Following a distinguished career as a management and computer technology consultant and partner at an international consulting firm, Warren Reid founded WSR Consulting Group, LLC in 1988 a firm specializing Computer Crisis Consulting and as Expert Witnesses in Software Failure and IP Infringement Litigation Matters.
Who Are We
WSR Consulting Group, LLC
(herein after "WSRcg") is a management consulting company with deep expertise and broad experience in the conduct of systems development projects and the management of information technology issues.
WSRcg knows what makes large-scale computer systems projects succeed and what makes them fail. We deliver that knowledge as management consultants during on-going projects and as expert witnesses in the course of disputes. If a project is going off the rails, we can advise on how to turn it around. If a project has crashed then we can determine the cause and fault. We know how project cost, quality, functionality and schedule interact and why they go awry.
Experience and Expertise in Litigation
WSRcg experts have testified in court and arbitration about the proper and improper implementation of large-scale systems project practices in the following areas:
contract clarity, ambiguity and interpretation
contractual impact of course of conduct
distinction of different contract models and business arrangements
effectiveness of in-project dispute resolution mechanisms
Project Management (PM)
use of appropriate PM principles
proper estimation practices
completeness of project plans
adequacy of scheduling tracking
appropriate updates to plans
accurate and appropriate project progress reporting
Systems Development Methodology (SDM)
completeness of requirements capture
appropriate use of and deviation from SDMs
acceptable systems design practices and solutions and architectures
compliance with industry standards
suitability of architecture and hardware
proper employment of automated tools
delivery of specified requirements
adequacy of qualifications
proper allocation and motivation of resources
acceptability of personnel turnover
effectiveness of customer leadership and support
timeliness of customer decision-making
implementation and effectiveness of Project Steering Committee
effectiveness of risk planning, management and control
sufficiency of quality assurance processes
sufficiency of quality management oversight
acceptability of scope creep and scope control
suitability of crisis management
root cause of budget and schedule overruns
sufficiency of testing
adequacy of training and documentation
acceptability of knowledge transfer
complete, proper and auditable conversion
readiness for go-live
threshold of system’s errors and bugginess
acceptability and remediation of material defects before distribution/production
implementation of post go-live operations
System Performance/Post Go-Live
effectiveness of system maintenance/support and IT organization structure after go-live
source code and user interface copyright infringement
idea submission theft
Experience and Expertise
in Technology and Management Consulting
Our team excels at what we do because WSRcg draws upon extensive experience, expertise, computer forensics and training as CIOs, CTOs, systems developers, project managers, consultants, investigators, expert witnesses, and as members of high tech company boards of directors. We are experts in all facets of large-scale projects, including:
Our expert reports and testimony are clear, simple, to the point and persuasive. Hence courts rely on our testimony to determine who's right and who's wrong, and to craft a fair resolution or judgment. We have testified in U.S. Superior Courts, Federal Courts, and the Court of Federal Claims, as well as in mediation and arbitration proceedings in the United States, Asia and Europe. As importantly, our expert opinions and reports have triggered favorable settlements of disputes before the start of court proceedings.
Clients trust us to act as their special technology industry experts and management advisors to help in directing computer systems projects. Technology Steering Committees of company Boards of Directors trust us to give them on-going guidance to plan, create and manage corporate technology and e-business strategies.
Call Warren S. Reid at (818) 986-8842 to discuss your case.
WSR Consulting Group, LLC specializes in the areas of: Computer Failure and Software Failure Litigation and Expert Witness Testimony . Computer Crisis & Software Project Turnaround and Information Technology Consulting . Technology & Software Intellectual Property Disputes & Misappropriation . Internet litigation. We provide computer expert witnesses, expert deposition and expert testimony. Our computer and software experts and consultants specialize in: computer system and software analysis . software project management & estimation . software project quality assurance . computer software selection . system and software requirements gathering & design . software development & coding . computer system and software testing & defect management . data base, data warehouse & file conversions . computer system and software implementation, go-live and maintenance activities . computer system and software failure analysis and root causes. These services are performed for Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ) systems, CRM systems, manufacturing and distribution systems and software, commercial applications, POS (Point Of Sale) systems, ticketing systems, government and military systems and software, MIS based systems and more. We have been designated and/or testified as computer failure experts, software failure experts, system failure experts, ERP failure experts, ERP system experts, software project failure experts, system development life cycle (SDLC) methodology experts, software implementation methodology experts, systems integration methodology experts, software project management experts, system valuation and software company valuation experts, and IP experts in U.S., Canadian, Asian, and European courts.
WSR Consulting Group, LLC provides expert analysis re: software project estimates, computer project staffing, software project management and progress reporting . compliance with applicable commercial and industry standards & methodology (including PMBOK, SWEBOK, IEEE, ISO-9000, Mil-Spec standards, METHOD/1, Big-4 standards) . cost-to-complete analysis . software defect management systems . system, performance and functional testing, and tuning . scope creep and scope change analysis . schedule delay analysis . IT best practices . consultants use of best practices, consulting industry standards, consultants software development methodologies . consultants' ethics
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