As the Ancient Greek saying goes, "Well begun is half done." With less than a third of projects finishing on time and on budget according to the Standish Group and IT managers expecting 75% of their projects are "doomed to fail right from the start" according to Geneca, beginning your project properly is essential. When given the opportunity, we prefer to begin our projects by first learning the organizational needs driving the project, catching up to where the organization is in the process of satisfying these needs, and then using an iterative discovery process with key stakeholders to build a solutions design that is more than just a simple composite of everyone's knowledge and organizational acumen. Through prior experience we find that this solution design often, but not always, also encompasses a number of critical organizational processes that have a major impact on the organization, and often need additional definition and documentation. During this period of time, we are capable and happy to role up our sleeves to work side by side with you in properly identifying how to integrate this technological solution into your organization.
By clearly establishing the desired business outcome, and working back from the desired result, we are able to work with your organization's stakeholders and technical teams to identify the different deliverables required to allow your organization to succeed. Once these deliverables are identified in the context of your organization, we are able to design the technical and functional requirements to support these deliverables. In turn, these technical and functional requirements provide us with the information we need to create a solution to fulfill these requirements and establish a plan for implementing this solution into your organization. By following a proper planning process, we can ensure that your project is not "doomed to fail" at its very inception, and provide the proper information to key stakeholders allowing them to: to tap the knowledge in different team members and ensure project buy-in.