Large, complex, multi-region organizations are uniquely challenged to maintain and comply with their own internally-defined best practice standards. Estimation is no exception. As a result, it's often difficult to effectively deploy standards and ensure they are being used, and share the resulting output data with the enterprise at large. A centralized tool accessed through a web interface can go a long way to addressing some of these issues. In 2016 Q4, IBM piloted SLIM-Collaborate and started to transition towards SLIM-Collaborate H1 2017. In this presentation, Angelo Moore and Christophe Guillou share the motivating factors that drove IBM to look more closely at SLIM-Collaborate, namely better control and collection of enterprise estimation data, platform independence (Windows/AppleOS), simplified use and compliance and tracking. IBM's deployment was successfully completed H1 2017 - usage is building and ease of use continues to encourage potential users to adopt.
Angelo Moore has 10 years of experience in the IT service industry and has been an Estimation Capability Leader for four years within IBM GBS. Additionally, he has 14 years of experience in engineering and manufacturing across telecommunication and micro-electronics. He is an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Christophe Guillou comes from a computer science and telecommunication engineering background with over 11 years working as a software engineering professional and web technologies specialist. He has been with IBM seven years, mostly working as part of IBM Collaboration Solutions (R&D) as a Technical Leader and two years within IBM GBS Estimation. He spent four years consulting for financial services industries in the public sector. He is a certified PMP.