Systems Analysis and Product Management

Developing a product or software application?  Enhancing or evolving existing software?

Let us analyze your needs and available  technologies, then specify the detailed requirements, architecture and design for you.

 

Detailed requirements and technology choices

Every successful project begins with clearly-identified goals and objectives, along with a plan for achieving them.  Translating business needs and objectives into realistic functional specifications is the cornerstone to beginning successful software projects.  Agreed upon technical and functional requirements establish and constrain the scope of the project, and communicate the software owner’s expectations to the developers.   They also clearly identify who will be using the software, the use cases and user-interface needs of the end users and administrators.

Without a proper specification, developers must fill in the blanks themselves, often guessing, experimenting and wasting precious time with incremental progress toward the desired solution.  Worse yet, software that develops and grows through such a haphazard process can easily become difficult or impossible to maintain and evolve, resulting in a costly redesign and rewrite down the road.  There is no substitute for having the right requirements and functional specifications developed for a software project.

Once these specifications are in hand, choices must be made from a range of available technologies, tool kits and development environments that have implications for the resulting product – like how well it will perform, the devices it can support and how easily it can evolve and grow to meet future customer demands. For commercial applications, there are numerous external integration and operating environment considerations, as well.

 

Software design and security considerations

Proper software design entails making many detailed choices that determine performance, usability, security and the software’s fitness for its intended uses.  Done correctly, the user-interface design and detailed design documents describe how the software will deliver on the functional requirements.

A design review is needed between the developers and those who own the project to ensure the design is responsive to the expectations of the business and the technical and functional requirements.

 

How we can help with Systems Analysis and Design

With more than three decades of software development experience under his belt, Mr. Braddy knows firsthand what it takes to properly plan, design, develop and deliver quality software.  Our experience with product management and development of complex, large-scale software projects enables us to provide oversight you can trust when the job must be done right the first time.

We begin by translating and prioritizing business requirements into product specifications and technology choices.

Then we review technology options with the development team and make decisions about development environments and tools, source code control, software designs, user interfaces and other important choices the development team must make.

We can also work with development to create a realistic project plan with scheduled milestones, that sets expectations for everyone involved, and reduces the risks of timeline slippage during development. For agile development environments, we can monitor regular software updates to objectively determine progress.

We can also help resolve technical issues and barriers that inevitably arise, to keep your project on track and schedule.

 

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