Design and Shape Your Digital Outcomes with EmbArrk™
Effective Planning Drives Success
From the outset, there needs to be a clear link established between the project and the organisations key strategic practices. The project plan needs to cover the planned delivery, the business change required and the means of benefits realisation.
There should also be a detailed plan developed before any release date of a project is announced. Inadequate planning is one of the major reasons why projects spin out of control.
Designing Your Digital Solutions
Customer stakeholders and Arrk consultants participate in a series of workshops, sessions and practices, this close collaboration results in looking in detail at project management, technical analysis, product analysis and business analysis. As the team progresses along the process the level of fidelity around the project increases.
Each EmbArrk™ engagement follows a six-step core process:
Defining the agreed outcomes, identifying all the appropriate participants (sponsors, knowledge experts and end-users) and logistics
Understanding your business, market, competitors and end users through both interview and desk research methodology
Defining customer personas and prioritising their goals and pain points through smart planning, and matching them to your current ‘As Is’ process
Designing and modelling proposed solutions, mapping out new ‘To Be’ user journeys and translating emerging concepts to paper prototypes
Socialising design progressions with internal knowledge experts, whilst resolving any identified technical and business spikes
A comprehensive playback of the outcomes to sponsors and stakeholders, showcasing digital simulations and a costed delivery roadmap
A Cohesive, Shared Vision
However, due to the extremely collaborative approach involved in an EmbArrk™ discovery, it brings together all stakeholders to form a cohesive, shared vision and it is a highly efficient and effective way of engaging with busy stakeholders. Outcomes from an EmbArrk™ engagement have been designed to dovetail seamlessly into our development methodologies.
Typical EmbArrk™ Outcomes:
- Shared project or program vision
- High level release plan and/or roadmap
- Visual (low fidelity) prototypes
- Prioritised master story list
- User personas and red route analysis