Chapter 15. Realizing the Vision

Today many organizations lose productivity because their workers find it difficult to find, use, and share the information they need. Software developers build solutions to try to reduce this loss. However, by not incorporating their applications into tools familiar to the user, they can often increase user workload.

Consider a solution that helps educators generate and track student learning plans. A developer may read the requirements for standardization, compliance, and promotion of best practices, and as a result deliver a Windows application that provides the teachers with a wizard that stores the plans in a central database. This solution would standardize the plans and provide a vehicle for enforcing regulations ...

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