how it works
Tailored to you, prepare2plan is our standard, fixed-fee implementation methodology, which typically applies when the scope and objectives of the project are clearly defined from the outset. The requirements are clear and are unlikely to change, there's no (or maybe just a little) need for flexibility in scope, and the deliverables for the duration of the project and/or the costs are known up front:
Step 1 - Project Design
Based on our discussions, this is the provision of Oracle PBCS. We review and agree on the scope of your project, providing a clear framework for how the project will be delivered. From there, we prepare a detailed plan for the remainder of the project, capturing functional and technical design decisions related to the software system being implemented.
Step 2 - Configuration
Information gathered during the Functional Design Workshops in the Project Design phase, is used to configure the non-production environment. A series of workshops are then conducted to demonstrate the standard functionality (as configured in the non-production environment) and validate that system behaviour is as expected. Any refinements to the configurations are identified, prioritised, entered and reviewed during subsequent workshop sessions.
Step 3 - Validation
The validate phase is used to conduct an end-to-end review of the final solution including any adjusted configurations, integrations, extensions and customer legacy data.
Step 4 - Transition
During the transition, the configuration that was validated during the Validation phase is moved to the production environment and customer legacy data is loaded, reconciled and validated.
Step 5 - Realisation
The Realisation phase marks the last phase of the implementation and the beginning of the system support cycle. During this phase, system use is monitored, necessary actions taken in response to issues raised by users, and a hand off conducted to the team responsible for the ongoing customer relationship. The phase culminates with acceptance of the new system by the customer and closing out of the contract and project management processes by the project manager.