Negotiating Changing and Conflicting Requirements

I have found that negotiation skills are essential in developing and managing requirements and changes to those requirements. Changing and conflicting project requirements of all types seem to need some negotiating relative to their business context, the user’s needs, the existing situation, and any number of constraints or limits.   The business analysis team should have […]
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Folders are evil and will get you in trouble soon, if not already

A long time ago folders where invented to organize computer files. Computer geeks thought up the idea which mimicked physical file folders, hey, works for office geeks why not for us. The idea was good for a while but it was not great. Let’s examine a scenario. You go on a business trip, go out […]
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Save Even More with Amazon EC2’s Micro Instances

Yesterday I wrote about how we are going to save money using an open source CRM package called SugarCRM and Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing service.  See the post: Saving Money Using the Cloud and Open Source Software. The bottom line was that we were going to be able to implement a CRM system for only […]
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Saving Money Using the Cloud and Open Source Software

In one my consulting projects, we are starting an initiative to do marketing on behalf of partners who represent our products.  We are supplying these partners’ salespeople with leads that are generated by these marketing efforts.  We need to ensure that these leads are being worked on.  If not, we want to assign them to […]
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Defining Project, Product and Solution Scope

Defining product and project scope is an important framework for detailed requirements development. In order to define the scope of the project’s end result (the product or solution) and the project’s implementation needs (the project itself), it is critical to understand the difference between product and project scope and which one should be addressed first […]
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