Together we analyse the potential to improve your performance. The result is a high level analysis including a clear explanation in what areas of your business a planning & optimization and/or decision management solution could improve your performance.
Our consultants conduct a scan to analyse your data and planning and decision making processes. Objective is to determine in more detail the potential performance improvement and to define a high level project plan and investment. End result is a vision presentation including a solution concept.
Based on your data and resources, we will build a prototype system that will provide you real insight in the functioning of a solution. The prototype is the basis for further development in the project phase. Other deliverable is a detailed project plan.
Execution of the project. Development and implementation.
Decide4AI applies three different project methodologies or combinations of the three approaches. In general one can not say that one approach is better than other approaches, only in the context of the project and the organisational requirements, it is possible to determine the best approach. The Agile and DevOps methodologies have in common a more continuous delivery and testing. Whereas waterfall is more focused on delivery one solid end result. The difference between Agile and DevOps is that Agile is focused on a tight collaboration between customer and developer to cater for functional changes and new insights, whereas DevOps is focused on a tight collaboration between developers and IT operations to ensure a smooth and fast deployment. The combination of Agile and DevOps is perfectly possible.
A well-defined process with one big deliverable at the end of the process. Especially in case specifications are clearly defined and no or little change is expected, this project methodology is very efficient. There is less customer interaction needed compared to agile and planning towards a hard dead line with clearly defined intermediate milestones is given the fixed scope easier.
Disadvantages are the limited possibilities to include new insights and to cater for changes.
An agile development process and more particular the Scrum methodology, is recommend for projects where the end goal is not specified in detail. The customer is able steer the process based on intermediate deliverables and new insights can quickly be applied. In small steps, sprints, new intermediate products are delivered that can be evaluated.
Recommended in dynamic environments and in case quick results are needed. Possible disadvantage is the higher level of customer effort.
A development process where teams of IT Operations and development are formed to ensure quick development–deploy cycles. The traditional “wall” between development and IT operation is broken down and a DevOps team keeps on being responsible after deployment to change and maintain the application.
Well suited for applications where frequent functional changes are expected and quick turn around times from functional requirement to deployment are needed.