Tag: scope control

Managing Product Backlogs in Diverse Agile Environments

Managing Product Backlogs in Diverse Agile Environments ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Managing a Product Backlog when there is only one development team in an organization creating one solution at a time is relatively straight forward. However, large enterprises have multiple development teams creating a multitude of solutions with interdependencies between them. Managing product backlogs in these situations becomes very tricky, especially when it comes to prioritizing […]

Using Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Features in Project Success Measurements

Using Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Features in Project Success Measurements ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

As I pointed out in a prior post on project success measurements, overall project success and the success of the related IT development effort can be mutually exclusive of each other.  A business can achieve the objectives for a certain initiative regardless of whether the related IT effort succeeds or not.  Similarly, an IT initiative […]

Front-End Engineering Design for Software Development

Front-End Engineering Design for Software Development ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

In my last blog post, I discussed how including larger factors of safety in our requirements estimation and design might help give business analysts the breathing room they need when unexpected scope/features pop up in a project. Another interesting aspect of engineering design that could be incorporated in some way into software development is called […]

Minimum Viable…. Baby? Managing Scope Creep for a New Bundle of Joy

Minimum Viable…. Baby? Managing Scope Creep for a New Bundle of Joy ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

My husband and I are kicking-off a new and exciting project in our personal lives; having a baby. However, while embarking on what might be called the “Envisioning” or “Planning” phase of the project (aka being pregnant), I’ve found that many of the skills I’ve learned as a business analyst here at ArgonDigital translate into […]

Software Requirements Meets Real Life: “Getting Rid of Clutter” is Like Cutting Scope

Software Requirements Meets Real Life: “Getting Rid of Clutter” is Like Cutting Scope ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Normally, “taking work home with you” is considered to be a negative thing, proof that your work-life balance is out of whack. However, lately I’ve noticed that the things I learn and do at work are affecting my personal life, and not in a bad way. As a requirements analyst, one of the most important […]

Business Objectives in Requirements Engineering

Business Objectives in Requirements Engineering ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

I have recently started working on a new project, and we recently held our kick off meeting for the effort.  One of the standard items to review is the project summary, which is usually a couple of short statements on what the project is all about. Since I was aware that most of the subject […]

Using Business Objectives to Kill Scope and Launch Better Products Tonight at Austin PMI

Using Business Objectives to Kill Scope and Launch Better Products Tonight at Austin PMI ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

We are speaking tonight at Austin PMI. Our own Betsy Stockdale, Senior Product Manager is presenting. “Using Business Objectives to Kill Scope and Launch Better Products” Summary: Business Objectives are the measurable results a business desires to achieve when executing a project. They can be used to ensure that everything developed in the project contributes […]

Scope Management: The Pitfalls of Steering vs. Managing Scope for Software Requirements

Scope Management: The Pitfalls of Steering vs. Managing Scope for Software Requirements ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

When defining software requirements we often have to walk the tight rope of balancing the desires of multiple business stakeholders with the budget and resource limitations of IT and support. The person managing the requirements often becomes the mediator, taking in input from all sides and using that information to guide the team to a […]

What is the Value of that Feature?

What is the Value of that Feature? ArgonDigital - enterprise automation experts

Alright. You’ve just identified the features that your client doesn’t need going forward, the ones they can hold off on for now, and the ones that have to be implemented with the project. How did you come to that conclusion? Were all the different group’s champions in a room with you giving the thumbs up […]