SOURCE: Foliage


June 22, 2009 10:59 ET

Foliage Completes 100th Technology Strategy Engagement Focused on Improving Planning and Reducing Risk at an Early Stage in Software System Development Lifecycle

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Foliage, a technology consulting and product development company, today announced the completion of its 100th architecture and product technology assessment engagement. Clients have consistently achieved improved operational efficiency from Foliage's tested approach for assessing software architectures of products and systems based on eighteen years of product development experience. Foliage's architecture assessment is designed to quickly determine how well suited a given software architecture is to defined business and product goals while also supporting overall expectations for the entire product roadmap. The results of the assessments have provided executive management with a more complete understanding of how to leverage existing product IP assets in various industries, including aerospace, medical devices, capital equipment and software systems.

Foliage's architecture assessments focus on activities that determine the critical criteria for overall product success and quantitatively evaluate the architecture against them. The result is an objective assessment of the alignment of the product and technology strategies. In each engagement, Foliage works with its clients to capture business drivers, competitive positioning, product roadmap, and prioritized stakeholder interests using its proprietary Value Driven Analysis methodology.

"Architecture assessments can be instrumental in ensuring the long-term success of any software-based product. The right architecture for a system can provide a strong foundation for this success, while a misaligned architecture can result in costly product failures," said Tim Bowe, co-CEO of Foliage. "Foliage's software assessment integrates real-world architecture experiences, helping organizations transition to higher levels of architectural competency and more cost-effective product development."

Organizations are increasingly using architecture assessment services as one means to manage risk and identify opportunities for improved efficiencies through detection and mitigation of problems with critical decisions made early in a product's lifecycle.

Bowe added, "Due to financial pressures, many large organizations recognize the need to evaluate their overall strategies, either before committing to new product development or as a mid-course assessment to adjust development strategies. This approach, based on a structured, objective methodology, has worked equally well for new 'next generation' efforts, as well as existing software products facing new challenges including both legacy and acquired products."

About Foliage:

Foliage, the driving force behind many of today's life and mission-critical products, has provided real business value to our clients through our integrated product strategy and software development services. With a wealth of product development experience earned by successfully delivering over 300 products to market, exceptional senior talent, and teams with a dedicated focus on the industries we serve, Foliage delivers outstanding quality and cost effective predictability to our clients and partners. Foliage enables its clients in the aerospace, financial, industrial equipment, medical, and semiconductor industries to improve their time to market through experience and cutting edge technology. A privately held company, Foliage was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

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