Using a Clickable Demo

One of the challenges with any project is getting everyone on the same page.  Over the years I have found that the best tool to help solve this problem is a clickable demo.  The demo is so useful it is one of the first steps in a new project.  Creating the clickable demo can be simple and straightforward or a big effort in itself.  However, these actions make even a complex system easy to model. Go With the Flow An …

Project Success – Solving The Right Problems

When we talk about starting a project off correctly, we often mention problems to be solved. Unfortunately, solving problems alone is not the path to success.  We must also make sure we are solving the right problems.  Luckily, this task is not challenging and just requires us to ask a few questions. Who Do We Ask? The first thing to do is to identify who speaks for the solution.  This speaker is the person or persons that will use the …

Project Kickoff – Simple Steps to Success

IT projects do not have a great success rate.  However, a project kickoff that includes some simple steps can significantly improve its odds.  These are not technical steps so anyone can do them.  If your next project skips these steps, then it is more likely to become another unpleasant statistic. The Big Why The first step in a project kickoff is: clearly define your why.  We have looked at this in past posts, and it is critical on your journey.  The …