Crosslake Services

Crosslake Technologies is a business and IT consulting firm that focuses on three primary services: technical due diligence, software engineering optimization, and value creation projects.

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To find out more about how Crosslake affects real-world organizations with its engineering optimization and value creation efforts in many different areas of software engineering, download our case studies.

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Technical Due Diligence

Crosslake works with Private Equity firms and other investment companies to perform technical due diligence on target companies to uncover risk and value creation opportunities.

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Engineering Optimization

Crosslake identifies opportunities to fix, improve and optimize the organization, product strategy, processes, and tools in your product or service development organization.

Value Creation

Need help implementing improvements to your software engineering organization? We have the expertise to help your team get to the next level.

Technical Due Diligence

Crosslake advises investors pre-acquisition technical due diligence for software companies, evaluating areas such as the product, people, architecture, infrastructure, process, and tools. This analysis is done with the investment objectives front and center.

 

We identify investment RISKS and value creation OPPORTUNITIES in areas such as:

  • Product strategy and product roadmap
  • Technical direction, including software architecture and source code assessment (e.g. open source usage)
  • Customer support, professional services and IT / Operations / DevOps procedures and practices
  • Operational execution, with focus on people/organizations, process, and tools
A small sampling of our due diligence efforts includes tech companies (Software-as-a-Service and on-premise) focused on:

  • Security software
  • Financial and Taxation software
  • Government applications
  • Medical Practice Management
  • HR and Payroll systems
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Software Engineering Optimization

Crosslake works with your team to help you get to the next level, meeting your lofty business objectives.

 

Crosslake identifies improvements to development organizations to help:

  • Enhance product value and quality
  • Increase engineering effectiveness
  • Reduce time to market
  • Implement best practices and tools
  • Deliver measurable improvements

We do this by working with your leadership team to identify human performance and business gaps relating to product strategy, process, practice, technology,and tools. The outcome of this phase is a tactical improvement plan that we can help execute and drive bottom-line results.

Some examples of improvement initiatives:

  • Development center consolidation
  • Architecture assessment and platform consolidation
  • Development model standardization, such as Agile transformations to SAFe, Scrum or Kanban
  • Team structure simplifcation and development of career models
  • Quality architecture and automation development

Value Creation and Implementation

Crosslake can help create value within development organizations by working directly with the team in a hands-on capacity to implement optimization improvements. We handle the operational improvements that you don’t have time for while you focus on creating business and customer value. Some examples of areas where Crosslake has helped our clients:

  • Agile transformation to methodologies like SAFe, Scrum and Kanban
  • Technical/Architecture assessments and creation of technical roadmap with ROI
  • Tools consolidation to one integrated system like Team Foundation Server or Jira
  • Source repository consolidation, moving many source bases to one depot
  • Database migration tools
  • Automated build systems and enhancements, including putting continuous integration systems in place

There are many more examples. Interested in a specific targeted project? Get in touch with us.

Crosslake drove the effort to consolidate platforms from multiple acquisitions. Consolidating to a single platform significantly improved service margins and user experience.

Chris G.

Board Advisor and former Microsoft CIO

Crosslake has been assisting since our acquisition and subsequent merger with another company, as a result we had a large product portfolio, broad range of engineering systems and tools. It was a significant effort to integrate the engineering teams, standardize our engineering processes and to rationalize our product portfolio. Crosslake was a tremendous help to us in all of those areas, with their recommendations and assistance in implementation, we were able to see immediate results and transformation within our organization.

Jenny P.

VP Engineering

Not only did James (and Crosslake) assist in the implementation of TFS, but he also introduced my team to many different QA philosophies and terminology. James also connected us with other QA teams he has worked with in the past. Now we have a great relationship with two other companies to share knowledge and best practices. I think the best part about working with James was the special attention he gave us (QA). He really focused on helping us improve our processes, which we have.

Juan M.

QA Manager

What’s New at Crosslake?

  • Crosslake is now certified as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) consultants! Let us know if we can help you.
  • Crosslake is a Microsoft Silver Partner. Although we are technology agnostic, we do have additional expertise on the Microsoft Platform.
  • Check out Crosslake’s case studies illustrating real-world results in improving software engineering organizations with measurable business value.

What are you waiting for?

Do you want to remove risk and identify opportunities for your next software company investment?

Do you want to optimize your software development organizations?

Are you lacking time to implement the improvements yourself?

Crosslake can help! Contact us now.

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