What I offer

Business analysis, system design, and software implementation supervision: all remotely

I am an inform­a­tion and sys­tems engin­eer. I am the per­son who can over­see an ERP implementation. 

Are you strug­gling with an ERP imple­ment­a­tion? I have extens­ive exper­i­ence in res­cuing such implementations.

As a solu­tion design­er, I am in charge of that gap in the projects.

Are you plan­ning to imple­ment new soft­ware and afraid of trouble? I will help pre­pare your com­pany and help super­vise the supplier.

ERP imple­ment­a­tions fail in more than half of the cases (see unsuc­cess­ful ERP imple­ment­a­tions), in each case, it was found that the main reas­on was the lack of pre­par­a­tion for imple­ment­a­tion and the lack of super­vi­sion of the ERP provider.

Sup­pose you are strug­gling with pre­par­ing for a digit­al trans­form­a­tion, imple­ment­ing an ERP, devel­op­ing require­ments for soft­ware ded­ic­ated to you, or maybe you need pro­fes­sion­al tech­nic­al documentation. 

We have great soft­ware pro­viders and developers around, but they expect the struc­tures and beha­viour of the sys­tem, not the requirements.

Your require­ments com­bined with my design mean bet­ter soft­ware for you from a soft­ware pro­vider. The soft­ware pro­vider will prove in your lan­guage exactly what you need. 

If you are look­ing for someone it has:

  • Exper­i­ence in busi­ness ana­lys­is, and an abil­ity to sim­pli­fy com­plex prob­lems, pro­cesses or pro­jects into parts to explore and eval­u­ate them systematically.
  • Strong prob­lem-solv­ing skills with the abil­ity to under­stand busi­ness needs and identi­fy, pri­or­it­ise
    and deliv­er robust solu­tions with demon­strable benefits.
  • Robust under­stand­ing of enter­prise archi­tec­ture, the Sys­tems Devel­op­ment Life Cycle (SDLC), and
    how data sys­tems inter­act to cre­ate fric­tion­less sup­port­er experiences.
  • Exper­i­ence of pro­cess map­ping and pro­cess engin­eer­ing, incl. design­ing pro­cesses that util­ise ETL
    (Extract Trans­form Load) tools, prefer­ably Talend.

I’m a per­son who can help you suc­ceed in your busi­ness soft­ware implementation.

Business Process Improvement

Or do you simply want to organ­ise and stream­line your com­pany by ana­lys­ing your busi­ness pro­cesses to make them more efficient?

In that case, I am the per­son you are look­ing for. I have 30 years of exper­i­ence in prac­tic­al pro­jects and am con­stantly gain­ing know­ledge as a uni­ver­sity lecturer. 

You can hire me for:

  1. Pro­cess & Soft­ware Documentation
  2. Busi­ness Pro­cess Optimisation.
  3. Soft­ware require­ments for ERP off the shelf and ded­ic­ated add-ons.
  4. Soft­ware archi­tec­ture design and applic­a­tion integration.
  5. Teach­ing and sup­port (ment­or­ing) your team of soft­ware engin­eers, ana­lysts and design­ers: train­ing, lec­tures and ment­or­ing (busi­ness ana­lys­is and soft­ware design, BMM, BPMN, UML, SBVR nota­tions, design pat­terns and best practices)

I work remotely and on-site. Need to talk about it? You can meet me at my office: 214 Uni­on Str. Aber­deen, more on the Con­tact page). 

Are you prepared for the advent of digitization and the implementation of the new ERP paradigm?

People say: we have fail­ures in IT pro­jects because are: “Cus­tom­ers that don’t know what they want. Require­ments that can­’t be found. Tests that can­’t be defined. Pro­gram­mers who don’t have meth­od­o­lo­gic­al dis­cip­line. Pro­ject man­agers who are cer­ti­fied but can­’t man­age.” This is to say: they all need a design­er before coding.

I’m a design­er, and I can: 

  1. Ana­lyze your organ­iz­a­tion: busi­ness pro­cesses and pro­ced­ures to under­stand how your busi­ness works.
  2. Try to find all the places where you can improve your oper­a­tions and their efficiency.
  3. Design more effi­cient “to-be” pro­cesses and procedures.
  4. Put it all togeth­er and pre­pare require­ments and archi­tec­ture for ERP software. 
  5. Pre­pare a migra­tion and iter­at­ive imple­ment­a­tion plan.
  6. Choose the right soft­ware pro­vider and start your smooth new sys­tem implementation.

I can help you do it right, I can train your team

Soft­ware vendors often say that the cus­tom­er does­n’t know what they want. Let me help your company.

Ongo­ing ana­lys­is of oper­a­tion­al doc­u­ments and the devel­op­ment and main­ten­ance of doc­u­ment­a­tion that includes busi­ness pro­cess mod­els and related inform­a­tion (mechat­ron­ic also) sys­tems archi­tec­ture. The goal is to col­lect and doc­u­ment know­ledge about the organ­iz­a­tion and man­age it in a way that allows it to be used imme­di­ately to make decisions about changes and present selec­ted inform­a­tion about the way things are done to outsiders.

  • col­lec­tion and ana­lys­is of source doc­u­ments, user stor­ies, etc,
  • Form­al­ized block dia­grams (BMM nota­tion) describ­ing busi­ness mod­els, com­pany strategies, and recom­mend­a­tions for effi­ciency improvements.
  • Form­al­ized block dia­grams (BPMN/SBVR nota­tions) describ­ing busi­ness pro­cesses, doc­u­ment flows and their struc­tures, and busi­ness rules and onto­lo­gies, recom­mend­a­tions for effi­ciency improvements.
  • Form­al­ized block dia­grams (UML/SysML nota­tion) and use-case spe­cific­a­tions, as graph­ic­al-descript­ive spe­cific­a­tions of soft­ware and sys­tems requirements.
  • Form­al­ized block dia­grams (UML/SysML nota­tion) describ­ing the HLD archi­tec­ture and logic of the sys­tem oper­a­tion and the LLD archi­tec­ture and busi­ness logic of each ded­ic­ated applic­a­tion ser­vice (Use Case 2.0) as spe­cific­a­tions for reli­able software.
  • Form­al­ized block dia­grams describ­ing the doc­u­ment and inform­a­tion struc­tures in the sys­tem and its flow (UML/SysML notation).
  • Stand­ard pro­fes­sion­al doc­u­ment­a­tion (A4, pdf) on-demand.
  • I am super­vising (over­watch­ing) developers. 

Where and how? I work loc­ally in Aber­deen and remotely around the world. I accept assign­ments on a task-by-task basis.

My pay rate (Eng­lish is my second lan­guage), the stand­ard daily rate: is £500. Stand­ard retain­er con­tract paid in advance: £50/h. Task-ori­ented hours rates T&M con­tact paid upon com­ple­tion of work: £75/h. Any ad-hoc work: £95/h. All-day train­ing or work­shop for groups: £700/day (8h). Part-time retain­er con­tract preferred.

Keywords: Enter­prise Archi­tect, Busi­ness Ana­lyst, Design Author­ity, Solu­tion Design­er, Solu­tions Architect.