Systems, Releases and Items

Management tool for modeling hierarchical processes in production environments.

 

SRI is a single rooted hierarchy that extends three levels deep. This is a simple yet surprisingly powerful structure. A SRI database is composed of one or more stored SRI hierarchies.  SRI is intended to model processes that contain dependent elements that ultimately make up a completed unit. SRI then allows the state of any number of processes to be tracked and stored for trending analysis and reporting.

Key Benefits

*       A multi-user, portable database schema supported by any Microsoft ADO provider.

*       Database objects bound to a client view.  As the SRI hierarchy is modified in a client or the database, each is synchronized to reflect the current state of the hierarchy.

*       The ability to access different SRI databases from the same client.

*       Item aging through three ascending threshold magnitudes.  Each element in the hierarchy can be assigned an individual threshold model.  Each threshold can have different ranges assigned before breaching adjacent thresholds.

*       Hierarchy security varying by Owner and Admin roles.

*       A user configurable, built-in reporting engine.

*       The ability to export the data to external formats such as Microsoft Excel.

*       Run time instrumentation and monitoring.  An Administrator can use SRI to set up automatic monitoring of the SRI database and its connected clients.  Programmable monitor filters can trap unattended alarms and events and initiate automatic actions.

*       Online System Administration providing the ability to configure global parameters as well as maintain individual SRI clients on a running system (much more planned for Release 2).

*       Highly generalized source code modules that lend themselves towards rapid site customizations.  Contact Morning Glory Technologies for more details on leasing SRI sources.

 

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SRI is intended to model processes that contain dependent elements that ultimately make up a completed unit.

SRI GYR (Green/Yellow/Red) Reporting Engine.

 

Overview

 

SRI is a single rooted hierarchy that extends three levels deep.  This is a simple yet surprisingly powerful structure.  There can only be one starting point for any SRI hierarchy.  Each hierarchy branch terminates after a maximum of two levels.  The following figure illustrates the SRI hierarchy:

Systems

Releases

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Release

Items

Items

A single System starts the hierarchy.  It is composed of an arbitrary number of Releases each of which is composed of an arbitrary number of Items.  Typically, this architecture is used to represent current time at the start of each hierarchy (a System) that is made of preceding Releases and Items.  This does not always need to be the case however and the structure can be thought of as not having any particular time direction at all.

 

A SRI database is composed of one or more stored SRI hierarchies.  SRI is intended to model processes that contain dependent elements that ultimately make up a completed unit.  SRI then allows the state of any number of processes to be tracked and stored for trending analysis and reporting. 

 

Some possible SRI scenarios include:

*       Assembly and manufacturing activities where complete units are made up of custom components each needing different tracking requirements.

*       Aging applications that report on pending operations such as Account Receivables or Billing Systems.  SRI could be used to create a pending Item and then arrange for that item to transit through different thresholds with time.

*       Software development organizations that build applications made of chronological releases.  SRI can measure and store each point in a given Codeset life cycle from development, testing and production support.

*       A Field Service Operations Center dispatching Field Engineers to remote sites.  SRI will keep a history of past problem resolutions as well as quantify the current overall maintenance effort.

*       Etc

 SRI User`s Guide