Master Software Delivery Using Simulation

A platform for the discovery, analysis, and design of software delivery systems

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Improve Software Delivery Systems

Software delivery simulation facilitates great ideation, clear stakeholder communications, and data-driven continuous improvement

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Developers

Build more great stuff

  • Identify opportunities for administrative task reduction
  • Streamline status updates and information flows
  • Connect features and bug fixes to product and company outcomes
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Production Engineers

Design great paths to production

  • Improve the flow of resources across delivery tools and environments
  • Develop a proactive approach to "non-happy-path" delivery scenarios
  • Leverage tactical insights for system transformations and migrations
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Managers

Enable great teams

  • Solidify understanding of value creation and delivery systems
  • Capture complex tool landscapes in easy-to-understand flow diagrams
  • Identify the highest ROI system improvement opportunities

Learn how to use the simulator

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Adopt a Multifaceted Approach

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Past, Present, and Future

Investigate the current software delivery system, the next iteration of the system, and the ideal system

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Multiple Levels of Insight

Generate insights at multiple levels by modeling software delivery execution, control, and planning

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Better Knowledge Capture

Alleviate document overload by capturing knowledge in models

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A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.

— Frank Herbert

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Navigate to the Simulator page, request an access link, and use the access link to get started. Please contact us if this process takes more than 2 minutes.

Not right now, but we are evaluating this possibility. It’s not a trivial change, particularly since the application uses a proprietary diagram library.

No. The modeling and simulation is done in a code-free user interface. Business process modeling knowledge can be helpful, but is not necessary.

Yes and no. If you have a deep knowledge of simulation engineering, then the Software Delivery Simulator can be viewed as having the following benefits and drawbacks.

Software Delivery Simulator Benefits:

  • Reduced (massively) time and money required to build the simulation
  • Verified and tested simulation constructions
    • We handle the verification, you handle the validation
  • More intuitive knowledge capture and improved communication of results, via the graphical user interface
  • Easier reuse of templates and patterns for modeling software delivery
  • High simulation environment portability (web browser vs. a local IDE)
  • Baked-in best practices around simulation construction

Software Delivery Simulator Drawbacks:

  • Reduced (massively) flexibility of simulations
  • Limited ability to work on, or run, simulations offline
  • Limitations to customization and extensibility
  • Inability to use CLI utilities to wrap, control, and orchestrate simulation work
  • Less performant simulation execution (in some cases)
  • Lack of low-level explainability

The application itself can present well in screenshares and presentations, but you can also generate image files. We may add additional export formats in the future.

Please detail your request in an email, and send it to community@nodematic.com.

No. Not at this time.

No. The simulator uses common, open formats for import and export. However, automation and integration with external tools is not directly supported.

Discrete event. This formalism can encapsulate discrete time and continuous time (with numerical methods) formalisms. If you have never heard of these before, that is not a problem. Using the simulator does not require working knowledge of these formalisms.

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If you see any issues or have any recommendations, please send us an email. community@nodematic.com