Business Objectives

If You Build It, Will They Use It? Join us in Boston Oct 26th

Join us at Project Summit and BA World in Boston October 26th Joy Beatty is presenting: ‘If You Build It, Will They Use It? Leveraging Business Objectives to Deliver Successful Projects’ Overview: Business Objectives are the measurable results a business desires to achieve when executing a project. They can be …

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IT Black Ops

I’ve worked on at least one project now and heard of several others where a super-secret development team works in parallel to solve the same business problem as the “official” IT project team.  A coworker of mine coined the term “IT Black Ops” to refer to these sorts of projects …

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Don’t Prioritize Requirements

Number 5 in the series, “How to Shoot Yourself in the Foot: 7 ways to do software requirements poorly to set your project up for failure and what to do instead.” Short-change Time Spent on Software Requirements or Don’t do Them at All Don’t Listen to Your Customer’s Needs Don’t …

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Join us at PMI in Houston August 18th

Tony Chen, Seilevel’s own Principal Consultant will be giving a presentation on business objectives. Here is a summary: Business Objectives are the measurable results a business desires to achieve when executing a project. They can be used to ensure that everything developed in the project contributes to the desired measurable …

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Live from BA World Seattle: Business Objectives Talk

I just presented our talk at BA World Seattle titled “If You Build It, Will They Use It: Leveraging Business Objectives to Deliver Successful Projects”. I particularly enjoy giving this talk for some reason, maybe because the concept is so simple yet so new to most folks. I had some interesting …

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Live from BA World Minneapolis

Ted and I are at BA World Minneapolis meeting some of my favorite folks – midwesterners!  Our topic today is “If you build it, will they use it?” where I describe the necessity to capture good business objectives and use them to control the scope of your project. We go …

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Tips for Turning “Fluff” Requirements into Real Requirements

Tips for Turning “Fluff” Requirements into Real Requirements Lately I have been getting a lot of “fluff” requirements from my stakeholders… The system must be flexible.  The system must allow for multivariate (A/B) testing.   The system must be more user-friendly.   The features should be re-useable.   These all sound great in …

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Requirements Model 1 – The State Table

As Anthony C. said in an earlier blog post, requirements models are a great way to discover missing requirements in your software system. Without a good model, you have no way to be sure that you captured every requirement and seeing the missing requirements becomes nigh impossible. One of my …

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