Maximising the delivery of business value – our solution architect understands the structure of a business line and the technology that underpins that business.
This gives them a strategic view to develop the solution in the context of strategic planning and change management. Communication is a core skill in order to manage the needs and expectation of the business line and the senior management.
A valuable contribution
Our focus is solving problems, however much time it might take. That can mean a simple solution that requires a short-term project or a more embedded process to understand and resolve a challenge. We want a solution architecture that works for you just as much as a specific application-based solution. This approach means we do not have to become a permanent fixture in every circumstance; your requirements being serviced are the limit. Developing your in-house architecture capability over the longer term is your end goal and so we make it ours.
A matter of scale
We can work at enterprise scale without being Enterprise Architects and we can work at individual system level without being detailed designers. We understand the needs of the Agile Development team and the Programme director. We can take your strategy and work out how to realise it or take your legacy and simplify it. We understand the complexity of the real world and the amount of change and challenge in the Financial Services industry and how hard it is to make the wholesale fundamental change that’s required to meet those challenges.
Change is inherently disruptive and so the affected parts of the business need to be brought along with the process as solutions are designed. To ensure that the result is a simpler structure that retains the sophistication needed to run a complex operation, the solution architect owns the development while providing the bridge between business and technology.
Building your IP
We ensure that our expertise is embedded in the solutions we deliver. That includes transferring knowledge assets to you in order to manage the assets on an ongoing basis. The operational risk within knowledge assets is tangible; losing C or C++ programming skills within an operation built on those languages is a real threat. For that reason Icon engages in knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer activities, a handover process, and summary / training materials as part of our solution architecture service. We support and expand your intellectual property base, because we know that is of value.