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Requirements Analysis to Correct Operational Problems with Configurable Products

Industry: Semiconductor Capital Equipment Role: Project Manager Number of people working on Assignment: 20 people in Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Order Services, Production Control and Finance Duration of Engagement: 2 months Problem Presented: Our firm was referred to client as being an “expert” who could help them implement a configurator application—a Read more…

Define the User Interface for a Rule-Based Software Application to Properly Configure and Validate a Customer’s Orders

Industry: Semiconductor Role: Business and Technical Expert Assigned to End-User Number of people working on Assignment: 2 – client staff; 3 IT staff; 7 Accenture consulting personnel (project managers and programmers) Duration of the engagement: 7 months Problem Presented: Information Technology and outsource I.T. consulting staff were not appropriately identifying Read more…

Create Operations Infrastructure for a High-Tech Start-Up Company

Industry: Large Format Color Printer Role: Project Manager Number of people working on Assignment: 1 consultant/programmer, 9 client personnel Duration of Engagement: 4 months Problem Presented: Client needed assistance defining an operational infrastructure necessary to transition the company from being a start-up “product development” company to a complete sales, manufacturing, Read more…