Research, Strategy & Planning

Meaningful data to guide your IT investment decisions.

DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHT

Innovation may begin with a great idea, but it only becomes reality with a successful implementation plan. At Logapps, our goal is to arm you with meaningful data to guide your technology investment decisions. We believe the most important investment you’ll make in your project is up front, so we pair our in-depth research with proven modeling techniques to help you visualize your project early in the life cycle.

FULL LIFECYCLE IT ACQUISITION

A clear acquisition strategy is essential to planning a program that meets your business goals. Logapps guides clients through every phase of the process, identifying the right requirements, developing a program structure, solidifying a business and contracting approach, and conducting an assessment of risk. Our strategists design custom implementation plans designed to take programs from paper to practice. We also provide a comprehensive contracting strategy to outline all possible contractual policies to execute the project – we leave no detail unattended.

INFORMING YOUR MISSION

We make sure your managers and stakeholders get the focused information they need to move their IT acquisition projects from planning through completion. Our clients have unique user needs, goals, and missions, and the Logapps team works closely with them to identify and document their strengths, challenges, risks, and overall vision.

PROVEN EXPERTISE

The following select case studies, articles, and white papers span nearly two decades of experience providing research, strategy, and planning services for our clients.

ESTABLISHING TOP-LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

Before constructing requirements, initial market research of the client company’s current systems and programs will give developers a basic idea of their business procedures and priorities. Preparedness and organization affects the relationship with the client and serves as the foundation of the project.

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THE POWER OF MARKET RESEARCH: AN ACCESSIBLE AND VALUABLE TOOL

Decision makers often mistakenly overlook this vital step due to their fear of spending resources on research. A lack of comprehensive research in the systems analysis process will result in project failure due to the misinterpretation of the market state and client expectations. Therefore, it is imperative to allocate adequate time and resources to conducting market research.

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MASTERFUL DECISION-MAKING: IDENTIFYING THE RIGHT ALTERNATIVES

The key to overcoming the challenge to making beneficial and masterful decisions is to keep from insistently dwelling on failure itself and to examine the alternatives throughout the entire decision-making process. In systems engineering, identifying alternatives involves the assessment of the various solutions to a problem.

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MOVING FROM YOUR LEGACY SYSTEM – COBOL CONVERSION, COST AND CONSEQUENCES

COBOL is primarily used for business, administrative, and large-scale systems and its applications are seen universally, such as in banking, health care, and government agencies. However, since its beginning in 1960, hundreds of other programming languages have been created, most notably Java, C++, and Python.

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U.S. COURTS SHARED SERVICES PROJECT

In this paper we introduce a process that could help the US Courts focus their analysis of potential shared services and foster two way communication with courts at all levels of the federal judiciary.

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REQUIREMENTS STREAMLINING

We introduce a streamlining process that helps answer one of the main questions within a program office: “Are we focusing on the most critical requirements and investing in the most appropriate capabilities?” In today’s environment of tightening budgets, the answer to this question may mean the difference between continuing a program and terminating it.

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