August delivers IT consulting services hand in glove with business consulting services to ensure that initiatives have business value that moves clients towards their goals. Alignment of organizational goals and project work is the key factor that allows August to move businesses forward towards their strategic vision.
These services are a natural extension of the breadth of our skills and experience, and are completely independent of any follow-on contracts. Our unbiased position is essential to providing objective advice that is solely to the benefit of our clients. Offerings include:
• Management Consulting - strategic planning, business case development, benefit realization;
• Business Analysis;
• Business Process Reengineering;
• Solution Evaluation, Selection and Contract Negotiations; and
• Change Management – facilitation, workshops, communications, and education.
Our management services are more than just project management. We can take on interim CIO and IT Director positions, establish and/or operate a project management office, and even assist with recruitment of permanent staff at various levels.
August offers the senior resources and level of infrastructure support necessary to provide a differentiated level of success across projects. We provide our PMTeam online project management tool, which codifies our methodology and experience into an easy-to-use collaboration and project management environment. PMTeam not only provides traceability, transparency, and collaboration, but is the manifestation of our Project Management Maximization methodology; reflecting our best practices and pre-existing templates for delivering across the full life cycle of a development engagement.
In the event that a customer prefers to utilize their own methodologies to manage projects, our Senior Project Managers will work with you and our teams ensuring that the methodologies are well understood, adopted and utilized throughout the project lifecycle.
IT architecture is, by its very nature, a holistic endeavour. As a result, architects must be able to look over and beyond functional silos. We take a vendor-neutral approach, and support the customer in translating its business requirements into IT
infrastructure requirements, promoting integrated strategies to realize enhanced business potential using progressive technologies.
All August projects have the full support of our senior staff and advisory board, as well as a full complement of tools and templates that can augment any project need.