We’re excited to announce a special offer to help late-stage startup firms identify and include key business value as part of the upfront software development planning process.

We will select five companies that complete a short online questionnaire outlining current software project challenges, and provide a free, two-hour consulting session that leads business and technical stakeholders through a discovery process designed to address the “planning gap” as outlined in our recently announced ID-GEM planning framework.

Funded tech startup firms can submit a questionnaire here: http://amadeusconsulting.com/startup.

As organizations of all types need to build software faster under increasingly complex conditions, a significant planning gap has emerged between initial idea and requirements setting. The ID-GEM planning tool helps small-to-mid-sized organizations – that often lack the resources to fully uncover and consider the full, desired business value of a project – identify and integrate business value into software projects before any requirements are ever outlined. ID-GEM ensures that software projects are value-driven, not based on features and functions that may or may not deliver on the initial promise of a project.

For software and business teams, ID-GEM comes into play before the development process starts, and provides useful input for the requirements planning process. This is vitally important as the speed of software delivery increases and the negative impact of mis-aligned projects on an organization becomes more significant. With ID-GEM, development teams are better aligned with pre-determined business goals, and have a clear understanding of what various stakeholders, including marketing, sales, customer service and operations, need. ID-GEM is the result of decades of software delivery experience, and input from customers and partners working with Amadeus Consulting.

To download the ID-GEM planning process please visit: http://www.amadeusconsulting.com/idgem/.

To submit a proposal for a free Amadeus planning session, please visit http://amadeusconsulting.com/startup.