The overall objectives, principles and tactics relating to use of the technology to ensure that Business Strategy can be realized through technology and technology investments are aligned to business goals through the economics of technology investment.
During the Strategy phase, we do whatever it takes to gain the necessary perspective to advise your company accordingly. We might interview your people to understand their perspective, to find out in their own words how they view their work. We have gotten to know human resources consultants, observe energy traders manage portfolios, and shadow disaster management professionals during field operations to truly understand the information technology needs of these professions.
Intertech offers strategic technology consulting services that are ideally suited for growing businesses that need to maximize their technology investments through expert guidance. As an organization that has worked with well over a hundred growing companies, Intertech has the experience to help you see over the horizon.
Having an effective project management team when new projects are undertaken is vital. Intertech consulting can put that team together for you, serving as a full or part time project management office (PMO), to give your team tools to effectively manage projects across the enterprise. Our project managers possess the leadership, communication and networking skills to handle the tasks and people side of project management.
Intertech's Project Performance System (PPS) is the catalyst of our success.
Design include business process design, enterprise architecture, user experience design, software design, and database design for the express purpose of communicating intent and constructability.
With the strategic picture understood and direction mapped out, we move to the next step in our process. Design starts with the “what” the system is to do and moves to the “how” the system is going to do it. It starts with the process of Imagineering, and structures the requirements into a communicable design. We use object modeling, process modeling, and enterprise-class data modeling techniques throughout the design phase.
Imagineering is a term we use to describe our approach to software conceptualization and design. It is a term that describes what we all work at hard to do here at Intertech. Imagineering is letting your imagination soar and then engineering it in software.
When working together to establish the design, we combine interdisciplinary skills with business process mapping and model driven development to establish the architecture and framework of the experience.
The modeling of processes is an orthogonal approach to designing software. While the benefits of using IT to improve business productivity are clear, the process of building or migrating corporate systems to newer, more efficient architectures and platforms can be challenging. Intertech has the perspective to accurately and efficiently reengineer business processes around new systems strategy and architecture.
Consumers of web services require APIs that are as usable as their UX counterparts, but in ways unique to application development. We employ our usability expertise and business process design skills to distill your web service design to create an web service that is clear, concise, extendable, and ultimately usable to your customers.
The effective use of enterprise architecture in the design phase includes the use of EA frameworks such as the as Zachmann or TOGAF frameworks for expressing systems at various levels of abstraction. Effective computer systems design begins with sound analysis techniques followed by a rigorous design methodology. Intertech uses the Object Management Group's Model Driven Architecture (MDA), which starts with a Platform-Independent Model (PIM) of an application's business functionality and behavior, typically built in the Unified Modeling Language (UML).
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