Solutions consultants have substantial experience in all phases of the
software industry: development, quality assurance, technical publications,
technical support, sales, marketing and administration.
As a successful
software vendor, you face continuous challenges: meeting market demands,
managing expansion, averting product obsolescence, coexisting with other
technologies, maintaining focus while supporting diversity.
Assessment will ask and answer key questions about your business's status
answer these questions and more, Rome offers three areas of assessments:
Do your products
have a viable market in the near term?
priorities kept "on mission"?
development methodology support a path to emerging technology? For example,
can you readily furnish client/server and/or web-enabled versions of "green
Is key information
well documented? Are there individuals whose loss would seriously
impair your organization's effectiveness?
Do you have
an accurate database of customers and installed products? Are you
supporting more product releases simultaneously than your service arm can
Are your wages
and benefits competitive?
assessment will evaluate the implementation of your products, their
development cycle, and the cost to enter and stay in a market. Recommendations
will be made regarding the best use of your staff's knowledge and experience,
keeping abreast of current technology, and selecting new development directions.
assessment will evaluate staff, the way they are organized and whether
the right people are called upon to do the right work. The role of administration
in unifying and supporting different groups will be examined. Recommendations
will focus on how work is allocated, how priorities are communicated, and
whether people are working at cross-purposes.
assessment will evaluate the viability and likely lifetime of your
products, likely buyers, and the ways that you acquire and pursue leads.
Recommendations will seek to improve the positioning of existing products
and shape new development efforts to follow trends.
attention shifts, it's important to leverage bought-and-paid-for infrastructure
in new ways. Rome Effectiveness Assessments pay special attention to ways
to preserve and give new life to development investments that may appear
now for a free preliminary assessment to determine which of the more specialized
studies is likely to benefit you in the near term.