As an essential and integral part of your business strategy, your IT infrastructure should serve as a strong central nervous system that interacts with your employees, clients, suppliers, media and management with smart investments and long-term benefits.
From resolving specific IT-related issues to strategic business transformation fueled by IT, we deliver technology consulting services to companies across multiple domain areas. We are aimed to become your reliable IT partner with the functional know-how, detailed understanding, resources and in-depth expertise to ensure that your business, management and staff use Information Technology efficiently, effectively and in-line with your goals and business challenges.
Acrossys Consulting Services
With experience in software development, implementation, quality assurance and software support since 1998, our advisory services are built on a deep understanding of all business and functional requirements as well as ambiguous nuances of business workflows.
We offer comprehensive software services that cover the full development and implementation cycle of your IT project including a full range of consulting services.
Software Architecture Reviews represent one of the most important approaches for introspecting software design. The best way for introducing such assessments is to establish regular evaluation workshops in all iterations. Architects and designers will review the software architecture focusing on internal qualities such as unavailability of dependency cycles and quality attributes such as performance or modifiability. If they find any issues, they will define action items and means for getting rid of the challenges.
Unfortunately, many architecture reviews are initiated very late. This makes problem detection and architecture refactoring much more complex. Nonetheless, such architecture reviews are always a good solution to get rid of architectural problems, especially when the organization could not handle such issues successfully in the development project. These reviews should have a clear scope. Otherwise, the review will take place for large time frames which is not acceptable in most cases. Scoping in this context means to define a main objective of the review as well as 2-3 key areas where potential problems supposedly lurk in the guts of the design. The result of such a “large” review should be a document with key findings, e.g., weaknesses and strength of the architecture. However, it should not only contain the weaknesses but also appropriate solutions for addressing these weaknesses. Some review methods don’t consider solutions mandatory in such a report.
Such a report should reveal the following structure:
Defining IT project requirements is a crucial task when initiating new projects. We follow the series of steps that every project team should follow in order to get on the track to success.
1. Business and Functional Requirements : The first step is for the IT project team and end users to define and document all of the business and functional requirements of the project. This process begins with a requirements document. This document details all business and functional requirements of the project. It details the “what” of the project.
2. Design Requirements : Next, the team and users define the design requirements and add them to the requirements document. The design requirements describe “how” to build the solution(s). All team members must fully understand all requirements before moving forward.
3. Project Phases : The next step is to outline the phases of the project based on the requirements. The end of each phase should have measurable deliverables so that it will be clear when a phase has been completed.
4. Project Schedule : The team then creates a project schedule from the determined phases. This should be approved before continuing.
5. Test Plans : Another PM best practice is to write and execute test plans during each project phase completion. Each requirement is listed in the test plan and cross referenced with its associated test to assure that every requirement is tested for success.
6. Completion : The project is deemed complete and successful when execution of the corresponding test plan validates that the project has met each documented requirement. Of course, in order to be deemed successful, the project must also be completed within the budgeted time and cost.