What is Change Impact Analysis?
Change Impact Analysis is the process of identifying and analyzing the consequences of performing a change in an application on a computer platform or system. Consequences of changes made to an application may transcend multiple languages and platforms thereby requiring cross-platform analysis. In other words, cross-platform impact analysis helps understand the ripple effect of a change in other applications on different platforms and systems.
Change Impact Analysis provides a structured approach for looking at a proposed change, thereby helping to identify the impacts or consequences of the change. This makes it an important tool for evaluating the magnitude of work involved in a project and whether there are sufficient resources to see it through. It also helps identify and manage critical issues that may arise during the course of the project.
Impact Analysis is crucial to successfully manage changes and implementations to complex applications. Failure to accurately predict the impact of changes may invite unforeseen consequences and can derail an IT project leaving you and your team high and dry as the deadline looms.
The Key to Complete and Easy Impact Analysis
The SMART TS XL software enables rapid impact analysis by means of an extensive cross-reference utility, providing users with a color-coded graphic of how and where programs interact. Identify the areas that will require additional attention and testing with the capability to map dependencies between related modules. Responsive and user-friendly, this suite of tools greatly reduces the time required to understand and evaluate IT projects.
The Impact Analysis tool enables you to:
- Build color-coded, bi-directional cross-reference diagrams
- Click and follow hyperlinks that connect elements, from inside the module display window
- View specific lines where references occur
- Identify which elements are connected and how
- Create reports that can be saved, exported and printed