is a free Software Platform. All Simulations are calculated by our Simulation Engine.
This Documentation should help you to understand not only the software’s calculations, but also the method behind – including Balanced Scorecards.
It’s a work in progress, so the documentation may always be trailing a little behind the software itself.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Concept
You’ll find these explained in the Introduction to Balanced Scorecards Documentation:
- Balanced Scorecards
- Input Values
- Target Values and Formula
- Stock Values
- Typical System Archetypes
Predicted Desire (PD), our piloting 21st century Startup Product Calculator, follows a top-down approach, and will allow you to overview the situation, anytime. PD is being developed under continuous, agile development, with 2-4 week development cycles.
From 2017, the successor of Predicted Desire is called Startup Product Manager. As PD has climbed all its way up to be No. 1 at Google Search, even though nobody had an idea what this was about, it was time for something new, a new challenge. So we started to name our products according to what they do. This way, we don’t need any trademarks. A drawback is that most of these words show heavy competition. But it fits in line with our agile developent strategy to work ourselves all the way up from the very bottom.
Perfect Desire (P) is our upcoming professional client. As well, it offers the possibility of simulate product cost, revenue and net profit of a Startup or Small Business.
With Perfect Desire, we’ll allow everyone to develop your very own business model.
Modify any existing model, rename values, delete values, and create new Input Values, Targets, and Formula. With nothing else needed than the Rule of Three, you’ll be able to customize, invent, and define your own, interactive Business Model calculator, and interactive 4-year planner. Worldwide available.
Chapter 2: Installation
- Download Locations
- Product and Feature Matrix
- Release Notes
- System Requirements and Installation
as for the Download Locations, you’ll find Dynamic Applications in more than 250 Freeware and Shareware archives all over the world. We’re using Robosoft to publish our software, and we’re following an agile development strategy, releasing in a 2-4 week cycle.
In case you’re looking for an independent review, we recommend Softpedia, one of world’s oldest and largest freeware and archives.
The first ever review was done by Catalin Chelariu, and in his first review he stated “i liked the general idea of the whole thing”. What followed was a long list of desirements and missing documentation, concluding in the good thing to say is that it works allright.
So he rated us with 2.5 Stars, and we took that review to fix a lot of things he mentioned.
It was the worst ever review we got by a Software magazine, lifetime.
Chapter 3: User Interface
- Simulation Model Selector
- Main Menu
- Time Ruler Panel
- Dynamic Idea – User Voting
- Dynamic Support – User Voting
- Input Value Panel
- Detail Input Panel
- Target Values and Formula
- A short excurse in Prediction Theory
- Result Graph Panel
- Detail Value Table
You’ll find these explained in the User Interface Documentation.
Chapter 4: Desire, the Formula Language
You’ll find these explained in the Desire Language Specification Guide.
Chapter 5: Feedback
This Documentation of Predicted Desire is under continous, agile development. It should be ready from 15 August 2016. If you feel that anything is missing or should be changed, please let us know.
We are following a System Dynamics-related approach, called Critical Chain PM.
Chapter 6: General Information
Characteristically for any complex environment is that there are a lot of interacting parameters. While single parameters and formula may be well-known, the behaviour of the system as a whole can get too complicated to overlook. This effect is called Emergence. The concept behind our approach is called System Dynamics (SD).
SD, as we understand it, is always a Top-down approach. No matter how complex a thing or machine to simulate, if you can draw its most important aspects on a sheet of Din A4 paper, connect those aspects, write numbers on it, and dig up a few sample formulas, you can start simulating it. This way, you’re pretty fast in getting an overview.
Later on, once you’ve discovered what’s missing and where you need more precision, you can always refine your simulation in detail. So SD is indeed an overview, and consequently, a Management approach.
Find out what you need to do next, no matter how complex your company.
System Dynamics became famous in the 1970s when some people from a Switzerland think-tank called The Club of Rome wrote a pretty amazing story about it. And that story was called The Limits to Growth.
The perfect overview.
Now you know everything about Balanced Scorecards, System Dynamics, Business Dynamics, Dynamic Applications, and Perfect Desire.
Enjoy, and good luck on your journey, wherever you are.