A user develops a solution by using SPACE and uses her
own time and staff to enhance/customize the solution. This is especially
suited for users who are experts in the field and/or have access to local
Traditional Scenario: Consultants and
systems professionals spend a great deal of time and effort (60 to 70%)
defining the problem, analyzing the problem, and preparing a rough
solution sketch based on discussions with the customers.
SAAS Scenario: the user defines the project (S1) and
quickly analyzes and creates well documented plans and solution sketches
by using SPACE (S2, S3). If the user is an expert, then the user reviews
and refines the results. Otherwise, the user asks a local
expert/consultant to review and refine the documents.
The proposed scenario
heavily relies on patterns and can be used to deliver consulting services to
remotely located customers. The major benefits are:
• A dramatic decrease in
time (about 60-70%), cost and failure rate.
• It can be used by businesses and governments to receive quality consulting
services and educational support anywhere in the world.
• The capabilities of the system improve rapidly as more and better enriched
patterns are added.
• Best practices and industry standards are embedded in patterns and are
thus available to all users immediately.
• Provides continuous education and life long learning for the user
community because the system is always updated with latest best practices,
technology solutions, case studies, policies, etc.