Digital Masterminds

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UE masterminds are the wingmen of corporate executives and the leaders of digital transformation. Hybrid specialists who combine the qualities and knowledge of strategists, architects and project managers, they are men and women in their prime who have seen it all, and who can make confident decisions. They know the details and see the big picture, and balance well between perfection and effectiveness. They are the heart and soul of digital projects, a touch of mastery that makes a difference and steers to success.

Requirements Specification

Simply put, Requirements Specification (RS) is a detailed set of documents that describe what needs to be done within the scope of a web project. However, don’t be fooled to believe that few pages with bullet points would do the job. WRS involves a complex process lead by System Architects that produces detailed, often few hundred page documentation in accordance to IEEE standards and outlining functional requirements, interface requirements, performance, design constraints, system attributes, etc.

United Experts specializes in RS for the following platforms:

  • WordPress
  • Sitefinity
  • Custom applications based on Microsoft stack (ASP.NET, MS SQL)
  • Custom applications on Open Source stack (PHP, MySQL)

United Experts architects combine extensive industry experience with in-depth knowledge of the above platforms to deliver Requirements Specification that makes the most of selected platform in the context of strategic agenda of your business.

What are the Requirements Specification?

Requirements Specification (RS) is a set of documents that describe what a project is supposed to accomplish and how it is supposed to be created and implemented. Simply put, it’s a document that describes in detail what needs to be done. At United Experts we prepare RS in accordance to IEEE 830 standard outlining functional requirements, interface requirements, performance, design constrains, system attributes, etc.

RS Importance & Benefits

Requirements Specification is a foundation of any successful web project regardless of its size . Here are just some benefits of creating RS and how you could use them:

  • It helps to establish a consensus among the project’s stakeholders concerning its technical-level requirements;
  • A well-specified set of requirements reduces endeavour risks due to poorly analysed, specified, and managed requirements;
  • The Requirements Specification sets the scope, size, and complexity of the project;
  • The Requirements Specification drives the system architecture, design, implementation, and testing activities;
  • Use RS to outline tender requirements, gather quotes,  or to communicate with your in-house developers;
  • Using RS helps you manage, monitor and communicate the technical aspects of your project.

IEEE 830 Standard Specification

Architecture Specification

If Requirements Specification describe what needs to be done, Architecture Specification outlines how to do it. It’s a “blueprint” that “translates” Requirements Specification into a technical implementation guide, all created to minimise project delivery time and cost while maximising maintainability, scalability, and performance. Just as with WRS, United Experts specialises in architecture for WordPress, Sitefinity, and custom applications based on Microsoft and Open Source stacks. United Experts relies on combination of SDLC and Agile methodologies to deliver documentation in accordance to IEEE standards. We can deliver architecture for your entire web system or assist you with just a particular aspect that you find challenging.

What are the main benefits of SDLC?

We use the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) framework for planning and controlling of complex web systems’ development, which ensures better control of requirements, and ultimately leads to better management of costs and timelines in comparison with other methodologies. SDLC also enables vendor independence which minimises business risks because the deliverable produced as an outcome of this methodology produce industry standard documentation with painstaking attention to detail, thus making it possible for another vendor to continue work and / or maintenance on the project.

What is SDLC?

The System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is a methodology that describe a process for planning, creating, testing, and deploying a web system or any other information system. SDLC defines a repeatable process of building IT systems that incorporate guidelines, methodologies, and standards. As a result, a project team produces a set of deliverable which document both the system design and the validation activities related to implementing the system.

What is the main deliverable of System Architecture?

The main deliverable is the System Design Document which specifies the construction details of the system, each system component’s interaction with other components and external systems, and the interface that allows end users to operate the system and its functions.

Technical Advising

Delivering a web project without in-depth knowledge of a chosen platform can be challenging. Let our senior, experienced consultants help you with the technical aspects of your project based on WordPress, Sitefinity, Miscrosoft, and PHP/MySql stack. As Niels Bohr once said that “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” That is what we do with the above platforms; we learn about mistakes, so you do not have to. We dedicate time to it, so you don’t have to.

How does United Experts typically help?

We typically help by:

  • Answering your technical questions
  • Identifying problems and proposing solutions
  • Providing relevant technical information
  • Reviewing and monitoring development work
  • Communicating technical aspects to developers

What are the typical challenges?

Common web project challenges:

  • Developers not following best practices of a selected platform
  • Performance optimisation
  • Hosting infrastructure architecture
  • Multisite environments
  • Security
  • System integrations

Technical Assistance to Project Managers

Our senior web architects work alongside project managers to manage the technical side of project execution. At United Experts we utilise our experience with web projects, knowledge of development platforms and proven PM methodologies to help you complete your project and meet all defined objectives, while working in a pleasant, enthusiastic and stress-free atmosphere.

How does United Experts help project managers?

Our senior web architects work alongside project managers to manage the technical side of project execution including:

  • Communicating technical aspect of your project with developers
  • Monitoring development to assure best practices and deliverable according to technical requirements
  • Technical project planing and scheduling
  • Communicating technical aspects with third parties

Why is this a great concept?

Our primary source of income at United Experts comes from rescuing web projects in trouble. By doing that we learned from practice that most projects end up in trouble because Project Managers lack sufficient understanding of selected web platform to manage technical aspect and spot problems on time. Our in-depth understanding of WordPress, Sitefinity, Microsoft, and Open Source stack combined with extensive web project experience allows us to assist Project Managers by covering the technical part without interference with other aspects.

Technical Monitoring of Web Projects

Technical Project Monitoring service will provide you realistic information about project state and give timely warnings of possible problems and difficulties. Thus it would help your project to be delivered on time and within budget. Compared to Technical Assistance to Project Managers this service excludes our involvement on the management part, thus strictly focusing on providing Project Managers with our findings in how the project meets technical requirements and best practices.

How does WP Teddy help project managers?

Our senior WordPress consultants work alongside project managers to manage the technical side of project execution including:

  • Communicating technical aspect of your project with developers
  • Monitoring development to assure WordPress best practices and deliverable according to technical requirements
  • Technical project planing and scheduling
  • Communicating technical aspects with third parties

Why is this a great concept?

Our primary source of income at Teddy’s comes from rescuing WordPress projects in trouble. By doing that we learned from practice that most projects end up in trouble because Project Managers lack sufficient understanding of WordPress to manage technical aspect and spot problems on time. Our in-depth understanding of WordPress and extensive web project experience allows us to assist Project Managers by covering the technical part without interference with other aspects.

Web Project Audits

United Experts senior, certified web architects can perform audits to identify if delivered project meets the requirements specification and / or development platform best practices. Whether your project was done in-house or outsourced from a development company, it is almost always necessary to involve a third party to assure that everything is done right.

Types of audits performed

United Experts typically performs those audits:

  • Short Audit where we check overall architecture, design implementation, application of back-end usability best practices, and basic check of compliance with performance best practices. As a deliverable we provide a short document outlining our findings and a WebEx session to explain them.
  • Full Audit where the entire solution is checked in great detail, and automated and manual tests performed. As a deliverable we provide a comprehensive documentation in accordance to IEEE standards that outlines our findings.
  • Partial Audit where we check only selected parts of your system.

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