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Getting Consensus on Business Requirement: Tips and Traps

Software Selection

June 2010 from ProjectTimes written by IAG – “…Our objective in each case was to describe, in detail, all of the data flows,, the business rules, processes, an functionality needed as if our client’s next step was to build the system in-house regardless of whether the system is a commercial purchase package…”

180 View – We agree with the article on the importance of gathering business requirements, but disagree strongly with the approach. If you’re selecting a commercial ERP system used by hundreds if not thousands of organizations, it’s a waste of time to gather detailed requirements on basic functionality.

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Lost generation

Personal

A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward. Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite.

This is only a 1 minute, 44 second video. Make sure you read as well as listen…forward and backward.

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BP Spills Coffee

Personal

180 View – It boggles the mind how people in power can be so arrogant, greedy and incompetent to have let this disaster happen.

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