Is it possible to put the power of wireframing and prototype into the hands UX Designers or Business Analysts? Unfortunately, most of the prototyping software are over-complicated that require strong IT technical background and programming knowledge… Visual Paradigm’s WireFlow diagram is specifically designed for people from non IT background. So what is the Visual Paradigm’s WireFlow feature anyway?
Wireframes is a widely adopted UX tool that allows UX designers and clients to work together in identifying the content and functionality of screens. A wireflow makes UX even more effective by harnessing the power of wireframe and flowchart, creating a step-based UX diagram that illustrates the steps and decision points of particular scenarios and the possible navigation paths throughout these steps.
The wireflow flowchart editor of Visual Paradigm allows fast creation of wireframe-based flowchart. Create flowcharts of any complexity and show them to your clients in both animation and print form.
Animate path in action!
As long as a user interaction involves alternate and exceptional cases, there are multiple paths of wireflow that can be navigated. To reduce the application complexity, the wireflow editor allows you to specify a particular path (or often called scenario) of wireflow to be animated, so that we can split a user feature to be in sync with the partition of a simple user story or testing scenario. By this way, we can focus on some normal scenario of a features and in turns, the alternatives, making your development agile and just-in-time.
Story estimating is definitely not a easy task. But Visual Paradigm has a very useful feature to help your team on this, called Affinity Estimation Technique.
- Estimate use stories in relative terms.
- Keep estimates manageable.
- Deal with spikes in early stage.
Visual Paradigm’s Affinity Table automate the affinity estimating process for you and at the time deal with the above important issues.
Why Visual Paradigm Affinity Table for User Stories Estimation?
- streamlining the entire estimating process for your team
- seamlessly integrated with story map and product backlog
- Automatic calculate story point and days at the same time
- provide traditional column based estimation or advanced matrix based estimation in switchable dual modes
- help you to identify spikes and to be handled them in early stage
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Visual Paradigm introduces STEPS – an fully automated process for agile development.
So what is STEPS anyway?
Seamless Techniques Expressed in Prescribed Steps (STEPS) is a powerful and groundbreaking feature for software development. Like a recipe that tells you how to cook a meal, STEPS are recipes that lead you through a series of well-defined steps for conducting a particular (reusable) analysis or modeling pattern for certain aspect of your development process. Your team can reuse or choose the appropriate Wizard in your project from the default set provided by Visual Paradigm.
Your work will be transformed automatically from one step to another. All the transformation is done behind-the-scene. You will get accurate result without any extra configuration and re-work.
All the steps have instructions documented. The instructions do not just guide you through the completion of step but also provides you with tips and additional material in learning about the intent and rationale behind what you are doing.
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In addition to the colors, other notational cues can be used to distinguish between the layers of the framework in ArchiMate. A letter ‘M’, ‘S’, ‘B’, ‘A’, ‘T’, ‘P’, or ‘I’ in the top-left corner of an element can be used to denote a Motivation, Strategy, Business, Application, Technology, Physical, or Implementation & Migration element, respectively.
An example of this notation is depicted in Example below:
Shape Convention in ArchiMate
The standard notation also uses a convention with the shape of the corners of its symbols for different element types, as follows:
• Square corners are used to denote structure elements.
• Round corners are used to denote behavior elements.
• Diagonal corners are used to denote motivation elements.
In many of the example models presented in the ArchiMate Specification, colors are used to distinguish between the layers and extension.
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