I delivered this project in the capacity of an Associate Consultant. My role was to understand the customer’s requirement and suggest, document and deliver the solution within a specified timeframe and constrained budget. On approval, this will be taken ahead for development by the different product team at Highmark.
Understanding the requirement was challenging due to pandemic restrictions and travel restrictions. I used Mural and MS Visio to layout customer processes and suggest the change that they need to accommodate in their system to onboard and manage such big clients like Comcast on the platform. After understanding, I had to do my homework and consult with the team for suggestions and future obstacles. Continuous involvement from the product team was required since the Highmark product team only commissioned for development. This made life a little easier though since I could learn the limitations of the system and consult and suggest the customer accordingly. Post, multifunctional and multilevel discussions with the customers’ and Highmark’s teams, I prepared the initial draft of the proposal.
This draft was then scrutinized on the customer side to come up with all questions from multiple departments from finance to legal and from product to leadership. Third draft was finalized for approval and presentation to the executive leadership. 90% of my role ends here except for some consulting help which I provided to support the development and to understand the idea behind the proposal when the actual implementation started. This was a high risk, high gain project and hence, I had to be very critical in every line of the proposal and presentation of the proposal. While creating a future proof proposal, I had to consider the development methodology to the testing type and effort as well, to create a perfect proposal that is well thought from all perspectives.