Stride's Tech Due Diligence Approach
Whether you're looking to prepare for M&A, an IPO or just looking to improve your tech organization, we have a three step approach for all due diligence engagements. These steps are:
The initial discovery is designed to align primary stakeholders.
To begin, we align on your essential challenge, goals, measures, and economic value. We work with you to identify key individuals, teams, and artifacts that will help us in our efforts. Based on this discovery we create an initial scope to analyze the root cause of your challenges.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of the activities we leverage during the discovery phase:
- Stakeholder mapping
- Product roadmapping
- 1:1 interviews with stakeholders
- Pain points, impacts & recommendations
- Organizational observation
- Current state planning onion
- OMV (Objective, Measure, Value)
Partnering with you and your team, we apply a mix of quantitative and qualitative analysis with a mix of 1:1 and group observation to understand and validate key themes. We may facilitate workshops or retrospectives with your team to unlock creative solutions and generate buy-in for new opportunities. Common activities during analysis are value stream mapping and process mapping.
Depending on the scope of the project we may analyze your: product roadmap, product infrastructure, software operations, technology platform, R&D operations and processes, product organization, key systems and architecture, software predictability, team capabilities, and engineering quality.
The final step is building a tailored report that uses root causes analysis, industry benchmarking, and customized recommendations to present a clear due diligence report. This artifact will include the outcomes of the discovery and analysis performed during our engagement.
The final report will provide you with a deeper understanding of your organization's agility.
We tailor our due diligence team composition to best match the client's unique needs. Typically, a Stride team for a technical due diligence will utilize seasoned Principal consultants specializing in product and engineering.
This is determined by a few key factors:
- Complexity of the organization
- Scope of the assessment's focus
- Medium of the report recommendations
Historically, due diligence projects anywhere between three to six weeks.
If you're interested in speaking with a Stride representative about technical due diligence for your organization drop us a line below.