Author: JB

Curing Analysis Paralysis

You’ve poured your heart and soul into drafting the perfect requirements specification. You’ve checked, doubled checked, and triple checked every syllable of the document for clarity, spelling, testability. You have full traceability to every business requirement. You’ve been extra, extra careful not to tread in the domain of design. Your spec is rock solid.

So, why, after 5 review sessions with project stakeholders and document consumers, are you still making edits?

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The 6 "Be's" of Meeting Etiquette

A meeting can be very productive. A meeting can be a veritable nightmare. A lot depends on the professionalism of the participants.

I’ve devised a list that I think provides a broad but helpful guide that, if followed by meeting attendees, will result in a quality meeting where objectives can be met, and the tearing out of hair by its roots by participants can be greatly reduced, if not eliminated.

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The Cornell Method of Note-taking

Ok, so a lot of folks nowadays will type their meeting notes directly into their laptops, and that’s not a bad thing. It certainly saves time. However, there are situations where the old pen and paper is not a bad thing....

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What's the value of good requirements?

Numerous professional studies have shown that poorly understood software requirements are the number one cause of schedule and budget overruns and ultimately project failure. Studies have also shown that the earlier in the SDLC...

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