5 Day Challenge
The Direct Model Driven nature of the Be Informed platform enables organizations to use business prototyping and rapid visualization of requirements in working applications to support business transformation.
“Even more important than the new customer centric process and its supporting systems is the fact that, through this project, we have learned how to improve the way we innovate as a company. In the past, we used to spend months writing requirements specifications. We would send them to a development centre and then wait eight to ten months for the first result… only to find that our specifications were not that great to start with! With Be Informed we can capture ideas, requirements, scenarios, activities and business rules in models. We can visualise them in a working version of the application even during the workshop. This allows for rapid business prototyping and quick validation of business ideas”.
Director of Accounts & Customer at a large Dutch Bank
Be Informed uses a business prototyping approach for requirements solicitation, gathering and validation. The essence of business prototyping is rapid visualization in order to validate needs and requirements resulting in a better understanding of possible features and capabilities of the future system.
A ‘Five Day Challenge’ is a pressure cooker in which a small team of Be Informed consultants together with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Business owners, Business Experts, Operational Staff and IT-representatives create a prototype of a business process. The prototypes are used to help facilitate the solicitation of the key requirements for these business processes through visualization and simulation.
Characteristics of a ‘Five Day Challenge’ are: