As a business supporting clients with both strategic/advisory requirements and the need for hands-on experts delivery capability, Cadence has a long history of collaboration across the board; with individual subject specialists, and with Partner organisations with core skillsets that complement our own. This approach enables the construction of true ‘rainbow’ teams, where all necessary experience and capabilities are represented.
For Cadence, this is a natural fit with our values and supports the development of critical, non-homogeneous thinking. In addition to the outcomes for clients, we have seen benefit for our own members from seamless integration with associate specialists as well as others from both our client and partner organisations. Different perspectives and experience bring both challenge and enrichment; broadening horizons and perspectives and improving quality of thinking.
This method of collaboration is increasingly common in Agile environments, where ready-to-go expertise brings all the benefits described as well as supporting the accurate understanding and interpretation of the requirements that underpin the delivery. Our clients’ understanding of this is clear, having developed in line with the increasing success of Agile deliveries in what is now a digital-by-default environment.