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Our Approach -- iBusiness Solutions

  1. 1. Our Approach iBusiness Solutions 7300 Metro Blvd, Suite 590 Edina, MN 55439 www.ibusiness-solutions.biz
  2. 2. Our Approach Breaking Constraint Driven Project Life Cycle Typical Model  Typical projects exist within the triple constraint of scope, budget and time.  The initiative’s fixed scope is impacted by the realities of budgets.  New information learned through the project typically increases the scope, but not the budget resulting in potential failure. iBusiness Solutions Model  iBusiness Solutions turns this model on its head to focus on what can be accomplished with the given budget.  Budget is still the #1 driver, and is used with Time to identify what Scope items produce the “Maximum Value”. iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 13
  3. 3. Our Approach “Simply” 3 Steps  Projects are complex enough on their own, they don’t need to be burdened Plan with overly complex delivery approaches.  At the heart of our delivery approach is our 3 step process of planning, visualizing, and building.  Visualize This approach combined with our agile techniques, we are able to quickly hone in on what’s important to your business, and deliver the results you need. “Build” iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 14
  4. 4. Our Approach Step 1: Planning Step 1: Planning what needs be accomplished  Identify on the people, processes, data, and technology to support the project  Resist jumping into the technology “too quickly”  Cleaning, standardizing, and merging data  Identify subject matter experts – business and IT  Search for similar initiatives to leverage  Evolution or release planning iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 15
  5. 5. Our Approach Evolution/Release Plan  Our custom approach to identifying business requirements, allows us to fuse together critical needs and release schedules iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 16
  6. 6. Our Approach iBusiness Agile Project Approach  Our agile approach breaks down the large goals into releases and executable iterations.  Provides easy adjustments to ensure key features are delivered  Creates continual feedback loop for deliverable improvements  Increases benefits as features are useable as they are ready iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 17
  7. 7. Our Approach Agile Differences Process By focusing on features, our agile approach reduces risks, improves alignment, and accelerates project deliverables. iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 18
  8. 8. Our Approach Step 2: Visualizing Step 2: Visualizing what could be and should be  This phase focuses on taking a visual look at where we are going on the project.  Focuses on visualizing business requirements around the following areas:  Business Process Requirements  Data Hierarchy Requirements  Visual Requirements  Approach bridges IT and business teams together. iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 19
  9. 9. Our Approach Business Process Model  Highlighting the touch points between people and data, possibly identifying opportunities to automate manual, inefficient, and/or error-prone processes.  Identifying all stakeholders that might be impacted by either the data they produce for this application or the data they consume from this application.  Identifying the data sources that will need to be analyzed as part of this project.  Identifying the database and other technologies that are part of the entire ecosystem within which this application must work. iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 20
  10. 10. Our Approach Hierarchy Diagram  High-level representation of the major business hierarchies, or dimensions, providing a clear look at the data inside business processes.  Provides a clear representation as to how data needs to be assembled to realize the business needs. iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 21
  11. 11. Our Approach Visual Requirements Model  Quickly identify and model major areas of requirements  Leads to detailed requirements definition  Key: This is technology independent  Forces discussions that very often identify:  Shortcomings in the data  Business rules that need to be clarified  A variety information that can have significant impacts on the design, development, and usage of the dashboard application. iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 22
  12. 12. Our Approach Step 3: “Building” Step 3: “Building” the solution  Building versus assembly  Resist jumping to the technology “too quickly”  IT’s role  Business users’ role  Focusing it all on the solution iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 23
  13. 13. Our Approach Much to Consider  Design best practices for dashboard applications  Iterative design  GUI usability guidelines and standards Operational aspects – performance, security, usage tracking, etc.  Location intelligence – adding “where” to “when”   Master data iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 24
  14. 14. Our Approach Pains Addressed by BPM Applications  Inconsistent view of operating performance  Lack of relevant, timely insights delays diagnosis and response to problems  Dependence on multiple people and information sources to understand the state of the business  Wasted time spent gathering reports which contain duplicate and incomplete information iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 25
  15. 15. Our Approach Benefits of Our 3 Step Approach  Accelerates the delivery of project benefits  Avoids significant rework with JIT detailed design  Raises the quality of deliverables through early testing  Improves responsiveness to scope adjustments  Minimizes alignment gaps to business goals  Increases project visibility to leadership, stakeholders, and project resources  Increases estimating accuracy, by working in small chunks  Improves project team throughput and satisfaction, by aligning resources on what they do best! iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 26
  16. 16. Contact Us For additional information, or to discuss your business needs in greater detail please contact us at Tim Brands Office: 612-730-7404 E-Mail: tbrands@ibusiness-solutions.biz Or visit our web site at: www.ibusiness-solutions.biz iBusiness Solutions, Inc. www.ibusiness-solutions.biz. Copyright. All rights reserved. August 29, 2008 - 51

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