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Know Your Customers – Who Will Use The Solution

One of the most common oversights in a failed product is a failure to know your customers. That may seem an obvious requirement. However, they tend to be misunderstood. We often build a solution without spending time understanding how the users will see it and their needs. It is not the same as building a solution that looks for a problem. This misstep is far more subtle. We have our customers in mind, as we should. Our failure is a …

How Soon Do You Need It? – Quick Solutions

Monetary cost is a crucial ingredient to any project plan. However, time is also essential. Quick solutions almost always cost more and have lower quality due to constraints on building them. The three-legged stool is time-money-resources, and that last one pulls less weight. There is often a limit to the impact resources can make. You can not get nine women to make a baby in one month. While this holds for all three of those constraints, time may be the …

What Is Your Budget? Setting Constraints For Your Solution

This question is one of the primary ones to answer for any project or endeavor. Your budget is a crucial constraint and a guide to building the perfect solution for you. Of course, we all want a good deal and are happy to have our needs met for a lower cost than we expect. However, we also go into a project with an idea of what the solution is worth. That means we would be better off spending our budget …