The Information Systems Services practice at Collinear Group is focused on ensuring on-time, on-budget, high quality delivery of software and IT solutions. We ensure project success by leveraging our diverse background in technical project management, business analysis, development process improvement, software engineering best practices, and quality assurance.
PROGRAM / PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Collinear Group relies heavily on Agile Development best practices when approaching program and project management. Not all projects can be “fully agile” but our experience has proven that implementing Agile tools and processes wherever practical dramatically increases communication and transparency into projects and programs, and results in faster delivery of higher business value solutions to the client. While Agile best practices have expanded the project management toolbox, they are not a silver bullet for everything and our team has a broad background in “classic” tools and processes. Our project leaders also have solid technical backgrounds which allows them to be highly effective in bridging communication gaps between the development teams and the business. This broad range of experience also helps identify risks and issues early, which we believe to be the most critical function of a project or program manager.
The key to full service IT system and software development is having project leaders who can quickly understand the needs of your business or user community, while having the technical ability to translate needs into system requirements that can be understood by all parties. At Collinear Group this is a core competency for our technical project managers and scrummasters, all of whom are skilled business analysts and can be plugged into a variety of project roles.
These days most businesses are looking for ways to reduce costs and well-targeted process improvement can often be relatively fast and painless if approached properly. Whether you need help analyzing existing business processes for opportunities or assistance selecting and implementing the right tools to fit your needs and budget, Collinear Group can typically offer a valuable external perspective and assistance with execution.
Many project challenges can be avoided if Quality Assurance is incorporated throughout the full lifecycle. Collinear Group recognizes this and builds it into our projects in many ways, such as early quality planning, continuous integration, automated test harnesses, constant user acceptance testing, and thorough test documentation. Where quality requirements are mission critical, Collinear Group can leverage our broad range of experience working in regulated industries such as aviation and pharmaceuticals.
Understanding and identifying risks is critical to defending the connected enterprise. Collinear Group senior project team members are leaders in the information security industry, developing, evaluating and implementing cyber security policy, conducting risk and vulnerability assessments, securing and optimizing critical IT systems and delivering scalable cyber security solutions. Our subject matter experts understand, prioritize, and manage cyber security in the context of our clients business and mission goals, addressing the issues of today and preparing for the challenges of tomorrow.
PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Project Portfolio Management ensures that an organization can leverage its project selection, align its strategic objectives and execute with success. A PPM system can be a great resource as it facilitates enterprise portfolio and resource management, assists in monitoring project performance, and improves short and long term project portfolio planning. By assessing your current portfolio, Collinear Group can create a custom roadmap to provide you with the tools needed to align your strategy and implementation goals to achieve success.