ASF's Professional Services can help development organizations achieve real results through:
Information system organizations must produce business software applications faster and at a lower cost while making these applications adaptable to rapidly changing business and technology environments. Almost daily, the computer industry offers new tools to "help." Yet information technology professionals are demanding support in getting their jobs done -- not just more tools. In addition, IT organizations must meet the challenges of:
It's a daunting task overcoming these cultural and technological obstacles. There is a solution, however.
Business-Centric Object-Oriented Development, combined with Component Technology, provides an enabling set of techniques and technologies that allows organizations to build flexible software from existing parts that embody policies and rules of the business. IT organizations who harness the power of this combination then can meet the demands of 21st century business.
ASF's technology management consulting services concentrate on:
Austin Software Foundry's architecture design and evaluation services concentrate on:
Austin Software Foundry's project-focused consulting services concentrate on:
Creating organizations who can consistently deliver applications that embody the characteristics of Business-Centric Object-Oriented Development and Component Technology is Austin Software Foundry's primary objective for all of its clients. Through years of work with Fortune 1000 companies around the world, ASF has developed an approach designed to achieve this result as quickly and as reliably as is possible with a major transition like this.
The principles, techniques and tools surrounding object and component development represent a paradigm shift in the way software is created. Our "Proof-of-Concept-to-Pathfinder-to-Pilot" approach achieves two major objectives for our clients:
Project objective: Evaluation -- Complete a full development life cycle to demonstrate
the techniques and tools used in Business-Centric Object-Oriented and Component development, and to evaluate
the approach for the client's organization.
Scope: A single workflow or small subset of a larger problem or application. Not to be deployed.
Duration: 2-4 weeks.
Project objective: Knowledge transfer and validation -- Learn and validate the new
techniques, processes and tools.
Scope: A complete, but small, business process or application not considered mission critical. To be deployed.
Duration: 2-3 months.
Project objective: Reinforcement -- Apply the new techniques and tools to a more complex
problem, but in a controlled environment where budget and scope are not the primary drivers.
Scope: A complete, medium-sized and moderately complex application. To be deployed.
Duration: 3-6 months.
Austin Software Foundry also conducts outsourced application and component development. Since the mid-1990s, ASF has used a web-based, collaborative approach to keep clients informed of the project's progress, to share information, and to track project milestones, deliverables and issues. ASF clients say this approach works well in daily communications between the technology staff and managers. It's also an excellent vehicle for communicating project progress with end-users.
If you have the resources but just want guidance and mentoring, ASF team leaders can provide that, too. Austin Software Foundry can help you meet your project requirements, whether they are oriented around knowledge transfer or simply getting the project done on time and within budget. Austin Software Foundry's educated and experienced managing consultants are skilled in ASF's processes and use them extensively on the projects they manage.
If you're interested in finding out more about ASF's approach and its services, please contact us.
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