Our consultants are highly experienced in one or more of the disciplines of commercial software development, product development, software engineering, project management and IT business analysis.
Our team is located in Sydney and consult to clients throughout Australia.
- IT Strategy
- Software Audit
- Software Architecture and Design
- Project Management and Business Analysis
- Vendor Selection
Assignments can last as a little as a few days to many months in duration.
We offer ad hoc time and fixed duration options for our clients.
We provide advice to our clients in the areas of build versus buy, total cost of ownership, and internal versus offshore software development capability. Every client is different: in-house capability, budget, management structure, reliance on technology, and need for rapid change are some of the key considerations in determining how best to provide and support software solutions.
Do you have a problem software development? Are you having issues with the quality of a delivered piece of software? Are you unable to enhance functionality? We can provide you with the necessary insight as to the state of the code, remedial options and general guidance.
Software architecture and design
How best to architect and design your software solutions, what options based on your requirements, cost, time-to-market requirements. Making the right decisions has a significant bearing on your total cost of ownership and flexibility to adapt to future needs.
Project management and business analysis
We offer ad hoc senior level project management and business analysis services to clients where it is neither practical nor desirable to hire such services directly or through recruitment agents. As a result, we fill a niche within the market where engagements are part time, generally short term and require highly experienced individuals to hit the ground running and provide short-term value to cover gaps in resourcing or to resolve complex situations.
We offer guidance to our clients when evaluating software and vendors. There is hardly ever one product or approach that meets a requirement exactly, a problem that is further compounded by rapidly evolving technology and vendors in the market place. Having no industry experience in technological capabilities or what to ask vendors, will significantly increase the risk of a misaligned investment in software technology.
Examples of our work
A large national utilities company asked us to implement a business process knowledge repository and provide training to internal business analysts on BPM
A large regional administrative secretariat appointed us to build a workload and authorisation tracking tool for all activity relating to customer requests and work processing.
A research institute approached us to assist with their business processes in terms of defining business entities, implementing automation and finally introducing a mechanism for business activity monitoring.
We were hired by a leading product software developer of software for the livestock industry to assess and provide a roadmap of the redevelopment of their legacy products onto the latest technology.The exercise included the workshop and analysis of all business needs, objectives, constraints, the technology and required outcomes.
We were hired by a leading university to assess the commercial software developed for an iOS app. The exercise included the workshop and analysis of all technology and required outcomes.
We were hired by a national specialist college to roadmap the best approach in reducing IT infrastructure costs whilst introducing new capability in the form of collaboration, document management and office productivity.
An international dealer in FOREX approached us to assist with project management to introduce legislative compliance. This covered the management of all activity relating to the impact of systems, processes and staff.
We were hired by a payment processing centre to evaluate if a custom business process automation tool meets user requirements and to ascertain whether the tool would meet performance and stress load requirements.
A medical fellowship organisation sought our advice on the total cost of ownership of a pending custom software build, after receiving cost estimates that varied significantly. We addressed the issue by introducing an evaluation framework.
An international product provider asked us to assist with user documentation for their business automation product in terms of structure, layout and content.
We were hired by a teacher’s regulatory body to roadmap the way forward for their core business application consisting of a suite of technologies: CRM, DMS, CMS, Portals. The exercise included the workshop and analysis of all business needs, objectives, constraints and required outcomes.