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Our Methodology

 
It is a process borne from passion. MIPRO has spent years developing, refining and perfecting a proprietary methodology many now know as an agile, scalable, focused, efficient and cost-effective approach to PeopleSoft implementations, upgrades or optimizations. We call it our MIPRO MPower Methodology.
 
MIPRO MPower is a five-phase process that leverages the best practices, samples, templates and techniques learned from our team’s decades of collective experience, and it is rooted in both the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge and PeopleSoft’s Compass Methodology.
 
MIPRO MPower features a rock-solid project management foundation to help deliver your project on time, in scope and at budget, while meeting or exceeding all of the outlined objectives. Objectives should certainly include timeline and budget, but they can’t end there. To truly capture value, they must be much more holistic. True value is derived from a complete analysis of:
  • Did the solution meet or exceed your core business objectives and performance expectations?
  • Has your organization achieved self-sufficiency with the software?
  • Was the project delivered within the required timeline?
  • Was the project delivered within the defined budget?
If all of these metrics aren’t accounted for or checked against upon project completion, the project will not maximize the entire spectrum of opportunity.  So we start at the beginning:
 

1- Strategy + Planning

  • Assess business strategy and critical processes
  • Assess technology needs
  • Define project objectives and scope
  • Document project assumptions, constraints and risks
  • Draft project plan
  • Create project environment

2- Definition + Design

  • Conduct fit/gap workshop and analysis
  • Identify technical and functional impact
  • Define PeopleSoft security requirements
  • Develop design documents
  • Create detailed project plan
  • Complete initial pass

3- Develop

  • Update system configuration
  • Develop customizations, interfaces, reports
  • Unit test
  • Develop training materials
  • Create test plan and scripts
  • Run passes
  • Create move to production checklist

4- Test + Measure

  • System testing
  • Integration testing
  • Performance testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Backup and recovery testing

5- Deploy

  • Finalize production environment
  • Conduct end-user training
  • Execute final move to production
  • Validate results and sign-off on go-live
 
We’ve been doing this a long time. It’s because we love it; we know it. And we’d love to talk to you about your needs. Call us today!