Problem

Eficode ROOT solution

Distributed or missing critical project information

Information is distributed across multiple parallel systems. There’s organizational fragility due to single points of failure and missing project documentation

Centralized tools provide single points of truth and create organizational robustness

Critical project assets (requirements, source code, deliverables) are missing or not secured

Centralized, safe system for managing the key assets (project management system, version control, binary management) 

Overlapping and/or hidden costs 

Multiple overlapping tool licenses cause cost overhead

Single, properly scaled tool instances with lower cost per user

Hidden costs of maintaining and supporting multiple overlapping production lines

One invoice covers all platform support and maintenance work for a single platform instance

Insufficient production line maintenance practices

Production line tooling gets out-of date and/or unsecure

Tools are being regularly updated with security and performance-related patches, and upgraded to the latest SW versions

When the platform is updated, existing workflows, pipelines and integrations break uncontrollably

Updates are tested and then done in a controlled fashion. Risks are mitigated. 

Unclear division of responsibilities, inefficient use of project resources

Responsibilities over the production line tooling are unclear, there’s no clear ownership for the maintenance and support tasks 

Eficode ROOT support and maintenance team is responsible for the maintenance and support duties

Project personnel spend time tuning the tools, instead of more value adding project work

Eficode ROOT maintenance team is responsible for the production line operation, project teams focus on using them in the most efficient way

Skilled tool experts are not available and/or hard to find & recruit

Eficode ROOT platform team contains certified tool expertise

Delays caused by non-optimized processes or production line incoherence

Unnecessary variation in tool selection leads to prolonged lead times in learning the tools while switching between projects

People and skills move across project boundaries due to more uniform tool selection

Setting up an automated production line for a new project takes days or weeks

A new project can be established in minutes on an already existing tool chain

Giving tool access to a new project member requires a request to the company IT and it may take days or even weeks get everything organized

The project manager is able to provide access to the project assets in a matter of minutes

Supplier specific tool production lines amplify supplier dependency and make it problematic to switch between suppliers when necessary (e.g. due to complex migrations)

Common platform under the customer control, centralized access management enables supplier switching while the production line remains the same

Lack of visibility

Unclear view to the project state, no possibility for quick roll-backs

All code (application, environment, test code) is in version control with a mechanism to revert back to previous versions 

Long feedback loops: devs get feedback from testing in days, weeks or even months

Instant feedback to devs with automated testing

No real-time visibility to project quality or performance

End-to-end, real-time visibility and project metrics with DevOps ensured quality and performance dashboards