Our Framework Is So Effective...
It Has Its Own Name
Word on the Street...
The average software project runs
189% over budget and overshoots its schedule by 222%.
Introducing Your Path
To Success: The APEX Transformation
Our 4-phase process treats each improvement
effort like a project, ensuring targeted planning, team buy-in
and lasting change.
- Appraise/Assess - In our initial
phase we benchmark your company and identify the areas in which
you need to improve. We offer a range of options to satisfy your
needs, from formal CMMI-based SCAMPI appraisals to our
unique Cost of Quality Appraisal that will tell you where your
organization is underperforming in the language executives understand - dollars
- Plan - Once the appraisal is complete,
we collaborate with the key players in your organization to determine
what implementation techniques are realistic, achievable and
aligned with your business goals. This team effort gives participants
ownership of the improvement effort, which is essential for lasting
- Execute - Once the plan is
approved by your organization's leaders and change agents, we
will guide the execution. We provide assistance with process
engineering, automation tool implementation, training and mentoring,
software quality assurance, organization-wide communication of
short-term wins to ensure momentum, and overall project tracking.
- X-Transition - Ultimately,
our goal is for customers to establish a culture where information
flows seamlessly from stakeholder requests all the way through
to product deployment. To that end, we instill methodologies
that will help your current project as well as pass on disciplines
that guarantee ongoing efficiency.
"cognence came in and gained a nearly immediate understanding
of our situation and facilitated us toward a solution that would
achieve our business goals. The framework they used helped us achieve
a common mindset to work toward our goals - in less than a week."