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LARION Engagement Model

LARION Engagement Types, Working Models, Resources Offerings

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LARION Engagement Model

  1. 1. ENGAGEMENT MODELS
  2. 2. Fixed Price Time and Materials (T&M) When to use Pros and Cons ODC vs. Staff Augmentation Engagement Types Working Models Collaboration in general Day-to-day operations 3 Working Models Information Flow 5 Roles Hands-on Experience Skills Statistics Resources Offering
  3. 3. Engagement Types
  4. 4. Fixed Price vs. Time & Materials Factor to compare Fixed Price vs. Time & Materials Payment: Size of project: Scope / Requirements: Flexibility: Client’s participation: Methodology: hours spent * unit price medium & large evolving unlimited significant Agile fixed small & medium defined zero little Waterfall Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  5. 5. Fixed price • Requirements are well defined • Estimate and plan are accurate, no need for changes • Buyer requires quick turnaround • Suitable for small and medium projects like building a prototype, an MVP (minimum viable product) • Not work well in case changes happen frequently Time & Materials • Requirements are unclear, subject to be changed quite often • Estimate is just for reference • In case of urgency of deadline or staff skills missing • Suitable for medium to large projects • Well adopted to changes driven product / project When to use Picking up the right one is very important for project success. Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  6. 6. Risks about costs and time: on service provider Fixed Price: Pros and Cons Pros • Allocated budget • A clear picture about outcome vs. budget (a defined scope and fixed budget) Cons • Zero flexibility • Quality can be compromised within agreed scope, time and cost • Closed deal  Easy to manage  Not require close supervision / involvement from buyer  Changes are rarely incorporated, or with an increase in costs / time  It’s sometimes hard to agree upon what is in scope, what is out of scope  Can cause critical misleading point when the buyer asks for additional functionality for free  Little or no communication may result in unsatisfactory deliverables Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  7. 7. T&M: Pros and Cons Risks about costs and time: on buyer Pros • Flexibility (scope, time, cost) • High quality and well-tested product, as • Buyer can do whatever to accomplish the scope Cons • Exceed the planned budget, as • Increased hands-on management  The service provider bills more than his spend  Scope evolving is not well managed  Easy to add/remove functions to/from the scope  Changes are rapidly taken into account  Scope / requirements definition  Project monitoring and controlling Buyer has full control on what he wants done  Higher buyer’s involvement -> higher satisfaction Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  8. 8. T&M in details Both Offshore Development Center and Staff Augmentation share the same advantages: Replace staff temporarily unavailable Offload customers’ IT requests  Focus on core competencies Meet peak-time demands & Fulfill skill needs and gaps Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  9. 9. Offshore Development Center (ODC) Staff Augmentation Model type Strategic engagement, Result centric Tactical engagement, Resource centric Engagement length Pricing model Dedicated team & resources T&M (with exact numbers of hours spent) Engagement scope Programs / Projects Tasks / Components Team size Medium & Large (ten to thousands staff) Small (Up to several staff) Managed by? Outsourcing vendor Client (with high involvement to supervise) Creation enabled? Contract structure Complex, Large Simple, Small Scalability & Flexibility Ease of adoption Working model Offshore / Nearshore (Onsite at some extent) Onsite T&M in details Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  10. 10. Working Models
  11. 11. Collaboration in general At any level of details: • 1 sentence business need, OR • 1 A4 page written document, OR • A professional requirement specification Contact points • Fluent in English • Strong communications skills • English-speaking oversea working experience • Studied abroad or have a Master Degree with high English proficiency Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  12. 12. Day-to-day operations We normally meet in clients’ mornings (US time), also in our mornings (clients’ evenings) at some extent Topics: requirement clarification, technical solution, status update, general meetings, etc. VOIP phones Video conference Screen sharing Chat & Presence Send the staff to work onsite (requirement analysis, deployment, support, etc.) Clients also visit our office and work with the team Meeting means Project Management tools Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  13. 13. Fixed Price Working Model Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  14. 14. Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering • Instalment #1 • Instalment #2 • … • Instalment #n Your requirements Our analysis Your feedback Our proposal Approval Your solution
  15. 15. ODC Working Model Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  16. 16. Onsite Offshore Requirements High Level Design Low Level Design Staging Implementation Testing Support User Acceptance Production Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  17. 17. Staff Augmentation Working Model Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  18. 18. RESOURCE OFFBOARDING • Internal review • Client review • Resource confirmation • Knowledge transfer • Project appraisal • Customer satisfaction survey • Activated client processes • Monthly performance review RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS Complete profile RESOURCE FULFILLMENT RESOURCE ONBOARDING Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  19. 19. Information Flow Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  20. 20. Account Manager VP of Delivery Client Developers Project Manager Solution ArchitectBusiness Analyst Quality Controller Project Team Client side LARION side Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  21. 21. Resources Offering
  22. 22. • Extensive project management knowledge: PMBOK, CMMI, Agile, Scrum, RUP • Guarantee project success • With domain / industry specific knowledge • Organizational know how • Strong communications skills • Leadership to drive the team • Strong cognitive ability • Consultancy capability Project Manager Solution Architect • Expert in software architecture following: TOGAF, RUP, CMMI, Scrum • Technical pedigree and excellence • Specialist risk management (security, performance, scalability, etc.) • Technical leadership • Visualization & Formulization • Consultancy capability • Innovation • Details oriented • Lifelong learner Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  23. 23. Business Analyst • Industry and domain expertise: BABOK, UML, CMMI, PMBOK, Software Testing • Business process modeling • Critical thinking and analytical skills • Consultancy capability • Interpersonal skills • Details oriented • Customer point of view Developer • Software Development knowledge: RUP, CMMI, Agile, Scrum • Continous integration • Automated deployment • Fullstack capability • Strong development skills • Problem solving • Consultancy capability • Teamwork • Solution oriented • Adapt and adopt quickly Quality Controller • Testing life cycle following: ISTQB/CTFL – CTAL, CMMI, Agile, Scrum • Non-functional vs. functional, Web vs. Mobile testing • Automated testing experience • Defect tracking systems • Test analytics and report skills • Consultancy capability • Teamwork • Details oriented • Quality centric Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  24. 24. Requirement Development & Process Modeling Tools Database Design Tools Hands-on Experience Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  25. 25. Frameworks Languages Hands-on Experience Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  26. 26. Payment Gateway & Social APIs Code Repositories, Continuous Integration & Auto-Deployment Tools Hands-on Experience Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  27. 27. Testing Tools Cloud & E-commerce Platforms Hands-on Experience Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  28. 28. Skills Statistics Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering BAs by Requirement Development tools
  29. 29. Skills Statistics Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering BAs, SAs by Process Modeling tools
  30. 30. Skills Statistics Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering SAs by Database Design tools
  31. 31. Skills Statistics Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering Developers by Frameworks
  32. 32. Skills Statistics Developers by Programming languages Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering Developers by Scripting languages (JS frameworks)
  33. 33. Developers by Payment Gateway APIs Integration Skills Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  34. 34. Developers by Social APIs Integration Skills Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  35. 35. Developers by Code Repository Skills Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  36. 36. Developers by Continuous Integration & Auto-Deployment Skills Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  37. 37. Developers, QCs by Functional Testing Skills Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  38. 38. Developers, QCs by Non-functional Testing Skills Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  39. 39. Developers by Cloud Platform Skills Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  40. 40. Developers by E-commerce Platform Skills Engagement Types Working Models Resources Offering
  41. 41. Questions?
  42. 42. Thank you! Call us for further information: Address: Hall 5, Quang Trung Software City, Tan Chanh Hiep Ward, Dist. 12, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Telephone: (+848) 37 155 742 Email: info@elarion.com Website: www.elarion.com

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