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  • Nexus Cognitive Chief Operating Officer, Steve Roberts
    Steve Roberts | COO

Big 4 Professional Services Firm

Contract Amount: $18M (over 3 years)

Project: DevOps Framework Design and Deployment for Big 4 Professional Services Firm

Problem

6 Billion Dollar business unit at a Big 4 firm had several internal teams across the US and several vendors delivering custom applications and platforms using a range of “agile” methodologies and the firm was seeing considerable duplication in effort across development workstreams.

Solution

Validated a set of common guard rails across three major workstreams then used this success and timesaving to drive buy-in and acceptance across all development teams.

  • Defined and built cloud-based development operations framework that fully automated provisioning, configuration, and deployment/re-deployment.
  • Implemented internal software development kit combining all existing reusable IP and creating index of all available services.
  • Create application shell with standard UX which leveraged SDK and was published as starting point for any new application via automated creation cloud DevOps framework.

Results

  • 3-month hardware provisioning, environment configuration, and security approvals reduced to one hour via automated cloud process.
  • Security and Risk impediments at start and middle of all projects eliminated.
  • All development efforts reduced by at least 1/3 total cost of delivery — approximately $50M savings annually by year 2.
  • Major reduction in duplication across programs with high buy-in by development teams to embrace reuse.