Readiness Assessment & Strategy Prioritization
To ensure that your IT project, whether it involves Enterprise Architecture, Data Warehousing, Services Oriented Architecture or some form of Enterprise or Data Integration, starts off on the right foot, System Innovations participates in the early planning stages to evaluate your organization's readiness to launch the project and develop an effective strategy for moving forward. We work with management to identify the business priorities, define a manageable initial scope, develop business justification, and establish a roadmap for subsequent phases. The project deliverable summarizes our findings and specific recommendations.
Sometimes called "Independent Validation and Verification", this service offers another pair of eyes to review your project plans, deliverables and outcomes to be sure they meet the real business requirements and reflect the original design specifications. Our carefully maintained vendor-neutral status qualifies us to provide unbiased and objective feedback on a variety of technology decisions.
Successful review and validation requires a thorough understanding of Project Management, Application Development, Business Analysis and Best Practices. It can be applied at any step of a project, but is most beneficial when applied early in the process. Typical tasks include project plan review, requirements analysis and verification, solutions architecture validation and review of specific project deliverables, including UML models, data and process models and developed programs and procedures.
Project review and "sanity check" is useful in managing vendor relationships, outsourcing engagements and offshoring arrangements. System Innovations can build the RFP for initial vendor bids, or we can come into an existing vendor relationship to provide audit controls and a more structured, predictable engagement. Most vendors welcome System Innovations' ability to articulate the vision, define and model the requirements, and generally translate the needs of the business into a format that technologists can utilize as a basis for system design.
You will receive a formal report of findings with actionable recommendations at every step of the process. System Innovations also provides informal coaching, structured design and architecture walkthroughs as needed.
System Innovations provides senior technical consulting designed to clarify the strategy for project teams and support groups, develop solution architectures, and mentor team resources to apply the strategy to specific projects. We also help provide the glue that holds these multiple projects and groups together and facilitates their working together toward a common vision. Areas of expertise include:
System Innovations can build the RFP for initial vendor bids, or we can come into an existing vendor relationship to provide audit controls and a more structured, predictable engagement. Most vendors welcome System Innovations' ability to articulate the vision, define and model the requirements, and generally translate the needs of the business into a format that technologists can utilize as a basis for system design.
System Innovations conducts the development of one or more iterations of requirements models, which are then formulated into a set of recommendations for the overall solution. The recommendations include action items at two levels: near-term deliverables and long-term plans. Approaches include: