We empower business leaders and organizations to be more effective, innovative, and transformative. We do this by owning the hard yards: discovering user needs, encouraging creative disruption, applying forward thinking methodologies, implementing change, and delivering sophisticated solutions.
We are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
We consult in the following areas to create business value:
Business & IT Strategy
Data & Analytics
Design & Architecture
Agile Product Development
We have delivered innovative solutions for Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations
Hard Yards is a SAFe bronze partner of Scaled Agile. We support organizations in implementing SAFe and deliver training in public and private classes.
The name "hard yards" is derived from an old sailing phrase, "doing the hard yards." The phrase refers to the furling or unfurling of the canvas from higher spars that was not a welcome task; it was both difficult and dangerous.
As Product Owners, in our pursuit to accept a wide range of stakeholder needs and ideas, we often maintain scores of items on our backlog that we never have any intention of delivering. Is there a better way? Yes. (And NO!)
We love teaching Scrum in any context (e.g. software, hardware, M&A, or education). We learn something from every new cohort. In this case we realized how much we can learn about the essence of teamwork from a group of 6th graders. The following are the insights that they shared with us!