The end user and the customer are not the same thing, and typically we think of requirements as being a customer deliverable. Is that really how it should be?
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Organizations are becoming increasingly strategic in the way that projects are reviewed and approved. The decisions that we make around requirements are some of the most fundamental on a project, but do we consider the right factors when making those decisions?
Managing requirements becomes much easier when they are well defined from the beginning so that you avoid confusion and rework. Here are some key concepts to help you get it right the first time.
Are you making the same mistakes over and over again? Managing the requirements well is critical for project success. Do this, and you will succeed. Fail to do this, and you'll suffer the consequences.
A successful collaboration between project teams and stakeholders on requirements management will help prevent the projects from becoming another failure statistic.
Given the grim statistics for big data projects, it's clear that something must change in the way we manage requirements. But before we can fix it, we need to understand why it's happening.
If traditional data-gathering techniques aren't providing the information necessary to create solid requirements, consider another option not often used by project teams.
Gathering thorough and appropriate requirements is a critical piece of a successful project. Very often, even a well-scoped project can get derailed by poorly gathered or managed requirements. This article will outline four practices to help you breathe L.I.F.E. into your requirements.
Have you realized that your organization is not putting enough attention on requirements? Wondering what types of tools are out there and how much they cost? Do you even need a tool? And if so, what kind?
Project teams usually wait for requirements to be ripe before attempting to collect them. But would it be helpful if they collaborated with business teams to identify, prioritize and prototype the requirements? The answer is a resounding yes.