Consulting - Strategy - Solution Delivery - Solution Integration - Managed Services

We Bring Ideas to Life

What We Do

Technology Consulting

Our business technology consultants are committed to working with executives on their most challenging technology issues.

Strategy Consulting

We help clients develop modernized IT strategies that are aligned to their business goals.

Managed Services

We are a premier professional services firm that provides organizations with top notch consultants and system implementation and management services.

 

Who We Are

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BeginIdeas, a certified minority small business, provides innovative management and technology solutions to government agencies.  We serve our government customers with integrity first, service before self, and excellence in everything we do.

Our seasoned team has extensive experience working with all levels government and supporting senior executives from both the private and government sectors. We are a team of exceptional business technologist practitioners who have achieved industry recognition for delivering innovative results quickly and cost effectively.

We utilize the following industry best-practices, processes, and standards in our customer engagements:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Our Services

Our quality standards apply also in terms of service, technical expertise and advice. Our exceptional team is happy to assist you with know-how and experience in your daily business.

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BeginIdeas can provide expertise in several areas, including:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Configuration Management
  • Identity Management
  • Software Development
  • System Integration
  • Website Modernization

Our Capabilities

Our capabilities combine our breadth of experience, service offerings, SMR (simple, measurable, and repeatable) processes, and industry best practices, to deliver cost-effective and customer-focused solutions.

The capabilities listed below apply across domain areas, due to our focus on process and methodology. We have experience with a variety of system development life cycle methodologies, and we leverage that approach which is most appropriate for our customer’s environment. We supplement our proven approach by assigning subject-matter experts with domain and agency-specific knowledge on all of our engagements.

BeginIdeas Core Capabilities:
  • Enterprise Architecture (EA), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and Data Management
  • Enterprise Portfolio, Program, and Project Management
  • Business Process Reengineering (BPR), Requirements Analysis and Management
  • Enterprise Integration — Financial, Human Resource, Acquisition
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Strategy, Management, and Implementation
  • Cloud Computing, Open Source Solutions, and Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Geographical Information System (GIS), Enterprise Data Warehouse, and Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) and Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Enterprise Application Modernization

Our Work

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.

Operations and Maintenance Managed Services – Federal Agency

Operations and Maintenance Managed Services – Federal Agency

PROBLEM

Our client was going through a business transformation modernizing their core enterprise business systems. They needed a better way to manage the operations for the transition.

HOW WE SOLVED THIS PROBLEM

We initially performed an assessment of the current state of the operations and maintenance and performed a gap analysis. We proposed a target state through areas of people, process, technology and governance. We implemented the target state of the operations and maintenance and streamlined the tier levels of the operations and maintenance of the modernized systems for the Federal Agency. The results were higher efficiency of the processes, lowered costs of maintenance, and overall customer satisfaction and adoption of the modernized systems.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Integration – Federal Agency

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Integration – Federal Agency

PROBLEM

Our client had two disparate ERP systems that needed integration for enhanced functionality and enterprise reporting.

HOW WE SOLVED THIS PROBLEM

We provided a solution through a rigorous requirements analysis and fit/gap assessment of the products. The end result was enhanced functionality mapped to existing business processes, and an enhanced reporting capability for the client.

Business Process Improvement & Automation – Federal Agency

Business Process Improvement & Automation – Federal Agency

PROBLEM

Our client was using a manual process for a sensitive business process. In addition, latest technology wasn’t being used for higher efficiency and integration with other systems used within the business process.

HOW WE SOLVED THIS PROBLEM

We used an existing BPM product to rapidly map the business process to an automated tool with integrations with other systems using SOA architecture. The end result was a drastic improvement in the business process – ranging from people, process, technology and governance.

Independent Verification and Validation Services (IV&V) – Federal Agency

Independent Verification and Validation Services (IV&V) – Federal Agency

PROBLEM

Our client was using a financial ERP system to process benefits and pensions. The client wanted to understand inefficiencies in their processes, technology and governance. We performed an audit of their entire process and technology stack.

HOW WE SOLVED THIS PROBLEM

We delivered a detailed report of technology gaps for improvement and proposed new processes for change management, configuration management, release management, and operations management.

Strategic Planning – Federal Agency

Strategic Planning – Federal Agency

    PROBLEM

    Our client needed a modernize 5 year roadmap with a strategic vision, mission, goals and objectives to help them plan for their enterprise.

    HOW WE SOLVED THIS PROBLEM

    We performed an assessment of the current state and used industry best practices for developing a strategic technology roadmap with a strategic vision, mission, goals and objectives. In this process, we also developed a tool to support enterprise budgeting for the OCIO’s office.

    Social Intranet Modernization – Federal Agency

    Social Intranet Modernization – Federal Agency

    PROBLEM

    Our client wanted to modernize their legacy intranet system which included blogs, document management, and static content. Different departments were using different technology to manage their corporate intranets, and the goal was to centralize the intranet and also leverage latest social intranet best practices for the solution.

    HOW WE SOLVED THIS PROBLEM

    We performed an assessment of the current state of the intranet and recommended a target state with the social collaboration capability. We supported an alternatives analysis of various solutions and provided a recommendation. We supported the overall process from requirements, design, development, integration and implementation of the solution. The end result was a business transformation of the organization with the capabilities of a social intranet to promote collaboration and crowd sourcing of ideas within the organization.

    Website Modernization – Federal Agency

    Website Modernization – Federal Agency

    PROBLEM

    Our client was undergoing a website modernization of their legacy external facing website. The solution involved centralized all the content, but the issue surrounding this solution was governance in terms of how content would be published by various departments and people around the world in a timely manner.

    HOW WE SOLVED THIS PROBLEM

    We leveraged industry best practices and socialized a “strategic” governance board along with “tactical” governance processes with the content management solution. The strategic governance board was setup to look at federal mandates, policies and laws for compliance purposes and to also set strategic goals for the website, while the tactical governance processes were used to create simple workflows within the content management solution to help manage and centralize content.

    Information Management – Federal Agency

    Information Management – Federal Agency

    PROBLEM

    Our client needed an assessment performed on their current information management (IM) practices and a recommended target state with a transition plan.

    HOW WE SOLVED THIS PROBLEM

    We performed the assessment and recommended a target state of the client’s IM. We looked at disparate systems and recommended a solution architecture for the environment. From a business perspective, we assessed people, processes and governance and recommended a target state with a transition plan of how to get the business to transition in a more efficient IM target state.

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