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Manage Business Change From Idea to Implementation

  • Stakeholder Panel

     
    1. Manage benefits realisation
    2. Stakeholder accountability, analysis
    3. Business goal and risk network
    4. Traceability achieved - in-flight

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  • Agile Analysis Panel

     
    1. Requirements management
    2. Full traceability from goals to tests
    3. Validate requirements with stories
    4. Manage your business model
    5. Capture business workflows and test
    6. Manage your Ubiquitous Language

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  • Agile Management Panel

     
    1. Story and case backlogs
    2. Manage releases and iterations
    3. Activity, taskboards and burndown
    4. Report by team and individual
    5. "Scrum if you want to."

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  • Testing Panel

     
    1. Full audit and change history
    2. Role Based Access Control
    3. Test scripts, scenarios and cases
    4. Control Ubiquitous Language
    5. Document library, fully referenced.

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Why Use Business Story Manager?

Increases the Chance of Delivery Success

For as long as anyone can remember, the success rate of IT development projects has been poor. There is a slow but steady improvement, but the experience of most stakeholders is still that systems 'miss the mark' by some margin.

Our use of business language throughout requirements, development and testing assures consistency as well as correctness. The requirements knowledge base will be consistent with the delivered system and will significantly increase your chances of delivery success of the initial implementation and subsequent enhancements.

Reduces the Cost of Re-Work

Capturing, understanding and stabilising the user requirements and delivering against them is very difficult. Most development projects encounter a mass of rework that cripples development and accounts for perhaps 50% of the cost of systems.

Our use of stories and scenarios to example requirements provides unambiguous models for development. They increase confidence in the validity of requirements by covering them in a systematic way. Omission, inconsistency and ambiguity is much reduced and the amount of costly re-work is greatly reduced too.

Increases Confidence in Timelines

Business cases for new systems usually understate the challenge of delivery and delivering on time. Progress in IT projects is often measured using IT-focused metrics that have little meaning to stakeholders. Business projects use business language to define business goals and manage progress and so should IT.

The same stories and scenarios used to example requirements can also be used to mark progress, to aid the production of training materials, to identify support requirements and to improve business acceptance. With all disciplines working from a single, accurate source of knowledge, your timelines will be far more predictable.

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