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Method and System for Managing Resources

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201320D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 31K

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Abstract

A method and system for managing resources is disclosed.

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Method and System for Managing Resources

Disclosed is a method and system for managing resources.

The method and system uses siftables* to represent resources. Example of a resource includes but is not limited to a human resource, a software resource, and a system management resource. For a project, siftables are configured for each resource required for the project.

Thereafter, the siftables are arranged on a panel to determine compatibility issues. If the resources represented by the siftables are compatible with each other, a positive indication is provided as feedback. However, in case of an incompatibility between the resources a negative indication is provided as feedback.

For example, a user A and a user B may be modeling a system configuration for a WebSphere Application System** (WAS). Accordingly, user A may add a siftable representing the WAS system as shown in Fig. 1.

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Figure 1

Initially a yellow indication is provided as a warning. The WAS system may have pre-requisite software resources, such as Java*** v4.5.6. Accordingly, user B may add a siftable corresponding to Java v4.5.6 as illustrated in Fig. 2.

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Figure 2

The method and system checks for compatibility between the siftables for WAS and JAVA and thereafter provides an indication regarding the compatibility. In this case, the siftables change to green color as a positive indication regarding compatibility. Subsequently, user A may wish to add additional capabilities to the WAS system. For example, Ant**** capabilities may be required. A...