This case study highlights AIM Consulting’s recent work with a leading North American exploration and production (E&P) company. The company sought to streamline and standardize workflow processes, enhance proof of concept software solutions, solidify foundational architecture, configure DevOps capabilities, and empower IT and solution teams with best practices.
AIM Consulting was chosen due to our strong project vision, relevant industry experience, expertise with the land management platform, and highly skilled team of consultants. The project’s scope was vast, covering areas of software development, cloud services, architecture, and data engineering.
What AIM Consulting did:
- Streamlined and standardized workflow processes
- Enhanced an early-stage proof of concept software solution for a commercial land management platform
- Solidified foundational architecture by leveraging cloud services where practical
- Configured enhanced DevOps capabilities and automated infrastructure to support the project.
- Empowered IT and solution teams with best practices
- Cloud Services (Azure)
- React (for frontend development)
- Python (for backend development)
- Terraform (for Infrastructure as Code)
- Azure DevOps (for project management and backlog)
- Workflow Engine (Proof of Concept)
- Application Monitoring & Alerts (Proof of Concept)
- Data Engineering tools and practices (for architecture and validation)
Case Study Contents:
- Challenge: Lack of Expertise & Time to Streamline Processes, Solidify Architecture
- Approach: Empower Teams with Processes, Mature DevOps Practices
- Results: Streamlined Workflows, Enhanced Software Solutions
Challenge: Lack of Expertise & Time to Streamline Processes, Solidify Architecture
The company’s objectives were to streamline and standardize workflow processes, enhance an early-stage proof of concept software solution, and solidify foundational architecture. They faced several barriers to completing the project, including:
- Lack of Experience in Front-end Technology
- Absence of Scalable Target Architecture
- Resource Constraints and Time Limitations
- Complexity of Land Management Platform
- Inadequate DevOps Practices
- Limited Architecture and Software Engineering Resources
To overcome these challenges, the organization recognized the need for external help, leading them to partner with AIM Consulting. AIM’s expertise, skilled team, and tailored project approach were instrumental in successfully addressing these hurdles and delivering a comprehensive solution to meet the client’s objectives.
Approach: Empower Teams with Processes, Mature DevOps Practices
The company realized they needed external help when they recognized their lack of expertise and the time required to ramp up internally. AIM was deemed to be the right partner for the project based on our experience in the land management sector, broadly-skilled team capable of assisting in various disciplines, and strong vision for the project and its execution.
Our proposed solution included delivering the project within a 20-week timeline and agreed-upon budget, empowering the client’s teams with knowledge and processes, and partnering closely with their internal teams.
The project scope encompassed several deliverables, such as:
- Documenting target user personas and workflows
- UI style design
- Backlog of epics and stories in Azure DevOps
- High-fidelity screen designs
- React application screens
- A React UI component library
- Proof of concepts for a workflow engine and application monitoring & alerts.
Our team consisted of multiple professionals with different roles, including:
- Solution Architect/Engagement Manager
- Technical Project Manager
- Cloud Architect
- UI/UX Designer
- Data Architect
- Frontend Developer
- Full Stack Developer
Our experts collaborated closely with the client’s developers, architects, and IT teams to craft strategies and implement solutions.
Results: Streamlined Workflows, Enhanced Software Solutions
The partnership helped the client streamline and standardize workflow processes, enhance software solutions, and solidify foundational architecture. Our experts empowered the client’s teams with knowledge and processes to continue building on the solution beyond the engagement.
We completed the project within the agreed-upon timeframe and budget, and the mid-project review and regular feedback loops ensured transparency and alignment throughout the engagement.
AIM Consulting’s expertise, industry experience, and commitment to empowering our client’s teams contributed to the successful execution of the project for the client, delivering valuable solutions and setting a strong foundation for their future endeavors.
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