How to engage Baverstam's services:
Generally speaking, our services are often in demand
when our clients are looking into new areas of technology
and markets. Our broad, varied and deep experience is then
critical in order to provide road maps, strategies and
alternatives to current client approaches.
Following an indication by our client that a certain
topic or area might lend itself to utilizing our services
we first recommend an initial phone discussion to determine
the general suitability of Baverstam for addressing the topic.
Once it has been mutually agreed that Baverstam would be
in a position to provide a suitable proposal for the current
situation we would ask our client to provide us with a short
written request for proposal, including the scope and the
focus of the assignment and preferably also including a
certain level of background and context for the situation.
Baverstam staff will in turn provide a comprehensive proposal
for the project, free of charge. The proposal is normally about
ten pages long or more. It contains the following main aspects:
- A brief technology or market recap or perspective
- Listing of projects Baverstam has done previously, which is related.
- Individual references that can be contacted.
- Definition of scope of the project.
- Definition of focus for the project.
- Our approach and methodology.
- Project execution plan
- Information sources to be used
- Expected results
- Project team
- A fixed fee budget and estimated duration of the project.
It should be pointed out that we prefer to have a detailed and
specific proposal, for which we will commit to a fixed fee budget.
The agreed upon fee will not change even if the estimated time for
completion takes longer than anticipated.
Once we have come to an agreement with our client and the proposal
is reflecting this mutual position well we will schedule a kick-off
meeting for the project. This meeting is normally held at the client
location and led by the appointed project leader at Baverstam.
Interaction between the Baverstam team and the client team during
the duration of the project will be further defined during the
kick-off meeting. Generally, we are flexible as to the request
from our client in this regard. Our normal procedure is to stay
in touch over at a agreed on frequency. We will have a more formal
mid-term project review meeting. This can be done in person or
via a conference call, subject to circumstances and preferences.
At the end of the project we will provide a report with our
findings. The report usually contains an executive summary, followed
by our detailed analysis and presentation of findings. Our analysis
is normally tied in with and backed up by a series of appendix at
the end of the report.