IT, and in addition to leading the company he continues to provide strategic management consultancy to a number of clients. Prior to IndigoBlue, Rob was Vice President of Engineering for Sila Technology Limited (a Reuters company) and Project Delivery Director for Synamic Limited. In 2017 Rob was appointed to the board of IndigoBlue’s parent company Mastek (UK).

        James Yoxall

        James Yoxall

        Process and Innovation Director

        Joint founder of IndigoBlue, James is a recognised expert in the Agile community. His work on Dynamic Uncertainty Management and Incremental Strategy has revolutionised the approach to the implementation of Agile at scale. James has over 35 years’ experience in IT delivery, having begun his career at Logica and worked with numerous global companies including Shell Oil, Deutsche Bank, Reuters and JP Morgan. He first introduced Agile into an organisation in 1999 and has run a number of highly successful, enterprise-scale Agile transformation programmes including Specsavers, IFDS and Aviva.

        Prahlad Koti

        Prahlad Koti

        MD UK, Mastek

        As Managing Director of Mastek UK, Prahlad is responsible for the achievement of Mastek UK’s strategic plans. He manages the UK P&L and develops the organisation for long term, successful growth.

        John Owen

        John Owen

        Group CEO, Mastek

        John has held senior leadership roles in global blue-chips such as HP, Nortel and Serco, as well as successful start-ups such as Sycamore Networks. Prior to Mastek, John was the Sales and Marketing Director for Serco where his responsibilities included handling Serco’s largest customer, the UK Government.

        He leads the growth strategy at Mastek and has over two decades of sales and marketing experience.

        Joe Venkataraman

        Joe Venkataraman

        Group Corporate Development Officer, Mastek

        Joe spearheaded Mastek operations in the UK way back in the nineties. As the Chairman of Mastek UK, he holds responsibility for long-term strategy, UK P&L and ensuring the continued health and viability of the operation.

        OUR STORY

        Supporting organisational excellence since 2002

        We have more than 15 years’ experience helping organisations harness Agile’s transformational potential to drive growth

        2002

        IndigoBlue founded by Rob Smith and James Yoxall, recognising that organisations will need to be Agile to compete in the digital economy

        2003

        Engaged by Specsavers to transform the organisation to Agile, then to run the technology change programme for global expansion

        2006

        Engaged by the AAT to develop an organisation-wide digital transformation strategy

        2007

        Engaged by Aviva to run its Agile transformation programme

        2010

        Supported the Institute for Government study into government IT which led to the publication of the groundbreaking 'System Error' report

        2011

        IndigoBlue awarded Consultancy of the Year at the UK Agile Awards

        2012

        IndigoBlue client the Youth Hostel Association won a Web Marketing Association WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development

        2012

        John Wright won Coach of the Year at the UK Agile Awards

        2013

        IndigoBlue client the Metropolitan Police awarded Best Public Sector Project for Project Amberhill at the UK Agile Awards

        2013

        Rob Smith awarded Most Valuable Player at the UK Agile Awards

        2014

        IndigoBlue client the Design and Technology Association won the Best Use of Agile in the Not-For-Profit Sector at the UK Agile Awards

        2015

        IndigoBlue became part of the Mastek Group as a wholly owned subsidiary

        2015

        IndigoBlue clients the Cabinet Office and Home Office won Best Not-for-Profit IT Project at the UK IT Industry Awards for the National Fraudulent Identity Document Database

        2015

        IndigoBlue client the Youth Hostel Association won the Best Project in the Not for Profit Sector at the UK Agile Awards.

        2015

        IndigoBlue client Creative Skillset Highly Commended for Digital Project of the Year at the UK IT Industry Awards

        2017

        Finalists in the Digital and Technology category of the Management Consultancies Association Awards 2017 for our engagement at Dixons Carphone

        Our customers

        Dixons Carphone

        Working with IndigoBlue, we achieved more in six months than in the previous two years."

        Jeremy Fennell, Managing Director of Carphone Warehouse

        The Carphone Warehouse

        IndigoBlue worked closely with us to understand our business, our requirements and our culture. The strategy took us from being an organisation with a website to being an e-business."

        Jane Scott-Paul, former Chief Executive, The Association of Accounting Technicians

        CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

        Transforming Lives, Impacting Communities

        Mastek is actively involved in initiatives that benefit our local community. We do this by aligning with charities and community activities that match our ideals.

          Our monthly sweepstakes and raffles support local charities - From estimating the weight of a yummy cake or M&M’s in large jars, to guessing the winning nation in the FIFA World Cup raffle, we have a ball, all for a good cause.

          Employees take part in a salary sacrifice scheme to support NGOs on initiatives such as farmers affected by severe draught and other noble causes.

          Our people regularly volunteer at local supermarkets on behalf of FareShare and Readifood - encouraging shoppers to donate food to support low income families in the vicinity.

          Making use of our enterprise application technology expertise, we enable NGOs to advance their charitable initiatives – whether it is developing data repositories and BI tools or creating student attendance systems.

          We support the Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child to brighten up the lives of disadvantaged kids from around the world during the festive season.

          CONTACT US

          How can we help your organisation?

          +44 (0)20 7692 4832

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