Leverforce is an ongoing project of Leverforce Inc, led by Certified Business Analysis Professionals.
The designers are BAs and understand that, while software development teams have a wide range of Application Lifecycle Management tools to deliver requirements during sprints, there are very few platforms that are supportive of business analysis tasks in the earlier phases of enterprise analysis and project initiation.
Leverforce is a SAAS instance built on the vtigerCRM open source platform. The CRM has been customized to support all 3 phases of requirements management in our consulting engagements: Business Analysis, Project Initiation, and Commissioning.
It is a cost efficient solution designed by BA profesionals, for BA professionals.
Manage requirements: Leverforce supports requirements management traceability through 4 basic modules:
Validate user acceptance: Leverforce supports management of user acceptance criteria needed to close each sprint.
Manage IT demand portfolio: Leverforce SAAS can be used as a CRM where requests for changes in IT (projects or minor requests and initiatives) are entered as leads via the helpdesk module or via automated integrations from external ticketing systems. Users can track the progress of opportunities as they are formalized into projects containing complete specifications in Statements of Work.
Model business processes: During business analysis, users have the option of building a model in a UML tool (Modelio, Sparx Enterprise Architect, etc.). All elements from Use Case, Activity, Class and State machine diagrams can then be automatically imported into Leverforce via a standard. Business concerns can then be mapped to the imported activities to provide business process context to user requirements.
For a basic tutorial describing how our Business Analysts use Leverforce SAAS during the three phases of their engagement, click here. See below for tutorials specific to a module: