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Writing Good Requirements

There is a discernable difference between novice and veteran requirement writers.  The process is more art than science, but it still has some best practices that can be of help to anyone.  Here are some points to consider that can help you make your next requirements document the best one you have written. Outline the Requirements In my experience, this is the most natural step.  Start with a high-level overview of needs for the project.  This helps set the stage for …

Find The Why – Start a Project on the Right Foot

One of the biggest weaknesses I experience when consulting on projects is a lack of why.  When the champion of the project is asked about the purpose of the project, there is an answer.  However, the answer is about a vision, not about solving a problem.  An ill-defined solution can be an issue for a project because having a cool idea is not the same as people needing a fresh idea to solve their problems.  We see this all the …

Increase Project Success With This Checklist

In a previous post we looked at some of the reasons why projects fail.  Now it is time to start looking at ways to avoid those common reasons for failure.  Every project starts with a plan.  When the plan is detailed and well thought out it is more likely to lead to a successful project.  Let’s look at some key points a plan should address and a checklist to help ensure your plan addresses them.   Set Expectations The most …