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March 29, 2013 1 SYNERJIX CORE TEAMS March 29, 2013 By Benaud Jacob CREATING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.

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1 March 29, SYNERJIX CORE TEAMS March 29, 2013 By Benaud Jacob CREATING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

2 March 29, REAL WORK BEGINS Manage Consultant Time and Needs Review Consultant work to insure standards and quality DETERMINE NEEDS Work to be done Skills required Target Dates Consultant Time to support Project Duration DETERMINE NEEDS Work to be done Skills required Target Dates Consultant Time to support Project Duration STAFF AUGMENTATION Contact Consulting Firms Review resumes Interview candidates and make selections Negotiate hourly rates Arrange for office space and work toolse STAFF AUGMENTATION Contact Consulting Firms Review resumes Interview candidates and make selections Negotiate hourly rates Arrange for office space and work toolse WORK BEGINS CONSULTANTS ARRIVE Get acquainted with project team Learn Company procedures and standards Acquire knowledge of system to be changed WORK BEGINS CONSULTANTS ARRIVE Get acquainted with project team Learn Company procedures and standards Acquire knowledge of system to be changed $$$$ $ TRADITIONAL CONSULTING PARADIGM Task 1Task 2Task 3 Task 4Task 5 Task 6Task 7 Project Duration Consultant A Consultant B Consultant C Project Scenario Project Manager ADDITIONAL RISK FACTOR: Consulting Expenses increase dramatically as project due date is delayed LOST $$$

3 3 TRANSITION MANAGEMENT Adjust Team Roles Define Transition Plans Address Transition Issues / HR, Communications etc. Meet with Employees, Organization and Vendors Physical Move PLANNING PHASE Planning Risks Form Project Team Train Project Team Set Objectives and Goals Align Offshore initiatives Evaluate Vendors PLANNING PHASE Planning Risks Form Project Team Train Project Team Set Objectives and Goals Align Offshore initiatives Evaluate Vendors COST/PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS Measure Activity Costs Evaluate Project Future Costs Measure Current Performance Benchmark Cost/Performance Determine Specific Risks, Asset Values, Pricing Models and Goals COST/PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS Measure Activity Costs Evaluate Project Future Costs Measure Current Performance Benchmark Cost/Performance Determine Specific Risks, Asset Values, Pricing Models and Goals NEGOTIATING CONTRACTS Plan Negotiations Address High Level Issues and Deal Breakers Determine Specific Risks, Asset Values, Pricing Models and Goals Service Level Agreements Internal Communication Plans Contract Announcements NEGOTIATING CONTRACTS Plan Negotiations Address High Level Issues and Deal Breakers Determine Specific Risks, Asset Values, Pricing Models and Goals Service Level Agreements Internal Communication Plans Contract Announcements OFFSHORE CONSULTING PARADIGM GOVERNANCE Adjust Management Styles Create Governance Council Communicate, Communicate, Communicate Define/Design Reporting, Meeting Agendas, Meeting Schedules, Performance Reports etc. Measure Performance Confront Poor Performance Issues / Improvements Relationship Management HUGE UNDERTAKING EXTREMELY HIGH RISKS QUESTIONALBLE COST SAVINGS March 29, 2013

4 4 OFFSHORE CONSULTING – CONCERNS COST TIME EFFICIENCY DOES OFFSHORE OUTSOURCING REALLY REDUCE COSTS? INCEPTION COSTS FIXED COSTS – INFRASTRUCTURE LEARNING CURVE COSTS OF DELIVERABLES FLUCTUATING CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES INFREASING OFFSHORE RESOURCE COSTS DOES GOING OFFSHORE IMPACT YOUR PROJECT TIMELINESS? I NCEPTION PERIOD AVAILABILITY OF RIGHT CONSULTANTS AT THE RIGHT TIME? ELAPSED TIME vs ACTUAL TIME BILLING LEARNING CURVE RESPONSE TIME KNOLEDGE TRASFER INBOUND/OUTBOUND LOGISTICS RELIABILITY AND EFFICIENCY? OFFSHORE OUTSOURCING – STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP? GLOBAL DELIVERY MODEL – DOES THAT WORK FOR ALL BUSINESS TYPES? HOW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGIES? HUMAN CAPITAL – CAN THEY BE RETAINED LOCALLY AS WELL AS OFFSHORE? HOW ARE THEY MOTIVATED? INTEGRITY / HONESTY – CAN OFFSHORE ENSURE YOU TOTAL PEACE OF MIND WITH SENSITIVE BUEINSS INFO? March 29, 2013

5 5 DETERMINE NEEDS Work to be done Define Target Dates DETERMINE NEEDS Work to be done Define Target Dates CONTACT SYNERJIX CORE TEAM Discuss how to put together the right project team for the client Core Team understands project requirements and related tasks Synerjix Core Team submits fixed price proposal derived from actual time necessary to complete tasks Optional to the client – Arrange for office space, work station and tools CONTACT SYNERJIX CORE TEAM Discuss how to put together the right project team for the client Core Team understands project requirements and related tasks Synerjix Core Team submits fixed price proposal derived from actual time necessary to complete tasks Optional to the client – Arrange for office space, work station and tools WORK BEGINS SYNERJIX Core Team and Task Team with full understanding of the client environment expectations, project, procedures, standards and applications begins work Core Team takes full responsibility of managing resources and reporting work progress and deliverables WORK BEGINS SYNERJIX Core Team and Task Team with full understanding of the client environment expectations, project, procedures, standards and applications begins work Core Team takes full responsibility of managing resources and reporting work progress and deliverables SYNERJIX CORE TEAMS DELIVERY MODEL COMMENTS: Consulting Expenses remains the same even if project due date is delayed SAVED $$$ $$$$ $ Project Scenario Core Team Onshore Team Offshore Team Project Manager Task 1Task 2Task 3 Task 4Task 5 Task 6Task 7 Project Duration AVAILABILITY OF THE RIGHT TEAM AT THE RIGHT TIME ELAPSED v.s. ACTUAL TIME BILLING ABSORPTION OF LEARNING CURVE ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER EXPERTISE AND AVAILABILITY FOR FUTURE SUPPORT REDUCED RISK WITH SHARING SENSITIVE BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP / SYNERGY CONVENIENCE AND FLEXIBILITY CONSISTENCEY AND QUALITY OF DELIVERABLES SYNERJIX CORE TEAM - HIGHLIGHTS March 29, 2013

6 September 20, CORE TEAM DISCOVERY PHASE Conduct scenario analysis Determine needs Determine w ork to be done Evaluate Skills required DISCOVERY PHASE Conduct scenario analysis Determine needs Determine w ork to be done Evaluate Skills required PROTOTYPING PHASE Define User Requirements Iterate User Experience Demonstrate Client Benefits Create and Evaluate Prototype PROTOTYPING PHASE Define User Requirements Iterate User Experience Demonstrate Client Benefits Create and Evaluate Prototype CLIENT PROPOSAL PHASE Evaluate Project Requirements Determine Target Dates Prepare Work Breakdown Structure Propose “Fixed Price” and Delivery Mechanism PROPOSAL PHASE Evaluate Project Requirements Determine Target Dates Prepare Work Breakdown Structure Propose “Fixed Price” and Delivery Mechanism DELIVERY PHASE Put “On/Off-Site” Task Team” together “Task Team” performs “Core Team” co-ordinates and delivers project “Core Team” implements and supports project DELIVERY PHASE Put “On/Off-Site” Task Team” together “Task Team” performs “Core Team” co-ordinates and delivers project “Core Team” implements and supports project SYNERJIX DELIVERY MODEL ONSHORE TASK TEAMOFFSHORE TEAM March 29, 2013

7 7 SYNERJIX DELIVERY COORDINATION IDENTIFY BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS TIMELINETIMELINE BUSINESS ANALYSIS / REQUIREMENTS DEFINITION PROTOTYPING AND EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS FUNCTIONAL AND TECHNICAL DESIGN MANAGE AND MONITOR PROJECT / MILESTONES FUNCTIONAL AND TECHNICAL COORDINATION PROGRESS REPORTING AND CLIENT FEEDBACK VALIDATE & JUSTIFY SOLUTION EFFECTIVENESS MANAGE SCOPE CHANGES MEASURE FUNCTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS ENSURE DELIVERY QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY REGRESSION AND FUNCTIONAL TESTING INTEGRATION TESTING USER ACCEPTANCE TESTING IMPLEMENTAION AND SUPPORT PLANNING POST PRODUCTION INTEGRATION TESTING OFFICIAL PROJECT SIGNOFF PILOT IMPLEMENTATION AND SUPPORT PRODUCTION IMPLEMENTATION & SUPPORT ONGOING PRODUCTION SUPPORT E N V I R O N M E N T S 4. TECHNICAL DELIVERY TEAM FOCUSES ON DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AN D TESTING CLIENT SYNERJIX CORE TEAM TASK TEAMS FOCUS TEAM &WAR ROOM COORDINATION TIMELY EVALUATION OF DELIVERABLES March 29, 2013

8 8 SYNERJIX CORE TEAM Gather Requirements Initial Analysis Preparation of Proposal(s) Detailed Analysis and Design Distributed Task Deployment Development Certification of Deliverables Unit Level Testing Functionality Testing Quality Assurance Client Integration Testing Rollout and Support Gather Requirements Initial Analysis Preparation of Proposal(s) Detailed Analysis and Design Distributed Task Deployment Development Certification of Deliverables Unit Level Testing Functionality Testing Quality Assurance Client Integration Testing Rollout and Support Small to Medium Projects SYNERJIX ONSITE TASK TEAM Application Development Unit Level Testing Client Integration Testing Rollout and Support Application Development Unit Level Testing Client Integration Testing Rollout and Support SYNERJIX OFFSITE TASK TEAM Medium to Large Projects Application Development Unit Test Plans Unit Level Testing Application Development Unit Test Plans Unit Level Testing SYNERJIX RESPONSIBILITY DISTRIBUTION March 29, 2013

9 9 SYNERJIX OFFSITE TASK TEAM  Client Standards  Suite of Products and Tools  Operating Systems, Languages and Databases  Client Standards  Suite of Products and Tools  Operating Systems, Languages and Databases SYNERJIX ONSITE TASK TEAM  Client Standards and Methodologies  Client Procedures and Processes  Suite of Products and Tools  Operating Systems, Languages and Databases  Client Standards and Methodologies  Client Procedures and Processes  Suite of Products and Tools  Operating Systems, Languages and Databases SYNERJIX CORE TEAM  Client Standards, Tools and Methodologies  Client Procedures and Processes  Suite of Products and Tools  Operating Systems, Languages and Databases  Miscellaneous Tools and Software  Project Management Tools  Source Code Control Tools  etc…  Project Management / Analytical Skills  Interpersonal / Communications Skills  Client Standards, Tools and Methodologies  Client Procedures and Processes  Suite of Products and Tools  Operating Systems, Languages and Databases  Miscellaneous Tools and Software  Project Management Tools  Source Code Control Tools  etc…  Project Management / Analytical Skills  Interpersonal / Communications Skills SYNERJIX SKILL DISTRIBUTION March 29, 2013

10 10 A TIME TESTED AND PROVEN CONSULTING MODEL: MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR CORPORATIONS HAVE ENGAGED AND TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF SYNERJIX CORE TEAMS SINE 1998, YOUR EXTENDED BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE: RELIABLE AND ACCOUNTABLE BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS WORKS WITH YOU IN ADDRESSING YOUR BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES TECHNICAL TEAMS MADE AVAILABLE ONLY WHEN YOU NEED THEM : SCALABLE AVAILABILITY AND UTILIZATION OF BUSINESS & TECHNICAL WORKFORCE SO THAT PROJECTS OF ANY SIZES CAN BE DELIVERED ON TIME, WITHIN BUDGET COST EFFECTIVENESS: A BREAKTHROUGH COSTING MODEL DETERMINED BY ACTUAL EFFORT vs. ELAPSED TIME. LEARNING CURVE REQUIRED TO WORK ON FUTURE PROJECTS IS A ONE TIME ORDEAL ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND FUTURE SUPPORT: UNLIKE TRADITIONAL CONSULTING PARADIGM WHERE KNOWLEDGE DISAPPEARS WHEN CONSULTANTS (OR YOUR OWN EMPLOYEES) LEAVE, CORE TEAM MEMBERS PROVIDES ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR FUTURE SUPPORT HR & ADMINISTRATIVE CHALLENGES MADE MINIMAL: YOUR WORKFORCE ADMINISTRATION AND RELATED OVERHEADS ARE MINIMAL SINCE CORE TEAMS TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DELIVERABLES (E.g. RECRUITMENT, OFFICE SETUP, ORIENTATION, MANAGEMENT, OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS etc.) QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY OF DELIVERABLES: SYNERJIX CORE TEAM IS WELL AWARE OF CLIENT CLIENT’S BUSINESS FUNCTIONALITY AS WELL AS STANDARDS AND PROCESSES FAST TURNAROUND TIME: NO TIME / COST OVERHEADS IN SETTING UP OFFICES AND CONDUCTING ORIENTATION / INITIAL TRAINING SYNERJIX CORE TEAMS March 29, 2013


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