The model that really matters is the one that people have in their minds. All other models and documentation exist only to get the right model into the right mind at the right time.
– Paul Oldfield
There are a few essential questions we should always keep at top of mind during our discovery and solution definition efforts. I’d like to suggest an alternate way of phrasing them that may help you get more depth in the responses you receive and generate more meaningful discussion from your clients or stakeholders.
It’s national mentoring month in the United States, and a week ago we had national “Thank Your Mentor” day. In light of the occasion and the fantastic opportunities I’ve had in the capacity of both mentor and mentee, I thought […]
I’ve found in early discovery sessions with stakeholders – regardless of the organization, industry, personalities, problems or other nuances – we’re striving to accomplish essentially the same things. Further, for any situation, there are a few basic questions or cues […]
“If we perceive our role aright, we then see more clearly the proper criterion for success: a toolmaker succeeds as, and only as, the users of his tools succeed with his aid. However shining the blade, however jeweled the hilt, however perfect the heft, a sword is tested only by cutting.”
– Fred Brooks