An initial iterative development phase, typically following Discovery, to prototype and test the core concepts of a cloud service. Aligned to the GDS Service Standard, Alpha seeks to answer key conceptual and technical questions for the service. It establishes the services feasibility, and associated risks, before proceeding to Beta.
- Iterative creation and refinement of proof-of-concept with limited functionality
- Detailed, prioritised user stories
- Quantitative and qualitative user research findings
- Established technical architecture and technology choices
- Understanding of legacy systems, with replacement and/or integration strategy
- Capture of non-functional requirements, such as accessibility, performance, security, etc.
- Agreed roadmap, release plans and delivery strategy
- Agreed success measures for the service
- Sizing and scoping for Beta and beyond, including costings
- Understanding of Assisted Digital needs
- Shared understanding of the service and solution direction
- Solid foundation for progression to Beta
- Structured, user-centred approach to service design
- In-depth knowledge and experience of cloud technologies and infrastructure
- Cross-functional capabilities with ability to flexibly shape and scale team
- Iterative, collaborative approach that empowers stakeholders
- Pragmatic and adaptable project governance based on lean, agile mindset
- Reduced delivery risk, believable progress and increased user feedback cycles
£495 to £1500 per person per day
Scott Logic Limited
0191 249 9141
|How the planning service works||
We believe planning is a continuous, iterative activity, where plans are constantly refined through greater understanding and reduced uncertainty. This is achieved by augmenting widely used and well understood agile frameworks with a "toolkit" of practices, including assisting with the creation of a vision statement, capturing core objectives and defining a delivery roadmap.
Working in partnership with you, actively promoting a "one team" approach, we effectively leverage the knowledge and experience from all parties. By focusing on information that informs decision-making, such as the vision, the objectives and the roadmap we can effectively manage change, track risks and measure progress, ensuring that all stakeholders and the entire delivery team are informed, engaged and highly effective.
|Planning service works with specific services||No|
|Training service provided||Yes|
|How the training service works||
Scott Logic's engagements seek to establish sustainable in-house capability and culture in parallel to the delivery of cloud-based services and solutions. Many of our projects are shaped to migrate project responsibilities to the in-house team over time as our engagement ramps down; ensuring continuity of service throughout.
From detailed knowledge transfer through co-working to formal coaching, enablement is an integral aspect of our approach. Recognising that each organisation and engagement is different, we work with you to shape and schedule suitable activities in support of this by understanding your existing capabilities and longer-term ambitions.
|Training is tied to specific services||No|
Setup and migration
|Setup or migration service available||No|
Quality assurance and performance testing
|Quality assurance and performance testing service||Yes|
|How the quality assurance and performance testing works||
Our testing consultants will collaborate with you to create strong testing systems. Whether you need advice or delivery, our focus is always on creating a long-term, maintainable solution that can bring immediate benefit to your business.
We provide in-depth testing applied within the context of the delivery where the quality is owned by the team and appropriate strategy and execution is applied using tools and techniques to find problems and uncover information early.
We believe testing is everyone’s responsibility and that agile testing helps to spot issues quicker. But for this to work, it needs to be embraced by all project members, from developers to business analysts.
By embedding testing from the start rather than testing being a final check before code is released, rather than flag up a long list of issues late on, testers should have an open channel of communication with developers, raising issues that can be addressed as the project continues. Testers should be participating members of a software team, even in the earliest stages to enable frequent feedback.
The most valuable testers should be able to work with code, ask important questions, and understand the wider goals and aims of the company.
|Ongoing support service||No|
|Email or online ticketing support||No|
|Web chat support||No|
|Support levels||Our G-Cloud 10 services do not include a support service.|
|Supplier type||Not a reseller|
|Staff security clearance||Other security clearance|
|Government security clearance||Up to Developed Vetting (DV)|
|Price||£495 to £1500 per person per day|
|Discount for educational organisations||No|