Pulsar Application Management Methodology
Pulsar has developed its own project management methodology by integrating the practical experience of its consultants and by simplifying and integrating different methodologies and tools: waterfall approach against cyclic RAD approach, Earned Value analysis, Oracle-CDM (custom development method), Belgacom-Promis project methodology, Agile and SCRUM.
This methodology, after adaptations depending on the project specificity, is followed during each project, helping us to deliver on time and on budget.
The term "Application Management", by opposition to the usual "Project Management" indicates that we are aiming here at covering the whole lifecycle of an IT application, from its first business requirements to its last enhancements, over a succession of fixed-price and maintenance projects.
Lowering the TCO of an application with Pulsar Methodology
Several topics must be considered when one wants to keep the total cost of ownership (TCO) as low as possible and execute Fixed-Price or Time-and-Material IT projects in the most efficient way all along the lifecycle of an application.
- A practically proven methodology for Fixed-Price IT project development should define project phases and document templates, but also cover aspects like:
- generic development principles
- knowledge transfer & trainings
- controlled change management process
- An Application Maintenance framework should propose very flexible Maintenance or Outsourcing agreements allowing, after application development to:
- easily extend the application
- keep track and count each change, each patch and version
- allow the customer to control and take advantage of each consumed man-day.
- Established Quality Assurance and Risk Assessment & Management processes should ensure excellent quality of the final application delivery.
All these topics are covered by Pulsar’s methodology, allowing us to be very competitive in terms of return on investment (ROI), but also in delivering high quality applications, maintainable, extensible, and adapted to customers' needs, in time and in budget, with reduced risk contingencies.
In all cases and whatever the operating mode, a project must be conducted according to a capacity plan, which will allow combining skills to reach the expected results within the assigned deadlines and budget:
Phases & Modules Management
The Projects we develop are usually split in several functions/modules, and for each function/module we apply a waterfall approach. This way of working allows us to be very flexible in terms of phases overlaps.
Table of content - Pulsar Methodology Handbook
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