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Readiness Assessment & Strategy Prioritization
Project Review and "Sanity Check"
Senior Technical Consulting 
Support of the "Request For Proposal/ Request for Information" Process
Business Requirements Definition for Automation
Customer Databases
Internet & Intranet Strategy
Systems & Organizational Integration

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.

Readiness Assessment and Prioritization projects typically include the following activities:
 

    

Interview key business and IT sponsors and stakeholders.

   

Analyze critical business requirements, executive commitment, and core technical issues.

   

Facilitate a management session to review findings, identify priorities, pinpoint justification and secure commitment.

   

Recommend an overall strategy for delivery, including project scope, overall methodology, and guidance on architecture and implementation.

Project Review and "Sanity Check"

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. 

Senior Technical Consulting 

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:

  • Data Architecture & Strategy

  • Enterprise Architecture and Services Oriented Architecture

  • Building Strategic & Business Models

  • Data Warehouse Architecture & Design

  • Enterprise Process & Data Modeling


Support of the "Request For Proposal/ Request for Information" Process

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. 

  • Requirements Definition (Business Modeling, Integration Modeling)

  • RFP/RFI Preparation

  • Vendor Selection & Vendor Management. 


Business Requirements Definition for Automation

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:

  • Business Process Reengineering

  • Application Design & Architecture

  • Information Planning & Orientation of Technical Team


Customer Databases

  • Marketing Systems & Data Marts

  • Management Information Center

  • Market Strategy


Internet & Intranet Strategy

  • Design & Development of Web Presence

  • Web Marketing & Promotion

  • Innovative Approaches through Partnering, Alliances, etc.


Systems & Organizational Integration

  • Multi-Platform & Multi-System Integration

  • Viewpoint Analysis & Integration Modeling

  • Change Agency & Cultural Transformation

Contact Information

Telephone:  770-953-0534
Facsimile:   770-952-7863
Location:  Atlanta, GA
General Information: lbrown@systeminnovations.net
Send mail to lbrown@systeminnovations.net with questions or comments about this web site.

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