2016 has been a whirlwind in so many ways — and there are reasons to be glad it’s soon to be behind us. But as we approach the 31st day of December and prepare for the ball to drop, ushering in a shiny new 2017, it’s worth looking back at this year to recognize and share all of the many amazing things that we as a company have accomplished. This isn’t merely a charade to pat ourselves on the back. In Agile, you take stock of your successes and failures and try to learn from both. It’s from a place of humility and awe that we collectively retrospect on what worked and what didn’t. Only then can we gaze forward into the near and far distances and see the terrain for the possibilities and pitfalls that it truly is.
Before we look back, we want to recognize and thank everyone who has been with us on this journey. That includes our clients, our followers and fans, but most of all our own community and the SolutionsIQ family that is at the heart of everything we do. We’re also recognizing our partners and our competitors who help bring out the best in us and with whom we all enrich the Agile industry and everyone in it.
2016 has been a joy and pleasure for us and we don’t doubt that 2017 has in store even more moments to cherish. Every one of our 37 years of service has seen SolutionsIQ grow and evolve in unforeseeable ways. To understand a little more clearly what growth means in the case of the past 12 months, here are some numbers that anyone can appreciate about 2016!
- New Agile Amped podcasts: 135
- New blog posts: 69 (as of 11.28)
- New webinars: 4
- New case studies and white papers: 6
- New subscribers to Agile Amped, AgileUp and Agile Eats: 1771
- New hires: 89 (including 11 returning SIQ alumni)
- New SolutionsIQ babies born: 3
- Cross-country roadtrips: 1 (#SIQRoadtrip!)
- Industry events: 7
- Countries/States where we work: 23 States
- Countries/States where we live: 28 States
- Number of expense reports processed: 45,932
- Company gatherings: 2 national (all-hands), 5 regional, 3 micro-gatherings
Add to this the countless hours of dedication from our consultants, coaches and trainers, as well as our leadership and support, and the numbers are pretty awe-inspiring. Yet 2016 is special for other reasons closer to home as well: in the past two years, our family has grown to incorporate people from BigVisible and Davisbase Consulting into the fold. This has only enriched our experience as an Agile company: we learn from each other and help each other grow so that the companies that we help can learn and grow in their Agile transformations as well. We invariably have fun, too, and we expect to have even more when we all go to New Orleans to close out 2016 and jump into 2017!
Finally here’s a little video we’d like to share with you about what it was like to be part of SolutionsIQ this year!