Eliminate Waste to Reduce Development and Maintenance Costs
Our Lifecycle Optimization service is all about helping companies improve and mature their project delivery capabilities by improving and maturing their processes. Using a Lean approach, we provide faster analysis by applying industry-leading capabilities, standards, and practices with a focus on reducing operating costs and increasing performance.
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Lifecycle Optimization Services:
Process Engineering: We know the software development field inside-out. Our Practice Directors and Consultants have a deep knowledge of current quality standards, software development methodologies, testing techniques and approaches, and tools. We ensure the processes used to produce and maintain applications are as smooth, capable, and mistake-free as possible. The goal is to ensure that the development processes are as lean and optimized as the code they’re meant to deliver. By improving process, you reduce failure costs, ensure timely delivery, and increase employee productivity.
Evaluations: Having an objective view of your current state practices, identifying where you need to be, and having a realistic and actionable plan puts you on the Road to Improvement. Click to learn more about Evaluations.
Skills Gap Analysis: Verifying the software engineering workforce is appropriately skilled. We can identify and assess skill gaps, then create an effective training plan to eliminate those gaps cost-effectively. This typically results in improved employee satisfaction, higher retention rates, and enhanced business performance.
Tools Analysis: Determining whether the right tools are in place, and if not, what the best available options might be. IT organizations should take a structured approach to understanding how tools will support existing, new, or updated processes before making large, long term investments.
Metrics Analysis: Establishing which metrics will best yield consistent evaluation and improvement of performance of the whole software development process as well as its individual parts. A review of quantitative and qualitative measures are both considered; the exact number and nature of which metrics should be captured and included in their reporting cycles will be determined by the client’s context.
Visioning: Uncovering critical business drivers and identifying the appropriate level of process capability / maturity that fits the client’s business model. Visioning activities range from uncovering Business Drivers and Maturity Goals which are then used in the development of an actionable Improvement Roadmap which includes identifying the appropriate resources and schedule to ensure successful implementation.
Quality Maturity Model: We’ve also developed a quality maturity model to help organizations evolve from ad-hoc development to an optimized, governed process. Every application of this model is unique; we work closely with our clients to understand how mature their practices currently are, determine what maturity level is realistic and achievable, then create a strategy that fits their business drivers, goals, and culture.
Implementation Services: Moving from the old software development paradigm to the new, optimized one, at the lowest costs and with the least impact on the business. SQA has deep expertise in this phase as well and can collaborate with organizations to ensure they get the return on investment they expect from the new approach — fast.
Benchmark Studies: In addition, SQA regularly conducts benchmark studies to uncover trends, challenges, and new best practices. What’s really working — and what’s just hype? We can tell you that.