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Cutter has no off-the-shelf consulting solutions — we view each assignment as unique, assembling a team custom-fit for your requirements, culture, budget, and business drivers. From business technology strategy development to enterprise architecture assessments, digital business transformation, to developing a customized software development framework, Cutter's experts deliver powerful solutions. See sample Cutter Consulting offerings by selecting one or any of the practice areas below.

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Offshore Due Diligence

The offshore outsourcing specialists on Cutter Consortium's team are prepared to lead trips to India, Poland, or other countries, for client companies that are investigating offshore opportunities.


Optimization Review

Tim Lister

The Optimization Review, typically two days, is designed to identify the most promising opportunities for change by identifying what separates a company from the norm. This unique approach, developed by Tom DeMarco and Tim Lister, is designed to finesse change resistance, and has proven repeatedly to be both a tremendous morale-builder and an extremely effective change mechanism.


Organizational Development Assessments

IT Organizational Assessments examine the strengths and weaknesses of your organization so you can capitalize on the former and correct the latter.


Roadmapping: The T-Plan Approach to Identifying and Exploring Strategic, Innovation and Business Opportunities

Robert Phaal

Dr. Rob Phaal will work with your organization to tailor the S-Plan method to its specific needs and its business context, and help your organization understand how to use roadmaps at the front end of strategy and innovation to support identification and exploration of opportunities and then later to develop and implement strategic plans.


Roadmapping: The S-Plan Approach to Identifying and Exploring Strategic, Innovation and Business Opportunities

Robert Phaal

Learn how to use a powerful, structured framework approach to address three key questions every organization must continuously consider: Where do we want to go? Where are we now? How can we get there?


Outsourcing Implementation Support

The Consortium is prepared to help you throughout the lifetime of your sourcing agreement.


Security Risk Assessment and Review

Cutter Consortium is available for risk assessments, network assessments, application reviews, security-oriented design reviews, site and facility surveys, and configuration or source code reviews.


Project Office Development

Our Senior Consultants will work with you to design, build, and implement an independent Project Office that will enable you to consistently collect data, analyze it, and present the results.


Security and Privacy Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines

Rebecca Herold

Rebecca Herold will create Security and Privacy Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines policies, procedures, standards and guideline for your organization.


Sourcing Assessments

Cutter's team will then help you identify the appropriate sourcing options and help you derive a short list of potential vendors, including their strengths and weaknesses.


Security Implementation and Operations

We can help you install and configure applications, deploy security systems as well as intrusion detection systems. Our operations support services include firewall and critical infrastructure management, incident response, system administration. If desired, we can even serve as acting-Chief Security Officer (CSO) while you conduct a search.


Technology Tool Watches

The Consortium's Senior Consultants deliver the required objectivity, providing you with an analysis of the tool investments you are considering, and some you may not have considered, making recommendations based on your organization's needs and abilities.


Information Security and Privacy Training and Awareness

Rebecca Herold

Create an information security and privacy program for your organization that is not only designed solely upon your its specific concerns, but takes into account the learners needs of those in your organization: their expectations, learning styles, time commitments, job responsibilities, learning levels and objectives.


Vendor Selection

Cutter's team can help you write RFPs that will elicit proposals that meet your requirements. We'll help evaluate the proposals that result from the RFP and make recommendations based on those proposals and our experience with similar sourcing and/or large software/hardware deals


Third-Party Security and Privacy Program Reviews

It is critical to know that the organizations to whom your organization has entrusted its data handling and processing functions have sound and effective information security and privacy programs.


Risk Management Oversight

Tim Lister

Get assistance and ongoing support risk management oversight and guidance for your enterprise.


Helping Organziations Leverage Social Networks Internally

Determine how employees are using social networks now and the tools they are relying on, refine your strategy to ensure it supports company objectives, and devise a plan so that employees transition to company tools and adopt them in a way that guarantees bottom line benefits.


Risk Management Assessment

Tim Lister

By framing the questions explicitly in terms of a worst case; switching perspectives and allowing people to describe the best case; examining blame-free, blameworthy, and partial failures, and employing additional techniques, Tim Lister is able to overcome the hesitation that prevents most people in most companies from articulating many risks they are aware of.


EA Maturity Assessment

Through a qualitative and quantitative evaluation of your architecture and organization, Cutter's maturity assessment program provides a relative comparison of the organization to industry norms and identifies strengths and areas needing attention.


Emerging Technologies Watch

Steve Andriole

This single-session or retainer consulting engagement will put your IT team on track to put winning technologies into action first to gain a clear competitive edge.


Information Security Assessment

Cutter Consortium's information security assessment will help you determine how secure your organization is today, and identify areas that are vulnerable to security breaches.


Litigation Support for Software Intensive Projects

Tim Lister

Let Cutter help you with vetting potential partners, understanding and quantifying schedules, requirements, specs, and risk management before signing contracts, to successfully prosecuting or defending against an IT-related lawsuit.


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