Frequently Asked Questions

You will find here answers to the most frequent questions asked about Macroscope. Don’t hesitate to contact our Support Center for any additional question.

Questions on the Methodology

Does the product offer distinct processes or roadmaps supporting multiple project scenarios?

Yes. Specialized processes or paths of Solution Delivery (Solution) provide distinct roadmaps for the development of new systems, the customization and implementation of commercial packages, Agile projects, the accelerated development of solutions, as well as the support, maintenance, operation, and enhancement of existing systems.

How does the methodology support project right-sizing? Could I customize it by project size? In other words, does product support the creation of custom roadmaps?

Macroscope allows customization of the work reference model for the specific needs of a project. A Work Reference Model is a standard approach, method, or path used by the organization to deliver specific types of projects. Ultimately, the objective of the work reference model is to establish process commonality across the organization, to benefit from common practices in project delivery.

Elements of the work reference model that can be customized include activities, deliverables, processes, roles and responsibilities.  The Path Adaptation technique included in Macroscope guides the adaptation of the work reference model to the project’s needs. There is a default documentation structure within Macroscope that can be tailored or set up by specific project types.  This enables quick project start-ups.

Does your methodology support Iterative and incremental development?

Yes. All the solution delivery processes supports iterative development.

Does your product support commercial package, COTS (Commercial off-the-shelf) and NDI (non-developmental item) integration?

Yes. The Package Solution Delivery path is specially designed to support commercial packages or COTS and every paths take into account NDI integration.

Does your methodology cover requirements elicitation, specification and management?

Yes. Macroscope covers the entire spectrum of requirements.

  • Business and operational requirements (Vision and Architecture)
  • Solution requirements including functional, non-functional requirements and constraint (Architecture and Solution)
  • Management and project requirement (Project)

Macroscope also provides requirement elicitation techniques including approaches and know-how.

Is your methodology compatible with the BABOK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge)?

Yes. Business analysis competencies are an integral part of Macroscope and are called upon at various levels, depending on the scope of the engagement. Macroscope covers many of the concepts, tasks and techniques presented in the BABOK® Guide, albeit structured differently, with sometimes different names, and with different levels of granularity.

I’m a business analyst: does Macroscope propose a structured processes and activities to help me in my role?

Macroscope has a business analysis discipline including a high-level mapping between BABOK® and Macroscope process domains. In that discipline, Moreover, Macroscope prescribes a process or an order in which tasks are performed.

Questions on the Product

Can Macroscope be accessed from our corporate intranet?

Macroscope is a web application which can be installed on any web server, intranet or internet. Once installed, Macroscope web site would be available to all of your users who has accessed to the server.

Macroscope is also available online without any need for local installation. In such mode, Macroscope is available from Internet and secured through an authenticated service.