Use Pictures to Get Your Point Across & Improve Communications

Share Complex Subjects via Pictures

Ever wonder why executive management glazes over when you present your reports? Why you don’t get quick buy-in from your management or end users? Could it be the way you…

Defining Business Requirements: Do You Know What They Need?

Do You Know What The Business Requirements Are?

Defining business requirements for a technology solution isn’t just about what the business stakeholders want; it’s about what they need. To discover what the business requirements are – wants and needs, strong business analysis is required, understanding what the business actually does, the overall process and how that business functional area defines success. So many [...]

Want a Successful Start to Your IT Projects?

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Project management success requires spending effort in the very beginning with five essentials. Skipping any of the fundamentals puts the project at risk…

Why The Business Defines Software Architecture: Four Reasons for Collaboration

Business Defines Architecture

No matter how pretty a face it has, your application system is only as good as its architecture – and that is driven by the business requirements. So, you’re probably thinking “Why do I need to spend time on this when I hire people to handle it?”, but hang on: Software architectural requirements are really all [...]

Three Points on Outsourcing Software Development and Lowering Risks

Risk Avoidance When You Outsource Coding

Outsourcing software development saves you money, right? Well, maybe…but it also raises risks, especially when it’s offshored. You need to weigh the cost savings from outsourcing coding against the costs that will be driven by the management overhead, needs for more comprehensive requirements documentation and, for offshored projects, off-hour meetings. The more critical the system [...]