EPM R.A.P.I.D Methodology
R.A.P.I.D GoLive™ Methodology GoLiveSystems employs its time-tested methodology R.A.P.I.D GoLive™ as the Project Management framework for all its consulting projects. R.A.P.I.D. GoLiveTM methodology provides for a staged and phased implementation and applying proper checkpoints insuring that both Hyperion and the Client project remain on track.
The R.A.P.I.D GoLive™ Methodology Insures that there is an overall view of the project from the beginning– ensuring that all segments of the solution(s) are implemented in line with the overall project strategy and don’t become disconnected from the project plan. This allows “sanity checks” for expectations and deadlines – Because the methodology looks at the total project prospective, individual tasks undergo checks to insure that time and resources allocated are in the view of the total project. Critical checkpoints insure that client expectations are in line with what is slated for delivery. Creates a centralized escalation point for effective risk management – R.A.P.I.D GoLive™ provides for a centralized escalation point if there are issues or problems that need to be dealt with. This reduces risk from untimely delays caused from a lack of coordination and inability to provide timely information for project status. Provides the framework for strategic and tactical multiproduct and integration advice – Since there is an overall approach, the methodology insures products and activities are done in unison and work in unison to support the total business solution. Multiple products are considered during installation so products already installed don’t conflict or suffer ill effects from installation of other products. Provides the framework for change control leadership – The change control process is well defined and project issues are dealt with in a timely and expedient fashion. Changes in scope are completely analyzed and consequences are determined and information propagated to both client and appropriate team members. Impacts of changes are immediately known. Provides the framework for rapid response to project issues and situations – The methodology allows issues and day-to-day situations to be effectively dealt with in short order and with the appropriate team members (both client and internal teams).
Requirements stage In this stage a detailed Business Requirements are gathered and the Technical Requirements identified.
Analyze stage In this stage a detailed Project Plan is created. Also the conceptual Design is created. Testing and Training strategy is defined and Hardware and software are installed.
Productionize stage In this stage the application detailed design is created. The major subtasks in this stage are Build, Test and Review. This is an iterative process until all the deliverables agreed upon per the test plan are achieved. Application data and Integration development is completed and tested. The application is also migrated to QA and Production environments.
Integrate stage The main focus of this stage is to perform integrated system testing, loading and validating historical data and end-user training. The application begins to be run in parallel with the existing legacy system.
Deploy stage In this stage the application is rolled out in the Production environment. The application is available to all planned users. Any remaining users are trained. Parallel processing becomes secondary and Live processing continues in the new system.
GoLive stage In this stage the EPM system GoLive status is announced by the stake holders. A post-Golive Review is completed. An on-going training and support plan is put into place.