Explaining the Prototype Design Phase

Publication date: 
July 18, 2017

A document to help you better understand the Prototype phase

Designing a prototype can be compared to designing a house.

Project phases read below for equivalent text

Step 1: We Have a Blueprint:  We have completed the groundwork and, to the best of our knowledge, have designed system requirements that will meet the needs of each of the workstreams.

Step 2: Design:  All of the requirements were analyzed to determine how well they fit into the base framework of the TRIRIGA system. Each of the requirements received a rating from eCIFM, the TRIRIGA system integrator.

The ratings definitions are:

1 = out of box

2 = minor configuration

3 = more configuration but will be done for prototype

4= higher level configuration, will be in scope for implementation

5= customization is needed and will take additional funding

Our goal at this step was to focus on those requirements that have been rated  1-4.  Specifically, we will build the system with the requirements that were rated 1-3 and will design the system for the requirements that were rated a 4.    This will allow us to be able to view how the functionality will work in the TRIRIGA system.

Step 3: Prototype phase:  The prototype functionality has continued to be fine-tuned and built out to ensure the TRIRIGA system behaves in a way that meets the needs of each of the workstreams.

Step 4: Implementation phase: We have our users test the system functionality to make sure it can handle the required tasks in real-world scenarios.

Step 5: Future Continuous Improvement:  The system is live, but the work continues.