Agile project management methodology is known for getting the best results faster, because development only follows a given path for two weeks, then adjusts as necessary. This is fantastic for getting your project from initiation to completion in the shortest time period, but reporting results in the meantime can be torture.
You can’t take your lead developers’ word for it – you need communication throughout the course of every project. How far along are we? Is the project still on budget? It’s not just an “I’d like to know” situation – it’s “I need to know so I can provide those results to the rest of the leadership team!”
We offer a dashboard approach to project management so you have your project status available at all times – no hunting down updates right before your presentation is due. At 5x Technology, we serve large enterprise government and commercial clients. We know what kind of status meetings you’re walking into, and we won’t leave you high and dry.
In addition to timely communication and reporting, our project management tools:
- Float high-return delivery elements to the surface
- Quickly define project tasks so they stand out – nothing falls between the cracks
- Allocate and focus resources in the right areas
- Establish a QA structure for the project
You've probably heard this a thousand times: our project may suffer setbacks because of poor data, system issues, licensing problems, etc. Your team is right – if you want to reduce cost, increase revenue, and improve profitability, the success of your project requires certain key items:
We created IntelligentOfferings™ to address these four elements, using the following components:
We provide a deep-dive system checkup for an optimal environment. Our Tiger Team consists of a project manager, data modeler, ETL specialist, and database architect. This team can bring your system and users back together to better meet business goals. As part of our thorough Blueprint Process we evaluate your environments, installation architecture (ETL and Security), and servers (both application and web) to ensure optimal performance. After the assessment we provide full documentation with details on the systems that are running optimally and which improvements will take your configuration to the next level.
We specialize in providing administrators who only work on the applications you use. Our team of proven BI administrators ensures all patches and hot fixes are up to date for optimum performance and monitors your system going forward. Remote administration services cost about 60 percent less than supporting a similar level of service in-house. Meanwhile, this leaves your valuable IT staff to focus on universe and report creation.
The deceptively simple process of renewing software licenses can be a huge drain on your productivity and budget. We save you money by taking advantage of renewal cost reductions, understanding what renewing software licenses does in each case, renewing the right number of licenses, and keeping a watchful eye for sunsetting projects. We'll help you get the most out of your software at the lowest possible cost. Get better discounted pricing on your current agreements, save time and increase discounts with multi-year agreements that aren't due until your annual period of performance date (3-5 years), all handled by one vendor who understands your needs and requirements
Your team keeps complaining about data quality, and you know it impacts your bottom line...but what can you do about it? Our process provides CRM data standardization, cleansing, merging, deduping, and enhancement. This is a consultative service that extracts your data from the CRM system, runs it through our tool, tags redundant and incorrect records based on your specs, merges and cleanses dupes, and then uploads the data back to your CRM database.
Development Team Management
You want your development team to be busy all the time, working on meaningful projects. While it might seem obvious, you also want your senior developers working with the junior members of the team to train them according to your company’s way of doing things. With our Paired Programming methods, we partner senior developers with junior developers so your senior team isn’t overloaded and your junior team receives the on-hands mentoring they need. Our process quickly builds capacity over the course of the project.
When it’s time for all hands on deck, we have a pool of developers that we can pull from on an as-needed basis so you only pay for programming talent when you need it. Nobody is sitting around on your dime.
The purpose of project management is to provide a person who will manage all aspects of the project from corner to corner, and communicate to you and every other stakeholder at the right time, in the right format. Our project management professionals are certified, experienced, and excel in communication. Learn more about our IntelligentOfferings and have 5x Technology manage your next endeavor, or get your current projects back on track.