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MSW At A Glance

  1. 1. MSW at a Glance<br />
  2. 2. MSW Background<br />5/18/2011<br /><ul><li>We are a small group with over a century of P&C Insurance experience in the following areas:
  3. 3. Business Process and Strategy
  4. 4. Program Portfolio Management
  5. 5. Management / Operations expertise
  6. 6. Program Management
  7. 7. IT Architecture, development and delivery
  8. 8. MSW’s mission is to work with our clients to foster agility through addressing and remediating the organizational and technical roadblocks which traditionally plague P&C Carriers</li></ul>Confidential - © MSW LLC 2010<br />2<br />
  9. 9. What We Do<br /><ul><li>Provide a uniform approach to assist clients in the definition and implementation of specific initiatives, enabling business strategy and achievement of defined objectives
  10. 10. Provide a model that develops and sustains mutual understanding of the business relationships between internal departments
  11. 11. Provide a governance model designed to ensure consistent and sustainable delivery of quality business initiatives
  12. 12. Provide a client-centric, client-driven process to continuously deliver initiatives that support business strategy and objectives</li></ul>5/18/2011<br />Confidential - © MSW LLC 2010<br />3<br />
  13. 13. Our Approach<br />Leveraging your people and your unique culture is fundamental to the MSW approach<br />We do not “boil the ocean”, instead we focus on one business priority at a time<br />By providing guidance, due-diligence and best practices, learned through years of experience,and supported by a proven framework, we work with your people to:<br />Understand the steps required to implement a given business/event priority – Top to Bottom<br />Develop effective Governance of both Business Process and IT delivery<br />Develop effective Change Control Processes<br />Define and establish consistent interdepartmental communication and effective interdepartmental Service Level Agreements<br />Work with existing assets to effectively deliver solutions that delight customers and meet business timeframes and budgets <br />5/18/2011<br />Confidential - © MSW LLC 2010<br />4<br />
  14. 14. What We Deliver - Business<br /><ul><li>Through our Knowledge Transfer Approach we deliver to our clients:
  15. 15. Well defined roles, responsibilities and tasks within each departmental unit as required to deliver Enterprise initiatives.
  16. 16. Well defined Service Level Agreements between departments which detail:
  17. 17. Process Dependencies
  18. 18. Data Dependencies and Context
  19. 19. Procedural Timelines
  20. 20. Departmental Representation
  21. 21. A Business Process Governance model that ensures:
  22. 22. Consistent representation of business requirements
  23. 23. Consistent IT delivery of well understood and documented business requirements
  24. 24. Self-sufficiency, enabling our clients to utilize the same delivery approach on future business initiatives</li></ul>5/18/2011<br />Confidential - © MSW LLC 2010<br />5<br />
  25. 25. What We Deliver - IT<br /><ul><li>Through our Knowledge Transfer Approach we deliver to our clients:
  26. 26. Techniques to leverage existing IT assets to meet business requirements
  27. 27. IT roadmaps for the incremental development of:
  28. 28. SOA Center of Excellence
  29. 29. Logical Business Data Architectures
  30. 30. Cookbooks (e.g. Standard coding techniques)
  31. 31. Application Infrastructure (e.g., Consistent Security, Error Handling and Instrumentation)
  32. 32. Application Architecture (e.g. , How to assemble applications)
  33. 33. IT Portfolio Management (e.g., How to leverage existing assets)
  34. 34. Self-sufficiency, enabling our clients to utilize the same approach on future business initiatives</li></ul>5/18/2011<br />Confidential - © MSW LLC 2010<br />6<br />
  35. 35. MSW Framework<br />5/18/2011<br />Confidential - © MSW LLC 2010<br />7<br /><ul><li>MSW Guidance Track
  36. 36. MSW Way Mentor
  37. 37. Organizational Change
  38. 38. Business Governance
  39. 39. IT Governance
  40. 40. Training and Documentation
  41. 41. Project Management</li></ul>Result – Governance, Agility, Sustainability<br />
  42. 42. Moving Forward – Business Governance <br /><ul><li>A uniform process to communicate business strategy and objectives
  43. 43. A uniform process to define and prioritize business objectives
  44. 44. A uniform process, specifying business requirements that fulfil business objectives
  45. 45. Model Driven Approach (MDA) – Focus on the business first, technology second
  46. 46. Business Processes*
  47. 47. Business Interactions*
  48. 48. Business Roles*
  49. 49. Business Rules
  50. 50. Business Process Architecture (BPA)*</li></ul>* Critical for Service Level Agreements and Governance<br />5/18/2011<br />8<br />Confidential - © MSW LLC 2010<br />
  51. 51. Moving Forward – IT Governance<br /><ul><li>A uniform method for implementing requirements as software services
  52. 52. A uniform set of development tools and coding standards that enforce the separation of :
  53. 53. Presentation Logic*
  54. 54. Process and Workflow*
  55. 55. Business Rules*
  56. 56. Logical and Physical Data Representations*
  57. 57. Data Access*
  58. 58. SOA Center of Excellence (Governance)
  59. 59. Composite Applications
  60. 60. Federated SOA
  61. 61. Service Oriented Business Applications (SOBA)</li></ul>* Critical for Agility<br />5/18/2011<br />9<br />Confidential - © MSW LLC 2010<br />
  62. 62. IT Governance - Application Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>A uniform method for implementing:
  63. 63. Security*
  64. 64. Error Handling*
  65. 65. Legacy Service Provisioning
  66. 66. Instrumentation
  67. 67. UI design (Framework)
  68. 68. Load Balancing
  69. 69. Fault Tolerance
  70. 70. Disaster Recovery
  71. 71. Testing*
  72. 72. Configuration Management*
  73. 73. Standards*</li></ul>* Critical to ensure sustainability , interoperability and governance<br />5/18/2011<br />10<br />Confidential - © MSW LLC 2010<br />
  74. 74. Moving Forward – Technical Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>A uniform Technical Architecture which supports uniform processes around:
  75. 75. Integration*
  76. 76. Hardware specifications
  77. 77. Middleware
  78. 78. Operating Systems and Levels
  79. 79. Data Base Management Systems (DBMS)
  80. 80. Monitoring Tools
  81. 81. Alert Procedures
  82. 82. Upgrades / Maintenance</li></ul>* Critical for Agility<br />11<br />Confidential - © MSW LLC 2010<br />5/18/2011<br />
  83. 83. Summary<br />5/18/2011<br />Confidential - © MSW LLC 2010<br />12<br />MSW will nurture your company’s agility by:<br />Enabling Proper Identification and focus on key business initiatives<br />Enabling consistent Interdepartmental communication<br />Enabling consistent implementation of solutions that meet budgetary and timeliness requirements<br />We work with your people and within your culture <br />We have a proven and time tested approach that:<br />Does not “boil the ocean”<br />Lays the foundation for incremental adoption throughout the Enterprise<br />Is applicable to any business priority<br />We don’t sell software or staff augmentation, instead we offer knowledge transfer to enable self-sufficiency<br />

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