Service Offerings

Building Your optimum digital marketplace using our structured approach
 

Strategize and Plan:  Redefine your digital footprint by making your current web presence as a central character of your business. We will help you reimagine all of your business being done only digitally by starting an ongoing conversation with both IT and line of business (LOB) leaders. We would help you prepare the blueprint of flexible expectations for application requirements, design, development and delivery required to succeed with Web-scale composite applications.

Develop Governance: With the right strategy in place we will help you establish a decision-making process that encourages both IT and LOB leaders to thoroughly consider both the short-term and the long-term costs, benefits and risks for each web application requirement, design and development alternative.

Drive Change Management: With the correct strategy and right governance in place we would help you set up a system that can effectively communicate new ideas via multiple digital and non-digital channels. Our charter of development will assure your IT and LOB leaders that an agile, incremental approach to application design and delivery will reach optimal capabilities in a cost-effective manner.

Execute: With the change management set up at the beginning we will drive your application architecture improvement initiative to achieve both business and technical outcomes. We will continuously update and drive new elements of the initiative in response to changing business requirements and technical capabilities.

Measure and Improve:  With a solid execution methodology in place we will help you track how effectively design and development decisions deliver capabilities that enable expected business outcomes. Measure the costs and time to market for each project. Using these measures to inform a regular program of design and process reassessment.

Creating the right environment and operational framework to support Digital Transformation initiative

 

  • Modernizing the hardware and software environments to ensure that the required level of intermediation is provided by the software infrastructure. Refining the needs and establishing the cost factors.

  • Identifying special security challenges associated with the integration of multiple applications, programs, devices and data sources that run within separate security domains. Mitigating future risks and legal costs due to security breaches.

  • Clearly articulating the short- and long-term costs, benefits and risks associated with each proposed design alternative (for example, create awareness of the technical debt that can build over time in an unmanaged architecture effort). Include consideration of the opportunity costs associated with each alternative — that is, what else could you accomplish with the resources required by each design alternative?

  • Educating your team on innovative architectural paradigms, such as transaction management predicated on an eventual consistency model.

  • Supporting efforts to move toward more incremental application design and development (Agile). Not insisting that all outcomes must be defined and planned for in the beginning of development — assuring you will only get varying levels of estimation in the resulting project design, budget and schedule.

  • Building and running an application architecture centre of excellence (COE), since the shifts in approach and paradigm required to succeed at application design and development within the new business and technology environment will require challenging changes at all levels of the application organization.

  • Appointing an architecture "czar" in charge of leading the initiative forward by aiming at long-term architectural benefits (for example, reuse).

  • Developing an ability to discern which architectural style (or combination thereof) applies best to different classes of applications/processes. Some applications need to provide "run the business capabilities," while other applications should be enabled by architecture and development processes that encourage innovation and highly responsive development.

Drive Digital transformation through Technology Infusion 

 

Softlink practice consultants work very closely with LOB leads and IT leaders and IT practitioners in your organization to

  • Establish realistic goals and objectives for the architectural improvement initiative that are commensurate with acceptable financial and cultural investment.

  • Develop a road map and structured program of adoption of architectural innovations, and establish metrics to measure success.

  • Develop expertise in new, service-oriented paradigms, patterns and practices.

  • Enhance their software development process to accommodate best practices required to most effectively use these new architectural paradigms.

  • Extend their application governance program to enable the adoption of new architectural paradigms and to best address new architectural processes and practices.

  • Use patterns and frameworks to lower the cost and to improve the speed and quality of implementations, and to reduce overhead in the application portfolio.

Defining your needs and Implementing your needs assimilation framework

 

During the strategize and planning phase Softlink Practice consultants would help build a culture of  evolving the application architecture incrementally, this helps reduce the development costs of projects over their full life cycle. The design efforts also reduce the time it takes for IT to support evolving business processes. To realize these benefits, our consultants:

  • Launch an architectural improvement initiative that acknowledges the new challenges presented by the development of composite web/internet applications and by business process management solutions that integrate multiple applications with diverse architectures.

  • Push for acceptance of a more incremental, agile approach to application design and development that recognizes that it's impossible to develop an accurate picture of application requirements before the application is built

  • Create a culture that encourages and rewards partners, contractors, developers and application owners to balance the demands of local application users with the requirements associated by providing API access to applications owned by other parts of the enterprise, or even other enterprises.

  • Build recognition and acceptance (among the executives that approve and fund Web-scale applications) of the special design and implementation challenges presented by application requirements that include nearly 100% availability.

  • Demand a disciplined approach to application architecture that encourages decision making that considers both the short-term and the long-term costs, benefits and risks for each design alternative.

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