Connect International Inc.

Information Technology Consulting Services

SDLC Connect provides Information Technology, Program Management, and Library Services. Connect also offers a full scope of consulting and development services to help its clients maximize their investments in Research Development, Content Management, Digital Asset Management, Human Resources Management, and Finance System. Since the company's inception in 1996, Connect has been providing the following services to top fortune 100 clients, federal government, and state government that includes Software Engineering, Research and Development, Data dissemination process/warehousing, Web Search Engine research and development, Web Portal design, Cyber security, Metadata and Data Warehousing Design, Enterprise System Architecture, Infrastructure, Systems Integration and Development, and XML transformation and optimized searching.

Connect is expertise in developing and integrating systems (Web-enabled, Standalone) within a System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) such as Budget, Payroll, and Benefits Management System, eCommerce and B2B System, Content and Record Management, Human Resources System, Classification System, Health Care System, Cloud Data Management System, Web Hosting and Traffic Monitoring System etc.

Program Management

Program management is the process of managing the related projects intending to improve an organization's performance. Practically it aims in closely related to systems engineering, change management, and business transformation.

The process includes Project Control Process Improvement, Program Planning, Scheduling & Control, Budgeting & Financial Management, Formulation-Presentation-Execution, Budgeting Processes & Procedures, Earn Value Management Systems Development, Cost Analysis/ Cost Benefits/ CAIV, Risk Analysis Management, Acquisition Planning Management, Federal Government Accounting Issues, and Four Financial Management Modules (Budget Baseline, Risk and Mitgation, Execution and Tracking, Performance Evaluation).

Project Management

Connect follows Project Management Institute and Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute best-practices for project management and IT system development. The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) recognizes five (5) basic process groups (Initiating, Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Control, and Closing) and nine (9) knowledge areas (Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resource, Communications, Risk, and Procurement) for project management.

The management process combines Execution and, Monitoring and Control processes into a single phase using scalable methodlogy to meet the requirements of large or small projects to provide the required oversights.

Business Process Re-engineering

Business Process Reengineering involves the radical redesign of core business processes to achieve dramatic improvements in productivity, cycle times and quality.

Connect uses the Enterprise Unified Process , customized for agile organizations as a framework for general maintenance activities such as configuration management after deployment operations for ongoing environment changes to covers all activities to support application development, including Business Modeling, Requirements Analysis and Design, Implementation, Test, Deployment, Configuration, Change Management, Operation and Support, and Documentation referring to the CMMI for service development and maintenance.

Technical Writing, System Documentation, Training

Follow the Capability Maturity Model (CMMI) Integration Process to review, study, valudate the system designs; collect co-related documents. Extract and document relevant requirements & Analysis, high-level & low-level designs, business processes, functions, workflows, rules, security, interface, test (cases, procedures results), user manuals, Standard Operation Procedure (SOP), maintenance, and relevant information of the systems within the SDLC. Collaborate, organize, create, maintain, and publish the required documents during the life cycle of a project.

Training: Provide customized user classroom and online trainings for programming, security, and customized systems. Design online user feedbacks form collecting ratings on specific trainings. Methodlogy: SharePoint, Redmine, Wiki

Software Engineering - System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Connect uses Agile implementation that includes the following: Plan, Design, and Built-by requirement features. Use Dynamic Systems Development Method to handle requirements (complete, partial). It is an iterative and incremental approach that embraces principles of Agile development, including continuous user/customer involvement in three project (pre, SDLC, post) phases. Use Scrum which provides us simplicity, flexibility, productivity, and visibility. Use extreme programming and Rational Unified Process. Focus on user stories to create use cases. Apply retrospective and software re-planning session in each iteration using Scrum with two weeks iterations to 1. Develop, integrate, and test each function; 2. Demonstrate it 3. Make final changes 4. Conduct System Testing 5. Deployment.

Independent Validation and Verification (IV & V)

Verify and Validate 100% of the requirements for Accuracy, Clarity, and Completeness in accordance with the requirement/design specifications (high-level, lower-level) for the Life Cycle Model of the system that includes Requirement, Design, Construction, Deployment, and Operation. Connect will develop test coverage, test case and scenarios, specific input/output, process flows, standards and guidance, acceptance criteria, data sampling, detect errors, template applicable for problem reporting using HP ALM and IBM Rational.

During the Support Parallel Testing Activities to verify systems functionality is maintained when a new system version is required. Connect will strategize the test/processing environment

Mobile Application

A mobile application, most commonly referred to as an app, is a type of application software designed to run on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Mobile applications frequently serve to provide users with similar services to those accessed on PCs. We develop and convert PC-based applications to mobile application deployable to smartphone, iphone, and tablet devices. We develop advanced location-based and customer/user usage experience features (usability, navigation, learnability, visual hierarchy) built to mobile apps.

e-Commerce System

Host, implement, and support online 64-bit secure data encryption logistic supply-chain shopping carts to sell merchandizes, accept customer orders, schedule delivery, generate invoices, track inventories, and manage revenue transactions Online. The system is designed to support manufacturers for direct sales to their customers – it accepts major credit cards such as VISA, Master Card, and PayPal. The system generates barcodes, financial reports, aging requests, matrix analysis, shipping choices, and delivery schedules.

Content Management System (CMS)

Experience in implementing enterprise content management and web content management systems for Content Management Application (CMA) and Content Delivery Application (CDA). The CMA uses graphical user interface to allow an user to control the creation, modification and removal of content from a website without using any HTML. The CDA component uses the database services to support management and delivery of the content once they're created in the CMA.

Experience in using Content Management System Portal such as Microsoft SharePoint, FileBound, Redmine, TWiki to manage complex projects involving both internal and external participants. Collectively, it enables an organization to streamline business processes and collaborative activities across the entire industry spectrum. We automate workflows by capturing input information such as files, documents, images, data etc. directly from scanners/mobile devices/desktop/servers directly to its co-related database repository.

Data Warehouse, Management, and Administration

Experience in migrating data and files among different operating systems (Mainframe, Unix/Linux, Windows, SAS). Convert data from various data sources such as MS Excel, MS Access, ASCII data and files, and SAS datasets into Oracle and SQLServer databases. Check data integrity, handle exception data, and perform data (cleansing, consolidation). Recommend storage and ETL performance solutions. Analyze indexes (cost-based, rule-based), tune SQL to improve ETL performance, and apply numeric mapping to normalize data keys.

Experience in building data warehosuing using FILE/FIELD approach , securing metadata at record-level, sampling and consolidating metadata, and disseminating them into central repository using schedule-based batch and interactive processes.   Manage, monitor, and administer enterprise Oracle and SQLServer databases using Enterprise Database Management Systems/Tools. Provide 24/7 Tier I - III user help support services.