Every ETS consulting engagement follows a well-defined and proven methodology, built and refined by our own network engineering staff to ensure quality and consistency for each valued client.
ETS Consulting Methodology
As our client, you will directly benefit from our structured approach to network design and integration services. More predictable results, less risk and lower project costs are some key reasons to invest in our consulting services.
The Assessment phase addresses one of the most fundamental requirements for project success—unification of the project team behind a common vision! The team must have a clear vision of what it wants to accomplish for the client and then state it in terms that will motivate and direct the entire project team and client stakeholders. Creating a high-level view of the project’s goals and constraints can serve as an early form of planning and set the stage for the more formal planning process that will take place during the project’s Design and Development phase.
The Design and Development phase is when the bulk of the project planning is completed. Early in this phase, the project team analyzes and documents all project requirements.
These requirements fall into four broad categories:
- Business Requirements
- User Requirements
- Operational Requirements
- System Requirements
Design is comprised of the following elements:
- Conceptual Design
- Logical Design
- Physical Design
The Design and Development phase accomplishes most of the building of solution components, including documentation and infrastructure deployment. However, some development work may continue into the Deployment phase in response to testing.
The Design and Development phase culminates in the ‘scope complete’ milestone. At this milestone, all features are complete and the solution is ready for external testing and stabilization. This milestone is the opportunity for the clients’ users, operations and support personnel, and key project stakeholders to evaluate the solution and identify any remaining issues that must be addressed before the solution is released.
The Deployment phase includes testing on the solution when features are completely implemented. Testing during this phase emphasizes usage and operation under realistic environmental conditions. The project team focuses on resolving and preparing the solution for release.
The Deployment phase culminates in the ‘release readiness’ milestone. Once reviewed and approved, the solution is ready for full deployment to the live production environment.