Beyond an Exercise

May 25, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Teamwork 

It happens more often than we would like to admit. We understand that capturing some form of information should provide some benefit, we follow the prescribed guidance and a decent template to provide structure, and apparently get the job done. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, we never realize that deep value we were looking to achieve. Chances are we have completed the exercise to the letter only. Read more

Go With Your Strength

May 18, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Leadership 

I see many companies that start out with a compelling idea for solving a nasty business problem, but somewhere along the way their implementation gets a lot fuzzier. In more than a few situations, we are best served if we remember to go with our strength. Read more

Is It Worth Not Doing It?

May 4, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Project management 

Usually, when I’m talking about different requirements practices, I use traceability as a practice that adds quite a bit of value for things like impact analysis. In most shops, though, the cost of developing and maintaining exhaustive traceability, whether real or perceived, far exceeds any potential value. That’s not always the case, though, and sometimes it takes a different approach, risk analysis, to understand how that value reaches the tipping point. Read more

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