Consulting

Overview

APPTRA provides transformation consulting on business analysis and project management in traditional and in agile contexts for both IT and non IT professionals and corporates. Our focus on agile methodologies, practices, tools and techniques steam from the ever increasing demand for individuals and organisations to solve complex problems while navigating through the VUCA (volatile, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) world to give superior solutions in a quick, flexible and resilient manner. While our focus is primarily in agile transformation, we also offer consultancy services relevant to traditional methods of business analysis and project management as per our client requirements.

1. Business Analysis as a Service

  • Step by step services to understand current BA practices

  • Understanding strategic objectives and critical success factors for the BA practice

  • Identifying roles and responsibilities

  • Identifying and documenting the BA process and activities

  • Defining techniques and tools for each step in requirements engineering life cycle, formats and templates for BA activities etc

  • Project types include: software implementation (traditional or agile), process consultancy, product development, vendor selection projects etc.

  • Services include: BA planning, elicitation, analysis, requirements life cycle management, modelling and specifying requirements, communicating and collaborating with implementation teams to complete solutions / designs 

2. Agile Management and Project Management Services

  • Step by step services to understand current PM practices

  • Understanding strategic objectives and critical success factors for the PM, Agile practice

  • Identifying roles and responsibilities

  • Identifying and documenting the PM, Agile Management process (ceremonies, artefacts, templates, metrics etc) and activities

  • Defining techniques and tools for each step in project life cycle, formats and templates for PM activities etc

  • Project types include:
    • software implementation (traditional or agile)
    • process consultancy, product development
    • vendor selection projects etc.
  • Services include:
    • Agile scrum mastering or Kanban mastering for agile projects or product development engagements, agile product owner / product management services including defining product vision, roadmap, backlog (as prioritised and estimated detailed out stories), right up to value realisation
    • Project management services for software development, vendor acquisition, consultation or any type of project from initiation, to execution up to closure (conducting feasibility studies, developing business cases, creating project charter and kick off, planning costs, time, scope and resources, execution, monitoring and control and closing the project

3. Agile Transformation Services

The following can be provided as individual services or bundled as per the client’s requirement

  • Analysis of Current work / workflow management strategy 
  • Identify / determine ideal future state
  • identify and map out business and technical value streams 
  • Define agile process and practices for agile teams and help them adopt appropriate practices
  • Set up project / issue tracking tools and information radiators for large solution, program and team levels
  • Educate leadership, middle management and operational executives on agile practices and to follow process
  • Conduct agile maturity assessments and identify areas for improvement 
  • Define and track agile metrics

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