Rock/Creek
October 1, 2013
Stage Stores
November 7, 2013

MDM Project Guidance for Leading Publisher of Educational Materials

Scholastic, a multinational company known for publishing, selling, and distributing books and educational materials for schools, teachers, parents, and children, was in the process of implementing an MDM project when it realized it had a problem. The project, being led by internal IT staff, was generating multiple, sometimes conflicting, business requirements – many of which were not being met.

Approach

Scholastic enlisted the help of Amplifi to provide project management and Product Information Management (PIM) expertise to support a large-scale, multidomain, Master Data Management (MDM) that had stalled due to lack of consistent business requirements being met. Amplifi provided design advice and a program management strategy to accelerate delivery capability and satisfy all business stakeholders.

Services Rendered

  • Strategic planning, business strategy, delivery plan, and program management
  • Assumed Program Management to align business and IT
  • Served as liaison between IT and delivery teams and business teams to ensure that business requirements were well understood and met in a consistent manner

Outcomes

  • Scholastic received actionable recommendations on process and tool changes to support the future business model
  • Accelerated delivery capability by creating and managing a new delivery framework that incorporated client’s Agile development method
  • Amplifi has expanded its presence and continues to provide leadership to the client