About DCG Software Value

We provide numerous materials about ourselves and how we can help our clients. But, sometimes it's best to hear it straight from the top.

This video, from our CEO Mike Harris, explains, in his own words, who DCG Software Value is and why we're in this business.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to Mike directly at m.harris@softwarevalue.com. Of course, if you're looking for more information about the company, you can download our Corporate Profile or check out the About page of our website.

 

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Tom Cagley the Only TMMi Accredited Assessor in the U.S.

TMMi Accredited Assessor

We're happy to announce that we officially have the only Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) Accredited Assessor in the United States, Tom Cagley, our Vice President of Consulting.

In case you haven't noticed, we're passionate about the TMMi. There is no doubt that it is one of the most effective ways to improve software testing processes, leading to improved software quality and reduced risk. What this news means for you is that we're here and available to help you with a TMMi assessment - or even just to answer your questions.

Only an accredited assessor can perform a Test Maturity Model integration assessment. Assessments include a Gap Analysis to help evaluate how an organization functions against the model, identifying strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement. To become a TMMi Accredited Assessor, a person must be a certified tester, take the TMMi Foundation training course and pass the examination. 

Tom has actually been an assessor for quite some time, and he's helped a number of companies here in the U.S. utilize the TMMi framework (you can read about one engagement here).

The TMMi framework was developed by the TMMi Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving test processes and practices. It is the de facto international standard to assess and improve test maturity, featuring independent best practices from more than 14 quality and test models.

DCG Software Value is a TMMi Accredited Supplier. More information about our TMMi services is available here.

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Who is DCG Software Value?

While we've changed our name, we're still the same company - just with a clearer mission and vision for the future. So, we've decided that now is a good time to talk about who we are here at DCG (and why we exist).

The Short Answer

DCG Software Value is a global provider of software analytics, software quality management and Agile support services.

The Long Answer

Since opening our doors in 1994, we have earned and maintained a reputation in the industry for our ability to help companies achieve their IT-related goals – and for our knowledge of how to do so quickly and effectively.

Our mission is to help IT and the business collectively visualize and discuss the value of software development. This leads to better decision making and resource management, ultimately improving a company’s bottom line. Via quantifiable changes in software development, we position IT organizations for high quality, on-time and on-budget delivery of software through all phases of the development lifecycle.

How We Can Help You

Yes, we provide software analytics, software quality management and Agile support services, but what does that mean exactly? Well, our tagline is "Measure. Optimize. Deliver.," which is also an easy way to explain what we can do for you.

  • Our Software Analytics services measure your development process and deliverables to provide you with the insight you need to identify areas of improvement and track your progress over time.
  • Our Software Quality Management services optimize your software quality through the use of proven models and advanced code and testing practices that are tailored for your organization.
  • Our Agile support services have been developed as a result of years of experience in working with clients across industries on Agile-related initiatives. We can help with initiatives to start or improve current Agile or Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) implementations. In short, we help you to effectively and efficiently deliver your software.

What Sets Us Apart?

We've been in this business for more than 20 years, and as a result we have years of proven experience, ready-to-use templates/artifacts and a ability to adapt to an ever-changing marketplace.

We follow an Agile consulting model, allowing for an engagement’s focus to change as necessary. We also believe in Centers of Excellence, fully packaged and successfully tested solutions to address common software issues that plague organizations. We implement them using our Build, Operate, Transfer (BOT) implementation model. We build the CoE framework, and then we operate the CoE until an organization is ready to make the transition to run the established CoE.

Ultimately, we believe that software is a major contributor to the success of the business, and we want to see our clients succeed. We'll do what it takes to help you achieve your goals.

Questions? Leave a comment!

 

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Training Classes with DCG

DCG Training

If you're in need of software-related training, we can help! Not only do we offer on-site training by request (course catalog here), we also have a full schedule of public training classes in the U.S. and the U.K.

Online Training

Here's what you need to know:

  • All of our classes are delivered via the GoTo Training interface.
  • Group discounts are available for 5 or more individuals from an organization.

Our list of available classes currently includes only Function Point Fundamentals. In this course, attendees will learn and apply the current International Function Point Users Group 4.3 counting guidelines through exercises and case studies.

Location-Based Training

Here's what you need to know:

  • Classes are available across the U.S. and U.K.
  • Group discounts are available for 3 or more individuals from an organization.

Our current course listing includes:

  • Agile Metrics (one course option only): Learn how to use team, program and portfolio metrics for improved performance.
  • Function Point Fundamentals (U.K. only): Learn and apply function point counting techniques.
  • Leading SAFe (U.S. and U.K.): Learn how to lead an Agile program with the Scaled Agile Framework®.
  • TMMi Professional Qualification (U.S.): Learn how to effectively use the Test Maturity Model integration.

If you are interested in registering for a class or need more information, please contact Tony Manno at 610-829-9122.

 

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DCG Software Value

DCG Software Value

If you haven't noticed, we've changed our name! David Consulting Group is now officially DCG Software Value. With our new name you'll find other changes here and there (like our new logo!). We also have a new url (www.softwarevalue.com) - and all company email addresses have changed accordingly.

Other changes associated with the transition will continue to take place over the course of 2016, so please excuse us if you see our old name/logo. If you're looking for our menu of services and consulting solutions, you don't have to worry - all of our offerings are still the same!

So, that leads to the question, why have we changed our name? Our mission at DCG is to make the value of software visible, allowing it to be openly discussed between IT and the business. In changing our name, we hope to more clearly convey that mission and what we believe to be our role in client engagements.

If you'd like to read more about the change, the official public announcement is available here. Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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"It's frustrating that there are so many failed software projects when I know from personal experience that it's possible to do so much better - and we can help." 
- Mike Harris, DCG Owner

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