Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step
Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step provides a complete methodology, including disciplined project management and field-tested best practices. The Sure Step methodology organizes the approach into five distinct phases during the implementation project lifecycle: analysis, design, development, deployment, and operation.
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Kimball Methodologies for Data Warehousing
Data warehousing using
Kimball Methodologies is a bottom-up approach, building several data marts that serve the analytical needs of departments, followed by using an Information Bus to “virtually” integrate these data marts for consistency. Data marts store information in dimensional models, which quickly addresses the needs of various departments and areas of the enterprise data.
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Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
ITIL is a set of good-practices for Information Technology service management (ITSM). They are drawn from international public and private sectors and focus on aligning IT services with the needs of the business. ITIL is supported by a comprehensive qualifications scheme, accredited training organizations, and implementation and assessment tools.
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Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) is the “overarching, comprehensive framework and conceptual model for the development of Department of Defense (DoD) information system architectures. When followed, all DoD managers at all levels should be able to access data shared across the Department, Joint Capability Areas (JCAs), Mission, Component, and Program boundaries. DoD Components, when developing architectures within the DoD, are expected to conform to the DoDAF. Conformance to the DoDAF makes it possible to reuse information and for architecture artifacts, models, and viewpoints to be shared with common understanding.” It establishes data element definitions, rules, and relationships and a baseline set of products for the consistent development of IT systems with integrated or federated architectures.
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We use rapid prototyping to create interactive system designs where the user interfaces can be tested on a working model. The prototype gives the designer a functional working model with which to work with the design and identify pros and cons before production. With rapid prototyping, users may also be involved in testing design ideas.
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User Centered Analysis and Design
User-centered design (UCD) is an approach to design based on information about the people who will use the product. UCD processes focus on users through the planning, design, and development of a product.
ISO 9241-210:2010 provides requirements and recommendations for human-centered design principles and activities throughout the life cycle of computer-based interactive systems. It is intended to be used by those managing design processes and is concerned with ways in which both hardware and software components of interactive systems can enhance human–system interaction.
Waterfall Project Management
Waterfall project management is a sequential process in which progress is seen as flowing steadily downwards, like a waterfall, through conception, initiation, analysis, design, construction, testing, production/implementation, and maintenance.
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