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Adopting Agile in Marketing to Increase ROI
Company Size: 300
Location: CA, US
Products: Agile Marketing Boot Camp
Cprime's marketing team was facing problems of transparency into the rest of the company. This created accountability issues, a disorganized backlog, and strained relationships with internal stakeholders, including product management and sales. With the help of Cprime coaches and trainers, the marketing team has achieved huge improvements in productivity and efficiency.
Creating an Agile Foundation to Build-Off
Like many marketing departments, Cprime’s team had limited transparency into the rest of the company. This created accountability issues, a disorganized backlog, and strained relationships with internal stakeholders, including product management and sales. There were many instances when the sales or product management team would request tasks to be completed by the Marketing team, but had no idea when or if they would be completed. Tasks lost in long email chains, or details forgotten over water cooler conversations became problems.
In this agile marketing case study, learn how the team used a spreadsheet to keep track of requests and campaign ideas, but it was a free-for-all of what was getting done and when. This caused not only a lack of trust from outside stakeholders, but also internally within the department because there was no way to keep members accountable for their projects.
Due to the distrust, lack of organization, and poor use of time, there were no established methods to measure the success or failure of campaigns. It would take weeks, or even months, to execute a full campaign, which resulted in wasted time, dollars, and effort.
Implementing the Skills Learned From The Agile Training
The solution started with three internal change agents, the Vice President of Marketing, the Marketing Manager, and a Marketing Specialist attended the two-day Agile Marketing Boot Camp. They were able to implement what they learned from the boot camp immediately into their everyday work routine before they even left the classroom.
Ceremonies and artifacts were the first Agile methods implemented. The team started conducting daily stand-ups and weekly planning meetings with Planning Poker. The creation of a team velocity chart, a formal backlog, a running Kanban board, and a digital marketing request system allowed the team to organize and prioritize projects. It also helped them break down and iterate complex campaigns to gather real-time data before releasing the projects to customers.
Marketing departments operate very differently from one another, so Cprime Learning’s Agile Marketing Boot Camp is intended to give teams a foundation in Agile Marketing methods in order to help them create their own “flavor” of Agile Marketing that works best for their teams.
Becoming More Efficient as a Team
With the skills they gained from Agile Marketing Boot Camp, the Cprime marketing department is able to launch campaigns, gather results, and make changes quickly. They no longer waste time on long projects that don’t produce returns. Relationships with both product management and sales have drastically improved as well. With increased visibility into marketing activities and strategies, they have created an open-door, collaborative environment for the entire organization.
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Cprime is an industry-leading, full-service global consulting firm with a focus on providing integrated and innovative solutions around digital transformation, product, cloud, and technology. With over 20 years’ experience, we provide strategic and technical expertise to businesses across more than 50 industries. Our team of advisors and technical experts have the know-how to meet organizations where they are to develop actionable solutions and solve business challenges. We also collaborate with our expansive network of partners to design, deploy, and harmonize technology stacks across organizations. Our mission is to empower visionary business leaders and teams to reimagine the future of work to achieve better outcomes.Want to share with a colleague? Download the PDF