In a nutshell, ODC is to an engineering team, like an MRI is to a surgeon. You get to look inside - before you cut. Or examine, evaluate, or understand. And that's the winning difference.
Software engineering is a complex process. No matter how well defined, simple, agile, or effective it is. There are a number of factors that come to play in creating one of the most challenging complex human endeavors. Through software we turn abstraction and desire into the actual and the current. And buried in our code are the complex synergies of product management, architecture, design, engineering, business, and legacy. All this created by humans, and fixed by humans. To understand just what is going on to the customers due to our products' engineering, or how best to re-engineer and manage is more complex than we give credit to.
This is where ODC helps. Through its semantic extraction process of information through the change stream defects, it builds images of what is to help contrast with what is should be or could be.
This is where true engineering insight is born.