Ensured Project Success

Sopris Assurance®

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All Sopris projects leverage the Sopris Assurance® methodology to ensure successful business outcomes. As a hybrid methodology of classic Waterfall and Agile best practices, Sopris Assurance represents the learnings of more than 200 implementations.

Through a set of pre-defined deliverables, roles and responsibilities, the methodology leverages a strong governance model, documents the required deliverables by phase, and places a heavy focus on risk mitigation. We also apply a six-step process to create clarity in how project objectives will be achieved:

  1. Business Case: Sopris works with our clients to develop a business case to quantify the value proposition for the solutions we deliver. As a result, our clients are able to envision the “to-be” state while improving the definition of the project objectives.
  2. System Orientation Sessions: To equip project stakeholders with a foundational understanding of how a new system works, we provide targeted orientation sessions to each functional business area. This step equips stakeholders to contribute to the requirements definition with a common foundational understanding on the new system.
  3. System Use Cases: In the next step, Sopris details functional requirements further within System Use Cases. Each use case has its own documented acceptance criteria—ensuring solution quality when delivered.
  4. Sprints: Borrowing from the Agile methodology, the Build Phase is composed of two-week Sprints, where a portion of the backlog of use cases are delivered and demonstrated to the stakeholders. This ensures the solution comes to life in 10 business-day increments.
  5. Sprint Retrospective: At the end of each two-week Sprint, a facilitated lessons-learned session is conducted by the Sopris Project Manager. This process-improvement step includes client stakeholders and establishes a venue for 100% transparency while also maximizing collaboration opportunities.
  6. Warranty Period: Prior to the actual go-live date, the Sopris Project Team will define a set of tasks to orient the Sopris Support Team to the specifics of the client’s implementation. Key members of the project team remain allocated to support the implementation for a period of 45 days following the go-live. This ensures a smooth transition to Sopris Assurance Support.

Sopris Assurance was designed by a Six-Sigma black belt. The result is a process that eliminates waste and non-value-add tasks that are inherent in many other methodologies.

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For more information on how Sopris Assurance can ensure the success of your next IT project, call or email Sopris today.