|Sometimes circumstances contrive to present
an ally with a truly unique problem that does not fit into
a packed suite of services. These situations require careful scrutiny and planning
to overcome. Our swordsmen diligently hewn their skills to be able to conquer the
most vicious of tech-monsters. When confronted by such a creature, dispatch with
haste a messenger to the Gordian Fortress so that we can order our warriors to your
aid. May we all live in interesting times.
- New Product Development
- Custom Departmental Applications
- Enterprise-Wide Software Architectures
- Development Process Improvement
- Project Team Motivation
|Preferred Project Size
- team < 10 people
- budget < $2.5 Million
- schedule < 18 months
- Data and Object Modeling
- Client-Server Systems
- Telephony Analysis and Design
- Data Architecture
- Project Management
- Data Warehousing
- Relational Databases
- Process Optimization
||Corel Web Suite
|Early adopters of new technology often become
industry leaders. Knowing when and how to adopt new technology makes the critical
difference. Gordianís Initiating Services Suite helps allies take decisive action
regarding new developments.
|Third Eye Predictions
||Study client industries and research initiatives
to predict sites of change likely to occur and become commercially exploitable over
the next five to ten years. This service results in confidential research reports
and formal briefings of the project sponsors. See the deliverables.
||Examine the industry focus of client companies
in the midst of changes in industry, technology and workflow. This service results
in a plan of action that utilizes new technology in innovative ways to achieve measurable
competitive advantage. See the deliverables.
||Architect enterprise-wide business models
for using information for competitive advantage. This service results in data and
object modelsóblueprintsóthat reflect the entire enterprise. Success Schemas provide
the basis for powerful data warehouses and data marts and permit intelligent data
mining. See the deliverables.
||Survey the client organization and compares
its business practices to those deemed to be the best in the industry. This service
results in useful feedback for management in order to plan organizational and technological
change. See the deliverables.
|Smart Shopper Programs
||Author Requests for Information and/or Proposals
for clients planning or making large capital acquisitions of high technology. This
service gathers requirements and organizes them into a uniform bidders format which
are distributed to vendors for response. The responses are gathered, collated and
studied in order to make recommendations. Deliverables include RFI/RFP documents
and electronic media, responses, analysis reports and confidential recommendations.
See the deliverables.
|Fields of Gleems
||Study a product line in relation to competing
products and recommends product line innovations likely to bring competitive advantage.
This service results in a competitive product analysis and prioritized feature list.
See the deliverables.
|Deciding is the first step towards change.
Planning is the second. Executing is the third. Allies rely on Gordian warriors to
prepare their troops for battle. Gordianís Enabling Services provide this assistance.
|Dancing on the Razorís
||program motivates and prepares product development,
consulting and training organizations for rapid change. This one hour keynote speech
features surprise, drama, danger, color, suspense, comedy and magic. See the deliverables.
||workshop teaches technical people how to lead
small and medium project development efforts that use object-oriented or visual development
tools. This workshop focuses on skills, tools and techniques that work for projects
involving ten people or less. Deliverables include workbooks, exercises, presentation
materials and project management software tools. See the deliverables.
||develops a winning battle culture by defining
effective rules of engagement and stockpiling appropriate armaments. This engagement
results in new skills, standards, libraries and frameworks that accelerate software
development. See the deliverables.
|Taming of the Shrewd
||offers customized training of allied forces.
This training results in better prepared soldiers. Deliverables include workbooks,
exercises, presentation materials. See the deliverables.
|When battling tech-monsters, choosing the
correct weapon helps. Victors use proper technique and form that comes from experience.
Gordianís Leveraging Services offers expert swordsmen for this purpose.
||conquers entire development projects. Allies
engage Gordian Solutions to battle specific tech-monsters, and Gordian warriors barbecue
the beast. See the deliverables.
||lays out a development project using Gordian
Solutions proprietary estimation techniques. Allies use the plan to conquer enemies
in their own territories. Deliverables include scope definitions, critical success
criteria, a detailed project plan, change control procedures and charts and graphs.
See the deliverables.
|Lead the Charge
||provides leadership from the army of Gordian
for allied troops. When allies seek advantage in their battles but prefer the familiarity
of their own troops, they invite a Gordian lieutenant to lead the charge. The result
is a well run war. Deliverables include a delivered project. See the deliverables.
||offers Gordian allies software architecture
and data architecture expertise. The result is superior software architectures that
endure the harsh winds of change. Deliverables include architectural change reports,
architectural diagrams and reports and periodic management briefings. See the deliverables.
||provides expert Gordian swordmen to the allied
front. The result is a few key soldiers on the field of battle that often make the
difference between decisive victory and being routed. See the deliverables.
|Throughout history battles have been fought
and won via different strategems. Generals that employ unique technique often catch
their foes off guard. Guile is a mighty opponent and a valuable ally. Gordianís differentiating
services help allies discover and use unique advantages in their struggle to deliver
||offers expertise in defining the critical
ways that allies should leverage their existing information assets to achieve competitive
advantage. This results in a critical analysis of informational strengths, weaknesses,
threats and opportunities and recommendations for change. See the deliverables.
||examines telephony, infrared, radio, microwave
and internet technologies to determine key ways that allies can use these technologies
to accelerate communication and distinguish their troops on the battlefield. This
results in recommendations on how to deploy hybrid and emerging technologies to deliver
additional value. See the deliverables.
||studies product lines and seeks ways to add
value to the value chain. This results in ideas for improving product lines in noticeable
ways. See the deliverables.
|Once the battle has begun, many a struggle
has been won by superior swordsmanship. Given the same tools, technique matters most.
Gordianís Optimizing Services help allies sharpen their tools and improve their techniques.
||trains individual developers in enhancing
their productivity and battle skills. This results in troops that communicate better,
operate more effectively, and slay larger tech-monsters. See the deliverables.
||studies client-server systems and looks for
ways to improve application performance. This audit results in a set of tuning recommendations.
See the deliverables.
||examines a project to improve its progress.
This audit results in a set of project management and team initiatives. See the deliverables.