Enterprise Application Topology Assessments

Seeing is believing: every application in your enterprise

Helping clients create a true and complete picture of their applications and databases

Sample Deliverables for Tech Assessment Engagements

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Engaging on enterprise applications

Consultants conduct in-depth technical analysis interviews with all the key players and subject matter experts to bring together a vivid picture of the entire application footprint. This process can take months, and usually leads to broad and far-reaching modernization decision points.

Step 1

Framework of Analysis

  • Establish the agreed upon framework for interviews, assessments, and analysis
  • Confirm suite of deliverables from available options

Step 2

Oversight & Reporting

  • Client oversight designations
  • Reporting intervals confirmed
  • Project plan ratified

Step 3

Personnel & Schedule

  • List of interviews with attendees
  • Topics and coverage areas
  • Schedule published

Step 4

1st Round of Interviews

  • 1st round of interviews
  • Captured content transcribed & modeled
  • Reporting to oversight

Step 5

2nd Round of Interviews

  • 2nd round of interviews
  • Captured content transcribed & modeled
  • Reporting to oversight

Step 6

Software Tools & Products

  • Business analysts & technical architects prepare draft of deliverable materials
  • Stakeholder update

Step 7

Iterative Refinement

  • Working with key client personnel & oversight, iterate on draft deliverables

Step 8

Delivery Session

  • Branded edition of deliverables prepared, printed, presented
  • Final stakeholder update/delivery

Common deliverables from EA topology engagements

Deliverables for an Enterprise Application Topology Assessment Engagement are often wall-sized, comprehensive, and provide meaningful outcomes for organizations. They are composed by solution architects, enterprise architects, technical business analysts and designers.

Application Topology Diagrams

These comprehensive and intricate topology diagrams help to capture the specific and far-reaching integrations within all applications in the enterprise. Clients may look at the entire picture, or choose to limit the purview to just a specific subset of applications and databases.

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Web Service Integrations

These diagrams showcase how and where webservices are called, and underlying data is flowing through apps and databases. Clients may opt to see the big picture view, or narrowly scope the model to just specific applications.

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Data-Flow Diagram

A comprehensive flow of data through all primary systems, apps, and databases.

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Database Integration Topology

All integration points across all data stores and databases in the IT footprint.

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Dependency Diagrams

Application & project milestone dependencies visualized, showing relational and logical flows.

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"The intellectual capacity and technical maturity of the Product Perfect team exceeded expectations."

Paul Larkin, Former Chairman of the Board, LERETA

Samples from a few of our popular engagement types

Our assessment engagements typically produce comprehensive, diagnostic, wall-sized diagrams that have garnered some critical conversations.

Enterprise Application Topology Engagements

A comprehensive suite of diagrams showing systems, applications, databases, and server infrastructure.

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Application Integration Assessment Engagements

An effort aimed at narrowly documenting how specific applications integrate in the enterprise, and what options may exist for enhancing, replacing, or migrating those integration points.

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IT Roadmap and Strategy Engagement

Working with IT leadership to compose artifacts that shape the budget, staffing, integration/migration planning, and all other projects in scope.

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Other assessment engagement types

Aside from our full service technology software consulting general offerings, we offer various other types of consultative assessment engagements, including these below.

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Schedule Call

Discovery Call

Senior consultants with previous experience with these types of projects can set the stage for a well-framed engagement.

Discovery Call Details

Product Deep-Dive

A focused session on your specific software applications, platforms, or projects. Typically this includes technical resources from both sides.

Product Call Details