Application Development

Application Development

Application Development models have moved from the traditional ‘cascade’ and ‘waterfall’ approaches. Many organisation must mix techniques, usually in collaboration with external providers and the integration of packages, increasingly with a ‘cloud’ or Software as a Service’ component.

Examples of previous work include:

  • Reviews of software choices relevant to the Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) segment, examining products, business and technical capabilities and approaches across front, middle, back office and physical logistics and scheduling.
  • Review of application development processes within large organisation transitioning from traditional ‘waterfall’ methodologies to blended methods to improve development responsiveness along with a move to greater use of package based solutions.
  • Review application development quality for a global high-technology scientific company, both using and producing IT components with many external dependencies.
  • Selection of document management solutions as part of overall content management environment for consortia based organisation.
  • Review application development and infrastructure quality for a European bank, including financial services supply chain implications and suggestions on devising suitable remedial methods for identified problems.
  • Review of applications and infrastructure for a European credit agency as part of global review, led from the United States.
  • Review of application and infrastructure capabilities for various financial services organisations, using a standard review process. The definition of a groupware framework for a large organisation needing the overhaul of its fragmented e-mail system, calendaring directory and similar and highlighting ways of migrating to a new, more standards-based approach.
  • The specification of an intranet direction as a way of combining a large organisation’s disparate internal systems within a cohesive framework.
  • A review of an insurance company’s sales force automation project proposals, including recommendations for an alternative approach—subsequently adopted by the client.