The Propelics Emerging Technologies Kickstart is a 3-week program designed to help business and IT leaders realize first-hand the near-term benefits of adopting cutting-edge technology by developing a working proof-of-concept app and an actionable plan to start delivering value for your organization.
Wearables, iBeacons, and other technologies are generating a ton of buzz these days. Everyone’s talking about the potential value of proximity-based services and interactions. The challenge is to convert interest into action: cut through the market-hype and complexity, choose the right technologies, and draft-up a plan to implement them in the field.
At Propelics we have developed a tried and true methodology to help companies create an actionable roadmap to identify, develop, and implement new ideas
During the Kickstart, we will guide you through a phased process:
Benchmarking & Direction Setting
The first step focuses on gaining a clear understanding of your business direction. We identify your organization’s goals, business drivers, and current processes. Then we review any previous (or existing) mobile innovations, evaluate current app features and perform a thorough competitive analysis.
Ideation and Cenceptualization
Through creative thinking, process visualization, and storytelling we identify possible use-cases for contextual intelligence that will positively impact revenue, productivity, customer satisfaction, and other business drivers.
Ranking & Prioritization
To separate real business and customer value from minutia, we prioritize scenarios based on projected impact on key business drivers. We also prioritize potential projects based on organizational readiness, implementation complexity, and technological constraints.
To develop an understanding for which data assets, systems, and technologies are necessary to realize our top ideas, we explore the following questions: Are current IT systems and processes sufficient to provide adequate support? What security risks might be introduced by the app? What level of effort would be required to put any missing elements in place? What dependencies on other teams or groups will be necessary?
Our approach also includes a comprehensive evaluation of iBeacon or wearable technologies—the hardware, software, data, and networks required for the solution plus any infrastructure, planning, and deployment considerations.
Proof of Concept
As the top-ranked scenarios emerge and the functionality for use-cases becomes clear, we address UX and visualization elements to create a functional Proof of Concept app that demonstrates how the new technology behaves under real-world conditions and can be instantly deployed on any number of mobile devices.
Planning & Budgeting
Based on the scope of work identified in previous steps, here we outline the detailed approach and the plan for implementation. This plan outlines the cost estimates, timelines, and high-level work breakdown required to take the POC to the next step and begin building the real deal.