Getting Rid of Requirements

“Requirements engineering” was supposed to ensure that development teams delivered applications that users wanted. That didn’t happen (as the process of requirements engineering itself demonstrated). The answer to giving users what they want turns out to be getting rid of requirements altogether. Requirements exist because everyone recognizes that users aren’t developers. On that understanding, requirements […]
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How do you manage a project that follows the sun and never sleeps?

This is the question I asked myself when I was assigned to manage an 18 month project with Client and Supplier stakeholders in Asia, Australia, North and South America and with a project team based in Europe.  My first thought was can I survive with less sleep for 18 months?  A quick memory check recalled […]
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Introduction to Business Enterprises and IT Integration

Business Enterprises Business enterprises, irrespective of their location, size, industry or form i.e., brick and mortar or virtual, all define their vision, goals and objectives that they aspire to achieve. To achieve these, business enterprises create and deliver value to their respective customers in the form of products, services or both. Resources and Capabilities To create, […]
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Lean vs. Six Sigma: How They Differ

Lean and Six Sigma are markedly different methodologies, but when combined, are a powerful business improvement practice. Lean is defined as: The removal of waste from a process(es) to increase efficiency and lower costs. A few examples of waste are: Wait time (slow computers, waiting on answers, waiting on purchase orders, et al). Movement of […]
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The Project Leadership Skills Needed to Help You Succeed

According to the Major Projects Authority Annual Report 2015, Modern enterprises are currently faced with unprecedented levels of change which provides a constant threat to their success and, in many cases, survival. Greater ‘maturity’ in project and programme management is positively correlated to success in delivering the organization’s strategy and contributes to the speed of […]
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