AppFusions’ Integrations of iRise® Visualization with Atlassian JIRA, Confluence

Recently AppFusions announced a partnership with iRise®, a provider of enterprise visualization solutions to allow for simulations of Atlassian JIRA and Confluence to speed enterprise software development.

I have been familiar with the power of software visualizations for some time and have interviewed a number of venders in this space. It can be a transformative break-through for both software development and the creation of related training.

iRise visualization gives users the ability to create visual prototypes of new software projects that look and act just like the real thing, before a single line of code is written. The technology lets stakeholders and target users “kick the tires” on new applications, including mobile apps, and give feedback while it’s still easy and less costly to make changes.

iRise Simulations for Confluence

With iRise for Confluence users can embed iRise visualizations directly within Confluence pages, enabling others to interact with and comment on live, working simulations without leaving the page.

Through live simulations, vague textual use case descriptions are strengthened and quickly understood, saving endless hours of design time and confusion between engineering and product teams.

Here Is a video on how it works.

iRise Simulations for JIRA

With iRise for Confluence, users can easily link to and preview working iRise visualizations from any JIRA issue. Associating JIRA tasks with iRise simulations naturally speeds development. There is no faster way to understand an “agile story” or use case than through a live simulation.

Here is a video on this integration.

The demands that stem from the exploding use of such mobile platforms such as the iPhone and the iPad in business—often referred to as “the consumerization of IT” have put many organizations under intense pressure to create business applications for stakeholders who expect to take their apps with them wherever they go, and who are quickly irritated by even small usability flaws.

iRise’s patented software visualization technology helps companies and government agencies meet these raised expectations of elegant design and ease of use. I think that this type or visualization or simulation is a capability that has come at the right time to help unlock what might have been a huge cost and time bottleneck for IT.

If you’d like to try iRise with Confluence or JIRA, please request an evaluation license from AppFusions.

Interview by Bill Ives of the Merced Group, and who also blogs at Portals and KM.

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