Let's face it, when teams adopt any new approach to work, they tend to obsess about process. And in most of those cases the folks working with those teams, commonly referred to as “the business,” tend to be less concerned with the process than with what it will do for them. Read more »
Making a Huge Leap Forward after a Project Disaster
They had 18 months to pull off a revolutionary new product design and have it ready for a tradeshow, and their business was very literally on the line. One problem: The last project like this had taken four years. This mini-case explains how they pulled it off.
The sponsor may be able to provide the success criteria and end state, but they may not be able to tell you what is the most effective or efficient method to deliver. The sponsor may be less interested or unaware of the impact the product or process will have on actors or other business processes. However, requirements gathering and validation — as any seasoned business or systems analyst will tell you — are both art and science. Like mastering golf or chess, it takes many years of trial and error to become proficient.
In the first of a two-part article, Chris Hill explores some of the many voices that could have something valuable to say about your project.Read More »
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Business rules are an important part of the requirements package, but they're challenging to write, manage, and maintain without a rules repository. This guideline is designed to help you develop your own approach, by providing some basic guidance on business rules and tips for rules organization, management, and change control.
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