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Managing All Those Pieces - Part 1

All Those Pieces – What do we Do?

All Those Pieces

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So Who are we Writing For - Part Three

Single vs. Multiple Documents

One of our challenges revolves around a concern for a “single document”. Even in this day of knowledge bases, hyper-links, search engines etc., we see a deep-seated preoccupation – a desire to put everything into a single file. Just yesterday, I heard somebody at a very large client tell me about the huge burden they have with each individual document going through their approval process. They tell me that if they have 30 pages of information to be approved, it makes a big difference whether that is in three documents or one.

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So Who are we Writing For - Part Two

Why do we Write Things Down?

Dave Couture has given an excellent analysis of the principle of Viewpoints (Owner, User, Developer), and why viewpoints are useful.

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So Who are we Writing For - Part One

Two Approaches

Information Funnel

 

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Monday, 18 March 2013
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Big Design Up Front (BDUF)

Public and private organizations are all seeking to reduce their system development cost. To that end, they are trying to tackle different approaches to eliminate their inefficient practices that result in unnecessary high cost. One of them of the propensity of a number of solution architects to work and refine solution design for weeks if not months: the Big Design Up Front (BDUF) often finds itself in the dock.

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The way I'm using use cases

This posting is a bit long, but I hope you will find it informative and useful in your understanding and application of Macroscope. You will, at least, see how I apply these concepts in real life!

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Requirements Management in Macroscope - Part 1, The Problem

This is the first in a three-part series. 

“What are the requirements?” When we start by asking that question at the beginning of a systems-solution project, we easily get the wrong answers. And as a result we have a high risk of solving the wrong problem and/or missing the most valuable business opportunities for improvement.

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