An implementation is the practical application of a method or algorithm to fulfill a desired purpose. Our success at SBL has been based upon not loosing sight of the customer’s desired purpose.

A strong project management methodology and a dedicated project management team are the key to SBL’s success in managing projects. We also recognise the importance for the smooth and timely implementation of any project according to the initial criteria.

To increase effectiveness SBL breaks down projects into deliverables that are implemented using a 4 stage approach:

Stage 1 – Project Pre Implementation
Stage 2 – Design & Data Collection
Stage 3 – Implementation
Stage 4 – Project Closure

Project Management
Strong Project Management is fundamental to the success of any implementation. SBL Project Managers work to the PRINCE2 methodology. The SBL Project Manager will maintain control over the project and will regularly report on progress to the customer on the achievement of tasks and deliverables.

Configuration Design
The SBL Technical Architects will use the Scope of Works (SOW) to determine the vision and expectations of our customer. The Technical Architects will then work with customer staff (where applicable) to develop and define the System Design Specification (SDS) to ensure that the requirements are met in accordance with the specification. The SDS document will remain a living working document and will be amended in accordance with the development and build of the solution. This process will ensure there is always a current ‘as built’ specification which reflects the latest network architecture and build. On completion of the project – the SDS document will reflect the final ‘as-built’ solution and will act as a reference for any future support and enhancement. The SDS holds all the necessary design and configuration criteria.

Documentation will be produced detailing the activities required to undertake testing of the solution to meet our customer’s requirements and demonstrate an appropriate level of quality and functionality.

There are two elements to this:

UAT – Unit Acceptance Testing
SAT – System Acceptance Testing
UAT as the name implies will test each ‘Unit’ or component part of the solution to ensure it is functioning as expected and to an agreed standard. The SAT expands upon this practice, but extends further in that it embraces all the elements of the system design to check that the solution delivers the required functionality and performance in accordance with the Scope of Works.

Please call us on 01256 316170 to discuss your implementation requirements today.