d-Wise technology consultants have been implementing and integrating solutions in the Life Science and Healthcare markets for over 10 years and have developed a repeatable methodology that ensures success and regulatory compliance. With our demonstrated expertise in clinical systems and standards we can often recommend improvements to an existing process.
Our process involves six implementation lifecycle phases.
Standard Implementation Phases – All d-wise projects go through a lifecycle beginning with defining how the new software will be used in your organization (requirements) through the end point of the project – a successful and effective implementation.
1. Business Requirement and Proposed Solution
This is the phase where your business requirements are finalized, the software package is learned, and a solution using the package is defined to meet the business requirements.
2. High Level Design (Functional Specifications)
The planned solution is further clarified by functionally specifying how the system will operate.
3. Detailed Design (Design Specifications)
In this phase detailed design specifications are developed (e.g., table values are defined, specifications as to exactly how reports will look and work are developed, etc.).
4. System Configuration, Customization and Development
The system is “programmed” by setting up its parameters and tables with the values defined in the phases above. Interfaces, data conversion and customized programming are also performed in this phase. Quality assurance (systems and user testing) is also accomplished at this time.
5. System Implementation
In this phase the system is implemented and operations are converted to the new system.
6. System Support and Maintenance
This is the post-implementation phase where the system is turned over to the normal support and maintenance process.
Within each of the above phases it is important to define specifically each of the following activities User Requirements, Systems Environment, Training and Communication, Security and Business Process Reengineering and Interfaces.
These are the possible areas of project activity you may need to plan for in your project. These areas are categories of activities that are found on most systems implementation projects such as: testing, training and communications, and interfacing to and from other systems, etc. Not all of these categories may be applicable to your implementation project (e.g., It is possible that no interfaces with other systems are required), but it is important to consider each activity area carefully before deciding that it is not applicable.