The Big Bang Experience® for Cloud Implementations
Maximize the success of your Cloud Transformation with Big Bang
At Big Bang, we leverage our proprietary 7-step methodology to maximize the success of your cloud business transformation. The Big Bang Experience® ensures that the project team ramps up effectively, needs are documented, solutions are proposed and reviewed, development work is validated, and your system is deployed smoothly.
The Big Bang Experience® is the standard delivery methodology for any Cloud Solution, and the steps outline the main activities involved in the delivery of each phase. Even though our 7-steps are structured, we’re flexible to remain within your budget and timeline, let us know so we can show you how we adapt our process, when required. It is vital to approach every cloud transformation with an agile mindset, a dynamic scope, and committed stakeholders.
Step 1: Kick-Off
Proactively plan your success story by creating alignment between your organization and Big Bang’s expert consultant.
This phase starts with an introductory kick-off meeting between stakeholders to identify the roles and contributions, running through a project overview and timeline. Our expert consultants work with you to define your goals, approach, scope, success criteria, project phases, and timeline with a project statement. A communication plan will be prepared to ensure clear and effective communication during the entire project life cycle, including recurring meeting schedules, addressing any possible project challenges and escalation paths. Finally, a key risk mitigation strategy addresses the risks and issues involved, particularly those that may affect project schedules. The Kick-Off step includes:
During The Big Bang Experience® expert consultants work with you to define your goals, scope, and objectives with a Project Statement.
This phase starts with a Kick-Off Meeting between stakeholders to identify the roles and contributions and to address the risks and issues involved, particularly those that may affect project schedules.
A Communication Plan will also be prepared to ensure clear and effective communication during the entire project life cycle, including recurring meeting schedules and escalation paths.
- Your commitment
Clear stakeholder alignment
Anticipate and plan time commitments proactively
Communicate and sign-off on project delivery plan
Start your business transformation on the right foot by:
Preparing your teams
Having all the right people around the table
Being open to stepping outside your comfort zone!
Step 2: Analyze
Measure twice, cut once: create a game plan for your business.
Big Bang starts each engagement with an on-site review and documentation of your business processes, gaps, requirements, and desired future state. This step ensures that our team of certified cloud consultants have a clear understanding of how your business is currently operating and what challenges need to be solved, so we can configure your cloud solution to meet your business goals. In the Analyze phase, expert consultants:
Review Business Processes
Analysis of business processes during the Business Process Review (BPR) can identify inefficiencies, and their correction can reduce costs and improve the quality of their outputs.
Identify any Process Gaps
The Gap analysis involves determining, documenting, and approving the difference between business requirements and current capabilities.
Validate Business Requirements
A centralized document of your Business Requirements details the business solution for a project, including the documentation of customer needs and expectations to be shared with Stakeholders.
Develop your desired future state with you
Experts will provide valuable input based on best-practices and their industry knowledge to help you redesign your process to better support your business strategy
Document your business with current and future-state process maps.
- Your commitment
On-site collaborative design and analysis workshops
Hands-on industry expertise provided by Big Bang’s
Best-practices are recommended to meet your business needs
Alignment across parties, when many stakeholders are involved, is ensured
The best of breed approach for your system architecture provided
A tiered design approach to meet your team’s capacity
Help us make this the most thorough analysis process by:
Providing all the required documents available
Making processes owners available to Big Bang’s consultants
A willingness for change and improvement
Ensuring the right stakeholders are engaged and available when required
Communicating your expectations in terms of the rollout. No need to be shy, tell us what does and doesn't work and why!
Step 3: Design
Build a better tomorrow: design your success and future with ease.
In the Design phase, the project team determines how to implement the reengineered business processes, which processes are available “out of the box,” and which ones will require customization or integration by the Big Bang experts. Specifically, the team will:
Plan the documentation of your Data Management strategy
Plan the documentation of your system integration management strategy
Deliver multi-solution designs based on your business needs
Provide you with grounded recommendations and user adoption strategies
Ensure your success by tailoring delivery timelines if necessary
- Your commitment
Nurtures a collaborative approach
Proactive preparation for change and system improvements
Thoroughly evaluated business case
Optimize the design phase by:
Collaborating and validating the proposed plan,
Keeping an open-mindedness towards change, and;
Embracing optimized solutions!
Step 4: Build
Your vision, our expertise. Your vision, our people. Your vision, our code. Your vision becomes our mission.
The Build phase is where the experts at Big Bang dig in and create magic for our customers. Building your new system is one of the most critical parts of the process. In this phase, expert consultants:
Build & Configure
This is when the consultants ensure that the Cloud Solution is built and configured to meet your business’ financial, language, shipping, and customer-facing needs.
Develop Customizations & Integrations
Once the basic configuration tasks are complete, the Big Bang project team will move on to more involved tasks such as developing Customizations and Integrations to ensure that the Cloud Solution addresses each of your business' needs.
Finalize the Migration Map
The final step is to create the Migration Map, a document that details which information to migrate and which object and fields to identify from the source system to the target system.
Demonstrate system capabilities and adapt to your needs
Undergo scope validation sessions with your team
Conduct tailored working sessions with the right stakeholders by business process
Expose Super Users to their optimized systems through assigned homework, User Guides, and documented recommendations
- Your commitment
Hybrid, agile, waterfall methodology
Highly flexible to meet your timeline, budget, and needs
Transparent communication and presenting you real impacts of your project decisions
Continuous Client learning throughout the project
Maximize the result of the Build by:
“Owning” your project by ensuring that the correct stakeholders are available when needed
“Super Users” complete homework promptly
Working collaboratively and providing feedback on system functionality
Being fully engaged in the working sessions! You are shaping your future day-to-day systems
Committing to the decisions made during the working sessions
Getting out of your comfort zone!
Continuous honest communication concerning expectations
Step 5: Validate
A glimpse into the future: test-drive and empower your users.
One of the most critical steps in any implementation is testing and validation. Failing to perform proper testing can be costly in both the short and long run. The Big Bang Experience® validation processes covers:
of all system features to ensure that the cloud solution conforms to specifications and meets requirements
User Acceptance Testing
of the system functionalities
Proper setting of the stage for Go-Live
Training of end-users
through our “Train the Trainer” approach
and making any necessary adjustments accordingly
throughout the end-to-end process testing
Empowering you in system hand-off
and encouraging “Super Users” to take ownership of their processes
- Your commitment
Stakeholders own their process and manage change
Processes are in alignment with the future state
The future state can adequately support your operations and growth plans
Ensure the success of the implementation by:
Engaging throughout the end-to-end process testing
Super Users taking ownership of their processes
Step 6: Deploy
Get live! Experience BIG changes in real-time.
After all the preparation, planning, and development, we're ready to deploy your solution - with a BANG! Deployment is when your Cloud Solution goes from a concept to reality. In the Deploy phase, expert consultants:
Prepare for Go-live and train users
Deploy the configuration, customization, and integration
Migrate source data, and
Recommend a Transition Plan
to get everyone up and running as efficiently and effectively as possible.
- Your commitment
You dictate the benefits depending on the design you selected
Nearing the end of the process, it is essential that you:
“Manage your house” ensuring that everyone is available during this critical phase
Communicate throughout the process, including flagging any hiccups
Provide timely data
Enforce client adoption: Ensure your team is committed to using the system
Fight the urge to go back to your old ways! Let go of legacy systems and embrace the change.
Step 7: Optimize
Maximize your ROI: take it to the next level and elevate your efficiency.
- Your commitment
Identify areas for further improvement
Unlock additional improvements
Users become familiarized with the system
In this exciting final stage please:
Be honest and communicate areas of the platform and of your business that can be optimized
Provide continuous user feedback and answer NPS surveys sent via email
Ensure users have support throughout the transition
Celebrate your success
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Affiliated Services to Optimize the results of The Big Bang Experience®
Unlock the full potential of your organization’s online business management platform, our team of experts offers customized training and training courses
Big Bang has a complete support team versed in a variety of industries that can accompany your organization in the most critical moments of your business operations. You are only charged for work completed. No retainers or upfront costs.
Business System Advisory (BSA)
Align your strategic plan with your business architecture and IT strategy to invest in the right places.
*The Big Bang Experience® is registered to Big Bang ERP Inc. 2019
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