Author: jheep

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Learned Processes

I know you are going to call me crazy, but I just have to let everyone know.  Machines are controlling us.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  You don’t believe

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Product Management

Games Are Serious Business

One of my good friends recently changed jobs. For several years he was working with a fairly large software developer that loved to boast that they always had positive margins,

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RML® Model 4 – Data Dictionary

When creating a data dictionary, it is critical not to design with it.  You should not be attempting to create a database nor should you be showing the relationships of

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Product Management

Work Harder, Not Smarter

I am all for great tools and processes that increase efficiency of work, facilitate better accuracy, allow for repeatable results, so on and so forth. But sometimes they simply do

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Product Management

IIBA June Meeting – Product Box

Just the other week the IIBA had a great demonstration of better requirements elicitation.  For those of you not familiar with the IIBA, their mission is to help Business Analysts

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Product Management

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

It is a bit late for Earth Day but who knew the three R’s could apply to software requirements as well?  Creating requirements can be long and arduous work.  Depending

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Product Management

Project Pulse – Burn Down Report

We have good days and bad days when trying to churn through our task list. And you should never let one day’s productivity dictate the speed at which the rest

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Product Management

Getting Ramped Up

Luckily I have been working fairly consistently with the same client lately. This means that I haven’t had to constantly jot down notes during meetings on things to look up

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General

Software Requirements Soundtrack

I am going to take it a little off the beaten path for this post and ask about some ‘non-functional’ work requirements you have. So I was wondering what you

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What’s My Name Again?

Monthly Sales Revenue Generation… no Monthly Sales Group Rev Production… no Sales Revenue Performance by Month… no Sales Revenue by Month for Overview… maybe… yes, that one was it. Speaking

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