Be Informed Smart Scan
So you are involved in a Be Informed project where you successfully solve your customer business challenge. You know you are doing all the right things but you would like to have an objective assessment of the work done. Maybe you have a clear vision of what that objective assessment is and maybe you don’t. One thing you do know: you have no time to experiment and no desire to reinvent the wheel.
Welcome to smart scan!
Smart scan is an exclusive service to analyse existing Be Informed projects providing essential and key information about these projects. The basic analysis is done on all models by an automated process within the Be Informed Studio environment using a special plugin created by Value and Result for this purpose.The automated analysis delivers measurements of the analysed models that can be used to quantify the work done. The measurements include:
- Number of models per major category (knowledge, process and data)
- Number of models specified by type (like knowledge model, data set, event, form, etc)
- Total number of knowledge concepts and number of concepts per concept type
- Additional information about each concept (eventual usage of expression, text fragment or source reference)
- Total number of references to knowledge concepts
- Number of concepts used per knowledge instrument
- Number of fan-in and fan-out relations per knowledge concept
- Total list of expressions used in the whole project
- Total list of queries used in the whole project
Besides delivering measurements, the automated analysis identifies potential issues and reports them. The most important issue reported is the number and location of fields that are used but have no value assigned to them. Such a field can cause strange behaviour of the application and is very hard to track down.
Based on the specific needs of the customer, the delivered measurement can be used to give insight in areas of interest or answers to specific questions. Defining the needs, running and interpreting the analysis are the main components of the smart scan service offered by Value and Result.
The smart scan delivers insight for both the customer requesting the Be Informed solution and the party delivering the solution. It answers questions and provides information directly relevant to project managers, project architects, solution designers and solution modellers.