Enterprise Innovation Consulting: Migration to a Software Factory Made Easy
Traditionally, the workshop model has been defacto approach used to develop software. Inspired by the industrial revolution, most businesses' metamorphosis into software factories entailed adding more automation to the fuzzy workshop model. However, automation alone is not sufficient. The industrial revolution also incorporated additional breakthroughs: well-defined separation of labor, interchangeable components, and assembly lines. The vision of having a systematic process and approach to applying industrial engineering patterns to build a software factory is what gave rise to Enterprise Innovation Consulting, a global consulting company. “We enable business transformation by empowering organizations to apply the best practices of industrial engineering though our software factory model,” says Sergey Seroukhov, Founder and Principal Consultant of Enterprise Innovation Consulting.
Enterprise Innovation Consulting helps companies transform into a software factory by using its production-ready microservices architectures and incremental delivery procedures to expedite development, reduce costs, and decrease time to market. In as little as a few months, a firm can go from scratch to successfully deliver microservices systems. It further assists with software rearchitecture, development and DevOps team training, DevOps process automation, development practices, and the deployment of initial sets of microservices to production. “In our work we bring the software back to basics and that is the real reason behind a factory’s deep and broad transformation,” emphasizes Seroukhov.
The company’s differentiation is the vision of applying industrial engineering principles to software development through the factory model. Enterprise Innovation’s factory model offers several advantages for businesses that need to develop complex software products swiftly and at a relatively low cost.
Making the Transformation Process More Affordable and Efficient
According to Seroukhov, a comprehensive transformation is required for software businesses to successfully migrate to a modern software factory and reap all the benefits. Organization structure, product and project management, architecture, implementation, testing, delivery, and operations are what constitute industrial software development. When companies try to convert into a software factory, they can do so as a company-wide initiative or as an isolated green or brown-field project to develop and test the new model before disseminating it throughout the corporation. In either case, the process involves similar steps, including initial assessment, architecture and roadmap, delivery automation, development techniques, and transition assistance.
Enterprise Innovation tailors a dynamic assessment offering, where clients spend a few strategic days working with their experts to design an ideal transformation plan. A comprehensive analysis is done to identify the business goals, architecture, technologies, and development processes with the most potential for transformation. This enables organizations to decide if they want to execute the transformation plan with the help of Enterprise Innovation, by themselves, or using a different provider. The process is no longer a large monolithic initiative but one that allows customers to implement the process more incrementally. Enterprise Innovation offers flexible services, ranging from a standalone assessment all the way to comprehensive all-inclusive packages.
Further up the road, the firm is trying to make its transformation process much more affordable in terms of scaling up. Enterprise Innovation is working toward developing online training courses, building a template library for different components such as microservices, micro frontends, scripting environments, and others. “We aim to offer consulting services to a large number of clients by partnering with industry experts and lead the transformation initiative,” Seroukhov signs off.