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ESP Methodology


What Is ESP?

ESP is an acronym of Embedded Service Partner and is a collaborative model that Shared Labs uses with its current and future clients to better facilitate corporate advantage.

By definition, ESP is a precognition that involves awareness of information about events external to the self not gained through the senses and not deducible from previous experiences. While this has been a topic of dispute by many, the fact remains that having extrasensory awareness would in fact provide a high degree of advantage.
Applying this same line of thought, Shared Labs will provide this extrasensory awareness to its current and future customer engagements and utilize ESP to promote a new and relevant long-term advantage that will enable companies to leverage intellectual capital and traverse the landscape of corporate relevance and growth requirements.
Every business today is aware of the impact Amazon has had on its competitors and the information industry. Whether a business is an ecommerce, service or supply they all have been awakened by the growth and accelerated market acquisition of Amazons online model. To remain viable, competitive and have future shareholder value, corporations across every domain sector are now cognitively aware of the need for an advantage that affords them a future.

Not only is this a business imperative, the means by which to leverage information and the ability to do so affordably, but it is an imperative that needs a real strategy. The effort to accomplish and that strategy must align with the corporate directives and business insight while also considering the unknowns, like market shift, consumer interest, technology obsolescence, competitive encroachment and a plethora of other variables that will impact the future success and lead to a lesser consequence.
This type of analytics and decision making requirements are tricky. Even the best CEO is now accountable to lead the charge that will provide the highest rate of return. But how? Not only how, but how does the company leadership know that investments today are sustainable for tomorrow and dollars spent now will prove to be a good investment decision?
That answer to that question is one that Shared Labs will assist its clients through the use of ESP.
Shared Labs is a technology company comprised of leading experts in every technical discipline associated with information technology. To leverage the Shared Labs inventory of technical resources Shared Labs has created ESP to provide its clients with leading-edge advantages. Although the ESP in this case is not clairvoyant it does provide corporate leaders with resources to better leverage their own intellectual capital and financial resources to transition their business in an advantageous way.

Within SharedLabs there are analytics tools and immense intellectual capital and resources who specialize in the transformation of business technology.

 

Many companies have tools and people so why is ESP valuable and different?

ESP is an integration of capabilities and at the same time an integration of strategy that corporate leaders utilize to achieve their objectives. ESP becomes part of the corporate fabric to assist in business transformation. Shared Labs is uniquely positioned to combine its resources and the ESP process to work directly with executive leadership, upper management, mid-level management and workforce participants to lower costs and expedite change. In addition, ESP leverages its capabilities to provide corporate leaders with trending data and projected market moves that may impact their business. This actionable intelligence is not based on corporate historical experiences but rather shifts the intelligence quotient to leverage insight into the unknown.

Market drivers are difficult to read at times, but what about the influence of personality, interest trends, not yet forged interests or technology. When we look across the landscape of Gen-X, Gen-Y, Gen-Z and even the Generation Alphas, most who are not even born yet we really venture into the unknown. The generational differences of each contribute to the forces behind industry change and force us to pass through uncharted waters. Often corporations are attempting to do this without the guidance of so much as a corporate compass with clearly defined variables of things known, much less the unknown!
But what if? What if through ESP we could create a compass to guide us confidently into the unknown? It won’t be easy, it will require a concerted effort that will tax all involved but it will be done! ESP provides the extrasensory pathway of knowledge that will guide shareholders, CEO’s and industry leaders to achieve their goals.

 

Corporate Strategy

To accomplish these goals, EPS utilizes a logical progression through each business unit that begins with its most advanced approach to strategy and solution/ This progression is defined by roles and broken up into three teams. The Cognition Team, Axion Team and BRAIN Workforce Team. Each team has uniquely defined roles and responsibilities that synergistically work to accomplish the business goals.
The end consequence of utilizing ESP is lowered cost, improved technical position and improved strategic knowledge. When comparing traditional development and management models to ESP, the consequences are remarkable.

 

ESP Team Roles

 

Cognition

Comprised of expert analysts with particular skillsets to evaluate current and future goals of the client business and lay those goals alongside evaluations of market trends, futuristic probabilities and generational acumen. As teams evaluate the input variables, that will ultimately shape and affect the corporate driving factors, and undergo the analytics of each carefully both individually and collectively, a unique process is evoked to produce an output that will best align with the overall directives of the business. These outputs will be the overarching architecture of the desired goals and from this a transition is made to the Axion Teams. Cognition will work closely with executive leaders and key stake holders to iteratively review the outcomes and impacts along the way.

 

Axion

Axion is made up of leading business analysts, project analysts, project managers, and technology architects. This team will develop and oversee the creation and effort of work to create and implement the plan to accomplish the Cognition requirements. Close interaction with the Cognition leaders ensure that scope creep is mitigated and the program is on track. Once the Axion Teams have a tightly devised strategy and architecture, they will determine what level of effort will be required and where the work should be completed to provide an expeditious delivery and reduction of costs.

 

BRAIN Workforce

The Brightest Resources of Applications development, Infrastructure and Networks collection of talented programmers, project managers, business analysts, architects, testers, data managers, marketing talents and experts will build, test, deploy and promote the advances and capabilities of the now realized ideas brought to life from the corporate leaders and the ESP team.

Conclusion: So, why ESP?

Well the answer to that question is simple. Implementing programs that will leverage the knowns and unknowns of business provides advantages to companies and shareholders that will revolutionize the market position of the organization and secure its future.

 

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