Crafting Project Roadmap for Innovative Start-Up

 

Case Study: Project Initiation

Service: Project Initiation

Industry: Start-Up

Company TypePrivate

Background:

A Massachusetts-based start-up was looking to bring their concept to market for public use. This company collects, stores, and analyzes drinking water from over 50,000 community drinking water systems. In order to bring their concept to the public, the firm contacted Aciron. 

The company knew it wanted to develop a tool that would allow consumers and businesses to compare and contrast the quality of water. At the time, the company possessed immense quantities of data. However, they were unsure of how to move from their current state to a final product that would be accessible to the public. The company needed help in defining a strategic direction and roadmap for the project. Additionally, they were looking for help with defining end goals and overall project objectives.

How We Added Value:

Aciron conducted a project kickoff meeting to determine high level requirements and overall project goals. This set the stage for subsequent consulting sessions. After the project kickoff meeting, Aciron conducted a series of requirements definition sessions to gain an understanding of client requirements. These sessions led to in-depth interviews with key stakeholders. 

Aciron then conducted a current state assessment and documentation review. This allowed Aciron to understand current processes, technologies, and everyday needs of the organization.

Through consulting sessions, Aciron further gathered and analyzed client requirements and goals. With Aciron’s experience in conducting concept-to-launch engagements, we provided the client with actionable recommendations. 

Results:

After the completion of the requirements definition phase, Aciron developed a project roadmap and a set of actionable recommendations. This allowed the client to move forward with their initiative in a more streamlined, organized, and well-defined manner.

Aciron presented the roadmap and actionable recommendations to the client. As a result, the client decided to engage with Aciron for the design and development of a custom web-application and website. With this initiative, the firm could promote their water quality certification program. In addition, the website would allow consumers to identify and assess the quality of their drinking water. To learn more about the continuation of this project and the end results, see our Go-to-Market Strategy for Innovative Start-up case study.

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