Innovation skills

Build for Speed

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Deliver better software, faster  

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What is Build for Speed?

Build for Speed will help your business deliver better software, faster. It will also enable you to manage technical debt and adopt continuous delivery principles. Build for Speed encourages the implementation of Agile practices prioritised to your specific requirements.

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How will Build for Speed help you?

You will learn how to:

  • identify and reduce technical debt
  • introduce continuous delivery and improvement principles
  • improve architecture for better, efficient software
  • free your developers from testing and fixes
  • improve workflow
  • deliver the right product to customers.

However, Build for Speed will not be an overnight quick fix for issues facing your business or be a short-term stopgap to plaster over them.

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Who is Build for Speed for? 

It is for you if you have: 

  • three or more developers, a year’s code and at least one product in use
  • a desire to deliver quality product quickly and predictably
  • experience of resource constraint frustrations 
  • customers who are reluctant to receive software updates.

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How does Build for Speed work? 

Experienced software development professionals work on-site with your software and management teams.

Build for Speed works in 2 stages over 12 months, tailored to your business requirements.

The Discovery stage delivers up to 25 hours of consultant support. This is an assessment of current capability and practice, identifying opportunities for improvement that will deliver real value.

The Excellence stage consists of Technical Excellence and/or Agile Excellence options. You work with expert coaches for up to 50 hours each to drive change while building in-house capability. A business may optionally choose to self-manage improvement activities with support from the Callaghan Innovation representative.

To find out more read the PDF icon Build for Speed brochure.

Learn more about our programme providers in the PDF icon Build for Speed Service Provider Directory

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Discovery phase: $5,000 - $7,000.

You pay 60%, we fund 40%.

Technical or Agile Excellence phase: up to $12,500 for each phase.

You pay 60%, we fund 40%.

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Want to know more about Build for Speed?

Get in touch with your Callaghan Innovation advisor for more details.

Email:; Ph:0800 422 552.

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What our customers say about Build for Speed:

"Our team thoroughly enjoyed the Build for Speed programme. It was great to be with a team of experts who talked our language and who were passionate about wanting to help us succeed."

"Release cycle down from 2 months to 2 days."

"Production incidents half of what they were."

"Velocity more stable and predictable. Now we always deliver in a sprint."

"Test coverage of new components is 60-70% compared to 4% for old code."

Updated: 13 January 2020