Simulation software can add some welcome velocity to your application development efforts, but it\u2019s not a bandage you can just stick onto the problem. You\u2019ll also need to lay some groundwork with your people and examine internal processes\u2014you won\u2019t see the results you want. Here are some tips from early adopters:>>Shift your culture. Tools alone won\u2019t fix a broken design process. Citibank had to start by rethinking its requirements definition process and leading a culture change to make sure business analysts designed with the software user\u2019s needs in mind. >>Train your analysts. Prepare to invest time and money in order to get the tool in place. BMO Financial Group knew that if it didn\u2019t train its analysts thoroughly in using simulation tools, they would not be able to effectively interpret the results with customers. "It\u2019s not the tool which will solve the problem, it\u2019s the process, and the quality of the people, their skill set," says Jesse Hanspal, BMO\u2019s director of development technology services. >>Establish a performance baseline. Develop metrics to show how your software development process worked before you started using the simulation tools. If you don\u2019t have a measurement in place detailing your performance now, you won\u2019t be able to measure genuine improvement.