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Synaptic can help you achieve the results you want. Sooner.

Our mission is to help clients achieve a step-change improvement in execution in Engineering, Operations, and Finance.

Our highly tailored palette of services ensures that we can add value precisely where and when you need it with rigor and precision. We never up-sell unnecessary addition services.








Risk Modulated℠ Project Management
After carefully analyzing the project's risk profile, Synaptic blends a classical PMBOK / Critical Path Management structure with Agile methodologies in proper proportion using our Risk Modulated℠ methodology -- helping our clients achieve industry-leading time-to-market, budget compliance, and product quality. This approach provides the strategic value of CPMs early issue detection with the tactical advantages of Agile's rapid, iterative approach where "the rubber meets the road" of actual development.
Customer Centric Innovation
At Synaptic, we know that you are as focussed on your customers as we are on our clients. Let us show you our suite of field-proven methodologies that help your customers unlock their imagination and intuition to precisely articulate their needs so that you can innovate and provide solutions exceeding their expectations. See more about the Customer Centric Innovation component of Synaptic's Risk Modulated℠ Project Management regimen here.
Project Estimation
No matter how insightful the innovation, attentive the project management, and rigorous the quality regimen, accurate project estimation is essential to time-to-market and profitability. Synaptic employs a suite of well-studied, field-proven techniques that have consistently helped our clients improve their baseline estimations by 50% and more. RMPM's Informed Targeting Estimation Method is just one component of Risk Modulated℠ Project Management. See it discussed by by Jeffrey Anthony Synaptic CTO.
Project Remediation
Even with best efforts, a project can encounter significant headwinds in terms of schedule and budget. At Synaptic, we have helped dozens of teams get back on track using our powerful Risk Modulated℠ Project Management Methodology. RMPM℠ Merges the speed of Agile with the planning and execution rigor of classical CPM / PMBOK in the balance necessary to meet your team's commitments to schedule and budget.

Our objective outside eyes -- removed from the everyday line-of-fire -- allow us to collaborate with your team to find the solutions that turn troubled projects into successful projects.
Product Cost Reduction
One of Synaptic's key missions is to help your business continually reduce product cost and enhance margins. Combining key elements of Value Engineering and Lean Kaizen methodologies in an Agile framework, Synaptic brings together all players -- both internal and external -- to draw a laser focus on reducing not only product BOM cost but associated direct and indirect overhead. See how Synaptic's SECR℠ Cost Reduction Methodology has worked for other businesses and how it can work for yours.
Integrated Quality Process
Quality isn't just testing. It's about defining specific benchmarks at project start in the areas of Functionality, Reliability, Usability, Efficiency, Maintainability, and Protability, and continuously measuring compliance throughout the project. Synaptic's Quality practice is centered around the industry-standard ISO/IEC 25010 SQuaRE methodology. After adopting and implementing these standards, our clients report an average of 30% reduction in customer reported field issues.
Lean Process Improvement
Improving the processes that support development is nearly as essential as excellence in estimation and project management. Synaptic has conducted hundreds of Kaizen events to drive out waste from systems such as change management, documentation, and the like, improving compliance and overall morale.
Technical Due Diligence
When considering an acquisition, Technical Due Diligence is as critical as due diligence in the marketing, financial, and organizational arenas. Synaptic can provide an outside objectivity to help your business precisely determine the quality and value of the candidate company's product portfolio and intellectual property as well as estimate the costs of integration.
Technologies
Despite the general nature of our software estimation and project management methodologies, a deep understanding of the technologies to which they are applied makes the difference between good results and great results. Because of this, Synaptic only accepts engagements in technological areas where we have deep and extensive experience.

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Training
Synaptic provides comprehensive training packages for all of the areas in which we consult. Many clients have found these packages sufficient to "get up and running" with powerful new methodologies while others have found it most effective to combine training with follow-up consulting. In many cases, clients have elected to retain Synaptic to execute selected methodologies on a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) basis.

Synaptic is committed to providing your business with whatever approach yields the greatest benefit in the shortest time.



Software Estimation
No matter how insightful the innovation, attentive the project management, and rigorous the quality regimen, accurate software efforts estimation is essential to time-to-market and profitability. Synaptic employs a suite of well-studied, field-proven techniques that consistently have consistently helped our clients improve their baseline estimations by 50% and more.
Risk Modulated℠ Project Management
Synaptic combines elements of classical Critical Path Management techniques with Agile methodologies to help our clients achieve industry-leading time-to-market and budget compliance. Our approach provides the strategic value of CPMs early issue detection with the tactical advantages of Agile's rapid, iterative approach where "the rubber meets the road" of actual development. Synaptic brings this methodology to your business by working side-by-side with your development teams, by providing training, or by running your Project Management Office on a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) basis.
Lean Process Improvement and Kaizen
Improving the processes that support development is nearly as essential as excellent estimation and project management. Synaptic has conducted hundreds of Kaizen events to drive out waste from systems such as change management, documentation, etc -- and, by doing so, improving compliance and overall morale.
Outsourcing
Synaptic's Outsourcing services can free your business's people to do the things they do best. This benefit extends to also include an outside perspective that often can bring ideas and solutions that are not always apparent to those "in the heat of battle" of day-to-day efforts.




Project Management Office BPO
Synaptic combines elements of classical Critical Path Management techniques with Agile methodologies to help our clients achieve industry-leading time-to-market and budget compliance. Our approach provides the strategic value of CPMs early issue detection with the tactical advantages of Agile's rapid, iterative approach where "the rubber meets the road" of actual development. Synaptic brings this methodology to your business by working side-by-side with your development teams, by providing training, or by running your Project Management Office on a Business Process Outsorucing (BPO) basis.
Product Development BPO
Speed time-to-market by focusing on development work only your team can do and let Synaptic develop the more generic software "glue." Our highly experienced development managers can lead our off-shore development network in delivering high quality software at a highly competitive cost.
Testing Services
Synaptic offers a broad range of product testing services ranging from test regimen consulting, to test regimen development, to fully "blind" testing that operates in parallel but independently of you in-house efforts. These services span the gamut from Web applications to "mechatronic" products and most software-based applications in between.
Interim C-Level Services
Does your business have a special project requiring extensive skill, experience, and leadership? Demanding a laser focus that a CFO or CTO with myriad responsibilities simply cannot give undivided attention?

Or are you engaged in a search for your next C-level officer, and need a firm hand on the helm in the interim?

Synaptic partners are drawn from C-level posts at major international businesses, experienced in both startup and turnaround environments, and ready to "hit the ground running" to meet your business's challenges.
Enterprise-Wide Cost Reduction

Synaptic Enterprise-Wide Cost Reduction℠ delivers an average of 10% to 15% reduction in Bill of Materials (BOM) cost -- with savings in the 20% to 25% range not uncommon -- and when Product Cost is reduced, associated indirect costs fall accordingly.

Synaptic's SECR℠ methodology combines elements of Customer Focus Groups, Value Analysis, Lean Kaizen, and Root Cause Analysis to reduce product and process cost and improve quality. By drawing on all functions across the enterprise, SECR℠ breaks down silos to build a value- and quality- focussed culture. See case studies here (Executive Summary) and here (In-Depth).
Risk Modulated℠ Project Management

After carefully analyzing the project's risk profile, Synaptic blends a classical PMBOK / Critical Path Management structure with Agile methodologies in proper proportion using our Risk Modulated℠ methodology -- helping our clients achieve industry-leading time-to-market, budget compliance, and product quality. This approach provides the strategic value of CPMs early issue detection with the tactical advantages of Agile's rapid, iterative approach where "the rubber meets the road" of actual development. See a concise guide to benefits and Jeffrey Anthony Synaptic CTO discussing RMPM's development as well as several tutorial videos here and here.
Business Intelligence Systems

See highlights of Synaptic’s approach to delivering industry-leading Business Intelligence and Analytics tools to a broad range of businesses of all sizes spanning dozens of industries. Let Synaptic bring your business the tools you need to achieve your goals.

Add Artificial Intelligence and Heuristic components to the mix to help your Executive Team “see over the horizon” when formulating strategic plans -- and to offer prescriptive analysis to help define business priorities. And take advantage of the latest IoT technology to continuously gather critical data from receiving through warehousing through manufacturing through shipping and customer delivery.
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