Phases and Deliverables
The IBM Cognos SIM follows five fully defined phases. Each phase is overseen by
a project management function that ensures consistent and coordinated
communication and collaboration.
Define what the solution needs to accomplish, both in terms of features and
non-functional attributes (performance, usability, etc.) Obtain agreement
between all parties about these requirements
Define all solution components and their dependencies Identify resources
Install a development environment
Iterative development cycle based on the V-Model Multi-environment testing and
validation plan on the methodology
Create a plan to run and maintain the solution Establish a support schedule
Migrate solution to production environment Configure as necessary for a
successful deployment (security, scheduling, and third party applications)
Communicate the deployment to the business user audience
Maintenance checkpoints after roll out to facilitate a successful use of the
system Back up and data restoration Managing problems, performing periodic
cleanup, performing fine tuning Monitoring redeploying systems as necessary
Before a project begins, InCase Professional Services works with you to
explore and understand your business requirements and expectations. Through a
number of initiatives, we partner with you to refine the planning process so you
achieve the best results from your IBM Cognos solution.
Discovery and Validation Workshop
In this workshop, we help you document your business and technical goals and
challenges, and chart a roadmap for project success. We also help to articulate
and share your strategy with stakeholders to build support for your project.
Scoping and Planning Services
InCase Client Management, supported by expert architects and project
managers, assist you in defining your projects. The Scoping and Planning Service
provides you with project initiation deliverables, including the project
charter, project success plan, timeline, and resource estimate. This enables a
smooth transition to the design, build and deployment phases of your
Rapid Scorecarding Service
Transform your business strategy into action with this scorecarding workshop.
Our consultants work with you to highlight your strategic objectives, identify
key indicators and measures, and set up a pilot scorecard to monitor results.
BI Migration Rapid Assessment Service
InCase Professional Services helps you determine the requirements of your
migration and conversion projects. We first conduct a rapid audit to assess your
existing infrastructure, architecture, performance, and capacity. We then
deliver a project plan for the migration or conversion process — to make the
best use of existing resources, mitigate risk, and ensure successful results.