Re: depicting inter-dependent entities

Subject: Re: depicting inter-dependent entities
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 16:47:49 -0400

Have you considered a wizard?

We have some installations where there are several dependancies; where
it was purchased, how do you connect to the internet, what kind of
cables do you have, etc.

We use prompted wizards that guide you through the process. Following
is a link to one on our external site.

EVERYBODY...DO NOT offer input or suggestions on changing it or that
you found an error or something that should be done differently...we
are changing our CMS and it is being rewritten from scratch. I give it
as an example of walking them through a configuration with multiple

> What's the best way to depict the interactions among six or eight different things?
> For example, say I have some devices that connect to each other (some locally, and some over the internet), and some-or-all might be involved in a given customer scenario, and there are several timeout values involved.  I can spew out a whole bunch of words to the effect that this timeout (defaulting to this duration) must be longer than that one,  but the combination of
John Posada

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