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Catalyst for software success™. BEAM™ Overview. Most software projects fail for two reasons:. Inaccurate, inflexible design Users uninvolved Users overly-influential Communication gap between users and designers Undisciplined development Redundant coding Inconsistent coding

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Most software projects fail for two reasons:

  • Inaccurate, inflexible design

    • Users uninvolved

    • Users overly-influential

    • Communication gap between users and designers

  • Undisciplined development

    • Redundant coding

    • Inconsistent coding

    • Difficult maintenance.


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Ideal Systems: Catalyst for software success™

  • BEAM™ Training – Design it right

    • Common language for users and developers

    • Understandable and verifiable by users

    • Disciplined, consistent, flexible for developers

  • zTools™ Technology – Build it right

    • Minimal coding

    • Consistent methodology

    • Simple application maintenance.


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Design Your “Dream Home”

  • Roles

    • Owner

    • Architect

    • Builder

  • Tools

    • Conversations

    • Drawings

    • Models

    • Floor Plans

    • Blueprints.


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Design Your “Dream Application”

  • Roles

    • Owner → User

    • Architect → Designer

    • Builder → Developer

  • Tools

    • Conversations → Interviews

    • Drawings → UI Mock-Ups

    • Models → Data Models

    • Floor Plans → Diagrams

    • Blueprints → Scripts.


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BEAM: Business Events Analysis & Modeling™

  • Discuss

    • Casual yet focused interview method

    • Common, natural language

  • Design

    • Precise, disciplined results

    • Verified with representative samples

  • Document

    • BEAM Application model (DB & UI)

    • BEST Diagram (event flow & scope)

    • SQL Scripts (schema & metadata).


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BEAM Courses

  • BEAM Introduction

  • BEAM Basics

  • BEAM TSS (Transaction Support Systems)

  • BEAM DSS (Decision Support Systems).


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BEAM Introduction

(0.5 days)

  • Essential for everyone

  • No prerequisites

  • Fundamental concepts

  • Common design language

  • Interviewing methodology

  • Basic application models.


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BEAM Basics

(1.5 days)

  • For power users, designers & developers

  • Requires BEAM Introduction

  • Special design cases

  • Numerous reinforcing exercises

  • Leverages BEST diagrams.


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BEAM TSS

(2.0 days)

  • For TSS designers & developers

  • Requires BEAM Introduction & Basics

  • Unique TSS design challenges

  • Advanced specifications

  • Script and generate schema & metadata.


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BEAM DSS

(2.0 days)

  • For DSS designers & developers

  • Requires BEAM Introduction & Basics

  • Unique DSS design challenges

  • Advanced specifications

  • Data warehousing concepts.


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BEAM Benefits

  • Promotes user “buy-in”

  • Efficient, practical process

  • Clear, precise communication

  • Easy to understand and verify

  • Provides fresh perspectives

  • Flexible enough for any industry

  • Platform-independent DB & UI models

  • Flows seamlessly into zTools apps.


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Why settle for anything less than ideal?


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