How To Document ERP / COTS Requirements – Tell Stories

Requirements for ERP / COTS projects are documented in all shapes and sizes. There is no standard method. It is left on consultants, Business Analysts, Business Users (Subject Matter Expert) discretion. The result is - requirements are all over the place. Sometimes requirements: are collection of vague wish list are replica of existing system and processes include solution (big mistake) include … Continue reading How To Document ERP / COTS Requirements – Tell Stories

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Types of Requirements – 61 and counting!

Requirement elicitation/gathering can be a complex process. Especially, contracting/consulting in a new domain. The main problem is, ‘What you don’t know is you don’t know?’ It is easy to miss consulting few important business areas. To ensure completeness of requirements we require an overarching checklist. I hope you will find Singh’s Requirements Landscape helpful! What … Continue reading Types of Requirements – 61 and counting!

How to prioritise anything!

At any point in time, life does not give us everything we want. Resources are always limited, whereas demands are unlimited. I still remember my school days, having 5 bucks in hand and queuing up in front of canteen window. While talking, smiling, laughing with friends one question that I constantly think was - ‘What … Continue reading How to prioritise anything!