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DreamCatcher is collaboration software that brings the right people, information, and tools together to capture clear and accurate Software Requirements. It can help your development and business teams get on the same page to collaborate on software requirements. It is ideally suited for remote teams to get better visibility and clarity.

DreamCatcher is Ideal for Multiple Types of Projects

Whether you are developing a custom application or implementing a packaged software product, DreamCatcher can help you succeed in Agile software development, by reducing your time to market and lowering your implementation costs. When implementing a packaged software product, DreamCatcher can help you manage the requirements for UI configuration as well as Integration Points.

Software product development
Package software implementations
Custom application development
Cloud based SaaS development

Capture Accurate Business Requirements

DreamCatcher is a visual “system of record” for capturing detailed business requirements for your applications, doing away with spreadsheets and word documents. You can capture the visual UI prototypes and the associated business requirements in a tightly integrated manner that removes any ambiguity from the requirements which reduces unnecessary rework and defects.

  • Define very fine-grained acceptance criteria (business rules)
  • Create a hierarchy of business rules using groups, which can have sub-groups
  • Use GIVEN, WHEN, THEN format to specify very concise business requirements for your applications
  • You can also associate specific acceptance criteria with UI widgets
  • Additionally, you can define any custom data fields you wish to capture for your acceptance criteria.

Create Clickable UI Prototypes Visually

DreamCatcher is visual, intuitive and easy to use.  You can define UI requirements with utmost ease by building clickable UI prototypes without any coding. Your business users (such as Business Analysts, SMEs or Product Managers) can drive this process resulting in better business outcomes. You don’t need to hire UI/UX developers simply to build and design prototypes. Because you can create these high-fidelity UI prototypes real-time in a team setting, there is no time wasted, and more importantly everyone is on the same page.

  • Define UI screens visually using intuitive and easy to use tools, no technical skills required!
  • Control the UI look and feel using visual style sheets.
  • Just drag and drop UI widgets and then just arrange them on the screen to get the desired UI layout
  • Capture detailed UI field level requirements as well (such as visibility, editability, enablement, click-actions & much more!)
  • Easily view the recently changed UI widgets with a color coded scheme to identify recent changes

Manage Integrations & Technical Design Visually

DreamCatcher allows you to re-use and standardize design patterns across product features and across products, leading to increased consistency and accuracy. Capture detailed requirements for Integration Points and Integration Interfaces, including data field mapping. You can automatically document the technical architecture of your products accurately, without writing a single document. Now that is a good way to save time while improving your level of documentation!

  • Define and re-use from a centralized library of architectural patterns.
  • Apply and re-use architectural patterns for consistency.
  • Automatically generate design documents for product features and integration interfaces (APIs).
  • Automatically generate Enterprise Integration Architecture diagrams that are always up-to-date
  • Define Integration Points and Interfaces visually which helps improve visibility and communication.
  • Capture detailed requirements for interface data fields including data mapping between source and target systems

Engage Your Employees With Audio-Video Playback

DreamCatcher introduces an innovative feature that will dramatically improve how product feature requirements are communicated & understood by your team. This exciting new feature is sure to bring more fun and creativity to your work environment. It is also an excellent way of generating training material automatically from your product requirements, and for conducting sales demos to your customers. If you have remote or distributed teams working on your products, this is a great way to get everyone on the same page!

  • Improve how requirements are communicated and understood by your team.
  • Reduce re-work from poorly documented and ambiguous requirements.
  • Create a more fun working environment for your teams, improving employee engagement
  • Educate and train your staff, customers and partners on new product features.
  • With remote teams, because face to face time is hard to get, this will deliver a better collaborative experience.

Manage the Agile Process Visually

DreamCatcher helps you manage the Agile software development through visual project management that is driven directly from the product requirements and design. DreamCatcher can automatically generate and estimate the tasks, allowing your scrum masters to focus more managing delivery risk and less on manual, tedious tasks that do not add value. A visually driven Agile process makes it a snap for your team to locate items and update status on their tasks! DreamCatcher also provides fine-grained burndown charts down to individual task level details.

  • Automate the task generation process by using custom templates allowing to customize what tasks are created
  •  Create valuable fine-grained burndown charts down to individual task and user story level.
  • Manage your blockers visually and improve visibility.
  • Effectively manage your project with dynamic and rich project dashboards.
  • Automatically estimate tasks using a number of estimation methods, giving you increased efficiency, consistency, accuracy and transparency.

Manage Product Roadmaps Visually

DreamCatcher helps you manage your Product Features (often requested by sales teams, customers, employees, partners etc.) by visually depicting them against a timeline.  You can prioritize and schedule feature requests and manage the road map.  You can also plan effort estimates, duration and your resource capacity needs against the timeline using interactive graphs. It will help you save valuable time using the automation features.

  • Prioritize and plan features against your product road map timeline.
  • Just drag and drop features to adjust the timeline.
  • Group the features by theme, component, priority and status.
  • Visually manage your project resource needs with dynamic and interactive charts for capacity planning.
  • Automatically generate color coded quarterly status report for the features on the roadmap.
  • Export your roadmaps to PowerPoint, Excel or Image file format.
  • Define OKR’s (Objectives & Key Results) at company level and tie them to features.

Improve Software Quality

DreamCatcher automatically generates test cases from requirements and helps you manage defects “side-by-side” with the product requirements resulting in improved visibility and traceability. The innovative features of DreamCatcher allow you to visualize the defects overlaid on the UI requirements – a great way to improve visibility and reduce ambiguity!

  • Automatically generate functional test cases from requirements (happy path, unit test cases and end-to-end test cases) saving significant amount of time for your test teams, while improving the accuracy and coverage of test cases.
  • Manage defects “side-by-side” with requirements, improving visibility and traceability.
  • Automatically generate Selenium Test Automation scripts from requirements saving significant time for your test teams.

How is DreamCatcher different from the other market offerings?

DreamCatcher offers a number of unique features not available in most of the competitive product offerings in the market.  We offer a truly collaborative, integrated Agile suite with capabilities such as process visualization, high-fidelity mock ups, interactive UI widgets, extensive document export, automated test case generation to name just a few of the unique features. DreamCatcher’s audio-video playback of User Stories is a truly unique and exciting feature that is sure to engage and enhance productivity of your Agile teams

 

DreamCatcher is an integrated Agile suite that can be used concurrently by the entire Agile team. It is not a point product used just for creating UI mockups, like some of the competitive products. You can manage not only the UI requirements, but also Technical Design, Agile Project management, Defects and more.

 

 

 DreamCatcher helps your define Visual Process Flows associated with each of the Product Features.  Each step of the process flow also has associated UI Mockup, Business Rules, Technical Design and more. You can also visually set up any Integration Points (APIs) with other applications and services.

Product Differentiators for DreamCatcher

 

 DreamCatcher lets you create high-fidelity UI prototypes that remove ambiguity from your requirements. You can create a “look and feel” that is very close to your desired Look and Feel for your Product. This leaves very little room for mis-interpretation and uncertainty to creep in.

 

 The UI prototypes contain Widgets that have some interactive capability. You can click on buttons to navigate to other pages. You can click on Drop downs to see the drop down values. Check Boxes and Radio Buttons can be clicked on to change selection state.  This interactivity of the UI Widgets is an essential element of defining the desired User Experience and Look and Feel for your product. It helps you build the right product for your customers.

 

DreamCatcher supports Rich Graph Widgets (Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Line Charts, Donut Charts) for defining UI Mockups that require Graphical Widgets, as is the case in many of the business applications built today that have rich requirements for Dashboards and Reports. These Graph Widgets can be fully customized to achieve the style and content desired.

 

DreamCatcher allows you to document the design and requirements for Integration Points – how your Product talks to other applications or services using API’s. You can also define the Business Rules and Data Fields associated with each of the Interfaces in these Integration Points. 

 

 DreamCatcher supports documenting acceptance criteria (Business Rules) using a structured approach (instead of using Excel documents).  Business Rules are an important dimension of Business Application requirements and the ability to define and track them “side by side” with UI Requirements improves the business context and lets your define the business requirements with more clarity.

 

 

DreamCatcher can automatically generate the key documents for you such as the Business Requirements Document (BRD) or Design Documents.  This saves a significant amount of time for your team and lets you focus on what matters most.  Its a big win for Agile teams that don’t want to spend a lot of time and effort on documenting requirements and design.  You can also automatically generate a detailed Product User Guide – a feature that is sure to save you a lot of time and effort!

DreamCatcher is Intuitive and Easy to Use

DreamCatcher Agile Studio is completely visually driven – replacing Word and Excel documents. You define your product features as visual workflows, and your UI screens visually using easy to use tools. You also define Integration Points and Interfaces using a visual approach, making it easy for non-technical users to define these requirements. DreamCatcher is easy to navigate and use – reducing the learning curve for your Agile teams, and making your teams much more productive.

Visual and intuitive integration

DreamCatcher is Collaborative

DreamCatcher Agile Studio enables the entire Agile team to communicate and collaborate on the product features. Multiple users can work concurrently on the same features – business analysts and product managers can define the product requirements visually (including process workflows, UI screens and widgets, business rules). Architects can define architectural design patterns and use them consistently in the product features. Developers and testers can view and understand the product requirements. Scrum Masters can manage the Agile project management. Production support can use the Customer Issues portal to manage customer field issues. Team members can participate in discussions around the product features and design. DreamCatcher automatically generates Email notifications so you are always in the loop. Audio-video playback of User Stories is a great way to improve collaboration between the business and engineering teams, as well as between remote and distributed teams. This encourages sharing of ideas and enables innovation.

Collaborative development

DreamCatcher is Automated

DreamCatcher Agile Studio helps you increase your team efficiency through a number of automated activities. You can automatically generate requirements documents and design documents using DreamCatcher – this is a great time saver for Business Analysts, Product Managers and Developers. Not only does this save time, it also improves the accuracy of these documents. You can also automatically generate Test Cases from requirements – saving significant time for the test team. The time savings from DreamCatcher’s automation is a major contributor for a good ROI on your investment in Agile software development. Automation allows your Agile teams to focus on higher value added activities – activities that lead to improved product features and innovation. DreamCatcher will also automatically generate tasks from requirements – a tremendous time saver for scrum masters. DreamCatcher can also automatically estimate tasks from requirements – using a number of estimation methods that you can choose from. This is not only a great time saver, but it also improves the consistency and accuracy of estimates.

Automated activities

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