Tulsa -Based IT Consulting Firm Credits Growth to Methodology

By Caliendo, Heather | THE JOURNAL RECORD, December 17, 2008 | Go to article overview

Tulsa -Based IT Consulting Firm Credits Growth to Methodology


Caliendo, Heather, THE JOURNAL RECORD


StoneHenge Partners Inc. is on track to double its revenue in 2009.

The Tulsa-based information technology consulting firm recently added several new positions and promoted other employees in response to rising demand, said Mike Fletcher, StoneHenge Partners president.

In this economy spending money wisely has become more crucial, he said.

"Companies still have work to be done, projects that need completed," said Fletcher. "It's important they get the whole value for money they are spending, and we give them value for software projects."

Ben Herrington, manager of creative solutions for StoneHenge Partners, said their turnkey project work is their advantage in the market.

He credited the company's growth to its methodology of combining project management practices with Function Point Analysis.

Function Point Analysis was created in the late 1970s by IBM to deliver information to organizations about their software management and software delivery processes.

StoneHenge consultants break down a company's systems by function points or they train the employees how to use Function Point Analysis.

"Information technology should be a science, but it's treated like an art," said Fletcher. "Function Point Analysis essentiality puts science back in computer science."

The typical software project is late and expensive, according to Wayne Wild, manager of business analysis and metrics for StoneHenge.

Software projects estimated at one year and $1 million will be delivered in 2. …

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