Asking the Right Questions to Elicit the Right Requirements
There are many types of questions used in gathering requirements information. Using all types of questions as part of your user requirements research allows you to organize and discover what the users need and want within the scope of the project. Remember, skilled requirements analysts are experts at asking questions, especially when they don’t know […]
Planning a Move to the Cloud
In an earlier post, The Problem with Moving to the Cloud is Everything Works, I wrote about the difficulties of moving a customer’s applications to the cloud. The point was that you need to have a plan to make that transition smooth. Well, we’ve developed at least an initial plan. First we’re going to use […]
Avoiding Vendor Lock-in In the Cloud
One of the concerns organisations have of moving to the cloud is becoming locked in to a particular cloud vendor. It is refreshing to see a number of initiatives and projects that are looking to provide solutions that avoid vendor lock-in. One project recently announced is OpenStack. Aimed at creating an open source cloud operating […]
How Do We Make Good Team Decisions?
It can be difficult for the project team to make good decisions. Should the scope of work be reduced? Can we really do the work in the time provided? What happens now that Dan is out for two weeks having surgery? The art of effective team decision-making is a difficult art to master. I’m sorry […]