now that brainshare is over and has been a huge success, the designer team is back finding out whatelse you, elvis ah… our customer, the king, may need most in the near future.
whereas the main goal for designer 1.0 and 1.1 was to enable you to do all the configuration tasks you had been doing in imanager until then, our focus has now changed a little. i’d like to share with you some of our thoughts and methodology how we discover new features that we need to integrate into designer.
when a company decides to investigate an identity management solution, it usually starts a long and sometimes hairy process. roughly, this process is defining the business case, developing the solution, then implementing/deploying and finally maintaining and monitoring the solution.
in the past novell covered exactly the development part of this process. we think that designer can do more than just configuration and development. we want to support the whole process:
as you can see, we cover already quite a bit of the whole process, but we know we can do even more. we want to accompany you from the first day in your project until the last day of that project and even beyond into the maintenance phase.
let us know what you think of this approach. do we meet your expectations this way?