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Discovery

Your project kicks off with a discovery. We get to know your business environment and the goals and requirements for the solution. 

The discovery phase has three tracks: 

Business Discovery

  • We meet with your analytics team, operations, and business owners to identify motivations and expectations 

  • Our team works with you to create a list of business requirements 

Information discovery & gap analysis

  • Our experts assess existing data domains and their sources to find answers within the different databases, files, etc. 

  • We conduct a gap analysis to confirm whether the current and future infrastructure can fulfill your requirements 

Architecture design

  • A detailed architecture design covers security, sizing estimation, hardware and software specs, and the total estimated cost 

From here, we create a detailed project plan. 

Design

After the discovery, we get into the specifics of the back-end and front-end components of the solution. We then conduct a design review session where we present you with the proposed solution before we move on to the build phase.

Build

The build stage is the core of our engagement with you. We work in an agile manner, usually with two-week development springs and major milestones every four weeks. Our team works closely with yours to get regular feedback. This reduces the risks associated with rollout, adoption, and change management; by the time we’re ready to deploy, your team is already familiar with the solution. 

As we work, our project manager and architect keep a close eye on data consistency and quality with a governance plan. 

Activate

Once the full solution is complete, we move onto integration and stability testing (typically two weeks), followed by user training and user acceptance testing (UAT), which typically takes an additional two weeks. We utilize specific practices for these phases to make sure that users are well trained and engaged.

Maintenance usually follows deployment. We build and design our solutions to minimize maintenance and empower you to take control of the solution on your own. This includes system training, documentation, and extensive knowledge sharing. For ongoing maintenance, our team is available to maintain the solution for the longer term on an ongoing basis.