Consultancy examples

Conceptual integrity is the most important consideration in system design.

Fred Brooks

Conceptual modelling

Incorrect concepts lead to unnecessary workarounds and unwanted complexity. Get the concepts right and start the project on a solid foundation. A good foundation is the first point of defence against run-away projects.

Lead Architect

The project team is in place, but an Architect is needed to extract the collective knowledge, assemble and document it so the entire team gets a common understanding of the project at hand. Understanding the project as a whole makes it much easier to agree on a common solution.

Mentoring Architect

An Architect is already available but the size of the project exceeds prior experience. A mentor may just be what is needed to keep the project on track.

Specification analysis

Specifications are in place, but are they sufficient and consistent? As contractual foundation will they be accurate enough to prevent compliance discussions later?

As Contractee you want to ensure that the specifications do specify what you need, nothing more and nothing less.

As Contractor you want to know what you are expected to deliver.

Contradicting and insufficient requirements are surprisingly common and a problem for both the Contractee and the Contractor — Who's at fault, they who made the requirements or those who accepted them?

Project documentation

Project documentation has been down-prioritised but are soon to be needed for system integration and writing user manuals, and a quick consolidation of spread knowledge is needed.