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IT Systems: identify, evaluate, compare

The System Life Cycle Management is a combination of the development and coordination of IT systems and their whole life cycle. This includes the complete user support and the further development of software.
 
bach consulting accompanies its customers during the evaluation process of IT systems. In particular bach consulting offers solutions to the following questions:

Abstract

Which costs does the self-developed software cause compared to commercial-off-the-shelf software? With this solution, we compare the life cycle costs for self-developed software and COTS in order to achieve a basis for a realistic comparison.

  • Evaluation of functional scope
  • Evaluation of the number of functional points (IFPUG, COSMIC FFP) for the entire product
  • Effort calculation of the expenses
  • Cost comparison of proprietary development versus COTS
  • Risk assessment
  • Presentation of risks for the estimations concerning proprietary development and COTS
  • Recommendations for further proceedings
  • Activity planning

The realisation is as following:

Acitivity

Description

Preparation of scope

 
  • Expectations
  • Assumptions (f. e. operating lifetime)
  • Baseline (option)
 

Analysis of proprietary development

 
  • Identification of the functional scope
  • Calculation of costs for change and run
  • Result: Total costs for proprietary development
 

Analysis of COTS

Calculation of cost factors

 
  • License costs
  • Maintenance costs
  • Individual adaptions
  • Interface customisations
  • Release change
  • Result: Total costs for COTS
 

QS Workshop

Incorporation of corrections

Preparation of results

Final presentation

 The consultancy services of bach consulting consist of the following: 

  • Preparations and moderation
  • Conduction of analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Evaluation of results and documentation
  • Final presentation
  • Language/writing: German (standard)

 

The services are classified as four categories. The package "Individual" can only be evaluated after the initial briefing of volume and costs.

Service PackagesVolumeDuration
Package 1:
bc Make or Buy Small
up to 100 FPs    4 days
Package 2:
bc Make or Buy Medium
100 FPs < P <= 250 PD 4-8 days
Package 3:
bc Make or Buy Large
250 FPs < P <= 1 000 PD  10 days
Package 4:
bc Make or Buy Individual
P > 1 000 FPs

>20 days

 

Abstract

What are the costs to be expected by the customer for continuing the run of the project on the assumption of an adopted end of life?

  • Evaluation of productivity for change and run
  • Change/Run: Time, costs
  • Presentation of strengths and weaknesses
  • Benchmarking, comparison of productivity key figures
  • Risk assessment
  • Risks of productivity
  • Recommendations for further proceedings
  • Activity planning

The realisation is as following:

ActivityDescription
Preparation of scope
  • Expectations
  • Assumption: Operating lifetime
        Analysis of productivity for
          a) Development/Change
          b) Development/Run
          Conduction of forecast calculation
          Preparing results
          Final presentation

          The consultancy services of bach consulting consist of the following:

          • Preparations and moderation
          • Conduction of interviews
          • Data analysis
          • Evaluation of results and documentation
          • Final presentation

          The services are classified into four categories. The package "Individual" can only be evaluated after the intial briefing of volume and costs.

          Service PackagesVolumeDuration
          Package 1:
          bc IT System Small
          up to 100 PD    4 days
          Package 2:
          bc IT System Medium
          100 PT < P <= 250 PD    8 days
          Package 3:
          bc IT System Large
          250 PT < P <= 1.000 PD  10 days
          Package 4:
          bc IT System Individual

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