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Software Lifecycle Development Management Consulting

Whether a small business, institution or global organisation, our Kinkajou consultants and accredited coaches support you no matter where you are in your software development life-cycle journey.  

Agility and continous improvement is a journey.


Employees don't have enough time or energy to get their work done. Microsoft Work Trends


Agile organisations report better customer satisfaction. McKinsey


Agile organisations  improved employee engagement. McKinsey


Companies adopting agile report improved ability to manage changing priorities.

The software development life cycle (SDLC) is a software product or service's stages, from early innovation to implementation and deployment, and sometimes decline. Agile is an approach to software life-cycle management that emphasises continuous collaboration and improvement.


Business, product leaders, and software teams use integrated practices, processes, and tools that require visibility to enable high-level and low-level decision-making—governance.  

What is software development
life-cycle management?

What our consultants do

We have experience in Agile software lifecycle management transformations. Agile enables many awesome things, including short planning cycles that help companies and teams experiment, build, test and pivot to get early feedback and address emerging needs.

If you are new to Agile or have outgrown your current processes and want some support, we can look at your software lifecycle process, maturity, decision-making, and governance process. 

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Our Services


  • We evaluate current software life-cycle governance, decision-making and practices to identify strengths and areas for improvement with recommendations with an actionable plan based on your priorities. Scope could be a team, department or organisation.

  • We use interviews, surveys, observations to identify what's working well, what could be improved and provide actionable recommendations to enhance agility, and drive continuous improvement.

Program Management

  • We provide interim program management support over an extended period, guiding the successful execution of your software lifecycle management improvement initiative.


Leadership Development

  • We support your leaders wherever they are on their leadership journey. ​


  • Our coaching programs focus on cultivating people engagement and empowerment. We equip your leaders to inspire, motivate, and support their teams by focusing on strengths-based leadership and developing coaching skills.

Why choose us?

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Tailored Strategies

We understand that each company is unique. We tailor our approach to your needs and goals, ensuring meaningful and lasting change.

Industry Expertise

With experience in multiple industries, such as tech, and service sectors, we understand the SDLC challenges and opportunities.

Comprehensive Solutions

From assessments to consulting, coaching and workshops, our holistic services drive sustainable change.

SDLC Expertise

Our experience within roles leading SDLC transformation programs brings a unique depth and breadth. 

Services are virtual and in-person can be arranged.

We understand what it's like to work in a small start-up-style environment where the process works fine until the team expands—and then it doesn't! Nancy Maher, our Founder and accredited coach, is a UK Tech Talent Charter Ambassador. She has led a three-year agile software lifecycle management transformation, moving 3,000 software professionals to new tools and processes. 

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