An introduction to providing Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services

We work with provisioning of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services to increase our clients’ ability and profitability during long-term procurement, implementation and management of technically advanced and complex systems.

Technically advanced and complex systems consist of many products that interact with each other. Managing the life cycle of such a system from conceptualization to final removal from the marketplace is fraught with managerial and operational challenges. Given that many existing processes are limited in definition to the design and development aspects, we embarked on the development of a process to encompass the entire life cycle of such systems. We identified the need of developing an overall framework (Our foundation), used for developing a broader group of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, further expanded and defined the entire process. The process, named System LifeCycle Management (SLCM) is being put into use on all new projects taken on by us today.

With our operational management working experience beginning 1985 in the Information- and Communications Technology Industry and from 2003 in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, at senior and middle management levels, nationally and internationally, within the whole supply chain of products, systems and services, during their total LifeCycle, we are well prepared to become a natural and sought after Systems- and Business- Partner, capable of providing qualified Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services in commercial-, legal- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, primarily aligned to Our Foundation, i.e. IEC/ISO-15288 Systems LifeCycle Management, or vital parts thereof.

Working with clients in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry have educated and shaped us. The highest requirements possible are to be found, working with defence material procurement for clients in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry.

We have been supporting the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) since 2003, and can refer to many interesting procurement projects that have been concluded, by using standardized processes, methods and tools.

Our total offering is supported by common commercial-, legal- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management, which entails that our customers are able to safely manage technically advanced and complex systems.

The Swedish Armed Forces (FM) are evolving to ensure that balance is maintained against changed threat levels. The target image is an intervention defence that can act quickly, coordinated and flexibly, nationally as well as internationally. On behalf of the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV), Bring2Mind Consulting AB, therefore provide Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services so that the total defence can manage technically advanced and complex products and systems during their full System LifeCycle, in order to fulfil its tasks within their missions, nationally and internationally.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB

We Serve All

Our total offering fits any Industry, not only within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where we do most of our work today.

We support the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities) by providing qualified consulting primarily around, and within, Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services. We cover common commercial-, legal- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management including production of digital and hardcopy material, which entails our customers and end-users to safely manage their technically advanced and complex systems.
Our Foundation

Our clients are often faced with difficult choices, and/or need to increase the pace and wish to be more efficient in their development. They are very capable, but sometimes also need support and new insights when recruiting patterns, project management issues, processes and old strategies must be reconsidered.

Our offering of highly qualified Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services within a wide variety of expertise areas, as well as cost-effective integration of products and systems into needs-oriented and situation adapted solutions, aims to increase our clients’ ability and profitability in the procurement, implementation and management of technically advanced and complex systems.

We deliver support to our clients in many different ways. We often work as assignment consultants to supply and support the development of competence, but also as resource consultants to relieve our customers in the need for support within both strategic and operational activities within program- and project management, focusing on Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services provisioning.

Since 1985 we have built up a considerable structural capital (Immaterial Assets) that all our clients benefit from. By continously developing these assets and by reusing them, i.e. blueprints from methods, processes, information, documents, templates and tools, we are able to offer faster delivery with higher quality at lower cost.

You can find our services provisioning anywhere in the total system LifeCycle chain, with most impact and business benefit obtained from our work at early project engagement. Clients engaging us early will ensure that their project’s vision is understood and shared on finer details being undertaken later in the project’s LifeCycle, and enables us to deliver according to their expectations.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB‘s personnel have experience from working within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where our staff has gained confidence in delivering qualified operational consulting services within Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM), i.e. project management, quality assurance and configuration management, as well as within financial-, legal-, functional- and technology- oriented areas.

We challenge established perceptions and structure the flow of information. We dare to see things from a different perspective based on our conviction that an open mind more easily gives birth to new thoughts and ideas. And it is with new ideas that we help our customers create new solutions and increase profitability. Therefore, we are constantly faced with new challenges because we are convinced that this will benefit our customers and develop us as consultants. We keep “order in the store” and support mission leaders and management functions in the decisions that must be taken along the way.

We provide support services during procurement and provisioning of innovative, technically advanced and cost effective products, systems and solutions that strengthen Sweden’s overall defence capability.

With high expertise in technology, engineering and system development gathered under qualified project management, we cooperate with the industry, civil authorities and the total defence, both nationally and internationally. We also act as representatives in complex national / international business during procurement and provisioning of defence equipment. Keywords for our work are Business Ethics and Collaboration.

We contribute to the continuous development towards a competent redundant network based response defence and concrete to a cost effective and secure services supply over a very long time to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry.

Support that takes advantage of and involves the best skills and which quickly goes from words to action.

External experience that partly helps to quickly find the right solution and partly develops the best, and gives advice and support for, complex decisions and relieves our customers in their daily work with a number of project related services.

We offer our customers to sign up for long term frame agreements to enable smooth delivery execution over long time and to simplify charging models that we adapt to the specific customer’s needs and wishes. Of course, we are interested in creating a win-win situation where our work can generate more than hourly costs while at the same time posing a greater risk to us and less risk to the customer. Sometimes an idea is worth millions, and in other cases we are a pure production resource which produces and delivers qualified services for hourly costs.

All our services are carefully described and result guaranteed. They always start from a certain specific situation and we describe our commitment with method, purpose, implementation and results. For each individual assignment, we discuss with our customers, expected time spent and approximate total cost – budget cost.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB also has access to a broad and deep expertise in the Information- and Communications Technology Industry (internet / intranet), where we offer Internet-based communication solutions based on the world’s most widely used CMS & Publishing tools.

We have adopted the worlds most popular applications used when designing, developing, publishing and managing the internet presence for companies and organizations. The ICT Tools we are using for digital communication are having over 60% worldwide market share and is being used by over 35% of all known public websites in the world. These figures are very significant and accounts for the highest quality and security.

We are bringing information to life for your business. Good business is built on understanding. In every business today, there’s a series of imperatives at work. All businesses must grow, they need to operate as efficiently as possible, and they have to make the best use of information and technology if they are to stay competitive within their markets.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB provides a comprehensive Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services offering to support clients in their efforts of procurement and implementation of technically advanced and complex systems. We gather, assess, analyze and compile information within your projects to make it comprehensive and easy to understand. We are dedicated to bringing information to life for our clients’ business.

We focus on delivering measurable results for our clients, based on solid methodology and experience. But of course, this only works because of our close involvement with your business, taking time to understand your priorities, applying our expertise and transferring skills within your own organisation.

We provide qualified Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services for the Aerospace-, Defence- & Security Industry, private business and public administration through extensive support during all lifecycle stages within projects; from requirement assessment, in the procurement phase, and during integration, testing, verification & validation, implementation, training, delivery, handover and environmental friendly decommissioning of products and systems, for needs oriented and situation adapted solutions with the right quality at the right cost, fully covered by qualified project management, quality assurance and configuration management. This concludes our business aims; to increase our customers’ ability and profitability in managing technically advanced and complex systems.

Some of the generic services we provide are; Pilot Study, Needs Assessment & Analysis, Process Assessment & Mapping, Situation Assessment & Analysis, Vision & Mission Analysis, Business Analysis, Change Management (CHM), Requirements Management- and Assessment (RM/RA), Procurement Management Support, Contract Management & Administration, Project Administration (ADM), Project Management, Governance and Coordination (PM), Risk Assessment- and Management (RA/RM), Configuration Management- and Control (CM/CC), Quality Management- and Assurance (QM/QA), System Design- and Development Services, System Optimization and Review, IT-Security & Information Protection, Education & Training etc.

For Bring2Mind Consulting AB, a business oriented competence provisioning is about ensuring new and existing customers’ needs for the right skills today and in the future. As a Consultancy Agency, our business is all about a thorough knowledge about our clients business, in order to provide a comprehensive services offering that is unique for our customers. We can help you create value in a number of different ways.

To guide you through our broad range of services to the portfolio that’s right for your project, we may suggest multiple value creation pathways; Business Development for sustainable Growth, Procurement Management Support, Programme- and Project Management Support, Product Management, In-Service Support Solution Development & Management and Systems Engineering, Solutions for a Secure and Safe Society.

The staff at Bring2Mind Consulting AB have since 2003 provided continuous support to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry within the foremost largest and most comprehensive defence material procurement projects for the Swedish Armed Forces, nationally as well as internationally.

Our work within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, has provided us with deep knowledge and a great insight into many common issues concerning both technology, ICT and management. We have already dealt with a large number of issues and how they can be managed in order to finally be resolved, making projects align to a bigger picture. We call this knowledge Expert Knowledge or Mentoring.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB‘s offering contains a number of building blocks, so that our clients only need to invest in what they have use for at a particular project stage, and thus gradually build up their investment over time. Core services include basic services that clients can extend with additional customized services for individual use as the project moves forward, or to cover a specific need during a specific phase in a project.

We would like to emphasise on the advantage to take us on board in your project as early as possible, as Engaging Early will ensure that your project’s vision is understood and shared on finer details being undertaken later in the Project’s LifeCycle, and enables us to deliver according to your expectations.

Our clients can choose to bring in reinforcement from Bring2Mind Consulting AB to their critical and complex procurement and development projects. With our experience, especially within project management / administration, coordination and collaboration, requirement assessment and management, quality assurance, configuration management and technical knowhow from large defence material procurement projects, we can support our clients with technical expertise and solid experience.

In order to ensure continuous competence supply, quality and ability to deliver, we have developed a competence assurance policy. The competence assurance policy stipulates for our own staff, as well as engaged partner employees, to undergo training that meets the clients’ requirements and needs, in the areas we operate. The purpose of taking in expert consultants is to ensure that mission-critical projects 1; deliver faster with 2; best attainable quality and 3; at a lower cost than if the client does it himself.

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Generic Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services for any industry

Our knowledge and insights, built up and developed during almost four decades of service in the Information- and Communications Technology Industry and in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, in our total offering of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services has been developed to fit almost any client, by cutting across a multitude of industries.

Our Generic Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services leverage methods and processes from “Our Foundation”, a rock solid platform of relevant standards, de-facto standards and best practices, serving as reference when refining customized services offerings to any specific client or project.

Generic Industry Services
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Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services for the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry

Our generic Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services have been supplemented by a number of refinements, specific to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, which may be applied in most production assignments within the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM).

Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry Services
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Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services for the Information- and Communications Technology Industry

We deliver secure, immediate and effective interaction between organizations, companies and their customers, partners and employees.

Through a combination of our generic Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services and the specific Information- and Communications Technology Industry related services, we focus on creating a complete and comprehensive services portfolio for a cost-effective internet, extranet and / or intranet presence with total commitment from our agency, for our clients.

Information- and Communications Technology Industry Services
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We work within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where our personnel since 1985, have been supporting the public administration sector (Government Authorities) and the private business sector, delivering Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, primarily around and within defence system procurement projects, providing services during procurement and provisioning of technically advanced and complex systems and solutions to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM).

Within the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, we are in the startup phase of delivering secure, immediate and effective interaction between organizations, companies and their customers, partners and employees. The CMS & publishing tools we apply, is by far the most popular software with over 60% worldwide market share. This means the software is used by almost 35% of all the public websites online, the rest is used for intranet solutions not publicly available. The system is also used by many popular global brands across the world.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB

We Serve All

Our total offering fits any Industry, not only within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where we do most of our work today.

We support the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities) by providing qualified consulting primarily around, and within, Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services. We cover common commercial-, legal- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management including production of digital and hardcopy material, which entails our customers and end-users to safely manage their technically advanced and complex systems.

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We work with People and Digital Technologies for a Safer World and a Smarter Society

As our agency face a relentless pace of change and unprecedented level of competitiveness, agility is key to survival. Organizations are looking to Lean portfolio management to align the digital product investment portfolio to business strategy, and to quickly adapt the portfolio when strategy changes. To be successful, we provide transparency, analytics and feedback to various stakeholders at different levels of our processing workflow for optimal decision making. We also have a clear line-of-sight from strategic direction, through investment decision, to the choice of epics and services to be implemented, including the resulting impact on our clients’ business. We drive the continuous improvement process by looking at how our Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) services portfolio management enable Lean portfolio management for enterprise agility.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB, is an entrepreneur driven, supplier independent Knowledge & Consultancy Agency, supporting the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities) by providing knowledge consulting, management and advisory services, primarily within and around Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, including supporting services, i.e. programme management, project management, risk assessment, management and control, quality assessment, management and control, configuration management and control, to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry.

With a positive track record within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry in providing Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services and seamless integration of products and systems against predefined requirements, Bring2Mind Consulting AB is unique in its understanding of technically advanced and complex systems, and how to apply innovative solutions in a pragmatic and cost effective fashion. Our services are developed and provisioned under the highest quality requirements based upon military standards, targeting the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities).

We ensure that our clients within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry have the right equipment and functioning systems and services, at the right time to the right cost, to be able to carry out their mission. This is our contribution to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) — And we are proud of what we do!

Bring2Mind Consulting AB apply a classic business model, in a direct “One-to-One” relation to its clients and partners. This is where you will find us in the services supply chain. Sometimes we need to sign up specialist agencies for certain projects, to enable us to fulfil client requirements. But most important of all, we always apply our business model, whereas, if required by our clients, we can provide a larger network of system- and business partners.

It is important for Bring2Mind Consulting AB to conduct business in a responsible manner with long-term sustainability. We apply customer-oriented management systems for quality assurance and gather all our deliveries under qualified project management, quality management and configuration management. We provide Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, as well as digital communication systems with high ICT content for close real-time communication between customers, partners and employees. In addition to statutory requirements and standards in relevant areas, we define our responsibility in relation to our key stakeholders. In order to ensure long-term value creation, we safeguard, among other things, good working relationships, high confidence from our customers, and responsibility for our environmental impact.

The staff within our Knowledge & Consultancy Agency have since 1985 operational working experience in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, at senior and middle management levels, nationally and internationally, within the whole supply chain of products, systems and services.

Almost twenty (20) years of experience within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, working with some of Swedens largest, most technically advanced and complex defence system procurement projects for the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM), delivering Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, has been extremely productive ans successful. We have supported these procurement projects by providing services over a very long time, and we are pleased to present to you, on our new website, some of our renowned and successful projects within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry.

We are multifaceted engineers, project managers, system analysts, consultants, advisors, architects, modelling and simulation specialists, and many more – and sometimes just catalysts for the successful achievement of your goals!

All this knowledge and working experience, built up almost during a lifetime, has made us capable to contribute to the development of Swedens total defence, by providing Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, in a total offering from Bring2Mind Consulting AB.

With almost four decades (40 years) of operational working experience in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, at senior and middle management levels, nationally and internationally, within the whole supply chain of products, systems and services, Bring2Mind Consulting AB is well prepared to play the role as systems- and business- partner, capable of providing qualified and innovative Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, supported by common commercial- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management, required to help our clients managing technically advanced and complex systems.

We cover all aspects of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, during all stages within products-, systems- and solutions provisioning; from initial studies, the needs/requirements assessment work, in the procurement phase, design and development, integration, over production, testing, verification & validation to final implementation, training, delivery and handover to the end-user and finally, the environmentally friendly decommissioning of products-, systems- and solutions for needs-oriented and situation-adapted solutions, with the right quality at the right cost. Our total offering is fully supported by qualified programme management, project management, quality assurance and configuration management.

As a Knowledge & Consultancy Agency, our business is all about thorough understanding and knowledge of your industry, resulting in a comprehensive Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services offering, that is unique for our clients. We can help you create value in a number of different ways. To guide you through our broad range of services to the portfolio that’s right for, and aligned to your project, we may suggest multiple value creation pathways, to mention a few;

1. Competitive Services,
2. Programme- and Project Management Support,
3. Procurement Management Support,
4. Contract Management- and Administration Support,
5. In-Service Support,
6. Business Development for sustainable Growth,
7. Secure and Safe Society.

This concludes our business aims; to increase our clients’ ability and profitability in managing technically advanced products and complex systems in a safe manner.

For Bring2Mind Consulting AB, business oriented competence and knowledge provisioning is always about ensuring new and existing clients’ needs for the right skills today and in the future.