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Solution Assessment and Validation

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The Solution Assessment and Validation activities are intended to ensure that solutions meet the business need and to facilitate their successful implementation. These activities may be performed to assess and validate business processes, organizational structures, outsourcing agreements, software applications, and any other component of the solution.

Deliverables:

  • Tender Documentation
  • Tender Assessment
  • Solution Gap Analysis
  • Solution Recommendation
  • Testing Review

 

  • Benefits Realisation
  • Implementation Support
  • Request for Information (RFI), Quote (RFQ) and Proposal (RFP) business consulting service melbourne
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Our Approach

 

Step 1 – Assess Proposed Solution

The Solution Assessment and Validation activities are intended to ensure that solutions meet the business need and to facilitate their successful implementation. Hence, these activities may be performed to assess and validate business processes, organizational structures, outsourcing agreements, software applications, and any other component of the solution.

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To assess the proposed solution our experts use the following techniques:

 

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Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria Definition

Requirements should be expressed in the form of acceptance criteria to make them most useful when assessing proposed solutions.

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Decision Analysis

Decision analysis methods directly support the assessment and ranking of solution options.

Vendor Assessment

When an option is being provided, the assessment of the solution is coupled with an assessment of the vendor to ensure healthy working relationship.

Step 2 – Allocate Requirements

Requirements Allocation is the act of decomposing higher level requirements. Stakeholder and Solution Requirements allocation among solution components and releases, allows the enterprise to maximize the possible business value given the options and alternatives generated by the design team.

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Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria Definition

This method is used to define a minimal set of acceptance criteria that may need to be met by a particular release.

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Decision Analysis

This approach can be used to estimate the value associated with different allocation decisions and optimize those decisions.

Functional Decomposition

This method can be used to break down solution scope into smaller components for allocation.

Business Rules Analysis

Estimation of Business rules allows to optimize their monitoring and management. For example, they can be automated by a software application.

Process Modeling

Activities in the process model may be allocated to different roles, or outsourced to a supplier. A solution can be developed that incrementally supports some sub-processes or activities.

Scenarios and Use Cases

To optimize the work on the solution alternative flows can be separated from the base use case and included in an extension to be moved into a later release.

Step 3 – Assess Organisational Readiness

Implementation of any new solution will cause organizational changes. Hence, an organizational readiness assessment is intended to find out whether the organization is prepared for them. business consulting service melbourne

To assess organizational readiness our experts use the following techniques:

 

Focus on stakeholders

We focus on Groups, Interviews and Survey/Questionnaire as these methods can assist with identifying stakeholder concerns or issues.

Organization Modelling

Organization models can help identify stakeholders or stakeholder groups that may be impacted by the new solution.

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Problem Tracking

This technique is used to ensure that issues identified by the organizational readiness assessment are resolved.

SWOT Analysis

This method is used to assess Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of the strategies developed to respond to identified issues.

Risk Analysis

We assess potential problems identified during the organizational readiness assessment & determine most important problems to deal with, and develop a mitigation strategy.

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Data Flow Diagrams and Process Models

These elements allow to identify the activities that are likely to change with the implementation of a new solution and the stakeholders who performed those activities.

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Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria Definition

This Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria method helps determine such acceptance criteria that if the solution matches these criteria the organization can be positive about it.

Step 4 – Define Transition Requirements

In order to provide smooth transition from an existing solution to a new solution, the organization should define transition requirements.

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To define transition requirements our experts use the following techniques:

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DFD, Process & Organization Modelling

These elements may be analysed to identify the differences between the existing and new solutions.

Business Rules Analysis

Additional business rules may be defined to assist in migrating data, or to manage work migrated from the existing solution (as it is possible that different rules may apply depending on when the work was performed).

Data Modeling

Physical data models of the existing and new solutions will be compared to enable a mapping between the two.

Step 5 – Validate Solution

Validation the solution ensures that it meets the business need. This activity is also intended to determine the most appropriate response to identified defects.

To validate the solution our experts use the following techniques:

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Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria Definition

This approach helps determine the set of requirements that the solution must meet in order to be considered valid.

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Problem Tracking

This technique is used to track identified defects to ensure that they are resolved.

Root Cause Analysis

This methods is intended to ensure that the underlying reason for a defect is identified, rather than simply correcting the output (which may be a symptom of a deeper underlying problem).

Step 6 – Evaluate Solution Performance

Evaluation of the solution performance allows the organization to understand the business value it delivers. Hence, identify opportunities for improvement.

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To evaluate the solution performance our experts use the following techniques:

Focus Groups

Conducting focus groups is useful to gain a detailed qualitative understanding of the solution value to a group of stakeholders. It can be used to uncover new information beyond the scope of previously defined metrics.

Survey/Questionnaire

A survey is a way of collecting information from large numbers of stakeholders. If a survey is properly designed, and is responded to by a statistically significant and representative sample of the stakeholder population, it can accurately reflect the opinions of the entire population. Surveys are not especially effective at eliciting unexpected information.

Decision Analysis

A cost/benefit analysis is typically used to determine the financial impact of the solution on the organization. While critical, it is important to ensure that non-financial costs (including opportunity cost) and benefits are evaluated.