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Dimensions Deliverable

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  • User Access/Security
  • Administrative Controls
  • The utilization of ethical walls is critical so that authorized users have access to only the applications they are authorized to use. 
  • Security needs to be in place as well to avoid attacks from the outside world
  • Secure workspace infrastructure



  • The solution should be redundant in that if a portion of the system goes down, it needs to be able to continue to be viable
  • All information stored in the system needs to be available from one central location.  This is important for both the end-user and for the IT staff maintaining the data.
  • Quality of Information:needs to be consistent and regularly updated.  In order to have users trust the solution, the information needs to be of the highest quality.

Complete business process management:

  • Handle all aspects of process management from initial high-level definition, to the integration of all technical details, right through to deployment. The application should support closer, more effective teamwork by giving business process experts a single set of powerful composition tools, enabling business and IT specialists to create and adapt processes jointly using the business process modeling notation (BPMN) standard. The requirement is to reduce the risk of vital details being lost in translation between the design and development stages. It should provide the ability to refine rules by editing decision tables to directly impact the execution of composite processes – all in a single user interface, so there is no need to switch back and forth between tools, reducing errors.

Knowledge management:

  • Application should provide a shared set of user services for finding, organizing, and accessing unstructured content stored in third-party repositories and resident ERP system.
  • Classification tools automate the organization of information.
  • Subject-matter experts and content managers can publish information to distinct user audiences through Web-based authoring that simplifies the publishing process.
  • Centralized repository
  • Business Intelligence
  • Provide the ability to easily access critical business information, analyze and view data, and publish reports to make more informed decision.
  • Enterprise Search:
  • Provide the ability to find relevant content in a wide range of repositories and formats.


  • Users should be able to access and share information and applications in a collaborative environment. Examples are:
  • Availability of Virtual collaboration rooms to allow users to work together efficiently, regardless of where they are located
  • Integrated tools, such as discussion forums, enabling the powerful flow of communication and information across organizational boundaries while enforcing security requirements.
  • Integration points for third-party collaboration capabilities (such as instant messaging, Web conferencing, or groupware)
  • Enterprise content across structured and unstructured data sources.
  • Collaboration computing: Provide a platform for sharing information and working together in teams.
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Internal and External collaboration
  • Business forms: Provide the ability to design business forms that are accessible in a Web browser and can be integrated with databases or other business applications.

Improved Development:

  • Capability to compose new business processes on top of existing systems by using an enterprise service-oriented architecture based on Web services, Java, and other industry standards.
  • Scalability:  The solution needs to be able to support one or many separate applications working in concert.
  • Sustainable cost structure (less TCO):
  • Multiple components should be integrated in a single platform and should come preconfigured with business content to reduce complexity supporting IT standardization and consolidation.
  • The components should also integrate readily with resident enterprise application to reduce the need for custom integration.
  • Integration with productivity software (e.g. MS Office)

Role based user experience:

  • Solutions built with the application should provide an efficient user experience through a role-based portal interface enabling extension of business processes to all employees, suppliers, and customers.
  • Ease of Use : Any solution needs to be simple to use for the end user. 
  • Needs to incorporate a clear Graphical User Interface (GUI) with built-in help menus and button descriptions that allow a user to “self-help”.



Link to Use Cases

Comments (1)

Dr. Ruth Ter Bush said

at 11:31 am on Apr 27, 2009

You have a well defined set of dimensions and these will be useful ONCE you put them into CONTEXT of use. This is what the activities will do for us. Develop the 5 or 6 activities or scenarios and tell me which dimensions (with the range) are useful in supporting that activity. Once you have those, THEN you will be able to move forward to the USE Cases for this week. Dr. T

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