Apex Product Features

Apex OPG Accelerator Framework

… all the components necessary to architect and construct a comprehensive, strategic, organizational Integrated Management System

Miscellaneous Assets

Miscellaneous tools that support all the components in the house serve as the hardware, nuts & bolts that hold the house together.

Policy and Infrastructure —This serves as the foundation for the toolset in which all other components are built upon.

Standard Processes — These serve as the walls of the house in which are built off the foundation and provide the body of toolset.

Compliance Assets — This serves as the windows of the house, allowing for insight and transparency into the walls of process.

Training Assets — This is the door into the house, serving as the access point into process and competency, ensuring knowledge to get within the process walls.

Process Improvement—This is the final piece of the house which serves as the roof. This component occurs once the rest of the house is built and allows you to improve your process and quality and peak the level of maturity and efficiency for all your components.

Apex OPG Accelerator Toolset

Toolset Document Types within the toolset:

  • Policy – A policy document that is critical to the operation of the business. It includes the Policy Statement, Context of the Organization and Scope of the Policy including programs/projects and support groups and the processes that need to be adhered to.

  • Plan – These describe the defined process of the discipline specific plan to its standard process definition. Organizational Plans carry defined measures, and procedures for how the processes are carried out.

  • Process Definitions – Describes discipline specific standardized processes that programs/projects and support groups must follow and adhere to. These are used as the basis for programs/projects and support groups to define their Plans to comply with company requirements, goals and business objectives.

  • Process Governance and Infrastructure – Manage performance using measurement and analysis to achieve business objectives while providing ensuring senior management is involved and champion process activities. Also ensuing that processes important to the organization are persistently and habitually used and improved.

  • Operating Procedures – Guidance documents which elaborate on aspects of Organizational Process Definitions. These are for programs/projects and support groups to utilize and better understand critical and sometimes complex aspects of Organizational Process Definitions.

  • Operating Checklist/Instructions – Tools and assets for Programs/projects and support groups to leverage that assist in compliance with the Organizational Process Definitions.

  • Work Products & Artifacts – Outputs and inputs of the document types listed above. These are typically used Organizationally as lessons learned for future use and planning.

Toolset Features

  • A business accelerator toolset that aligns with industry accepted best practices, but also aligns with multiple standards and frameworks to allow for your organization to be more competitive in the marketplace.

  • Proven processes within the toolsets save our customers time and money while improving efficiency and quality of their products and services.

  • Customizable solutions to fit all types and sizes of organizations across government and civilian sectors.

  • Customizable support options allow a seamless implementation lifecycle reducing implementation time and cutting the costs for our customers

  • The toolset’s Process Definitions merge CMMI and ISO Requirements into consolidated Process Areas that account for the significant overlap between the requirements yielding less redundancy, more clarity and efficiency throughout the processes

Anatomy of the Apex OPG Accelerator Framework

Organizational Risk & Opportunity Management – Identify, record, analyze and manage potential organizational risks and opportunities.

Organizational Training – Develop the skills and knowledge of personnel so they perform their roles efficiently and effectively.

Process Improvement – Develop and keep updated the process and assets necessary to perform the work while managing and implementing the continuous improvement of the processes, assets and infrastructure.

Quality Management – Verify and enable improvement of the quality of the performed processes and resulting work products

Solutions Development – Designing, building, and integrating solutions that meet customer requirements.

 

Requirements Development – Eliciting Requirements, ensuring common understanding amongst stakeholders, maintaining traceability and alignment with plans and work products

 

Testing – Confirming products meet requirements and fulfill their intended use in their target environment.

Service Delivery Management – Deliver services and manage the service delivery system.

 

Issue Resolution & Prevention – Resolve and prevent disruptions promptly to sustain service delivery levels.

 

Strategic Service Management – Develop and deploy standard services that are compatible with strategic business needs and plans.

 

Continuity – Plan mitigation activities for significant disruptions to business operations.

 

Service Verification and Validation – Confirming solutions and work meet requirements and fulfill their intended use in their target environment.

 

Service Requirements – Understanding, monitoring and managing service requirements.

Service Transition – Properly managing significant service system changes.

 

Capacity & Availability Management – Ensuring that capacity limits are understood and predicted so that availability can be met.

Risk and Opportunity Management – Identify, record, analyze and manage potential project risks and opportunities.

Configuration Management – Manage the integrity of work products using configuration identification, version control, change control and audits.

Causal Analysis & Resolution – Identify causes of selected outcomes and take action to either prevent future recurrence of undesirable outcomes or ensure the recurrence of positive outcomes.

Decision Analysis – Make and record decisions using a recorded process that analyzes alternatives.

Supplier Agreement Management – Establish an agreement with selected suppliers, ensure that the supplier and the acquirer perform according to the terms over the course of the agreement, and evaluate the supplier deliverables.

Peer Review – Identify and address work product issues through reviews by the producer’s peers or subject matter experts.

Estimates and Planning – Estimate the size, effort, duration and cost of the work and resources needed to develop and deliver the solutions. Also developing the plans that describe what it needed to accomplish the work within the standards and constraints within the organization.

Monitor and Control – Maintain plans that describe what is needed to accomplish the work within the standards and constraints within the organization while maintaining an understanding of the project progress so appropriate corrective actions can be taken during significant deviations to the plans.

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