DCG Software Value: Corporate Profile


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DCG Software Value (formerly David Consulting Group) is a global provider of software analytics, software quality management and Agile services. Since 1994, companies of all sizes who depend on their software have relied on us to meet their standards and deliver valuable improvements at the right price. We maintain a U.S. corporate office in Malvern, Pa., and a European corporate office in the U.K.

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  • Which of these things are the most important to you or frustrating or challenges…
  • Which of these things are the most important to you or frustrating or challenges…
  • Which of these things are the most important to you or frustrating or challenges…
  • Which of these things are the most important to you or frustrating or challenges…
  • Which of these things are the most important to you or frustrating or challenges…
  • DCG Software Value: Corporate Profile

    1. 1. Phone: +1-610-644-2856 Measure. Optimize. Deliver. softwarevalue.com DCG Software Value Capabilities Briefing Making Software Value Visible. @DCGSWValue /DCGSWValue /company/DCG-Software-Value
    2. 2. ©2016 DCG Software Value 1 This We Believe “It’s frustrating that there are so many failed software projects when I know from personal experience it’s possible to do so much better – and we can help.” Mike Harris, DCG President Our Vision: A future state in which the value of every software initiative is visible to the business. Our Mission: To make software value visible.
    3. 3. ©2016 DCG Software Value 2 The DCG Story THE BASICS • Founded 1994 • International (U.S. and U.K. Offices) • 20+ Employees [+Industry Thought Leaders] • Industry Leaders [Software Consulting Services] OUR SIGNATURE • Centers of Excellence • Build, Operate, Transfer (BOT) • Consulting HIGH-LEVEL FINANCIALS • Profitable • Small Business • Self-Funded • Growing OUR REPUTATION “I would definitely describe them as experts in their field. We are much more disciplined now than we were before, much more." - Bob Lento, President, Convergys Information Management OUR EXPERIENCE • Combined 50+ Years Experience • Authors of Publications and Books Used as Industry Guidelines • Frequent Guest Speakers at Industry Conferences
    4. 4. ©2016 DCG Software Value - Lord Kelvin, Inventor of the Kelvin Degrees “When you can measure what you are speaking about and express it in numbers, you know something about it; when you cannot measure it … your knowledge is meager and unsatisfactory.” “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” - Benjamin Franklin 3
    5. 5. ©2016 DCG Software Value 4 Sampling of DCG Clients – Past & Present
    6. 6. ©2016 DCG Software Value 5 Focus Areas MEASURE Analytics Measure your development process and deliverables to identify areas of improvement and track progress over time. OPTIMIZE Optimize your software quality through the use of proven models and advanced code and testing practices tailored for your organization. DELIVER Utilize Agile techniques to deliver software quicker and more effectively. OPTIMIZE Quality Management DELIVER Agile Development
    7. 7. ©2016 DCG Software Value ANALYTICS QUALITY AGILE • Code Analytics • M&A Analytics • Software Estimation • Software Metrics • Software Vendor Management • Training • Business Value of IT • CMMI • Program Rescue • Project Triage • Software Code Quality Review • TMMi® • Training • Agile Competency Development • Agile Estimation • Agile Project JumpStart • Agile Project Reboot • Agile Readiness Review • Agile Team Coaching • AgilityHealth Radar • Executive Workshop • The Scaled Agile Framework® • Training Build | Operate | Transfer Consulting
    8. 8. ©2016 DCG Software Value MEASURE • Code Analytics (Analyze / Technical Data) • Utilize dashboards to profile security / quality risks across your portfolio • M&A Analytics (Due Diligence / Risk Management) • Evaluate and execute the IT-related aspects of an M&A • Software Estimation (Estimate / Predict) • Improve your existing estimation practices • Implement a new estimation practice • Software Metrics (Measure / Improve) • Measure your development process and deliverables in order to identify areas of improvement • Software Vendor Management (Measure / Benchmark) • Better manage your outsourcing relationships and improve the quality of delivered work • Training • Software Estimation and Function Point Analysis classes to teach you to measure your software development 7 ANALYTICS
    9. 9. ©2016 DCG Software Value • Business Value of IT (Governance / Value Visualization) • Get quantifiable value from your IT • CMMI (Consulting / Appraisals) • Improve the quality of your products using best practices • Program Rescue (Estimation / Agile) • Save failing projects before it’s too late • Reduce risk and ensure delivery • Project Triage (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods) • Determine project viability and make the best business decision about the future of a software project • Software Quality Review (Code Forensics / Security) • Utilize advanced code analysis software to profile the quality and security of your software and identify risk factors • TMMi® (Consulting / Appraisals) • Assess and improve test maturity • Train • Classes to teach you how to improve processes within your organization 8 QUALITY
    10. 10. ©2016 DCG Software Value • Agile Estimation (Estimate Agile) • Develop a process to estimate your Agile projects, while also accommodating change • Agile JumpStart (Implement Agile) • A structured approach to quickly address the introduction of the Agile methodology in a competitive software offering • Agile Project Reboot (Rescue) • Apply Agile techniques to save failing projects before it's too late • Agile Readiness Review (Plan / Implement) • Evaluate your organization to plan for a successful Agile implementation • Agile Team Coaching (Improve Agile) • Improve or refine your Agile practices with an on-site coach 9 AGILE
    11. 11. ©2016 DCG Software Value • AgilityHealth Radar (Team Health) • Identify the top areas that affect your Agile team’s health and performance and set a path for improvement • Executive Workshop (Agile for Executives) • Learn the roles of IT and the business in an Agile environment • The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) • Implement Agile practices at the enterprise level • Train • Classes for beginner or advanced Agile users to learn or improve Agile techniques 10 AGILE
    12. 12. ©2016 DCG Software Value Build | Operate | Transfer Centers of Excellence A Center of Excellence (CoE) is a fully packaged and successfully tested solution to address common software issues that plague organizations. The CoE can be operational immediately, and at scale. • Estimation CoE • Measure, manage and accurately predict cost, schedule, performance and value for your software projects. • Function Point Analysis CoE • Utilize critical project sizing parameters to determine development effort, delivered defects, project duration and productivity. • Software Analytics CoE • Measure the performance of software development teams under different SDLCs using industry-tested quantitative and qualitative tools. • SAFe & Agile Release Train CoE • Implement SAFe® Release Trains utilizing simple scrum or waterfall.
    13. 13. ©2016 DCG Software Value BUILD OPERATE TRANSFER • Develop the program framework • Identify roles and responsibilities • Define policies and procedures • Document common practices • Develop a realistic timeframe • Collect relevant data points • Analyze data and report results • Update practices as may be required • Identify resources • Provide training and transfer techniques • Establish a mentoring program Build | Operate | Transfer Centers of Excellence We build the CoE framework, and then we operate the CoE until you are ready to make the transition to run the established CoE.
    14. 14. ©2016 DCG Software Value 13 Customer Challenges We need this new functionality in the application in 3 months! The release is going to be late unless we can cut some functionality!Our customers say our software is full of bugs and our staff agrees! Why do we never have enough time to test? Why can’t we get more projects into this year’s budget? Why are so many of our projects over budget and late? Why do I have a fourth funding request from this project? Are we correctly using the Agile process to drive efficiency? How vulnerable are our applications to a cyber attack? How do we protect our brand with so many suppliers providing us capabilities through software? Are our applications ready to migrate to the cloud? Why is our competition pumping out more releases than we are? Why do we only find out about critical software defects when it’s too late?
    15. 15. ©2016 DCG Software Value 14 Sales Process DCG Briefing Contracts You Are Here ProposalBusiness Case • Statement of Work • Price Quotation for Services • Services Agreement Results Delivery Which Profile Are You? Executive Meeting • Build a Relationship • Long-Term Engagement • Build | Operate | Transfer Your Needs | Goals | Objectives | Pain Points Insert DCG | Solutions | Expertise | Partners | Experience | Execution • Flexible • Fixed Price • Not to Exceed • Agile Approach to Consulting • Regular Reviews
    16. 16. ©2016 DCG Software Value 15 • DCG’s Agile JumpStart: For one client, this resulted in an ROI of more than 300% or a payback period of about 7 months. A productivity improvement of 15%, worth more than $900,000 of additional functionality or 1-2 additional Agile teams! • DCG’s Estimate, Measure & Manage: Leveraged on supply chain pricing proposals, this yields a net savings of about 5% across the annual budget, saving one client $3.75M per year – a payback period of 4 months or a 2-year ROI of 750%! • DCG’s Measurement & Estimating Center of Excellence (COE): Yields cost savings of as much as 45%. One client saved $1.5M over 7 years. • DCG’s Analyze: Based on a 5-year study by the U.S. Army, DCG’s code analytics capabilities had an average return of 9.5x, saving the Army over $17M. • DCG’s Solutions: At least a 50% improvement in the cost and delivery of changes to software development processes compared to in-house efforts. Customer Results & Returns
    17. 17. ©2016 DCG Software Value 16 • Enable Your Organization to Produce High-Quality Results • On-Budget Delivery • On-Time Delivery • Engage Best Practices • Workforce Reinvigoration Through Best-in-Class Training • Transparency into Risks • Comprehension into Process • Measurement of Output “When our IT staff wanted to learn about Agile techniques and incorporate best practices from Agile, DCG gave us the tools and information we needed to improve our project delivery. I highly recommend DCG.” - Chris Durski, Senior Manager, IMS Health Provide Powerful Information Empowering Your Organization to Control Successful Outcomes Executive Summary
    18. 18. ©2016 DCG Software Value
    20. 20. ©2016 DCG Software Value Contact Us Email: info@softwarevalue.com Phone: 1-610-644-2856 http://www.softwarevalue.com 19 @DCGSWValue /DCGSoftwareValue /company/DCG-Software-Value Measure. Optimize. Deliver. softwarevalue.com