Visual + Analysis = Visuanalysis
What is #visuanalysis?
#Visuanalysis is the approach of creating visual models with the purpose of analysis in order to facilitate knowledge sharing, problem solving and solution definition. The models reference all aspects of an implementation project, from requirements to core technical solutions. Everything is covered: from the existing application to new developments, from the issues and bugs to the related impacted business requirements.
Have you ever relied on a whiteboard to better understand something or to facilitate communicating a problem or solution to your team? e-Tools does just that with its #visuanalysis: it automatically models the situation so that you can start working on the solution quicker and share the as-is status with all stakeholders. By this, it becomes the intelligent whiteboard for the Siebel implementation, providing the canvas on which to build the next developments.
Do we really need help in understanding Siebel?
Siebel applications have been actively used in business contexts since 2 decades. If it is a customized application, after years of developments it can look very different from the vanila version: Siebel often becomes a maze that the team find difficult to navigate. The #visuanalysis feature of e-Tools uncovers the map of that maze and provides the team with navigation aids that will help you achieve the business architecture you need.
A new Siebel development is a big undertaking. Siebel has so many features and possibilities that is hard for anyone to know them all. The #visuanalysis is helpful in uncovering features and supporting business requirement - technical implementation matching.
You can even start from an existing application View and obtain its architecture and dynamic behaviour. The #visuanalysis model maps all the possible dynamic automations (e.g. Workflows, Business Services, run-time events, scripts, etc.) offering you inspiration for the next feature design.
Because visual information is processed 600,000 times faster than text, it is language independent (thus reduces misunderstandings) and simplifies the overview in a glance, so that all stakeholders can be aligned on the current application status.
The brain was not created to process text, but rather to feast on the visual cues and elaborate them swiftly. Why not take advantage of this and improve the way you work in your project?
Start by understanding the user and business requirements and modeling them in visual format (use the Use Case Analysis and the Process Analysis). e-Tools helps you by allowing an easy way to navigate from the requirements model to the precise application view that you need. Going back and forth helps the end-users depict the context and the process of the requirement.
Add more context for the development by using the Domain model. It supports you in describing categories, affinities and associations, data definitions and dictionaries, etc.
Understand the existing application by automatically extracting its visual models. Once the visuanalysis is complete, you can create new solution designs or alternative development proposals on top of it.
Research shows that Siebel architects spend the majority of their time grasping the application in order to formulate new solutions. Business analysts, developers, testers and support engineers need to do the same. But every stakeholder does this in her/his mind, translating afterwards in documentation that has no meaning for the others and therefore is not rellay interchangeable.
e-Tools helps all stakeholders translating the ideas in visual models and automating the analysis. This reduces the workload, improves efficacy and efficiency.
What is automated #visuanalysis?
Automated #visuanalysis is the automated process of creating visual models of the design of the application, its functional processes and usage scenarios. The models are inferred from the application itself to facilitate a better understanding.
e-Tools is unique as CASE tool because it automatically understands the Siebel application and it depicts it in simple visual models for all the project stakeholders.