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Industry Cases.


Monitoring the dependencies within software

Industry: Software Development

Business Need
While there are a number of tools that help in checking and verifying the compiling of code. there is surprisingly little support in identifying the key developers within a codebase. This is critical for software management when they need to plann who is going to do what in future updates.

Applying Net AI
Net AI has been used to analyse the git logs of software development to monitor the codebase against the people who are editing it. Monitorig the c-occurrence of edits along with the editor enables a much richer description of the state of the software development.

Results & Effect on Business
Results of supported managers in distributing workload, ensure there is no single coder responsible for areas of the codebase, identify where modularisation could occur and determine project time-scales for updates and bug-fixes.


Skills and competency elicitation and mapping

Industry: Research & Development

Business Need
To capture the current, emerging and future skills and competencies within the organisation in order to identify experts, plan successions, manage skills within teams, and identify training needs.

Applying Net AI
Application of Net AI to technical programmes in order to analyse core topics, contributing authors and levels of contribution. Network analysis allows the evolution of skills over time to be explored and experts to be identified and located by nonexperts.

Results & Effect on Business
Improved resource utilisation, evidence-based succession planning and new training programmes.


Computer Aided Design tooltip integration

Industry: Engineering

Business Need
Change propagation/impact assessment is one of the most significant challenges for engineering projects. Late changes made to parts and assemblies frequently have a knock-on effect which can remain undetected until construction/assembly.

Applying Net AI
Using Net AI’s networks to provide direct information to designers within the CAD environment. Information includes parts that might be dependent and parts within an assembly that are being worked on i.e. that may change. KADlytics enterprise cloud technology enables holistic analysis across multiple CAD systems.

Results & Effect on Business
Reduction in concessions and last minute corrections.


Retaining organisation memory

Industry: Motorsport

Business Need
Formula Student is an international competition where students build and race a single-seat race car. Each year, a new team of students attempt this challenging task and with the previous team having graduated, there was a fundamental need to share and retain knowledge across the teams.

Applying Net AI
By analysing the technical reports and file activity of the team, a network of knowledge and understanding can be generated. As part of the preparations for the new team, the incoming project manager associated new team members with the current team activities, giving them ownership of that area of data and knowledge. In addition, the PM associated more than one member to each area in order to remove single points of failure.

Results & Effect on Business
The distribution of knowledge allowed work to be between distributed amongst team members, clearer identification of experts in the respective sub-teams and mitigated delays with people being away as more than one person could support a particular area of work.


RIBA stage-gate compliance

Industry: Construction

Business Need
To automatically appraise the completeness of CAD models and their attributes with respect to the RIBA stage-gates.

Applying Net AI
KADlytics’ cloud architecture applied to monitor the attributes and activity associated with CAD models. Taxonomies constructed to enable models to be tested against stage-gated reviews including RIBA stage-gates.

Results & Effect on Business
Internal cost savings arising from an automated solution and elimination of missing information and associated issues/overruns for construction projects.


Emerging dependencies in complex product design

Industry: Motorsport

Business Need
Formula student came to us with a need for a tool that could monitor and highlight the emerging dependencies during the design & manufacture of their car. Given the tight time constraints and budget, the PM wanted an agile organisational structure where teams could be re-organised as dependencies and critical areas emerged.

Applying Net AI
By monitoring the structural dependencies inherent in CAD files and augmenting this by monitoring the co-occurrence of edits to models, KADlytics were able to identify the emergent dependencies and provide real-time dashboards to the PM.

Results & Effect on Business
The team were able to reorganise and re-structure as new dependencies emerged. Change propagation was assessed at a much more detailed level enabling the car to be built to time and cost.

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