The basis of our methodology is to ensure a technically superior and cost-effective implementation solution for any size project. We have worked on several enterprise level projects, involving more than one tool and several other consulting houses. In such cases, we stand ready to align our methodology with those defined by the program management office.
CyberAds employs a structured methodology for software application/e-business solution development. Early project analysis and planning results in careful definition of the right number and type of resources needed together with early risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
Structure is provided by five distinct project stages: Workshop, Project Strategy and Design, Solution Build, Launch and Innovation/Support. Within each of these five stages, specific project steps, activities and deliverables are conducted in a planned and controlled manner to ensure complete requirements analysis, software implementation, quality assurance testing, and product deployment is accomplished in a cost-controlled and on-schedule project context.
The project methodology is flexible to allow development in a customized manner.
Modular: Individual Stages can be used in a stand-alone way.
Extensible: Component pieces or Stages can be added in order to meet the specific needs of a project.
Modifiable: Stages and the activity phases within the Stages can be modified in both size and specifics according to project requirements.
The progress of all current projects is closely monitored by the CyberAds Management team and detailed reviews are undertaken at several monitoring points. The client participates at each milestone and provides feedback thus ensuring a clear communication. This concept helps us to evolve an efficient process management methodology, which is tailored to suit the needs of the client which will eventually improve our productivity and quality.
Our Rapid Application Development and Implementation Methodology provides high-quality results within a reduced time frame. We apply our methodology through all five project stages.
Our unique process starts from involving with you. This means learning about your industry and company, or simply your preconceptions about the project. Work with executives and end users to identify goals, objectives and Critical Success Factors. We perform hi-level cost justification analysis, conduct Web analysis present our understanding of the proposed technical architecture with analysis and help you evaluate potential products (buy vs. build decision) that may help meet your objectives. At the end of this step, we present a momentum workshop document that contains:
- Executive Summary
- Quantitative and qualitative business case analysis
- Project Matrix - highlighting all functionality
- Analysis of your current and future technical architecture
- High-Level Technical Architecture
- High-level Project Plan
- Skill set and Training assessment of your project team
- Buy vs. build decision for tools/products suggested
- Fixed-time/fixed-price bid
Project Strategy and Design
We focus at building a solid strategy and aim to build a good case identifying both quantitative and qualitative benefits of the projects. Our team members interact with your key personnel and prioritize and phase the release of critical features.We constructing a detailed project plan. We create detailed detailed system and application design. We layout the system interfaces, messaging standards, integration parameters to other tools and hardware requirements. We work with users to define screen design and navigation and ensure consensus across all business groups. In some occasions, where possible, a prototype is also created. A training and release plan is prepared as well. At the end of this step, we present a strategy and design document that contains:
- Detailed technical and application architecture
- Detailed Project plan outlinining each phase of the build
- Screen design and layout
- Training Plan
- Release Management Plan
- Test Plan
- Resource and Project Team profile
- Prototype, if needed
In this step we put our heads down and concentrate on what we do best. All of our energy and expertise is put to develop and fine tune the solution; combining all the components of the project into a final product. During the build process we constantly keep the business owners of the project updated so as to include any last minute feature enhancements (yes, we are flexible and accommodating) and help spread the development knowledge. Should your IT team members need any training on technology standards or application usage that may help them understand our development work, we can assist in the same. We test the application from multiple perspectives -System, Integration, and User. We achieve end user acceptance prior to rollout. At the end of this step, we present the following as deliverables:
- Completed and signed off application
- System Testing, Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing Document
- Train-the-Trainer training materials
- Resolve any outstanding issues
- Prepare for rollout and training
The exciting phase. We seek end-user feedback. Monitor any bugs and error logging. Keep an eye towards maintaince and backup recovery plan. Provide in-depth assistance to the client's IT group. We assist if any data need to be installed on the client side on laptops or workstations. Our Train-the-trainer approach begins with the classroom or virtual training sessions. And finally, we build end user excitement for upcoming changes. Our trainer provides the following Training materials:
- Instruction guides
- Participant guides
- Ready reference guides
Often, however, it does not stop there. A project may need to incorporate complex new functionality, hook into existing back-end systems, or simply require content updates or expansion. In any of these cases, we work with the client to constantly tune their project, allowing improvement as necessary over the long-term.