The business world is in a state of constant change. Business divisions are restructured; companies are acquired; IT service providers are replaced regularly and the corresponding budgets change, just as the demands on the IT departments do. Current strategies such as “IT business alignment”, “IT rightsizing” and “Inhousing vs. Outsourcing” have to be implemented in projects. We advise project teams and IT departments on the technologies and methods required to do this. And we don’t stop at high level strategic consulting, but rather make sure that the know-how is passed down to working level.
Risk management is at the heart of our consulting offering. Our team has been continuously revising a well-structured questionnaire for years now. It is used during initial discussions to define together with you, which problem areas you consider most important. You can rely on our consultants’ wide ranging experience in this regard: it originates from projects of all sizes and in various industries, carried out for medium-size to the very largest companies. Depending on the focus and project characteristics we can recommend a combination of different instruments, both for content and formal purposes. We use these instruments to examine your project and provide you with the required transparency for decision making. In addition to this, we provide a prioritized list containing our recommendations for actions which we consider to be necessary.
Lean IT, lean software development, kaizen, empowerment, the Deming Management Model – there are many approaches and buzz words, all of which have the same goal: efficiency. Achieving a stated goal while using the least possible resources, in other words minimizing waste, is an immense, never-ending challenge. In times of ever tighter IT budgets the implementation of such strategies has become an economic necessity. msg systems consultants use a three-step model to this end:
- Efficient cooperation of project participants
- Custom-fit requirements analysis
- Examination of the chosen architecture and technology
Our training program currently covers approx. 30 courses in the fields of methodology and technology. Many of the courses can also be provided as individual training courses for project teams and departments on request. In contrast to standard training courses both the scope and content of team courses is adjusted to mirror your needs exactly. The time flow of the courses is also adjusted. Instead of all-day courses we can divide content into smaller training units and synchronize them with the concrete demands of your project. This allows us to achieve an extremely effective, cost-efficient transfer of knowledge in cooperation with you. Our training program includes:
- Project management essentials for key players
- IT development processes: an overview for SAP or individual software development projects
- Requirements analysis: Efficient documentation of use cases
- Test management, test methodology and test automation
- Business process automation
- Estimation methodology: correct estimation of time and expense
- JEE training courses, e.g. architecture, EAI, JEE, JPA, RCP
- SAP training courses, e.g. Java development for SAP, SAP Web Dynpro for ABAP or Java
- Increasing efficiency using code quality measurement tools
- IT security in software development
There are many reasons for carrying out an audit or review during a project. Do you want to change your service provider or want to know if your software reflects the current state-of-the-art? Do you want to know if your software is maintainable and ready for your future requirements? We can answer these questions for you. We do not, however, limit ourselves purely to reactive measures conducted after development such as audits or reviews. On the contrary: we can help you to establish the highest standards in your IT projects from the very beginning.