Wizdom Demonstrates Web-based Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Project and Product Management Tool at the CISA Worldwide Conference

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Wizdom Systems, Inc.®, demonstrated DoDAFLive! web-based DoDAF project and product management tool at the Spring 2005 CISA Worldwide. DoDAFLive! helps manage and organize DoDAF projects for full compliance of new DoD standards

Wizdom Systems, Inc.®, celebrating its 17th year as a leader in providing software, training, and solutions, demonstrated DoDAFLive! web-based DoDAF project and product management tool at the Spring 2005 CISA Worldwide Conference May 10th to 12th at the Armed Forces Recreation Center 'Shades of Green Resort' in Orlando, Florida. The demonstration was given to Department of Defense, Military Joint Commands, and Military service members involved in developing architectures for weapons systems. DoDAFLive! is the only web-based DoDAF solution that helps customers manage project activities and their associated products to become compliant with the new U.S. Department of Defense standards.

“DoDAF Project Managers and Architects must manage the complex process of completing a DoDAF project,” said Steven Kroll of Wizdom Systems “With its broad and robust capabilities, DoDAFLive! delivers a powerful and intuitive solution.”

DoDAFLive! contains a project management engine and a corresponding repository so all DoDAF team members can work on every aspect of the project. All the information, models, documentation and files are stored in one location on the Internet or intranet.

Furthermore, Wizdom’s acclaimed 11 step DoDAF Minimalist Methodology, as outlined in Wizdom’s top-selling “DoDAF Wizdom” book by Dennis E. Wisnosky, is embedded within DoDAFLive!. The DoDAF Minimalist Methodology includes a template and work product examples to help the DoDAF project team understand the process and products for DoD compliance.

DoDAFLive! includes the following key features for use by DoDAF product and project managers and team members:

  • DoDAF Minimalist methodology – DoDAF Minimalist methodology with work product examples helps the DoDAF project team understand the process and products for DoD compliance
  • Segmented work product project plans for development of the OV’s, SV’s, and TV’s helps make project planning easier
  • Modeling tools can be launched directly from the repository
  • Announcements - The ability to add announcements to project home pages allows better communication with team members
  • Automatic alerts – Team members are automatically alerted by email when they are assigned a task to the project plan
  • Automatic posting - a list of the 5 most recently updated documents is automatically posted on the front project page to facilitate finding files and work products quickly and easily
  • Discussion groups – Project discussion groups allows for up to the minute communication among team members

DoDAFLive! interface:

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All project and company information is aggregated to each user’s home page. Everything the user has to do; tasks, meetings, announcements, recent files and projects are there to see.

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Interface and capabilities of DoDAFLive!‘s product & document management module:

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The Project Overview screen allows Project Managers

to better manage resources for DoDAF projects

The Project Manager can assign every step in the DoDAF template to team members. Team members upload their work products in context to the DoDAF template and project plan. Every team member knows where they need to go, how to find information and where to store their work! Additional DoDAFLive! capabilities:

  • 100% Web-based, no client downloads needed
  • Built in Gantt Chart and MS Project compatible
  • Automatic Alerts - Team members are automatically notified via email when files are checked into DoDAFLive!
  • Robust three-tier security design (with or without SSL) ensures that organizations and their partners have secure access to project content
  • Links to the MS Outlook Calendar
  • Provides Web Links to pointers in the repository so that the user is connected to web data anywhere anytime
  • Can be linked to favorite Wireless (PDA) devices for anywhere anytime interaction

About Wizdom

Since 1986, Wizdom is a recognized leader in providing clients with innovative process-based business and software solutions. Wizdom’s integrated software, training and consulting enables industry and government clients to communicate, plan and execute a unified strategy. Wizdom helps both the public and private sector to meet its objectives by aggressively pursuing new opportunities and employing the best business practices.

To purchase Wizdom’s DoDAFLive! or DoDAF Wizdom, contact Robin Davies at (630) 357-3000 robind@wizdom.com or visit Wizdom’s website at http://www.wizdom.com

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