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Method and System for On-Demand Decision-Tree Based Information Gathering

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000132155D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Dec-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-03
Document File: 3 page(s) / 126K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method is described for combining processes and tools used to gather data and deliver hardware as part of an IT migration project. The method utilizes decision-tree or "smart" information gathering to dynamically adjust the paths to be followed through a process flow. A system was implemented that provided one integrated tool that has appropriate questions to cause it to modify the remainder of the process and questions according to the selections made.

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Method and System for On -Demand Decision-Tree Based Information Gathering

In a large scale IT migration involving hardware changes, there were several processes for gathering data and delivering the hardware. Normally a separate tool would be developed for each of the processes.

This invention combines the multiple tools into one integrated tool that has appropriate questions to cause it to modify the remainder of the process and questions according to the selections made.

Below is a diagram showing the various dialogs that are in the tool followed by tables that describe what dialog is displayed when Next is pressed on each dialog.

Existing

 Data PreAction

Machine

Not

Available

Blue Pages

General Data

Machine Data

Supplemental (Lab)Data

Special Needs

Networking Information

Network Port Data

Migration Data

Migration Type

  No Migration

Data

New Data Action

As an example while on the General Data dialog pressing the Next button moves the user as described in the table.

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Selected Machine Class Next Dialog Desktop PC Machine Data Laptop PC Machine Data RISC Workstation Machine Data Network Printer Machine Data Network Port Only Network Port Data Other Machine Data Machine/Employee Not Available- follow-up "sorry we missed you"

Machine Not Available

Also from the Migration Type dialog pressing the Next button moves the user as described in the table.

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Selected Machine Class Next Dialog

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