Product Perfect specializes in providing senior executives with meaningful, robust assessments in architecture, application topology, and potential modernizations
7 types of assessment engagements are offered. All of which are offered onsite, offsite, or as a hybrid of both.
As our most common type of engagement, the app topology assessment engagement provides C-level executives with a comprehensive view of applications in their enterprise. These typically will include:
The database integration assessment engagement showcases all databases in the enterprise with a focus on:
The limited integration assessment engagements are typically narrowly scoped to focus on a few key applications as they seek to integrate. This may include:
As an extension of senior IT leadership, the IT roadmap and strategy assessment engagement provides formulation or refinement of:
An engagement focused on granular documentation that depicts all integrations between specific applications, and how those integrations may be improved, replaced, or migrated.
Prior to acquisition, buyers will seek to de-risk the opportunity. Our team of technical engineering consultants can engage on:
UX/UI expert product designers and consultants work with client product leaders and senior developers to ascertain a best possible path forward for an application that may require either a facelift or a full rewrite. Their focus can include:
of the average IT budget is attributed to technical debt
2020 McKinsey Digital “Tech Debt: Reclaiming Tech Equity.”
A technology assessment looks at the effects, consequences, and risks of implementing a specific technology. Done right, business gain new paths for improving processes, optimizing operations, and enhancing their most valuable assets: their employees.
As your technology landscape splinters into a multiplicity of offerings and services, it becomes inefficient and atrophied. A technology assessment cuts through the various option and provides a company with the best options for its unique situation. The first diagram on this assessment journey is the AS-IS topology diagram. This takes the form of a typically wall-sized map of all integrated applications in the enterprise, showing connective tissue, endpoints, and protocol between the applications.
A multi-step process diagram artifact encapsulates a business’s internal data and transactional processes. It’s formed by analyzing and documenting the organizational systems, internal processes, and people-alignment.
Taking the AS-IS topology diagram as a starting point and input to the assessment, and following the multi-stage/multi-year plan, this TO-BE diagram provides the future state of the enterprise and all its interconnected systems. This can be optionally broken-out into phases to showcase the interim states of the enterprise.
From left to right, this visual captures the fluidity of data as it traverses through applications in the enterprise. This often leads to new revelations on applications and their involvement in the composition of systems as a whole.
This artifact organizes a calibrated stacking of dependencies between applications in the enterprise. Each application and its partial or full dependency on another is demonstrated. While some levels of abstraction are inevitable, most of the detail of the entire application topology is present. It typically provides executives, technology management, and technology operations with enough clarity to plan, formulate, and budget around.
Our assessment engagements typically produce comprehensive, diagnostic, wall-sized diagrams that have garnered some critical conversations.
In this final model, consultant(s) will travel onsite to the client location for a rough average of 80% of the time each month. This approach is reserved for situations where teams require intense and detailed interaction to work through complex systems analysis or deep execution work. Artifacts are prepared and refined throughout the engagement, delivered onsite.
In this model, consultant(s) will travel onsite to the client location for a rough average of 50% of the time each month. This approach makes plenty of sense where teams require larger volumes of face-time and whiteboard sessions to sufficiently serve formulation and planning stages of effort. Artifacts are prepared and refined throughout the engagement, and delivered onsite.
In this model, consultative services are offered via remote zoom/teams video calls, engaging with all necessary levels of the technology leadership and operations groups. Artifacts are prepared, refined, and iteratively delivered remotely as well.
In a hybrid approach, consultant(s) will work partially onsite and partially remotely, with the average onsite presence being 1-2 days per month. Artifacts are prepared, refined, and iteratively delivered in either onsite or remote sessions, depending on the locations of the client operations and consultant(s).
"The future state diagrams can serve as materials for architectural analysis, planning, and even budgeting."
Shawn Livermore, Senior Consultant, Product Perfect
"These IT Roadmap materials have become so critical for our clients' migration and roadmap planning."
Russ Langel, Enterprise Cloud Architect, Product Perfect
"These wall-sized intricate analysis artifacts are absolutely critical for carving a path for IT modernization."
Chad Collins, Senior Consultant, Product Perfect
Senior consultants with previous experience with these 7 types of assessments can set the stage for a well-framed engagement.
A focused session on your specific software applications, platforms, or projects. Typically this includes technical resources from both sides.