VIC Summit Methodology

Proven Courses

While no two engagements are the same, our clients expect us to deliver with a consistent and methodical approach. The Summit methodology incorporates VIC practitioners’ delivery experience into a single integrated approach for all our engagements. It provides the structure for integrating all our global capabilities including utilizing our AnyShore resources in the delivery of rapid measurable results. The methodology also provides guidance on the use of our standard delivery tools such as our online project management, whilst allowing individual teams the flexibility to use client-mandated tools.

Client Revision

VIC follows a flexible s development and delivery methodology that can be used in a top-down, bottom-up, or middle-up approach. Our framework can plug-into any commercial or proprietary methodology such as Agile, RUP, CMMI, Waterfall, or even an organizationally customized methodology.

Our recommended and preferred approach for implementations is based on an Agile disciplines. We have a comprehensive agile framework that stresses rapid business results by following agile techniques such as User Stories, Visioning, and Iterative releases. We based our or approach on Agile, since it has proven 75% more efficient than traditional “waterfall methods”.

Effective Transformation and Governance

The following is enabled by the methodology :

  • A flexible baseline work plan that defines relationships and integration between the various components of the methodology.
  • Modularity, which allows tightly integrated, well defined “units” of deliverables called activities in a loose pattern (flow chart) that prescribes inputs and outputs. Activities can be sorted or exchanged for units that use different techniques, technologies or approaches. This allows the methodology to be customized and specialized for specific solutions and technologies.
  • A relatively static method that is the prescription for repeatable successful execution.

The Methodology Applied

Establishing an Effective Process
The Summit Methodology abstracts the specifics of specialized technologies and techniques. The right assembly of technologies, techniques and deliverable processes takes a trained, experienced practitioner.
The Summit Methodology is the mechanism for a consistent global approach in reaching business objectives efficiently, visibly and effectively.

Planning Carefully to Be Efficient
Time invested in an effective plan with clear objectives has repeatedly proven to be the key to successful execution. The Summit Methodology provides a structured approach to the planning process. While this may appear to require more initial effort than desirable, experience has shown that following these processes will reduce the likelihood of planning mistakes, and result in lower risk and more cost effective rapid delivery.

Measuring Value
The Summit Methodology incorporates a consistent approach for identifying and then tracking and measuring the value derived from an engagement. Incorporated primarily in the Strategy & Value work stream, these activities are based on our experience delivering and measuring improvement in enterprise value and return on investment.

Consistent Global Delivery
The Summit Methodology assists VIC in delivering our services globally by:
Providing common language, terminology, presentation, and a cohesive delivery culture, which allows VIC to deliver effectively and efficiently wherever our clients are located.
Giving our clients confidence in our ability to ensure a consistent global approach that can deliver the same services worldwide with effective and cost efficient resource deployment.

Adapting and Growing

Scaling for Value
Projects vary considerably in both scope and duration. Applying inappropriately scaled methods results in low productivity and poor quality. Summit addresses scalability by including instructions for effective utilization (Adaptation) with each activity. These are designed not to omit necessary elements but rather address them efficiently.

Solution Guides
Delivering VIC solutions is supported via Solution Guides that identify the necessary elements of Summit that have proved effective and necessary for a specific solution delivery. Solution Guides provide the guidelines that further accelerate VIC’s delivery process for repeatable successful solution implementation.

Continuous Improvement
Continuous Improvement is an integral aspect of Summit. The Summit Methodology is a segment of the growing knowledge base and expertise of our experienced practitioners. VIC’s approach to knowledge capture and leveraging our team strengths through Summit represents an improved value proposition with lower risk.