Highly focused, consultative engagements and assessments – conducted in a matter of weeks, not months – provide clients with robust strategies and actionable plans for achieving measurable results.
ALIGNMENT IS THE CRITICAL DIFFERENCE
Working with our clients’ executive management and senior technical leaders, we deliver improved planning and development strategies, advanced technology approaches, technical advice and recommendations to align product technology and business goals. Clients receive an actionable blueprint on how to move forward confidently.
Does your architecture meet quality attributes of performance, extensibility, maintainability, reliability, safety, and security while continuing to satisfy stakeholders?
Don’t wonder if your architecture will support the next version of a product; or if it can transition to a product line architecture to support a family of products. Our comprehensive approach to assessing architecture employs multiple strategies to provide clients with insightful and actionable information to ensure that a software architecture is fit for its intended purpose.
In the face of increasing cyber threats, how effectively are you managing and improving your cyber hygiene?
Drawing on our vast experience developing software with the highest levels of safety and security for lifesaving and safety-critical applications, we ensure clients greatly improve their level of cyber hygiene. Our focus is to ensure that clients’ solutions feature robust security as a key component.
After performing vulnerability assessments that review architecture and designs for threat vectors, we provide prevention and mitigation plans. We develop robust cybersecurity programs aligned with FDA guidance or review your current approach compared to FDA requirements.
EOL Technology Migration
Is your existing technology dangerously close to its end of life?
In a rapidly evolving technological landscape, the end of life for your existing technology is fast approaching, demanding immediate attention. Addressing the complex business issue of migrating and modernizing existing technology while mitigating end of life (EOL) risks can be daunting.
Rely on our team of highly skilled business and technical consultants to deliver an unbiased evaluation of available technologies and provide a set of recommendations. We offer a holistic perspective on your current application and its business value, enabling you to make informed decisions. With our expertise, planning for and executing a successful migration event is possible.
How urgent are the safety and security risks posed by legacy medical devices and software?
With some medical device hardware in use for years, some even decades, legacy devices and software present imminent safety and security risks that demand urgent attention. Determining how to address outdated or insecure software, hardware and protocols is daunting for most device makers. Our team of highly skilled solution architects can develop technical strategies and approaches to minimize the risks posed by legacy devices.
With extensive experience in cybersecurity, obsolescence planning, patching, and updating feasibility, we offer tailored strategies to minimize the vulnerabilities associated with legacy devices. Our technical approaches encompass forward compatibility, interoperability, and due diligence considerations for divestment, addressing the significant threats vulnerable medical devices pose to healthcare operations, patient safety, data privacy, and the reputation of device makers.
Planning & Roadmaps
How do development organizations transform concepts beyond mere ideas and drive them towards successful realization?
To quickly move your concept closer to reality, meticulous planning is a critical aspect of a successful software development project. Our approach focuses on delivering a clear project scope that defines the means and ways that your new solution will meet strategic business objectives, resource availability, budgets and timeframes.
By partnering with us, clients can expect a comprehensive and well-thought-out plan that sets the foundation for turning concepts into the innovative solution their customers are eagerly anticipating. Our expertise in detailed planning ensures that every aspect of your software development project is carefully considered, paving the way for a seamless execution and tangible outcomes.
How do improvements in your development process directly contribute to tangible results, including enhanced product quality, increased productivity, employee skills development, and even customer satisfaction?
Achieving any of these benefits starts with knowing where to look or what challenges to look for in your development process and team. We use a systematic approach that follows our proven methodology, adapted to each client’s unique organizational needs, to identify and validate pain points and uncover larger operational performance gaps. Clients receive a comprehensive analysis of tangible areas for improvement and solutions to address the findings.
Development projects can falter for any number of reasons. How do you get them back on track while minimizing the overall impact to budgets and timelines?
When development projects are in jeopardy, it’s crucial to get them back on track swiftly, minimizing the impact on budgets and timelines. With our extensive experience in leading development projects and working side-by-side with clients’ internal teams, we specialize in analyzing a project holistically to rapidly identify and assess issues.
We then provide actionable recommendations grounded in a comprehensive remediation plan that can be implemented quickly and effectively, ensuring your project gets back on schedule. We will work tirelessly to mitigate the challenges, restore momentum, and deliver the successful outcomes you need while minimizing the impact on your budgets and timelines.
Software & System Verification
How do you ensure that your software or system meets the specified requirements and will function as intended?
An in-depth examination of your project’s requirements, architecture, designs and potential risks is where we start. This analysis forms the foundation for creating detailed test plans that incorporate strategies tailored to a risk-based approach.
We develop a comprehensive set of protocols to test components in isolation and as a system. A focus on risk control measures, interfaces/integrations, and system test points ensure thorough test coverage, providing clients with objective evidence and assurance that their software and systems meet the highest standards of quality and reliability while satisfying requirements and functions as intended.
Technology Due Diligence
How critical is a technology due diligence in a merger and acquisition?
With millions, even billions, of dollars at stake in mergers and acquisitions, a technology due diligence is essential to assess risk and ensure compatibility. Our senior technical specialists conduct an in-depth examination of your codebase, current products and product roadmap, IP protections, and engineering systems and practices.
Our objective assessment includes confirming assumptions, information gathering to plan the integration, and identifying risks in the technology, architecture, development processes and tools. We give you peace of mind when vetting your potential investment both before and post-transaction.
How can effective test automation, as a core activity in a Quality Assurance test strategy, deliver substantial return on investment for product development?
Our team of skilled Quality Assurance engineers evaluate the viability of test automation for products and formulate an effective approach that optimizes test coverage balanced with a favorable ROI.
All designs and requirements are reviewed to build an actionable roadmap for implementation. With a well-defined test automation strategy in place, we empower clients to drive efficiency, elevate product quality, and achieve long-term success.