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Customer Journey Mapping

Customer Journey Mapping is emerging as a powerful Customer Experience (CX) tool. It facilitates the studying of customer experience by visualizing customers' thoughts and feelings through the touchpoints, which are the points of interaction that might alter the way the customers feel about a product, brand, business or service.

Customer Journey Mapping Tool
  • Trace between Touchpoints, Customer Thoughts and Ideas

    Establish traceability

    Customer journey can shed light on product strategies, which typically composes by a number of inter-related levels: such as Action, Thinking, Feeling and so on. Visual Paradigm automatically maintain the traceability you've established among them.

    CJM document generation

    Doc. Composer enables you to output the data in a journey map with different orders and orientations. You can print a comprehensive journey map report either in column or row-based format in just a few clicks.

  • Scalable and Customizable

    Scalable and Customizable

    Customer Journey Maps can serve many purposes, and as a result, they come in a wide variety of forms. Visual Paradigm provides a great deal of customization options that allow you to develop a Customer Journey Map that serve your business needs and preferences.

    Styled map

    Styled map

    Besides the look and feel of the traditional Customer Journey Map consisting of touchpoints, customer thinking/feeling and ideas of improvements, items can be formatted as labels, bullet points and number lists.

On-Demand Model ETL

Design your desirable views of model data in a tabular form for bulk-view/edit/prioritize/visualize using Model ETL big data technology.

On-Demand Model ETL
  • Extract(E): Get a Bird-Eye View of Modeling Artifacts

    Extract(E): Get a Bird-Eye View of Modeling Artifacts

    The ETL engine reads and analyzes a specified type of modeling artifacts and extract the desirable information into a models-to-properties table; giving a summarized view of the model elements which could otherwise be scattered all over the diagram and property windows.

  • Transform(T): Consolidated List for Block Manipulation

    The transform function facilitates the editing and/or conversion of the acquired data into the desired state. With the ETL Table, you can perform mass editing on multiple modeling artifacts quickly and accurately. For example, extract a list of use cases from a diagram to form an ETL Table, go over the use cases, and then determine their importance with clients and adjust their priority accordingly in one shot!

  • Load(L): Visualize Models in Other Forms

    The load function writes the resulting data to a target format such as, table, chart or other visual formats. For example, form a separate diagram for use cases with high priority according to the ETL table.

  • Printable ETL Table for Annotation Purposes

    The ETL Table can also be used as a resizable and moveable table legend within the diagram pane. You can even create multiple ETL Tables which associates with different kinds of models and criteria. The combination of the model (or diagrams) with the annotated tables side-by-side provides a more precise and informative representation for readers.

Tailoring Just-in-Time Process with Custom Diagrams

Process tailoring is always essential since one size really can't fit all. The Just-in-Time Process Map supports process tailoring by featuring a full set of generic work items that enable the acquisition and storage of diagrams and text throughout a custom process. Simply drag the work items you need from the gallery to the process map. Process workers can then perform the action required during process execution.

Customer Journey Mapping Tool

Project Management Lifecycle Guide-through

People are experiencing great difficulties in project management due to the steep learning curve and high costs of hiring certified professionals. Visual Paradigm can jumpstart your IT project management at minimal costs by providing unique lifecycle guide-through processes, ensuring all the help and guidance you need to stay competitive.

Project Management Lifecycle Guide-through
  • Full Project Management Lifecycle Navigator

    Full Project Management Lifecycle Navigator

    Overview the entire project management process with Lifecycle Navigator. Drill down into different development phases to manage and collaborate with your team with auto guide-through process. Kickstart your IT projects with the process guide-through approach with no hassle!

    Step-by-step action items

    The overview navigator enables users to drill-down to each activity. These activities will then be broken down into manageable steps.

  • Form-filling deliverable composer

    Form-filling deliverable composer

    No need to worry about the deadline anymore! Visual Paradigm's unique guide-through process helps your team perform essential analysis, and gather the essential information for incrementally composing, storing and achieving the deliverables. Get things done by simply following the guide-through process.

    Progress monitoring

    As your team advances and completes the work from one activity to another, you can monitor the progress as the development proceed.

  • Incremental update of project data

    Incremental update of project data

    Information gathered or deliverables developed will be archived in a configurable virtual cabinet classified under different categories. Relevant deliverables will be automatically embedded as input references for the subsequently development activities as needed, when they need to be refined, touching-up and updating.

    Save time and keep your work consistent with data lookup

    Save time and keep your work consistent with data lookup

    We account for your need to re-use data, like stakeholder information, by allowing you to retrieve the definition needed at any moment; keeping your process data accurate and up-to-date throughout the entire project management lifecycle.

  • Experience the entire process with Guide-Tour

    Experience the entire process with Guide-Tour

    A complete out-of-the-box case study is ready for you to experience the entire guide-through process by moving step-by-step, jumping or skipping specific steps within the standard process.

    Project's complexity assessment

    Project's complexity assessment

    There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to Project Management. Knowing your project's complexity helps determine the activities and deliverables to be accomplished. In the Guide-Through process we provide a questionnaire that helps you to determine the project complexity in a systematic way.

Specialized project schemes that determine process activities and deliverables

Select a management process out of the 4 choices, based on your project's complexity obtained by answering the Project Complexity Questionnaire.

  • Identification Phase
    • Project Proposal
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Risk Assessment
    • Project Complexity Assessment
  • Initiation Phase
    • Project Charter
    • Project Complexity Assessment (Revised)
  • Planning Phase
    • Project Plan
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Project Schedule
    • Resource Plan
    • Staffing Plan
    • Budget Plan
    • Project Performance Plan
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Risk Register
    • Change and Configuration Management Plan
    • Procurement Plan
    • Communications Plan
    • Quality and IV&V Plan
  • Execution and Control Phase
    • Status Report
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Procurement Documents
    • Procurement Log
    • Risks Register
    • Issues Log
    • Change Control Request
    • Change Request Log
    • User Acceptance Report
  • Closeuot Phase
    • Lessons Learned
    • Project Closeout Report
  • Identification Phase
    • Project Proposal
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Risk Assessment
    • Project Complexity Assessment
  • Initiation Phase
    • Project Charter
    • Project Complexity Assessment (Revised)
  • Planning Phase
    • Project Plan
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Project Schedule
    • Budget Plan
    • Project Performance Plan
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Risk Register
    • Change and Configuration Management Plan
    • Procurement Plan
    • Communications Plan
    • Quality and IV&V Plan
  • Execution and Control Phase
    • Status Report
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Procurement Documents
    • Procurement Log
    • Risks Register
    • Issues Log
    • User Acceptance Report
  • Closeuot Phase
    • Lessons Learned
    • Project Closeout Report
  • Identification Phase
    • Project Proposal
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Risk Assessment
    • Project Complexity Assessment
  • Initiation Phase
    • Project Charter
    • Project Complexity Assessment (Revised)
  • Planning Phase
    • Project Plan
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Project Schedule
    • Budget Plan
    • Project Performance Plan
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Risk Register
    • Procurement Plan
    • Communications Plan
    • Quality and IV&V Plan
  • Execution and Control Phase
    • Status Report
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Procurement Documents
    • Procurement Log
    • Risks Register
    • Issues Log
    • User Acceptance Report
  • Closeout Phase
    • Lessons Learned
    • Project Closeout Report
  • Identification Phase
    • Project Proposal
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Risk Assessment
    • Project Complexity Assessment
  • Initiation Phase
    • Project Charter
    • Project Complexity Assessment (Revised)
  • Planning Phase
    • Project Plan
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Project Schedule
  • Execution and Control Phase
    • Status Report
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Procurement Documents
    • Procurement Log
  • Closeout Phase
    • Lessons Learned

Strategic Planning with BMM Guided-through

Successful enterprises are aware of change and often need to develop business plans to manage change from time to time. The OMG BMM provides an excellent framework to understand and communicate the motivation behind changes and for developing and defining business plans with minimal effort. It can be tailored to suit enterprises of all sizes. BMM Guide-Through process automates the entire development process for your team from analyzing, planning and to query of the model information of the BMM. Report generation is yet another essential features for enhancing your team communication.

Business Motivation Model (BMM) Guided-through
  • Strategic Planning Guided Through

    Strategic Planning Guided Through

    The generic Guide-Through process assists you in developing a Business Motivation Model that aids strategic planning. By following the process step-by-step, the core elements of strategic planning will be identified and automatically archived in the Documentation Cabinet.

    Baseline-First, Target-First

    There are two approaches of strategic planning with the BMM Guide-Through process.

    Baseline-first: Go through a discovery phase of the current business state, then identify problem areas and come up with a target state elaborated from the current state.

    Target-first: Starts by assessing the problem areas and opportunities. Shape the business based on the result of assessment.

  • Incremental Identification of Motivation Elements

    Incremental Identification of Motivation Elements

    An enterprise has a "reason to be", expressed as a set of Ends (what an enterprise wants to be) and Means (what to do in order to become what it wants to be) elements. Not only does the Guide-Through process allows you to identify and document all BMM elements, it also allows relating these elements and keeping the consistency of data through the reusability support. Example usage: selection of the Objective(s) that a Tactic aim to achieve.

    Automatic Visualization of Traceability

    Automatic Visualization of Traceability

    The BMM elements are inter-related (e.g. Goal amplifies Vision). With the automatic visualization feature, you can generate ArchiMate diagrams that depict the traceability among BMM elements.

  • Generate Strategic Planning Documents

    Generate Strategic Planning Documents

    Generate BMM documents for the communication of strategic plans. The BMM Guide-Through process comes with 8 pre-defined document templates.

    Pick-up Quickly with the Help of Samples

    Pick-up Quickly with the Help of Samples

    No prior learning is required because you are guided through the process with instructions and samples.

  • Deliverables Auto-Archived

    Deliverables Auto-Archived

    As you progresses phase by phase and works have been done step-by-step incrementally, the information will be collected from your work in background in forming different business plans documents, known as deliverables. All these deliverables will be generated, versioned and archived in a well categorized Deliverable Repository.

    Workflow Management for Process Activities

    Workflow Management for Process Activities

    Work collaboratively by dispatching process activities as tasks to different stakeholders, through Tasifier, the Task Management tool.

Revamped TOGAF ADM Process Navigator

A complete TOGAF ADM guide-through process, with the support of work breakdown structure, better data transformation capability and compliance checklists.

Revamped TOGAF ADM Process Navigator
  • From Preliminary phase, until phase H

    From Preliminary to Phase H

    Now, Visual Paradigm supports the entire TOGAF ADM cycle, from phase A to H. Depending on your needs, some teams might want to strictly complete the entire process from the Preliminary phase to phrase H (Change Management), while the others might want to complete only the core activities up to phase E.

    Identify work packages with Work Breakdown Structure

    You can now create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in visualizing the breakdown of project activities and identifying work packages. Work packages will be automatically extracted from the structure. You just need to fill in the definition of work packages in creating a full work package portfolio.

  • Improved data transformation and model traceability

    Improved data transformation and model traceability

    Most of the tools in the market provide a tree directory for managing the form filling process but that creates a lot of data inconsistency in copying and updating of data among different deliverables. Visual Paradigm helps you transcribe and transform the relevant information among deliverables automatically to ensure the information's traceability and consistency.

    Comprehensive Compliance Checklists

    Periodical reviews the compliance of implementation projects. Providing a mechanism to ensure that the design and implementation is proceeding as planned as well as being on the right track. We have included 8 built-in compliance checklists, with over 170 check items that cover a wide range of typical questions that may be used in conducting compliance reviews for your projects.

Just-in-Time Process Map

Develop custom processes for your team, regardless of its integrated use of EA and project management templates!

Just-in-Time Process Map
  • One size doesn't fit all? Now you're the 'process tailor'

    One size doesn't fit all? Now you're the 'process tailor'

    Some organizations might have developed a custom process of EA or has a project management in-place, or has the need to integrate several processes to fit their own needs. Moreover, projects with different natures might require some customization in order to remain the agility of an organization. Visual Paradigm's Just-in-Time process map serves this purpose perfectly for you!

    Phase driven, team driven, context driven, or whatever you like

    Choose what drives you

    Just-in-Time Process Map can flexibly accommodate most of the development processes, no matter they are phase driven (like Prince2 or PMBOK), team driven (i.e. by members' roles or capabilities), or even deliverables based and etc.

    Just in-time and just enough

    Just-in-time and just-enough

    The design of a Just-in-Time Process need not to be defined completely up-front. Simply drag in (or remove) more Work Items as your project team moves forward, depending on your own needs in Just-in-time and Just-enough manner, enabling your team to remain agile, regardless of the size and nature of projects.

  • Manage work items in Tasifier - Just-in-Time Process Map

    Manage work items in Tasifier

    You can assign task for each of the work items in the Just-in-Time Process to Tasifier, our task manager, anytime and work collaboratively with your team members.

    Customization of Forms

    Modify the header text in forms to best fit your project. You can also revise the prefix and suffix of content. The changes you made will be reflected in deliverables generated from that form.

Just-in-Time PMBOK Template

Just-in-Time PMBOK Template

PMBOK is one of the most widely used project management frameworks which involves all the knowledge and best practices you need for managing all kinds of projects. Visual Paradigm bundles a set of out-of-the-box PMBOK style templates which contains all the forms, instructions and guidelines you need in project management.

  • Flexible and configurable

    Flexible and configurable

    Create, insert new development phases, drag & drop to add or remove work items and forms into project Just-in-Time. Do your work just-enough without force fitting in a particular process. Our Just-in-time process supports a large collection of forms and work items for your immediate adoption. you can create and insert, drag and drop, add or remove components into your project at different phases just-in-time.

    Form-based process deliverables

    Smart Forms embedded with instructions and samples let your team kick-start a process easily without worrying what needs to be done here and there. The information collected in the forms will be consolidated and summarized in nicely formatted, and yet completely customizable process deliverable.

  • Deliverables generation

    Deliverables generation

    Fill the form and mark it completed, the pre-defined deliverable(s) associated with the form will be automatically generated and archived in the Documentation Cabinet. You can also edit the Word documents generated for the deliverable(s) or design your own deliverables using the Just-in-Time Doc. Composer.

    Deliverables auto-archiving

    Incrementally develop deliverables by completing the forms and work items. Generate deliverables using default deliverables templates or the Just-in-Time Doc. Composer at you own choice. The collaborative work of your team will be automatically classified, versioned, and archived in the Documentation Cabinet.

  • Manage work items in Tasifier - Just-in-Time PMBOK

    Manage work items in Tasifier

    You can assign task for each a task or tasks in the Just-in-Time Process to Tasifier, our Task Manager anytime and work collaboratively with your team members.

    Customization of Forms

    Modify the header text in forms to best fit your project. You can also revise the prefix and suffix of content. The changes you made will be reflected in deliverables generated from that form.

40+ PMBOK pre-defined forms template ready

Just-in-Time Template helps you organize a huge stack of forms, analysis techniques and tools into and manageable and easily accessible methods for project management which streamlines your team's development effort and increases the chance of success for your projects. You can build or customize your own processes and work items to fit specific needs when it is necessary.

  • Project Proposal
  • Stakeholder Register
  • Project Management Plan
  • Requirements Management Plan
  • Scope Management Plan
  • Requirements Documentation
  • Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Project Scope Statement
  • Scope Baseline
  • Schedule Management Plan
  • Activity Attributes
  • Activity List
  • Milestone List
  • Project Schedule Network
  • Activity Resource Requirements
  • Resource Breakdown Resource
  • Activity Duration Estimates
  • Project Calendar
  • Project Schedule
  • Schedule Baseline
  • Cost Management Plan
  • Activity Cost Estimate
  • Cost Baseline
  • Project Funding Requirements
  • Quality Management Plan
  • Process Quality Checklists
  • Product Quality Checklists
  • Quality Metrics
  • Process Management Plan
  • Human Resource Management Plan
  • Communications Management Plan
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Risk Register
  • Change Request
  • Make-or-Buy Decisions
  • Procurement Management Plan
  • Procurement Statement of Work
  • Stakeholder Management Plan
  • Project Status Report
  • Deliverables Status
  • Change Request
  • Project Team Directory
  • Team Performance Assessment
  • Enterprise Environment Factors
  • Procurement Agreement
  • Issue Log
  • Change Request
  • Change Log
  • Earned Value Status Report
  • Lessons Learned

Just-in-Time TOGAF Template

In addition to the Guide-Through lifecycle process for TOGAF ADM, we provide a set of Just-in-Time TOGAF ADM templates for your team to not only follow through a traditional ADM process, but also to customize processes by your own, or even mix and match with different approaches and standards as you needed.

Just-in-Time TOGAF Template
  • Preliminary to H, or not

    Preliminary to H, or not

    Maximize your process flexibility and team's agility with Just-in-Time process. You can omit development phases (e.g. to complete the Preliminary phase and up to phase E), or mix and match with other processes, say, BABOK! All these decisions can be accommodated by the Just-in-Time Process Map without any hassle.

    Self-sufficient work items

    Work Items is a kind of self-sufficient and reusable building block. The scope of a work item is typically a meaningful sequence of work to yield a deliverable or some findings from an analysis, thus enabling your team to work in parallel and maximize your team's productivity.

  • TOGAF ADM with PMBOK

    What about a fusion (say, with PMBOK)?

    Integrating two or more processes is sometimes necessary, for example, EA for architecture development shall be linked with project management process seamlessly when it enters the implementation cycle, and as well as, later on to software development, otherwise, the teams will work in different silos, creating a lot of communication problems. Just-in-Time Process allows the integration of different work items into a single, unified customized process.

    Form-based process deliverables

    Smart Forms embedded with instructions and samples let your team kick-start a process easily without worrying what need to be done here and there. The information collected in the forms will be consolidated and summarized in nice formatted, and yet customizable process deliverables.

  • Deliverables generation

    Deliverables generation

    Fill the form and mark it completed, the pre-defined deliverable(s) associated with the form will be automatically generated and archived in the Documentation Cabinet. You can also edit the Word documents generated for the deliverable(s) or design your own deliverables using the Just-in-Time Doc. Composer

    Deliverables auto-archiving

    Incrementally develop deliverables by completing the forms and work items. Generate deliverables using default deliverables templates or the Just-in-Time Doc. Composer at you own choice. The collaborative work of your team will be automatically classified, versioned, and archived in the Documentation Cabinet.

  • Manage work items in Tasifier - Just-in-Time TOGAF

    Manage work items in Tasifier

    You can assign task for each of the work items in the Just-in-Time Process to Tasifier, our Task Manager anytime and work collaboratively with your team members.

    Customization of Forms

    Modify the header text in forms to best fit your project. You can also revise the prefix and suffix of content. The changes you made will be reflected in deliverables generated from that form.

Just-in-Time Project Management

Just-in-Time Project Management

PMO often find difficulty to formulate project templates and processes which can cater for wide variety of projects and situations. Visual Paradigm bundles a set of best-of-the breed project management templates as a starting point for PM professionals to work with.

  • Customizable Project Management Lifecycle

    Customizable Project Management Lifecycle

    The 4 out-of-the-box template solutions provides maximum coverages for different projects, but yet you are allowed to customize and enhance it by adding or removing some of the work items at your choice.

    Manage work items in Tasifier

    You can assign task for each of the work items in the Just-in-Time Process to Tasifier, our Task Manager anytime and work collaboratively with your team members.

  • Experience the entire process with Guide-Tour

    Experience the entire process with Guide-Tour

    A complete out-of-the-box case study is ready for you to experience of the entire Just-in-Time process by moving step-by-step, jumping or skipping specific steps within standard process template.

    Customization of Forms

    Modify the header text in forms to best fit your project. You can also revise the prefix and suffix of content. The changes you made will be reflected in deliverables generated from that form.

Four levels of support for process complexity

Establish an e-PMO has never been easier with Just-in-Time Project Management, which contains 4 templates for different levels of project complexities.

  • Identification Phase
    • Project Proposal
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Risk Assessment
    • Project Complexity Assessment
  • Initiation Phase
    • Project Charter
    • Project Complexity Assessment (Revised)
  • Planning Phase
    • Project Plan
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Project Schedule
    • Resource Plan
    • Staffing Plan
    • Budget Plan
    • Project Performance Plan
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Risk Register
    • Change and Configuration Management Plan
    • Procurement Plan
    • Communications Plan
    • Quality and IV&V Plan
  • Execution and Control Phase
    • Status Report
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Procurement Documents
    • Procurement Log
    • Risks Register
    • Issues Log
    • Change Control Request
    • Change Request Log
    • User Acceptance Report
  • Closeout Phase
    • Lessons Learned
    • Project Closeout Report
  • Identification Phase
    • Project Proposal
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Risk Assessment
    • Project Complexity Assessment
  • Initiation Phase
    • Project Charter
    • Project Complexity Assessment (Revised)
  • Planning Phase
    • Project Plan
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Project Schedule
    • Budget Plan
    • Project Performance Plan
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Risk Register
    • Change and Configuration Management Plan
    • Procurement Plan
    • Communications Plan
    • Quality and IV&V Plan
  • Execution and Control Phase
    • Status Report
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Procurement Documents
    • Procurement Log
    • Risks Register
    • Issues Log
    • User Acceptance Report
  • Closeout Phase
    • Lessons Learned
    • Project Closeout Report
  • Identification Phase
    • Project Proposal
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Risk Assessment
    • Project Complexity Assessment
  • Initiation Phase
    • Project Charter
    • Project Complexity Assessment (Revised)
  • Planning Phase
    • Project Plan
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Project Schedule
    • Budget Plan
    • Project Performance Plan
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Risk Register
    • Procurement Plan
    • Communications Plan
    • Quality and IV&V Plan
  • Execution and Control Phase
    • Status Report
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Procurement Documents
    • Procurement Log
    • Risks Register
    • Issues Log
    • User Acceptance Report
  • Closeout Phase
    • Lessons Learned
    • Project Closeout Report
  • Identification Phase
    • Project Proposal
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Risk Assessment
    • Project Complexity Assessment
  • Initiation Phase
    • Project Charter
    • Project Complexity Assessment (Revised)
  • Planning Phase
    • Project Plan
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Project Schedule
  • Execution and Control Phase
    • Status Report
    • Meeting Agenda
    • Meeting Minutes
    • Procurement Documents
    • Procurement Log
  • Closeout Phase
    • Lessons Learned

Agile User Story Map

Use Story Map to organize large collection of user stories with ease. Now you can overview, relate and break-down complex software features into manageable user activities, user tasks and epics and subsequently to user stories, synchronizing with multiple sprints for team collaborations.

Agile User Story Map
  • Story Map - Complex product backlog accommodated

    Story Map - Complex product backlog accommodated

    Utilizing our automated agile development process, you can now instantly maximize your team's productivity by sending your story map backlog for development preparation.

    Simplified-Version of Story Map

    Use four-level story map to deal with scaled agile project, while you can always switch it back to the standard three-level story map structure in a few clicks.

  • Sending Multiple Sources of Requirement to Backlog

    Sending Multiple Sources of Requirement to Backlog

    Identify requirements from different sources using wide variety of diagrams by sending them to the story map backlog, enforcing the traceability among software models, regardless of what source diagram where they were sent from.

    User Story Statements

    A user story represents a small piece of business value that a team can deliver in an iteration. User story statements contain a list of simple description of a feature told from the perspective of the person (user or customer) who desires the new capability with a good reason behind it. You can write user story statements under an Epic, and have user stories generated automatically.

  • Effort and risk assessment with Affinity Table

    Effort and risk assessment with Affinity Table

    Estimating user story both in story points and hours at the same time, clear project spike and deal with technology risks in Sprint iteration 0. Seamlessly integrated with story map, and scrum and sprint process

    Story point estimation

    Determine sprint duration, and then drag & drop user stories to the Affinity Table for calculating the estimation instantly. Collaborate and discuss with your team for an agreeable scheme. View the story estimation real-time as you drag the stories along the Affinity Table. Make the estimation process transparent and enjoyable!

  • Configurable Affinity Table

    Configurable Affinity Table

    Dealing with your story estimation with traditional one dimensional affinity table or handling risk at the same time for dealing with project spike issues with 2 dimensional affinity estimation. Everything is configurable for fitting your needs.

    Automated spike management process

    Our affinity table let's you associate a task with spike issues, coexisting in the task pool or the spike list. once the risk issues are cleared, you can reassign the task with realistic estimation.

  • Scrum sprint board

    Scrum sprint board

    Edit, prioritize and label user stories with easy by drag & drop GUI. Manage and organize stories with epics and assign them to multiple active sprints Synchronize stories with story map and task manager in real-time.

    Multiple working sprints

    Visual Paradigm now supports multiple sprints for parallel team software development within the same project, making team collaboration much more efficient and scalable.

  • Sprint Task Board

    Sprint Task Board

    Keep an eye on the project's progress. Sprint Task Board consists of a big board with user stories placed in different columns representing the phased processes. You can view and update the progress of stories by drag-and-drop.

    Derive tasks (task management) from sprint

    Derive tasks (task management) from sprint

    User stories can be identified in Story Map, or alternatively be created ad-hoc within a sprint. You can assign who is responsible for what stories within the sprint and synchronize the entire sprint to Task Manager without leaving the sprint interface.

    Gantt Chart Support

    Visualize the progress of supporting a user story with a Gantt Chart. See the start and end dates of tasks, their inter-dependencies and progresses, make adjustment to their duration on-the-fly in the Gantt Chart tool.

Visual modeling - on-the-WEB

Diagrams available online is launched since 14.1. The first batch of web supported diagrams will be ArchiMate, BPMN, PERT, UML Diagrams and a few more others, and the rest of the diagram types currently available in the Desktop version will all be made available soon in the coming few releases.

Visual modeling - on-the-WEB

ArchiMate

Online ArchiMate diagram tool

UML Class Diagram

Online Class Diagram tool

UML Use Case Diagram

Online Use Case Diagram tool

UML Sequence Diagram

Online Sequence Diagram tool

State Machine Diagram

Online State Machine Diagram tool

UML Activity Diagram

Online Activity Diagram tool

Component Diagram

Online Component Diagram tool

Deployment Diagram

Online Deployment Diagram tool

UML Package Diagram

Online Package Diagram tool

Business Process Diagram

Online Business Process Diagram tool

Flow Chart

Online Flow Chart tool

PERT Chart

Online PERT Chart tool

AWS Diagram

Online AWS Diagram tool

Azure Diagram

Online Azure Diagram tool

Business Concept Diagram

Online Business Concept Diagram tool

ITIL Diagram

Online ITIL Diagram tool

Online Drawing Tool Enhancements

A number of enchancements have been made to provide you with a better experience with our Online Drawing Tool.

  • Hundreds of diagram templates for the online drawing too

    Hundreds of diagram templates for the online drawing tool

    Learning by example is one of the best strategies to kick-starting Visual Paradigm. The online drawing tool features over hundreds of diagram templates that cover UML, ArchiMate and BPMN, allowing you to learn and experience the online drawing tool as well as to create your own diagrams in no time.

    Mixed use of notations

    Mixed use of notations

    Leverage the power of visual modeling, convey the right messages with the mixed use of notations beyond their standards. From now on you can incorporate any kind of notations into any diagrams, regardless of their standards. You can, for instance, put an UML action next to a use case, an ArchiMate work package next to UML nodes, and so forth.

    Keep commonly-used shapes for cross-diagrams reusability

    Keep commonly-used shapes for cross-diagrams reusability

    Keep commonly-used shapes in palette and reuse them in other diagrams. This not only saves your time from re-working, but also makes your design consistent.

  • Palette of user-imported images

    Palette of user-imported images

    Visual Paradigm supports hundreds of shape types from various standards, and you can add even more by using the import function. You can create a palette consisting of your stencils in image formats (e.g. SVG, JPG, PNG, etc) and use them in your design.

    Palette imported from Visio

    Palette imported from Visio

    Besides a palette consisting of user-uploaded images, you can also form a palette by importing shapes from standard Visio files. This provides you with a

Diagram Templates and Examples

Visual Paradigm Community Circle lets you view and learn Visual Paradigm by importing selected diagrams straight into the Visual Paradigm platform for experimenting, practicing them as templates.

Diagram Templates and Examples
Cause and Effect Diagram

Cause and Effect Diagram

Also known as a Fishbone Diagram, the Cause and Effect diagram represents the causes of a specific event, which is frequently used in quality defect prevention. Causes are usually grouped into major categories to identify the sources of variation.

Breakdown Structure Diagram

Visualize the hierarchical decomposition of project elements with a breakdown structure diagram. Typical use cases of Breakdown Structure include Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Resource Breakdown Structure and Solution Breakdown Structure.

Breakdown Structure Diagram

Enhanced PERT Chart

In addition to the functions of an ordinary PERT Chart, the Enhanced PERT Chart tool embedded four major features for integrating with different processes with the Task Manager - Tasifier

Enhanced PERT Chart
  • Selection of Responsible person

    Selection of Responsible person

    Retrieve the member list from VPository / VP Server. Assign them right in the task shape of a PERT chart, for associating who is responsible for what (task).

    Task based RACI assignment

    Depict the detailed roles (Responsible - Accountable - Consulted - Informed) of a particular task.

  • PERT to Tasifier task synchronization

    PERT to Tasifier task synchronization

    Once you have finished creating the schedule baseline with the Enhanced PERT Chart, you can synchronize the tasks of the PERT to the task manager. Tasks will be automatically generated, and be assigned to the corresponding members.

    RACI in Action

    When a task has been marked completed by a member, the task will flow to the other member who is Accountable / Consult / Information according to the task flow scheme.

Task Management (Tasifier) enhancements

Empowers task management by visualizing the progress of a project with a Gantt chart, and the support of Project View.

Gantt Chart

Visualize the progress of project with a Gantt Chart. See the start and end dates of tasks, their inter-dependencies and progresses, make adjustment to their duration on-the-fly in the Gantt Chart and synchronize the result in the task manager

Task Management (Tasifier) enhancements
Project View

Project View

Tasifier shows not only the tasks for individual members who is responsible for them, but also a list of projects and their corresponding task pools and tasks. Project view is useful for overview of what tasks need to be done for each of the projects in the Tasifier.

ArchiMate 3.0.1 Connection Rules

ArchiMate 3.0.1 connection rules

Support of over 150 new connection rules stated in ArchiMate 3.0.1.

Customizable data transformation with Model Baggage

Modeling is not just diagramming. It involves model evolving, refinement and traceability. Model baggage is a Visual Paradigm's unique feature for automating model refinement and reusability, making the model transformation process less complex, reliable and traceable among models.

Customizable data transformation with Model Baggage
Bidirectional Project Reference

Bidirectional Project Reference

Project reference is a mechanism to facilitate model reuse across projects and to maintain model consistency among your design. Bidirectional references allow two project model elements to create reciprocal linkage while simultaneously checking for infinite model elements references with cyclical dependency.

Try VPository features with Local Repository

(no registration required)

With the localized cloud repository now you can try out the new features in VPository straight away without requiring for registration.

Local Repository

New Diagrams in Professional Edition

In version 14.1, an abundance of stunning features including automated guide-through EA, ITSM and the Just-in-Time Process Map has made Visual Paradigm Enterprise become a software platform with an abundance of powerful features unique to the market, therefore a number of existing Enterprise Edition features will be made available to the Professional Edition to benefit a wider group of users in the Visual Paradigm community.

Business Motivation Model

Business Motivation Model

Enables the identification of factors, which motivate the establishment of the business plans.

Zachman Framework

Zachman Framework

An enterprise architecture framework that provides a structured way to view, define and specify an enterprise.

Migration Roadmap

Migration Roadmap

Represents the time frame of individual sub-projects and any critical project transitions.

New Features in Standard Edition

The Standard Edition users under the valid maintenance plan can now enjoy the free upgrade for a great agile feature bundle as follows:

User Story 3C's and Scenario

User Story 3C's and Scenario

Detail the popular 3C's sections, elaborate user story to scenario description and wireframe model to eliminate misunderstanding and innovate the entire software development process.

Wireframe and Storyboard

Wireframe and Storyboard

Perform UX design. Draw screen mock-up with wireframe, and present screen flow with storyboard.

Impact Analysis

Impact Analysis

Impact analysis visualizes the dependencies among models for ensuring the impact of your actions or modification made to a model can be minimized or anticipated.

Shape and Color Legend Improvements

Several enhancements have been made to the Shape and Color Legend to improve its usability and to improve the consistency of legend definition among diagrams.

Define Shape Legend from existing shape

Define Shape Legend from existing shape

Save time defining shape legend. You can now define a new shape legend based on the shapes of the existing diagram in one click.

Define Color Element from existing shape

Define Color Element from existing shape

Besides shape legend, color legend can also be defined from existing shape, again, just with one click.

Import legends from another diagram

Import legends from another diagram

Want to reuse different legends you already created, or keep diagram style consistent? No problem! Reuse the same legends by importing them from an existing diagrams to where you want it with ease.