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As you can see from our portfolio we have worked with some large organisations, on high profile programmes with complex requirements. We are usually engaged on programmes which bring about significant business change working closely with internal business and IT stakeholders.

 

Snap Badger have been engaged with Connecting for Health on two different occassions, firstly to deliver communications and messaging specifications for the non-planned, self care domain. This involved gathering the requirements for each workstream within the domain, (Walk-in-Centres, Accident & Emergency, NHS Direct amongst others) and designing the most efficient and comprehensive messaging structure possible within the framework of the overall Connecting for Health architecture and NHS data requirements.

Secondly to manage the requirements for the development of the TPP GP System (releases 3, 4, 5 & 6) delivered as part of the North, Midlands and East portfolio. Snap Badger were engaged to ensure that the OBS (Output Based Specification) requirements were mapped and tracked, ensuring that the developed solution met all contractual obligations. Particular areas of focus were the mobile working requirements along with ensuring that all standards of integration to NHS Spine services were adhered to.

With the development of national Connecting for Health systems, Salford needed to be in a position to understand their current position with existing systems and how tactical developments would ensure continuity of service whilst also planning strategically for convergence with national systems and services.

Working across the two organisations, option appraisals and requirement specifications were developed to inform all internal and external stakeholders for the planning of their IM&T support over the coming 5 years.

Led the design and development of the National Renal Dataset, securing approval from the Information Standards Board (ISB). This involved running regular Reference Group sessions with stakeholders to determine strategy, detailed requirements of the information needs and long term maintenance of the dataset.

Reprocuring the NWCS (NHS Wide Clearing System) as part of a team of Business Analysts. Key responsibilities were delivering discreet work packages focussed on the technical aspects of the project. Managed the involvement of technical stakeholders. Evaluated tenders, assessing associated risks and benefits against detailed criteria.

Maximised cost savings within the IT infrastructure through identified opportunities to implement best practice, fine tuning existing or introducing new business processes. Utilised extensive knowledge of Web Application development market place to guide high level strategic decision making. Engaged with multiple external vendors through authoring and responding to Requests for Information (RFI) and Invitations to Tender (ITT).

Worked as key member of the Red Team to obtain business and functional requirements, communicated these skilfully with clients, developers, award winning designers, project managers and account managers through integrated definitional documents. Managed relationships with international software vendors, represented organisation and client interests and presented before national user groups. Applied appropriate technology to solve commercial, functional, design and technical challenges. Standardised formal modelling techniques, Unified Modelling Language (UML) and Structured Systems Anlysis and Design Methodology (SSADM) were utilised. Prepared detailed plans for the adoption of business change.

 


'An appropriate and complete requirements specification does nothing to ensure a successful implementation; however, it makes it possible.
Kulak & Guinney




© Anthony Byrne - Director Snap Badger Limited