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Category: Requirements Definition

What Projects and Airplane Flights Have In Common: Turbulence

What Projects and Airplane Flights Have In Common: Turbulence

I love this metaphor to help leadership, management and project teams all see the forest for the trees. Here are the key points I share: Nobody will remember the turbulence, if the plane arrives on time and in the right city! I used to fly quite often. One of my frequent destinations was New York. Depending […]

How to Avoid Being Stalked By Scope Creep: The Project Charter

How to Avoid Being Stalked By Scope Creep: The Project Charter

Scope Creep. Sometimes it’s politically motivated. Sometimes it’s intentional. Sometimes it’s a misunderstanding. But it’s always painful.

What Drives The Getting Predictable℠ Best Practices?

What Drives The Getting Predictable℠ Best Practices?

It’s all in the phrase: From the Start. How the Getting Predictable℠ Best Practices got started.

Facilitating A Panel Is Not So Different Than Facilitating A Requirements Session

Facilitating A Panel Is Not So Different Than Facilitating A Requirements Session

Facilitating a panel is not so different than facilitating a requirements session.

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Over 50% of project defects are introduced during the requirements gathering phase. Get QA involved to double check that gray area requirements do not get overlooked.

Discovery: Going Where No Person Has Gone Before

Discovery: Going Where No Person Has Gone Before

Discovery vs. Definition. Learn how creating clear goals that everyone is in agreement on can help your projects succeed without excessive rework.

IT as Great Facilitators Part 4

IT as Great Facilitators Part 4

Discover how great facilitators can lead teams to success.

IT as Great Facilitators Part 3

IT as Great Facilitators Part 3

Learn how this facilitation exercise can help shine light on the importance of Commitment Based Estimating.

IT as Great Facilitators Part 2

IT as Great Facilitators Part 2

Learn two basic facilitation practices you can use to manage a room and deliver effective sessions.

IT as Great Facilitators Part 1

IT as Great Facilitators Part 1

With so many kinds of facilitation roles, learn how to make sure you stay in your role and not push your own agenda.