The Omega Approach
Omega Systems Group is able to deliver superior quality information technology solutions through its Omega Approach to development and project management. The Omega Approach is a systematic approach to application and systems development that combines business process templates, business applications templates, project management templates, and information architectures. These templates are molded to the needs of each individual business, then combined with a standard development methodology to produce business models. The business model is then paired with a development tool set that is suitable and cost effective for your business.
What is the Omega Approach?
Put succinctly, The Omega Approach is a Body of Knowledge (BoK) based on many years of experience in Information Technology and BPR. It is an integration of multiple existing methodologies. It is a framework for business process analysis and development which informs and provides consistency for Omega Systems Group’s consulting, outsourcing and internal processes. It can support a Distributed Software Factory (DSF) employing Model Driven Architecture (MDA) and Model Driven Generation (MDG) technology.
The Omega Approach has three high level components: the Omega Operational Encyclopedia, the Omega Process Framework and the Omega Implementation Framework.
The Omega Operational Encyclopedia is a topology, a set of categories capable of describing the structure of any business operation. It has seven high level categories: Party, Location, Relationship, Asset, Calendar, Communication and Process. It is instantiated as a database to form the core of Omega’s internal information and business intelligence requirements.
The Omega Process Framework is a description of industry best practices, including CMMI, PMI BOK, Sigma Six, ISO9001, Enterprise Unified Process, and Agile Unified Process. It also includes more generic practices such as escalation procedures, document reviews, stakeholder signoffs and deliverable approvals.
The Omega Implementation Framework is a set of standards and guidelines related to IT implementation languages, including XML, UML, SOA, WSDL, SPEM, SYSML, BPMN, BPEL, Java, SQL and the dot.net languages. It also includes templates and guidelines related to the structure and format of documents such as Vision Statements, Business Requirements Documents (BRD), Software Requirements Specifications (SRS), meeting minutes and technical documentation.
Finally, but not least, The Omega Approach draws on a body of humane disciplines, including anthropology and cognitive science, that enables us to tailor a light-weight, high effect solution that is appropriate for your organizational culture and produces long term improvements in operational capacity.