Project Management Central

Please login or join to subscribe to this thread
How Much is "Just Enough" Documentation
Network:8313



As a BA or a PM or a project stakeholder, how much is "just enough" documentation for the project. Lets assume the following are already recognized:

- It depends on the industry
- It depends on the project
- It depends on the stakeholders

Outside of those answers, feel free to dig deeper. Specific experience would be appreciated.
Sort By:
Network:83778



I would say bare essential documentation is what is required by a business analyst or a project manager, it would not only make his job agile but by improving on efficiencies and defect eradication, would make it lean as well.
...
1 reply by Steven Zachary
Dec 30, 2015 10:29 PM
Steven Zachary
...
Suhail,

You sit on a much higher level typically than a BA would. How would you define a successful BA in your organization? Is the best solution always minimal documentation...I really want to get into a quantitative discussion about what is "enough" but I have no foundation other then personal opinions.
Network:120256



Steven,

There was a recent blog by Elizabeth on the same subject, it might be useful:

http://www.projectmanagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/5233/

Documentation is very important and will extremely help in the closing out of the project, I am telling you from experience. As for How Much, I can't tell, it all depends on the factors you've mentioned in your question besides legal and financials requirements and organizational process assets.
...
1 reply by Steven Zachary
Dec 30, 2015 10:32 PM
Steven Zachary
...
Great mind Rami.

That is where this discussion came out of. Thanks for the share!
Network:8313



Dec 30, 2015 5:54 PM
Replying to Suhail Iqbal
...
I would say bare essential documentation is what is required by a business analyst or a project manager, it would not only make his job agile but by improving on efficiencies and defect eradication, would make it lean as well.
Suhail,

You sit on a much higher level typically than a BA would. How would you define a successful BA in your organization? Is the best solution always minimal documentation...I really want to get into a quantitative discussion about what is "enough" but I have no foundation other then personal opinions.
Network:8313



Dec 30, 2015 8:10 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
...
Steven,

There was a recent blog by Elizabeth on the same subject, it might be useful:

http://www.projectmanagement.com/blog/The-Money-Files/5233/

Documentation is very important and will extremely help in the closing out of the project, I am telling you from experience. As for How Much, I can't tell, it all depends on the factors you've mentioned in your question besides legal and financials requirements and organizational process assets.
Great mind Rami.

That is where this discussion came out of. Thanks for the share!
...
2 replies by Rami Kaibni
Dec 30, 2015 10:34 PM
Rami Kaibni
...
You are most welcome Steven, any time Sir.
Dec 30, 2015 10:37 PM
Rami Kaibni
...
@Steve:I got something for you about Ethics in my Blog Posts, check it out: My "Before Theory"

http://www.projectmanagement.com/blog/Proj...the-Name/17106/
Network:120256



Dec 30, 2015 10:32 PM
Replying to Steven Zachary
...
Great mind Rami.

That is where this discussion came out of. Thanks for the share!
You are most welcome Steven, any time Sir.
Network:120256



Dec 30, 2015 10:32 PM
Replying to Steven Zachary
...
Great mind Rami.

That is where this discussion came out of. Thanks for the share!
@Steve:I got something for you about Ethics in my Blog Posts, check it out: My "Before Theory"

http://www.projectmanagement.com/blog/Proj...the-Name/17106/
...
1 reply by Steven Zachary
Dec 30, 2015 10:45 PM
Steven Zachary
...
I've bookmarked this blog, great work Rami. Going there now.
Network:8313



Dec 30, 2015 10:37 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
...
@Steve:I got something for you about Ethics in my Blog Posts, check it out: My "Before Theory"

http://www.projectmanagement.com/blog/Proj...the-Name/17106/
I've bookmarked this blog, great work Rami. Going there now.
...
1 reply by Rami Kaibni
Dec 30, 2015 10:48 PM
Rami Kaibni
...
Thanks Steven, Appreciate it.
Network:120256



Dec 30, 2015 10:45 PM
Replying to Steven Zachary
...
I've bookmarked this blog, great work Rami. Going there now.
Thanks Steven, Appreciate it.

Please login or join to reply

Content ID:
ADVERTISEMENTS

"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

- Douglas Adams

ADVERTISEMENT

Sponsors