I'm working on growing my consulting practice - and assembling engagement teams to engage more clients simultaneously. I had three conference calls this week with potentially new clients...increasing the number of conversations per week - and thus increase my deal-closure rate.
Started working on a new client assignment today - the high-level design of a Service Oriented Application (SOA) extension to a legacy mainframe application - quickly sketched out the following in about 4 hours - using Sparx System's Enterprise Architect:
- Requirements List
- Use Case Diagrams
- Domain Model
I also started working on the site navigation map and the object class model for a web based user interface for the new functionality that will be created.
This application will be deployed as an ASP.NET application - integrating with a NATURAL / ADABAS backend, leveraging Software AG's webMethod's EntireX - to SOA-enable the legacy application code base.
I happened to come across an interesting company today: CoffeeCup.com - they have an interesting business model - offering a number of products (66?) - at very reasonable prices. I was particularly impressed by the team they have assembled.
Interesting: Organization of Independent Software Vendors (OISV)