BOULDER, Colo., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amadeus Consulting (http://www.amadeusconsulting.com/), a provider of software strategy and development services, today announced a special offer to help late-stage startup firms identify and include key business value as part of the upfront software development planning process. Amadeus will select five companies that complete a short online questionnaire outlining current software project challenges, and provide a free, two-hour consulting session that leads business and technical stakeholders through a discovery process designed to address the "planning gap" as outlined in its recently announced ID-GEM planning framework.
Funded tech startup firms can submit a questionnaire here: http://amadeusconsulting.com/startup.
"We know that startups have a narrow margin of error when designing software that brings business ideas to life," said Lisa Calkins, founder and CEO of Amadeus. "We created the ID-GEM business value planning process to help organizations, from startups to Fortune 1000, consider the right questions before any technical decisions or coding begins. As we are offering this process as essentially an open-source tool to the industry, we wanted to make some of our best thinkers available to startups here in Colorado and nationally."
As organizations of all types need to build software faster under increasingly complex conditions, a significant planning gap has emerged between initial idea and requirements setting. The ID-GEM planning tool helps small-to-mid-sized organizations – that often lack the resources to fully uncover and consider the full, desired business value of a project – identify and integrate business value into software projects before any requirements are ever outlined. ID-GEM ensures that software projects are value-driven, not based on features and functions that may or may not deliver on the initial promise of a project.
"We've seen, time and again, exciting and innovative projects paralyzed by the planning gap," Calkins said. "Project managers have a tendency to jump straight from the initial idea into features and functions, without establishing crucial business value objectives. We believe these smaller companies, vying for space in a crowded industry, can level the playing field by taking strategic planning initiatives before any actual development begins."
For software and business teams, ID-GEM comes into play before the development process starts, and provides useful input for the requirements planning process. This is vitally important as the speed of software delivery increases and the negative impact of mis-aligned projects on an organization becomes more significant. With ID-GEM, development teams are better aligned with pre-determined business goals, and have a clear understanding of what various stakeholders, including marketing, sales, customer service and operations, need. ID-GEM is the result of decades of software delivery experience, and input from customers and partners working with Amadeus Consulting.
To download the ID-GEM planning process please visit: (http://www.amadeusconsulting.com/idgem/).
To submit a proposal for a free Amadeus planning session, please visit http://amadeusconsulting.com/startup.
About Amadeus Consulting
Amadeus Consulting (www.amadeusconsulting.com) is an award-winning software development firm specializing in custom-creating mobile, web, desktop, and enterprise applications. For over 20 years, it has helped a national roster of Fortune 500 enterprises and funded entrepreneurs transform business ideas into tangible software assets. Amadeus plans and builds applications with a focus on maximizing business value for the client, delivering projects with top-line value for both the short and long-term. Amadeus is an expert at building leading-edge software, including IoT, wearables and beacon technologies that help organizations gain a competitive advantage and win in the market. Through its blend of strategic consulting and software development services, Amadeus customers are expertly guided from concept to working software that is delivered on time and within budget.
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