Visual software diagnostics
Visualisation is a powerful method for communication, especially in cross-disciplinary communication with various stakeholders, as in operations.
Many software development tools already provide some visualisations, but integrated views that combine data from several sources are still at research prototype level. The VISDOM project will develop new types of visualisations that utilise and merge data from several data sources in modern DevOps development. The aim is to provide simple “health check” visualisations about the state of the development process, software and use.
Visdom is an ITEA3 Project
Visualization using several data sources
DevOps projects typically use number of tools and many of these tools include visualization components. One of the unique innovations of VISDOM project is to create new visualizations that utilize data from several tools.
New types of visualization, health-check metaphor: EKG, blood-pressure, pulse, X-ray
For example EKG: Software projects typically include various repeating tasks and iterations, such as sprints or delivery cycles. Such phenomena can be shown as repeating visual patterns, similar to the rises and falls of an EKG curve. Problems will be quick and easy to spot as variations in the patterns and especially difference between planned and real state. Based on our earlier research we assume that under such conditions the status of a development organization can be efficiently monitored by following repeated graphical patterns. In the VISDOM project we plan to create both research prototypes and industry-relevant implementations of this concept.
The project creates a configurable dashboard concept that can have different content and views to different stakeholders. This concept has been visualized in below. We will also create prototype dashboards for the pilots, and the companies may exploit these dashboards by integrating them in their current and future development support tools. A dashboard is not necessarily just for direct presentation of data, but it can also include diagnostics tool and help the stakeholders to investigate possible problems in their projects.
VISDOM Roadmap Tool helps the project’s product owner (PO) to visualize business value impact of added future features, and ease planning of the upcoming product version. VISDOM roadmap visualizations are based on expert evaluations and collaboration, so that the chosen roadmap always represents authentic wishes and needs for the product.
When we talk about a roadmap in this context, we talk about product planning. More specifically, planning upcoming product de…
6/4/2020, Visdom Admin
We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website. Visit us at iteavisdom.org to receive news and publications related to the ITEA3 VISDOM project!
J. Tan, D. Feitosa, P. Avgeriou
Information and Software Technology (in press)
D. Sas, P. Avgeriou, I. Pigazzini, F. Arcelli
Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (in press)
M. Soliman, P. Avgeriou, Y. Li
Information and Software Technology, Volume 139, 2021
M. Soliman, M. Galster, P. Avgeriou
European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2021), LNCS vol 12857. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86044-8_8
The VISDOM project’s open source software contributions have been collected into Github.