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The Robotic Jockey

In the March 1945 issue of “Radio-Craft”, a bold vision was laid out for the future of horse racing: human jockeys should be replaced by motorized, radio-controlled “Robotic Jockeys”.   Taken from the same article, the author describes how these new jockeys would work: “The “jockey” would consist of a …

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Using visual models to prioritize features

One of the most difficult tasks on any project is prioritizing requirements. This is because there is almost always disagreement about what the priorities should be.  The more stakeholders you have, the more disagreements you’re likely to have.  It is human nature to avoid conflict and that is why many …

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Leveraging Visual Models in an Agile World

Every discussion or training we have held at work lately keeps circling around to the same topic: Agile.  Aside from the debates over whether Agile methodology is better than Waterfall overall or in which situations one is superior to the other, analysts who have worked predominantly in a Waterfall world …

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What Does Project Success Mean to You?

We have had a lot of discussions internally about “Measuring Project Success.”  At an extremely simplistic level, Seilevel defines success as having been achieved when all the business objectives identified for the project are met. Each business objective will have one or more success metric(s) defined for it. So, when …

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Business Analysis for Open Source Projects

At the end of the first quarter of 2012 there was a slight fluttering through the wind chimes of business journals, technology news sites, Google plus, twitter, and Facebook: Red Hat, the producers of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), and sponsors of the Fedora Project, had become the first …

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