AEB uses a reliable mix of methodologies to ensure that you quickly achieve the results you want with nEXt – and stay one step ahead of the competition.
What do you seek to improve, ensure, optimize? At the start of each IT project, we sit down with you for a joint meeting to define the benefit you hope to achieve with nEXt, drawing on user stories and use cases to map out the potential.
To realize the greatest economic value added, we zero in on the issues to be addressed first. It might make sense to score a small win first to send a positive signal for more profound changes to follow. On a different IT project, it might make more sense to first work toward a major gain that solves a specific problem.
To move quickly from the joint vision of the intended benefit – the “big picture” – to usable solutions in the IT project, we work with you to model the prioritized business processes. The processes are documented with an established tool for business process model notation (BPMN). This process framework can later be used directly by the software. The expenses and parameters are also estimated.
We might choose a traditional approach for both introduction and realization of the IT project, depending on the task, the solution, and the conditions. Or we might follow the principles of scrum and other iterative models – or take a hybrid approach. Generally, we work in short, concentrated, focused phases – so-called sprints – to work through the next issues step by step.
Each sprint focuses on the details of the business process in question. We analyze which tasks are handled by users, which background processes exist, and which existing functionality can support this. The components are linked to your current IT system environment – an ERP system, an existing AEB solution, or a third-party solution. Your IT project charts a direct course toward its destination.
Instead of producing elaborate process descriptions in Microsoft Word documents, we craft the solution directly in the development environment. This means that IT, consultants, developers, and future users are all together at one table. Your people and our people. This kind of scenario has produced the best and quickest results in our past IT projects.
At the end of each sprint, which shouldn’t last longer than six to eight weeks, you’ll have an interim solution that you can already use. Often, this is a beta version, but you can already go live with it and derive a real benefit. This version is then the launchpad for further tweaks and enhancements.