The stage of board management software is characterized by the emergence of a new company on the market, the search for like-minded people interested in the development of this business.
The Main Advantages of the Board Management Software
Board management software is, firstly, a set of processes of circulation and processing of information and, secondly, a description of these processes. The objects of processing and circulation are information, data. Technological routes and scenarios of information processing processes can be used as part of the descriptions.
The schedule of events presented in the project schedule is built on the basis of key milestones, which are determined by the requirements of the business and corporate regulations. For example, it may be necessary to take into account corporate events or holidays that fall on the period of the project, determine the timing of installation and configuration of hardware and software in accordance with the schedule for their delivery, tie the delivery date of the project as a whole or any of its stages to key events (start sales season, mergers, shareholders’ meetings, etc.).
By using the board management software, the following is achieved:
- Management of interaction between members of the project team, coordination with senior management.
- Identification of potential problems in advance to find the cheapest and most effective ways to solve them.
- Assistance to the contractor’s and customer’s specialists in planning the time of their employees’ participation on the project in order to foresee vacations, holidays, and other schedule conflicts in advance.
- A clear calculation of the necessary resources of the customer and the contractor to solve the assigned tasks, control of responsibility – who is responsible for what tasks, and what resources are involved.
- Formalization of the procedure for delivery and acceptance of work results.
The Process of Organizing Board Management Software
As part of this stage of the board management software, it is necessary to determine the needs of each of the groups of potential users of the system. Determining functional needs involves a series of interviews conducted by members of the project team with managers and employees of various departments of the company.
When organizing the board management software in the operating system, the so-called “blackboard” style is used, when the interaction of individual software modules occurs through some global database, called a “blackboard”. The information posted on the “blackboard” is publicly available for all modules, control mechanisms, and newly added modules. Modules interact only through the blackboard in an indirect way. Indirect interaction reduces the number of communication interfaces that must be supported among the interacting modules.
When the board management software is operating, the modules are executed in multi-program mode with priority service and with the possibility of preemption. The allocation of priorities and methods of execution of various software modules allows flexible allocation of processor time between different modules, which allows keeping within the established time limits. It also allows you to free up a part of the processor time of the microprocessor, which will, if necessary, increase the functionality of the device.
At this stage, specialists do not try to build a detailed design of the system, but simply identify the key functional requirements and prioritize the importance and complexity of implementation for each of the requirements. They also try to identify the most effective ways to achieve their customer relationship management goals. The challenge is not just to migrate existing processes to a new platform, but also to find ways to improve their work through the use of new technologies and system functions.