Consultancy

I offer services within the following areas:
  • Interim CTO (any vertical)
  • Interim COO (software or digital service verticals)
  • Software development operations
  • Technology consultancy
  • Product development

Examples of what I help clients with

Almost all my engagement with clients are different, hence the below list is in no way exhaustive. If you have a particular challenge that differs, please feel free to contact me about it. Examples of what I've done for clients:

Process automation / RPA

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the activity of automating work performed by an employee in an existing application or set of applications. The ideal target for a RPA project, is big departments where various similar activities are repeated again and again by a substantial workforce.

RPA projects have a an enormous business appeal, as scope is usually relatively small while the returns can be astronomical. While the term RPA has gained prominence only in the last few years, this type of process automation has been happening for more than a decade.

I offer specialized services for identifying opportunities in your organization for RPA projects, as well as the subsequent implementation and strategic follow-through.

How do we outsource?

Deciding on an overall outsourcing strategy can be a daunting task. What exactly should we outsource? Are we outsourcing across the street or thousands of miles away? What countries should we be looking at? Should we build ourselves or hire vendors? What's our expected savings and other benefits? How does the risk profile look? How are contracts structured?

I can help you answer these and many other questions, lead analysis and author or co-author a strategy that makes sense in the context of your organization.

Technology choice

What are the current technological landscape? What are the main technologies within our domain and how do they compare to each other? Choosing the right technology is not just about the capabilities of the technologies available on the market. There's lots of other parameters both internal and external, which can weigh heavily on the scales. I can significantly increase the odds of making the right choice of technology for your team, project or organization.

Team structures

What roles and personnel do we need for our software teams? What process and development model should we use? What capacity should we plan for? There's a big difference in what an optimal software team looks like. An R&D team in embedded software will look vastly different from an operations team in CRM maintenance. Using a wrong development model or misjudging capacity can be a costly excercise.

Agile processes

What is agile really? Does it always make sense to implement agile practices? What's the difference between SCRUM and Agile? From reading the press, agile is everywhere, revolutionizes everything and is applicable in every activity. Agile is not a silver bullet, and can in fact be a waste of time and money.

However, "agile" when implemented correctly and more importantly, under circumstances and context that makes sense, can give massive increases in customer satisfaction, speed and flexibility.

Product development

How do you develop a software product, like a cloud app or mobile app? How does it differ from normal software development? What will it cost and how long will it take?

I can guide you and your team through the previous and other questions you might have to software product development, be it cloud apps, mobile apps, SaaS, desktop, client/server, API's or something else entirely.

For further information, please refer to my LinkedIn profile, give me a call at +45 3133 1850 or drop me a mail at morten@kirsbo.com.