Hervé Consultants is a Paris-based consulting company founded in June 2001. The focus of our work is to provide assistance in the development of new information and communication technologies, as well as to accompany organizations on the people side of the change process - assisting organizations at the human level throughout the whole process in order for the necessary changes to be fully understood, accepted and implemented. Our specificity lies in our ability to combine the technical strengths of an IT company with the managerial and organizational experience of a consulting company. Our goal is to empower people by helping them let go of old behaviours, values and mindsets that are no longer relevant in a successful development strategy. In doing so, our efforts are geared at:
Expertise and experience of the organisation
Hervé Consultants has an expertise in participating in European
projects, particularly in the field of user related issues and methodologies
(collecting of user expectations and user returns etc). It has participated
(through Parthenay Digital Town) in numerous European projects such as
METASA, MIND (demo project), IMAGINE etc. all related to the introduction
of new information and communication technologies.
Business Motivation for ELBA
ELBA offers Hervé Consultants an excellent opportunity to re-exploit its experience with user involvement issues and with methodologies to determine the expectations and the demo/testing of services with ordinary users (gathered from the former European projects) in this exciting new field of technology which represents location based services based on UMTS.
Activities in ELBA
Hervé Consultants is a member of the ELBA consortium and leads
the Work Package "User involvement". Through its involvement
in all key WT concerned with user-related issues, it works closely with
the cities and with the scientific research people.
Previous research experience (European, National)
The President of SAS Hervé Consultants was formerly Mayor of "Parthenay,
the Digital town" which has carried out several key European R&D
and demo projects: METASA, MIND, and IMAGINE. All European projects involved
a high degree of user involvement. In particular, IMAGINE developed an
effective user involvement methodology for the development of interactive
Internet-based services in the field of education and administration.
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