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IT Consultancy Services

Consultancy Services

Sometimes you cannot warrant employing someone for such a select sub-set of knowledge if it is only required for a short period of time. It is more efficient to bring in an expert to help you with whatever you haven't the resources for in-house.

Adecs has a long history in the Information Technology industry, and has experience in so many areas it could be hard to document. However, whether it is just to talk over a problem you are facing and get suggestions, or to architect a computer system or infrastructure for you, all the way through to developing software to suit your specific needs and testing of delivered products suitability for your need.

Success Focused Methodologies

Not surprisingly many aspects of these processes described above actually overlap, and where in the more historically engrained IT project lifecycles they are treated as separate and distinct areas, the passage of time has educated the industry that they are not separate items at all. Rather all are integral and therefore to ensure the accurate delivery of a system requires many of these areas work in close proximity through the entire process.

It is quite possibly one of the main reasons that Agile development methodologies came about. Sometimes being seen as a less formal means of developing systems, it is almost often an less knowledgable interpretation of the methodology and it’s important differences.

Agile development methodologies aimed to change this approach by being completely focused on ensuring the delivery of exactly what the customer needs, rather then a contractual fullfilment of ticking boxes which perhaps discribed an incorrect or unsuitable system for the customers needs when these were separate areas. Historically we have seen that sometimes this does not necessarily mean a company gets what they need, but rather what was asked for. A classic example of this could be seen to be much larger systems, often segregated and strictly controlled by legal contracts, sometimes involving multiple large suppliers, which deliver the letter of the contract rather and often highlight the inaccuracy of what was asked for in the first place.

With Agile approaches, this is unlikely to ever happen, as the customers expert knowledge is always involved through the process and testing is done as the system is developed. This methodology ensures that things are very incremental, often delivering functionality early on that can functionally help a business even whilst the rest of the system is still being developed.

The Desired Result

No matter what your need of our services, we always aim to work closely with you to ensure that what ever the end result is, it is what your business needs to help it be more productive, competitive and successful.

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Business Analysis

Sometimes you need someone to know how your business works, more often as a preface to implementing a computer system to help your staff work more efficiently for your business. Analysing your business is a core part of preparing for any new computer system, determining the processes and actions your staff undertake as part of their working day.

If you don't have a member of staff with these skills, you should consider speaking to us to see if a member of our staff could come in and perform these tasks for your business.

Systems Analysis

The development of a computer based information system often requires the skills of a systems analyst to ensure proper preparations and decisions are made that will document, as effectively as possible, the requirements you will need to satisfy to ensure a working system that benefits your company.

However, sometimes you need more information before you can even start this process. Sometimes the task is more complex and not just a simple decision as to if you should implement a new computer system, but requires you undertake a feasibility study to first determine whether a project is technologically, economically, socially and organizationally feasible. This is something that is just as important in a larger small or medium sized business before you spend vast resources on something that might be completely unsuitable for your business.

Systems Design/Architecting

The stage in implementing a system that builds on all the information gathered to date to create a logical and physical design that can best provide the facilities to meet the business needs. These parts often are dealt with best by modeling the appropriate aspects of the system, these days more often by visual means, to ensure the parts of the system identified

Development and Implementation

The act of creating and realizing a system is almost an art forms in itself sometimes, ensuring all of the component parts perform as required. This task may require guidance, and is often handled by a suitably knowledgable project manager.

The two aspects are not as separated as people often believe and is the important stage that converts the modelled system into a form suitable to satisfy the architectural requirements of the design. The development and implementation often share common overlaps and teams from each would regularly work closely with each other to ensure a reliable delivery of the appropriate solution.

Acceptance and Functional Testing

An aspect which has multiple meanings. To the software developers in us, it’s making sure that the software that has been completed is functioning as expected, and ready to be delivered. To the business representative or customer, this is often the legal process of ticking the boxes and making sure that the product delivered is what was defined in the contractual requirements.