Deployment of sophisticated enterprise software engineering tools and methodologies is complex. In our experience, the majority of risk involved with this type of effort is not technical, but is rather cultural. Ascendant Technology’s APEX transformation approach is designed to address high-risk implementation and deployment of enterprise software engineering tools and methodologies head on.
Following APEX (Assess/Appraise, Plan, Execute and Transition), we benchmark your company against the best in the industry. We then collaborate with key players at all levels of your organization to plan and execute a realistic engineering improvement plan – one that’s in line with your organization’s business goals and suitable to your environment. At the end of the project, we provide customized training for a smooth transition out of your organization, giving you all the tools you need to support the environment on your own.
APEX provides template-driven phases, tasks and deliverables designed to flexibly tackle your process and tool transformation at a pace and budget that are right for your organization.
- Appraise/Project Initiation – The Appraise/Project Initiation Phase is used to comprehensively understand the current status of your organization related to this effort, for us to become familiar with one another, and to establish the project team.
- Plan – The Plan Phase builds on the information gathered and identified during the Appraise Phase to collaboratively produce an actionable plan that increases project success. This plan includes staffing needs and sets the stage for the Execute Phase that follows, and is critical for producing desirable results.
- Execute – During the Execute Phase, the plan designed in the Plan Phase is iteratively executed. Tools/processes are implemented, organizations/projects on-boarded and supported, and progress toward goals is tracked.
- Transition –While knowledge transfer is an integral part of the APEX methodology via training and mentoring, a formal transition plan is created and executed in the Transition Phase.
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