Crystalloids has a large track record of successful implementations. Our implementation methodology consists of five phases. This is the expertise of the Solution Experts.
Phase 1 - Define
During our crystallizing methodolgy we already defined the solution on a high level. The goal of the define phase is to define the business and technical requirements in detail for the implementation. These requirements should be based on the solution as defined by our crystallizing methodology or as defined by our client. The Solution Architects will evaluate the current capabilities of the organization, including existing business processes and information systems.The deliverable of this phase is a clear definition of the goal of the project, the scope of the project, the acceptance criteria of the project and the role and responsibilities of each of the project team members.
Phase 2 - Design
In the design phase, the requirements are translated into detailed designs of the solution. The designs show how the technology will be installed and configurated, what data will be used and how it will be transformed, what kind of advanced analytics will be applied, how the new processes will look like and how the people will be trained. The designs represent the new solution to be implemented in the next phase.
Phase 3 - Implement
The goal of the implementing phase is to build the solution using the designs created in the previous phase. The technology is installed and configurated, databases are connected, data is extracted and transformed, advanced reports and predictive models are build, processes and procedures are documented and project members are trained.
Phase 4 - Test
In the test phase the implemented solution is validated against the acceptance criteria stated in the define phase. Only when all acceptance criteria are met then the solution will be accepted and taken into production.The test is split in a functional test and a technical test. The functional test focuses on the business requirements, most importantly the business challenge, while the technical test focuses on non-business requirements, such as performance of the solution and maintenance of the solution. For the technical test the Software Engineers are involved.
Phase 5 - Rollout
Once the solution is accepted it can be rolled-out to the rest of the organization. In the rollout phase the new solution is embedded in the organization. The solution will be taken into production, the new processes and procedures will be embedded in the organization and the organization will be trained.