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The Convergence of Business & Technology: Praecipio


Through a combination of Atlassian, Enterprise Service Management, Software Development, DevOps, and Agile capabilities, Praecipio delivers proven value that goes beyond product expertise. Praecipio’s suite of enterprise solutions and the Atlassian platform creates a seamless connection between your people, process, and technology. It’s been a busy year so far for Praecipio! I’m sure many of you are experiencing the same as your company's initiatives are in full force. Plus, you’re trying to keep up with the ever-changing market; all while empowering your teams, strategically planning, and getting work done. It’s a lot to balance. 

Staying on top of market trends helps Praecipio expand its Atlassian, DevOps, Agile, Service Management, and Software Development capabilities. By combining this insight with its experience of helping customers address their biggest challenges, Praecipio is equipped to deliver better solutions that enable enterprise organizations to stay ahead of the curve.

  • Continued push to the cloud - As the demand for strengthened security, more flexibility, and improved scalability increases, Praecipio continue to see a push towards moving and optimizing all applications and tool stacks in the cloud. This has resulted in:
    • Large-scale migrations, mergers, and integrations of all types
    • A need for strong compliance, security, and identity solutions and processes
    • A reduction in total apps required to operate each company
  • How to leverage AI - AI is powerful, and it will continue to gain traction as advancements are released. Most companies see the potential of AI but aren’t quite sure where or how to start. Here’s what Praecipio is seeing: 
    • A need to define how AI should work for us, its boundaries, and methods to manage it. The “AI Bill of Rights” and models like AI TRiSM have been put out to help establish AI governance, trustworthiness, fairness, reliability, robustness, efficacy, and data protection (and more).  
    • Companies should have a reason to use AI. Don’t use AI just to use AI or you may be searching for a solution to a problem you don’t have. However, you may find a capability gap that AI can help fill or even discover how your tools can utilize AI to get the most out of what you already have.  
    • Know the limits of AI and its uses at your company. Don’t let AI run wild and rely on it as an “easy” solution for everything. This can wreak havoc for all teams (especially IT) with AI being used to input IP and sensitive details. 
  • Addressing the capability gap - As new technologies and platforms emerge, there is a race to develop the skills and knowledge needed to implement, manage, and maintain these new systems and applications. As a result of this, Praecipio has seen an uptick in training support services. Praecipio instructs the trainer, develop workshops, and also provide modern service management to ensure organizations can ramp up, adopt, and maintain systems faster.
  • Finding efficiency and ROI - Every organization is constantly under pressure to do more with less, especially in a down market. Rather than pause all internal initiatives, Praecipio is seeing more clients double down on their IT investments and focus on these areas: 
    • Optimize digital strategy - While you may have a digital strategy in place, now may be a good time to revisit how it can evolve with your business needs and success. Use this time to outline the approach, outcomes, architecture, delivery, and governance.
    • Clarify the tech roadmap - With a clear digital strategy, a technology roadmap can be defined (or updated) to reflect how the organization will achieve goals; align teams and skills, and track work being done.
    • Consolidation of applications and functionality into fewer platforms - To optimize resources and improve agility, organizations are looking to consolidate the platforms and applications that they have accumulated over time. Atlassian software enables teams to plan, manage, and report on a wide variety of work. From product definition to IT helpdesk to development, the Atlassian platform brings together teams, various value streams, work efforts, and reporting into a single, connected work environment. 

New Service Offerings

Like every other organization, Praecipio has had to adapt to the ever-changing business landscape and reimagine how it serves its customers. In the last year, Praecipio has grown exponentially and realigned its teams to provide new capabilities and service offerings to customers. While more solutions are in the works, Praecipio rolled out service updates for DevOps and Coaching:

  • DevOps - While DevOps is a broad term (with an even broader definition), Praecipio has focused on key aspects like Culture, Collaboration, Communication, Automation, Development, Operations, and Delivery. This has resulted in value-driven offerings around: 
    • DevOps assessments to understand the root cause of common challenges
    • Build processes, repository, and tool configuration
    • Test Management processes, integration with development tools, and optimization
    • CI/CD pipeline design, process, and tool configuration
    • Monitoring of all DevOps tools to provide insight, actionable data, and more

Meet the leader behind the success of Praecipio

Michael Rapp, CEO is a seasoned leader with over 25 years of experience in executive positions at numerous technology services companies. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a passion for developing diverse company cultures poised for accelerated growth. Michael’s background includes working at both startup and multi-billion dollar companies as CEO, Chief Revenue Officer, and other key senior leadership roles.

Throughout his career, Michael has enjoyed opportunities to mentor people early in their career looking to start their career in tech and gets great pleasure from seeing their accomplishments. When he’s not working, Michael enjoys spending time outdoors either on the water or on a golf course, sipping a good wine, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two daughters—all of whom also work in the technology industry.

“When it comes to building a high-performing enterprise, why settle for just another vendor when what you really need is a partner? We’ve built a global network you can trust, and together we can move your business forward.”