New Structured Integration Methodology

SISG conducts Data Centric and Web enabled Data projects in a very structured manner using strong project planning best practices (See PMI PMBOK link on this SISG site), including formal communications plans, managed risk planning, adherence to fully defining stakeholders needs and capturing formal requirements and collaboration tasks, controlling scope, performing quality assurance checks thru formal automated testing, and controlling vendor relationships and costs, throughout the project lifecycle.

Specifically SISG uses Joint Requirements Planning (JRP) and Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions using collaboration methods and automated capture. The method also insures tracability thru testing insuring all requirements are met and also tested for. These insure consensus building among client stakeholders, vendors, and IT teams. It also confirms scope and design before project plans, schedules, and budgets are finalized for the project or project phase.

SISG utilizes an agile iterative development approach. This insures that clients see deliverables in many stages and in multiple useful deliverables every 2-3 months before project end. This insures there is continuous and progressive deliverables use, monitoring and steering before the project end so there are no surprises. Clients also enjoy deliverables early and can take advantage of those early deliverables and iterations. Deliverables, in addition to the base system, include training, transition and support.

Methodology, Tooling, and Automation
Methodology Insures multiple Requirements Targets are Hit

SISG conducts Joint Application Requirements (JRP) and Joint Requirements Design (JAD) to capture requirements, design, testing approach and compliance and audit modules that insure traceability and audit ability in delivered systems. This approach utilizes structured sessions, each of which targets a particular objective, requirements series, or scope. Requirements, issues and considerations are detailed. These are captures in Requirements automated tools such as HP Mercury Quality Center, IBM Rational Suite, or client provided approaches and tooling. Designs are captured in data models, data quality audits are designed, and prototypes built, all to be reviewed by the JAD team.

SISG data projects include data warehousing, data integration, business intelligence data centric and web portal enabled data projects.

As mentioned, SISG uses software like Rational ReqPro for requirements gathering, Clear Quest for work management, automated testing and defect tracking. Product from HP like Mercury Quality Center and Microsoft solutions are also used as required.

The tools and approaches mentioned in this section insure requirements details are defined, insure their is traceability and compliance, as well as to help ensure client audit and governance requirements and reporting needs are identified, defined, and met with the project deliverables.

The iteration and phase diagram shown below briefly describes the approach mentioned on this page.

Rational Unified Process - Agile Adapted - Multiple Iterations
Exhibit I - Phases in an Multi-Iterative Agile Approach

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