We bring a unique combination of proprietary data quality tools and time-tested methodologies proven to move DM projects forward successfully, from planning to implementation and beyond, with unparalleled data visibility and control.
Data Management (DM) implementations are resistant to design.
Requirements exist at many levels. In DM, the lower-level ones in particular are numerous and dynamic. Keeping a detailed design in sync with both requirements and build rapidly becomes impossible as project complexity grows. This is precisely the point where a business begins to lose influence over the outcome of its very expensive DM project.
Design is the critical connection between what the business wants and what the development team delivers. It is not an optional step. Every component, every configuration, every line of code is subject to design; the question is whether that design is written down someplace where people can see it all and wrangle over it, or whether it exists only in pieces, in the private space between every developer’s ears.
At HotQuant we have strong opinions on the topic of design, which we apply to every problem we solve, at every level. Here are the Seven Principles of Good Design:
The final principle is the key: the process of design is also subject to design. HotQuant’s design methodology—refined over many Data Management implementations—reliably produces systems that satisfy the principles above, powered by tools that eliminate procedural bottlenecks, enforce good practices, and ensure that the needs of the business are met.
This is the HotQuant Toolkit: a set of practices and tools that enforce the Seven Principles of Good Design and overcome obstacles to business utility, development velocity, and code quality that are intrinsic to Data Management. The HotQuant Toolkit comprises the following elements:
Engage with HotQuant. We’ll take some time to understand the Data Management landscape that is unique to your business. Then we will recommend elements of the HotQuant Toolkit that will produce the most dramatic impact within a short span of time, and discuss with you how to implement them.
Purchase hqTools. hqTools is the software platform where the HotQuant Toolkit meets enterprise-grade automation. hqTools currently implements hqTest, enabling true Test-Driven Development and fully automated regression testing, in every Data Management use case, for development teams of any size.