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Category: Product Management

Visual Models in Agile – Business Objectives Model

Visual Models in Agile – Business Objectives Model

A Business Objectives Model (BOM) is an RML model that iterates through business problems and business goals/objectives of a project to arrive at the software product concept. The BOM for a product aligns the team on why they are building the product and what benefit the product will provide. If you’ve made BOMs already or are […]

Requirements vs. Specifications

Requirements vs. Specifications

I have been asked this question, or some variation of it, many times. This question is akin to asking, “What is the difference between a sentence and a book?” This does not seem to be a difficult question, but why would someone ask it? One should answer this question only after determining the questioner’s view […]

Beyond Requirements – What Comes Next?

Beyond Requirements – What Comes Next?

You’ve developed a set of requirements for your next systems development project. Now what? Experienced project managers and software developers understand the value of translating requirements into rational project plans and robust designs. These steps are necessary whether the next release represents 1 percent or 100 percent of the final product. Figure 1 As shown […]

Using Personas to Manage Change

Using Personas to Manage Change

With every project we undertake, some sort of change will be required in the organization. For example, it could be a small change, such as a new field to use, or another option in the range of options. However, many of our projects introduce larger changes, from new software or processes, mostly like both new […]

Agile This! – Scaling Agile for a BIG Project

Agile This! – Scaling Agile for a BIG Project Success: Triumphant Leap at Sunset

For several years, I’ve worked with a Financial Services client that offers consumer and commercial credit to customers world-wide. In 2016, they decided that they needed to transform their credit ecosystem to meet changing market and legal demands. This involved a complete rebuild of the credit adjudication platform in the US as well as rolling […]

ECM Project Requirements Models

ECM Project Requirements Models

As a product manager, I have a large bag of tools at my disposal for my various projects. Recently, I’ve started to focus more on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) projects. I’ve noticed that there are a set of requirement models that I tend to use often. For those unfamiliar with requirement models, I use a […]

Introduction to Customer Journey Maps

Introduction to Customer Journey Maps

When you hear the words “Customer Journey Map,” what comes to mind? If you’re like many of us you probably think “that sounds important, someone should get right on that,” while secretly hoping that someone isn’t you. You’ve probably heard the term, but you may be foggy on the details. It’s not technically complicated, however. […]

Select the Right EHR Vendor

Select the Right EHR Vendor selecting-ehr-vendor-featured-image

Selecting the right Electronic Health Record (EHR vendor) can be tough. In addition to defining software requirements, you must also consider government regulations, costs, and certifications. Where to begin? We hope that the guide below allows you to tackle your EHR vendor selection and implementation project with confidence. Elicit the top-level requirements first, then select […]