About Us

Aligned Development Strategies, Inc. (ADSI) was founded in 1997 by Dale G. James, President and CEO, with the expressed mission of supporting Corporate and Government entities in aligning their IT and business processes with their strategic goals. Dale holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Before launching ADSI he worked for technology companies, such as, FMS and Booz Allen & Hamilton. ADSI recognizes that the internet will be the dominant driver for the future economy and has a clear mandate to support our clients in restructuring their IT organizations in support of corporate e-Business initiatives.

Our Approach

We support executive management in clearly defining the mission, vision and goals and corporate project portfolios of their organization and in defining IT management structures and processes which support project initiation, planning, implementation, progress and performance reporting.

We then work directly with project managers and technical staff to mentor and coach on good practices for project management, requirements engineering, business process and object oriented modeling, software development and e-Business. ADSI provides consultants to work side by side with our clients’ IT associates as needed to effectively demonstrate methods and transfer knowledge. Our focus is not on broad discussions of philosophies but on improving the quality of our clients’ technical staff through example. Project managers can then ensure that their projects are aligned with the corporate mission through effective management, tracking, goal definition and performance reporting while Engineers can effectively conduct JADs, requirements elicitation, design reviews, object modeling and e-Architecture definition.

We work with our clients to leverage internet technology for company wide knowledge dissemination and asset reuse. We implement Project Management portal solutions which contain modules for Project Portfolios, Dashboards, IT Assets, Project Management Processes, Performance Metrics Repository, Discussion Forums and IT Training. Our portals integrate with a variety of standard project management tools, such as, Primavera TeamPlay™ and MS Project™, Rational ClearQuest™ for status and metrics reporting.