Your digital transformation specialists
We do a few things well. And fast.
Many experts (including the US Small Business Administration) estimate that only 50% of startups make it to year 5, some experts are more dire... at 8 in 10 dropping after the first year. The single biggest reason they do not survive is that there is no validated market need for the product.
Digital transformation brings together both the business skills to find this market with the technology skills to bring the solution to your customers. Technology-only teams struggle, lacking the tools and techniques to understand the market in quantitative and analytical terms. Business-only teams, without a forward-thinking technology capability, are faced with outsourcing the next big thing to integrators who are many steps removed from the vision's need for agility and speed.
We all know the numbers...
On the business side, we utilize business model canvas workshops, minimum viable product reviews, benefits mapping (BDN), and lean startup validation, familiar techniques in the VC world. For the technical prototype, we engage by designing user stories, developing mockups, and refactoring to get a working model for version 1.0, all using proven web, mobile and cloud technologies.
We are not traditional software architecture, we are digital transformers.
BV Strategic™ is a different kind of consulting company, one that helps organizations of all sizes zero in on what their product offering can be, quickly. We are a business-value focused, technology design service for software products and cloud solutions. If you have an idea for a digital product or service offering, you know that the next steps are both full of questions and full of decisions that affect how successful your product will become.
Are you building a technology-based offering and are not sure what the target market price should be?
Do you have a strategy for the web and the cloud that lets your organization not overpay for cost-of-goods while reacting to newer competition?
Do you need a way to talk to your sponsors about better alignment and focus on value out of technology investments or resources?
Getting expert advice is hard. Partly because the data is hard to find, partly because few on the team may have been here before and the previous rules do not seem to apply. We use proven tools from both sides of the house to co-develop the business plan and the technical implementation.
Our mission is simply to help coach your team along the path to seizing strategic business value.
We seek to provide excellent results in cutting through the noise and getting the prototype in market as quickly as possible. Our approach asks the challenging questions and provides the experience to know what we don’t know and how to get to the other side. We apply focused discipline to validate uncertain markets, and an agile design method so that you see the vision realized.
Our services include training, workshops, project engagement, and per-piece industry studies.
Your product team can contract directly with us. We support fixed-fee plus deliverables, as well as per project (T&M) and retainer models. Subcontractors can be brought on to the project as well (we call this the “strategic network”) for niche skills or transition to a broader development team.
We typically have work around the world and are licensed on our home turf, in Michigan, USA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with opportunities you would like to partner with us on.
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