Technology Audit For Film Industry Company - Bailey & Associates

Technology Audit For Film Industry Company

20 JANUARY 2020
Technology Audit For Film Industry Company
Richard Phillips

This client specialises in creating industry-leading film distribution software for the motion picture industry. They have over 50 employees working from four office locations and works with clients around the world – their software is currently deployed in more than 50 territories, by almost 100 distributors.

Who: Richard Phillips

When: October-November 2018

 

The Mission

Our Associate was tasked with completing a thorough technology audit across the clients outfit. After a period of relative instability, the company required a review and restructure. Management processes, customer interfaces, new software and new personnel were all issues that required attention in order for the client to progress in the marketplace.

Objectives

  • Thoroughly audit the company’s product portfolio and product management capabilities
  • Review technology platforms, management structure and internal processes
  • Recommend improvements to efficiency across multiple areas

What our Associate did

Strategic review

Our Associate spent time with various departments and teams within the clients business – including management, product teams and developers – to get a true understanding of the business and how it worked. After interviewing the team, our Associate was able to highlight potential opportunities and suggest new and improved strategies across the business.

Technology updates

The client were testing an agile methodology process, which our Associate recommended for wider adoption across all teams, with advice about how to manage the transition. Our Associate also analysed the suitability of existing  PowerBuilder product frameworks for future growth, and recommended a transition to modern web technologies. Other recommendations included integration with a cloud-based finance system to integrate all systems and provide better customer service.  

Infrastructure analysis

As well as looking into the ways teams and departments were structured and managed, our Associate looked into the ways client accounts were engaged and suggested ways to revolutionise efficiency and manage product. An analysis of the Product Management structure led to the recruitment of a Product Director, who our associate was able to introduce from his network of contacts,

The results

An extremely thorough IT audit of the clients account outlined all the potential opportunities for improvement and growth across the business. Our Associate was able to outline recommended actions and work with the management to see these through to fruition. As a result, the business was able to progress to the next phase of its IT and business strategy. 

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