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Defining Proper Success Metrics on Business Objectives Models

The Business Objective Model (BOM) is one of the foundational  models we use as part of the Seilevel  requirements methodology.  The BOM defines the rationale for doing a project.  Every BOM has the following key component parts. 1.  Problems  – the business problems to be solved or addressed 2.  Objectives …

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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 Revenue Properly to Measure Project Success

Objective measures are needed to determine the success and failure of commercial software development efforts. The feedback for companies that sell software as a product or as service is immediate and determined by the marketplace – they either have revenue or they do not. However, for software developed to use …

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Communication Is Crucial

In the 1970’s, a car company marketed their new hot vehicle, called the Nova, in Spanish speaking countries. Widely successful in other regions, the Nova was expected to do equally as well. Unfortunately, sales tanked and the Nova became a disaster. Why didn’t anyone from Spanish speaking countries jump at …

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User Adoption Metrics that Matter

If a system is deployed and no one uses it, does it exist? How can you recognize the full business value of a system if no one is actually using it correctly? User adoption is, at least indirectly, a critical project success metric. I say “indirectly” because while project success …

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