CogniVista consultants have experience in a wide variety of industries and technologies, which has given us a deep understanding of the best ways to satisfy an organization's needs.
Consulting is always custom tailored to your needs, however, below we have listed some of the most frequent roles that our consultants play in our client's organization.
Your organization may not be ready for a full-time Chief Technology Officer (CTO), but you will always need to make strategic technology decisions. If the business leader is not technical and your technical staff doesn't understand business, you may not be managing risk effectively. Contact us and we can fill the critical role of CTO on a temporary basis.
You may have an advisory board already in place for legal, accounting, and/or marketing purposes even if it is very informal. You bring together these parties during strategically significant events in your organization such as the sale of an asset, a new product line, or a corporate restructuring. You may also bring these parties together on a period basis (monthly or quarterly) to review your progress and help keep you on track with your strategic direction.
The concept of a Technical Advisory Board is very similar. When your organization is at a strategically significant crossroads, a collection of technology experts who also understand business can be a very valuable asset. You may also want the members of the Technical Advisory Board to periodically review the progress of your efforts and provide the point of view of years of experience to your IT staff and business leaders.
We have strategic relationships with other technology service providers and can customize a Technology Advisory Board to meet your business and technology needs.
We provide mentoring services to other software developers, which is invaluable when you have new developers on your team. We assume they are already strong in their specific technical areas, otherwise you wouldn't have hired them. But there is nothing like talking to someone who has "been there, done that." They may require assistance in solving a particularly nasty technical or design problem. Or maybe they need help in understanding how to better manage risk or handle competing requirements. We provide this service often and do it in a non-threatening way that sets up the IT staff for future success.