Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bring everyone along

What separates successful implementations from unsuccessful ones? Consensus. In my experience, successful projects nurture consensus among stakeholders at every phase. Everyone needs to be brought along. Everyone needs to reach the top of the mountain. If this doesn’t happen, you’ll look around at implementation time (i.e., when it’s time to reach for the summit) and

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Before Requirements

Before you even think about looking at software, you should have a solid list of requirements. What are requirements? The word comes from software engineering. The IEEE, a professional society for engineers that develops international standards, says that a requirement is a “condition or capability needed by a user to solve a problem or achieve

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