Tag: Requirements Gathering

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2014: Will we see the death of the RFP?

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Let’s say you are a global IT firm in need of a partner to help develop a competitor to Apple’s iPhone. How will your requests to prospective outsourcing partners read? Will you ask for a smart phone designed to do exactly what the iPhone does (choice number one)? Or will you ask for a more open-ended proposal for a smart [......]

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Challenges of Using Agile Project Management with Offshore Partners

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We've been using Agile Project Management and software development methodologies for a number of years. We use it for internal projects as well as projects with customers. Our customer projects are usually the most challenging since we often have a geographically distributed development team. Typically the team is split between Ireland and mainland Europe. The geographical distribution presents its challenges [......]

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Making the case for use cases

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You spent months, and millions of dollars developing that fantastic new system. Only, when it was unveiled, it fell short of expectations. What happened? Who is to blame? How do you avoid it from happening again? If this sounds like your last project, don’t feel bad. It has happened to many project teams. And how do you prevent it from [......]

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