Author jheep

What’s My Name Again?

Monthly Sales Revenue Generation… no Monthly Sales Group Rev Production… no Sales Revenue Performance by Month… no Sales Revenue by Month for Overview… maybe… yes, that one was it. Speaking from experience, trying to document vital business information when it all is named with generic operational mumbo-jumbo will slowly cause …

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Mission Elicitation – Phone Meetings

The site is security restricted, there are subject matter experts in other buildings, and the developers are in another country. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to gather the requirements for a gap analysis of your clients software implementation. Your meeting will self destruct in 3 days. …

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Project Pulse – Project Velocity

Or we could call it ‘Project Speed’ if you are a big fan of movies where objects that move too slow are reprimanded with high explosives. Either way, we are talking about a project management metric that is very helpful in identifying problems and adjusting milestones. What you will need: …

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Project Pulse – Constraint Tracker

I was just wrapping up a project co-writing a 90 page requirements document for a client and I am so proud of my work! Unfortunately our statement of work with the client says that we would only document at most 45 pages estimated at 3 pages per requirement. With this …

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Out of Scope Out of Mind

Be wary the out of scope feature pile. Sure it is a quick and easy way to kill off an entire new project’s worth of work, but did you kill it the right way? Make sure that when moving requirements to an out of scope status that the reasons for …

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What is the Value of that Feature?

Alright. You’ve just identified the features that your client doesn’t need going forward, the ones they can hold off on for now, and the ones that have to be implemented with the project. How did you come to that conclusion? Were all the different group’s champions in a room with …

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