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John Gilroy being a technical expert is one thing. But being able to identify innovative solutions to solve complex business issues requires a very different kind of technical resource.
John is different than most technology experts. He balances best practices with creative thinking. Business knowledge with technical expertise. Consultative analysis with practical implementation. And he builds technology solutions that work…and has a 100% success rate. Whether it’s a technical solution for automating inventory management at one of the world’s largest energy companies or a new workflow process to improve your company or non-profits productivity….He can ensure the success of your next project.
Understanding technology requires an ability to learn quickly and adapt readily to an ever-changing environment. How do you stay on top of the latest changes? How do you know what’s important to your business and what’s not?
It’s his job to know what’s happening in the industry, what changes are coming and how these changes and new technologies will impact your business. That’s why he keeps you abreast of the latest and greatest. He helps you understand the technologies without having to “hit the books”. Process is critical to project success. And good processes start with good teams.
Key to his methodology is a project team comprising executive stakeholders, functional experts, and key managers as well as solutions architects, consultants and project managers. By getting the right cross-organizational team in place, he can ensure a holistic approach that:
• Addresses short-term and long-term business drivers
• Mitigates risk
• Adapts easily to change
• Reduces unnecessary costs
• Sets the highest level of quality and usability
More than a loose group of individuals, this true project team provides input to the strategic project vision, helps set expectations, and formalizes its role in the process through documented teaming agreements. Why? Because he is serious about success. And success starts with the right foundation of input and expertise.
The project team establishes a project framework that:
• Defines business drivers and their impact on the solution
• Establishes metrics that allow the project team to measure progress and success of project throughout its stages
• Delineates plans and guidelines for managing and adapting to change during the project lifecycle
Everyone can relate to stories.
With the project team in place and the project framework established, we begin developing solutions using a “stories” methodology. By applying common vocabulary (not technical jargon) and discussing the project in terms that everyone can understand, our process breaks down the business issues into stories about how your business works. This approach lets us understand and focus on the problem space and business issues at hand and work with stakeholders to understand the desired outcomes for workflow – regardless of the technology.
We then employ a modular design approach that improves implementation by getting user buy-in at early stages of the project and effectively managing changes that may surface over time during the course of the project.