Saturday, 18 July 2015

Object Definition Capture

I launched my 2nd app last week, which is a free app; so Id like to take the opportunity in this newsletter to do a bit of self promotion. Hopefully my readers will like this free app.

I don't want to send you to sleep but I'd like to tell you a short story.

In every company Ive worked in so far Product Owners, Business Analysts etc often have different styles of capturing requirements and recording them. Unfortunately often is the case that  requirements are not captured accurately or completely. The net affect is that the developer or administrator does not produce what is expected and the tester is not sure of what to test. The developers and administrators have to have additional multiple meetings until the full requirements are captured completely and recorded, which results in a lot of wasted time.
This frequently occurs when capturing requirements for objects and fields, but this should be the easiest of all types of requirements to capture because the number of different permutations that could be captured in the requirements is actually finite, unlike that of a code related project.

So I decided to create an app that would solve 4 main issues when capturing requirements for Objects and Fields.

                                    Capture object and field requirements in a consistent way for all Product Owners, Business Analysts
                                   Save time for Product Owners and Business Analysts when capturing requirements
                                   Developers and testers are given a consistent approach and so requirements are easily understood

                                  Product Owners and Business Analysts accurately capture all relevant requirements

15 companies have already installed my app in just 4 days since it was launched.

You need to add your org to Remote Site Settings, so if your org is say, you would add this URL to Remote Site Settings. The bold part is the part which will be different for your Salesforce org.

Another benefit that the app could provide for you is that it will find all the Report Types and Page Layouts that you have in your system and enter them into 2 Custom Objects. You may be able to use this data for other purposes.

I hope you find the app beneficial.

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