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DCO Introduction Pega PRPC v5.5
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DCO stands for Direct capture of Objectives. As the name suggests, it is a module in
the PRPC to capture business objectives, business requirements, actors and other
kind of information that will help in clearly stating the needs of the customer.
The reason the module was introduced was to overcome the challenges faced in
maintaining multiple versions of documents like the Business requirement
documents (BRDs), Functional Requirement documents (FRDs)
DCO will avoid the conventional approach of merging different kinds of documents
(like the ones mentioned above) and taking the trouble of merging them.
I will use screenshots to explain how the module works. Please note it is not a tool
and it does not implement the application for you. It is an enabling technology
used by IT, Business folks to work collaboratively over the entire lifecycle of the
Login Page
Once you login, you will see 6 slices Process, Policy Decisions, User Interface,
Integration, Monitor Activity, Cases and content
Starting DCO:
DCO comprises of Application Profile, Enterprise Application Accelerator and
Document Wizard.
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To walk you through how requirements are captured, I will take a simple scenario-
Suppose the customer has a requirement to build a college course and enrollment
application. Currently everything is done manually, where the professor/tutor will
publish the course he/she wants to start on the college noticeboard. The students
will have to submit on a piece of paper or a form the courses they want to enroll for
a particular season. This new application is expected to smoothen this process to
allow better control on the courses, its contents with necessary approvals from the
college administration. Necessary logic such as if the number of students enrolled
for a particular course is less than 10, the course gets cancelled. A student can
choose not more than 3 courses from a particular specialization. A student should
have met certain eligibility criteria in order to be chosen for a particular course
(say, he should have got atleast B grade in the pre-requisite courses).
So the users who would interact with the new system would be -
1. Students (who will find the courses available and select the ones they want to
2. Professor/Tutor (who can create new courses and publish them) .. They can edit
the course content
3. School Administration ( Can review the courses published and provide necessary
approvals. They can also get a visibility of how many students have enrolled for a
particular course)
Once a student gets selected for a course, he/she will receive an email confirming of
the same.
School Administration can generate reports. One such report will list down the final
selection of the students and the courses they are assigned to.
The above is a simple scenario just to illustrate the module. So lets begin.
Getting Started: You can enter Organization name, project name, project led by
and give a description about the project
Overview: Indicate whether it is a new application or based on Pega framework..
and list the objectives
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After you have entered all the actors, it will look like this..
Requirements : Enter project requirements
You will have the requirements listed as -
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Work Types: There are 5 predefined work types (common, security, navigation,
datamanagement, sysadmin). For our requirement, I have created 2 work types and
have attached use cases
Interfaces: Just to introduce this to you, we can have an interface with an external
database to retrieve student information.
PRPC provides support for many protocols..
Reporting : You can enter your reporting requirements for the course
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Correspondence: Enter correspondence details..
Assumptions: You can enter assumptions
Participants: The kind of team that is to be involved should be entered..
Sizing: PRPC provides project effort modeling tool.
Click on create project sizing button to generate PRPC project effort modelling
excel sheet.
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DCO Part 2: Using Application Accelerator Wizard
Create Document:
The application profile document generated is something like this..
Application Profile
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