What Is Visualization?

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Curious about project visualization – AKA “simulation” or “rapid prototyping”? Learn how OneSpring is helping Fortune 500 companies and government agencies use visualization on projects that span mainframe modernization to cutting edge mobile applications and everything in between.

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What Is Visualization?

  1. 1. What Is Visualization? Experiential Requirements Elicitation June 3, 2009
  2. 2. Welcome! Introduction Who is OneSpring (we’ll be brief, we promise) Brief Review of Traditional methods Visualization Why visualize? What about Visio, Photoshop, etc? What can & can’t be visualized? Tools The process is essential! Q&A Back to your regularly scheduled day © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 2
  3. 3. Your Expectations Use the Q&A tool to let us know any specific expectations you have for this session over the next couple of minutes. We’ll try to make sure to at least touch on them © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 3
  4. 4. Who We Are First company founded on Visualization First Visualization Process, The Stream Process™ Hundreds of Visualizations (aka simulations) Fortune 500 ~ Federal ~ Not for Profit iRise Partner of the Year © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 4
  5. 5. Our Clients A few of the clients we have been privileged to work with. © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 5
  6. 6. A Universal Problem Current methods for defining software & web-based projects just donʼt work! 66% of projects fail, run late, or are over budget. 53% of projects will incur cost increases of 189% of the original estimates. - Standish Group 70% of REWORK is attributed to correcting requirements errors. - META Group 30% of project costs are REWORK. - Forrester Research © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 6
  7. 7. The Root Causes The underlying problems are distilled into three main causes: Misunderstood product requirements due to ambiguity of written specifications. Lack of sufficient information to support complex applications/ systems. Inability to experience a project with customers and stakeholders before development. © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 7
  8. 8. Traditional Methods © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 8
  9. 9. Traditional Methods © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 9
  10. 10. Traditional Methods © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 10
  11. 11. Traditional Methods © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 11
  12. 12. Traditional Methods © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 12
  13. 13. The Cost to Fix An error found during the coding process typically costs 10 times more to fix than one found and fixed at the requirements development stage. – Boehm (Software Engineering Economics) ~100x ~50x = OneSpringʼs involvement ~20x ~10x ~5x ~1x Requirements Design Coding Dev Test Acceptance Live Test © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 13
  14. 14. Visualization © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 14
  15. 15. What Is Visualization? Experience your project requirements Like Rapid Prototyping but... Early in the requirements process No Coding required Collaborate with stakeholders like never before Get everyone on the same page © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 15
  16. 16. Why Visualize? Visualization along with a proper process can: Reduce rework by 45% or more Cut Project Timelines by 1/3 or more Improve Quality and User Satisfaction Drive Innovation & User Experience © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 16
  17. 17. Reduce Rework by 45% Capture the right requirements the first time Eliminate ambiguity Improve collaboration © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 17
  18. 18. Cut Project Timelines by 1/3 Less rework=faster development time Less ambiguity=faster development time © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 18
  19. 19. Improve Quality & User Satisfaction Experience your project before any code has been written More time to focus on User Experience activities Research User profile integration Interface design User testing © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 19
  20. 20. Drive Innovation Less time debating details=more time for new ideas More time for “outside the box” thinking Experiment with concepts without writing code More time to focus on leapfrogging the competition © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 20
  21. 21. What About Photoshop/Visio? Two-dimensional It is “visual” But you can’t experience your project Is still ambiguous © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 21
  22. 22. What Can Be Visualized? Just about any type of project can be visualized... © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 22
  23. 23. Web Sites © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 23
  24. 24. CRM © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 24
  25. 25. Mainframe © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 25
  26. 26. Mobile Applications © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 26
  27. 27. Proof-of-Concepts © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 27
  28. 28. Kiosks © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 28
  29. 29. Example iAuto iRise Visualization © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 29
  30. 30. What Can’t Be Visualized We haven’t yet found a type of project that can’t be visualized in some manner Certain aspects of projects are still documented inside the visualization Background Processes Performance Requirements Detailed Business Process Management © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 30
  31. 31. Tools A key ingredient to visualization is the use of a collaborative platform. This platform allows the team to rapidly visualize the application and solicit real-time feedback from stakeholders without the need of programming. The visualization platform of choice for OneSpring is iRise. © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 31
  32. 32. iRise iRise is the leading application visualization platform on the market today. iRise provides the benefit of creating a highly realistic software or web-based application simulation without the need for programming. © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 32
  33. 33. Tools Other players include Axure Serena Blueprint © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 33
  34. 34. The Process is Essential Visualization is not plug & play with existing processes For success you have prepare for some change management Methodology & Process Culture © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 34
  35. 35. An Improved Approach After years of experience, we’ve learned a better way… Our Approach Benefits Eliminate confusion with a detailed • Reduce requirements cycle time • Eliminate project rework Visualization …before coding. Rapidly iterate and share your • Better collaboration requirements & design early and often • Drive innovation with stakeholders. • Reduce outsourcing risk Test and validate with consumers. • Improve adoption • Create desirable products © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 35
  36. 36. The Stream Process™ We call this approach the Stream Process™. The Stream Process™ is a methodology that offers companies a collaborative and highly- visual approach to creating superior products and solutions in less time, with reduced project re-work. This helps companies dramatically improve productivity, quality and customer satisfaction. Combines the right people and the right tools to define the right application. © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 36
  37. 37. Q&A © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 37
  38. 38. Resources (AKA Shamless Self Promotion) Subscribe to our Video Podcast - Insights www.onespring.net/podcast © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 38
  39. 39. Resources (AKA Shamless Self Promotion) iRise Webinar - Going Mobile June 18, 2009 1:00pm EDT Leveraging Visualization For Mobile Applications 10 iPhone Applications Visualized in 5 Weeks © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 39
  40. 40. Thank you! For more information: www.onespring.net info@onespring.net 1-888-472-1840 © 2009 OneSpring LLC. All Rights Reserved. www.onespring.net 40

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