The IBM Solutions Implementation Method (CSIM) which is comprised of product-specific implementation roadmaps is designed to ensure successful and repeatable IBM Cognos deployments . It is a step-by-step approach used by IBM Cognos technical experts, Business Partners, and Customers to successfully implement IBM Cognos solutions. The methodology minimizes risk by using proven practices and evolving knowledge gathered from real projects at many customer sites.
The IBM CSIM For TM1 Implementation Roadmap is an effective and powerful tool in managing and implementing a TM1 project. It advocates a Prototyping and Iterative approach within a Waterfall process and guides and assists the implementer all the way from initiation and analysis to deployment and closure using an intuitive deployment tool (IBM Rational Method Composer).
The IBM CSIM For TM1 Implementation Roadmap is aimed at enterprise projects but scales down efficiently to medium and small projects and small engagements. It addresses these specific topics:
Functional and technical scoping
Application design, configuration and deployment
Extensive and efficient testing throughout using the V model
Validation and verification throughout
*** UPDATE March 7, 2014. The CSIM is now the BASIM (Business Analytics Solutions Implementation Method). ***