Implementation Impact Analysis

Implementation Impact Analysis
Product Code: STRA-IMPL-IMPT-01
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There are basic deliverables that are always present in the output from this service. This foundation can be seen below:

  • Predictive performance model of current system
  • Predictive performance model of new workload including:
    • Strategic decisions
    • New application specifications
    • Test runs, if available
  • Risk points including but not limited to:
    • Performance problems
    • Scaling issues
    • Other significant risk points
  • Ranked list of alleviation tactics and strategies
  • Performance Model Verification (PMV) for the selected optimizations, if requested by client
    • Validates the success of the project Predictive Performance Model (PPM)
    • Examines the closeness of implementation decisions to the PPM assumptions and volumetrics
    • Articulates overall success of the implementation

Additional deliverables may be added to the output, based on the findings of the specific analysis.

The implementation process is a complex aggregate of tasks, results and change. Many implementations have an end result that is significantly different from that expected at the start of the project, especially when combined with other existing operational components. The impact of adding more process requirements into the existing production environment can result in resource contention problems surfacing in what was previously a smoothly running operation.

In order to prevent this occurrence, SIL creates a predictive performance model showing the current system and then models the introduction of the new workload. This model can then be leveraged to provide guidance during the actual deployment process. In this situation, SIL applies the decisions, new application specifications and any test runs to the model. The model is then exercised to show possible performance problems, scaling issues and other significant risk points.

As these are uncovered, they are reported to the deployment and operations team. With this sort of advanced realization of the possible operational outcome, alleviation tactics and strategies can be devised earlier in the deployment process, when they are far less expensive in time and money, and less damaging from a user acceptance perspective.

SIL continues to provide this guidance during the full deployment and rollout, so that system tuning can be done in an efficient manner. This service has been used by many customers over a diverse group of industries and application types with significant savings.

Let SIL provide some risk mitigation for your application deployment today and help make your new system deployment a thorough success.

Engagement Model
Data CollectionFTP and email
Update FrequencySingle
Project Form
ExecutionSingle execution
Output Form
Size Range15-45 pages
MediaElectronic, limited hardcopy
Level of DetailCompany and situation specific
Timing and Schedule
Client Time Contribution<10 total hours for data collection
Project Length2-4 weeks
Presentation
Delivery MechanismRemote meeting with screen display
Financial
Contract FormFixed bid
Payment ScheduleDeposit and completion