Seilevel is a professional services company that provides IT departmental support for both internal and client-facing projects. Focused on business analysis and product management, our full-time employees can act as an embedded part of your team to help create project deliverables, or teach your staff how to develop more consistent software requirements and product planning through class training or on-site coaching.
IT Project Support
Business Analysis. Seilevel trains all of our employees on a unique requirements approach we designed. This method, created and fine-tuned over the past decade, places emphasis on defining the business need for a given product and incorporating visual models for more consumable project documents. Our approach streamlines requirements development, adapting easily to your organization, your people, and your challenges. Our team provides Definition, Elicitation, Modeling, Visualization, Scope Control, and can advise on requirements tools best practices.
We have unmatched credibility in this area: two of our principals, Anthony Chen and Joy Beatty, created this refined approach to requirements, and then wrote a book on the process that has been published by Microsoft Press. Joy Beatty is a Certified Business Analyst (CBAP) who served on the committee to write the latest edition of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), the international standard of business analysis practices. She also co-authored the latest version of Software Requirements with Karl Wiegers, and Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices guide on business analysis.
Product Management. Seilevel also provides product management for IT project support, with a particular focus on business needs definition, scope control, and feature prioritization. Our team helps identify the items that will have the most impact, so products can be evaluated and developed on highest-payoff feature sets. Cut through the items that will become rarely or never used features on your project to produce a minimum viable product in the shortest timeframe that delivers the right solutions.
Agile Development. The practical implications of developing software in an agile fashion has been recognized the world over. While the concept behind “going agile” has become more than just a buzz word these days, gaining experience in actually working on agile projects is still in it’s early stages. Our own staff all undergo agile training and mentoring, a program developed by Seilevel’s leadership that is both a requirement for our employee’s professional growth and a curriculum frequently requested by our clients. The environment in which we perform on agile projects changes from company to company, so we are not agile purists. We have seen that, as the name implies, a level of flexibility is required when working towards prioritization and documentation of features in project sprints. The level of IT project support also varies depending on an organization’s understanding and implementation of an agile approach.