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#3: You Asked the Tourist for Directions

3 of 5:Top 5 Mistakes Collecting SPM / EIM Project Requirements

It's important to identify the true subject matter experts and speak to them. There are a lot of tourists roaming the streets eager to share what they know. Tourists have read all the guides…

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#2: You painted the wall from bottom to top

2 of 5:Top 5 Mistakes Collecting SPM / EIM Project Requirements

It is possible to collect requirements out of order, and it often happens. Just like painting a wall, there is some strategy involved. When you paint, you typically want to start at the top…

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#1: You took the buffalo for a walk

1 of 5: Top 5 Mistakes Collecting SPM / EIM Project Requirements

You need to be in control and organized. And if you've ever tried to walk a buffalo, you can attest to the fact that you are not in control of that situation. In this metaphor, the buffalo…

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There's Value in the Journey

We've all the heard of the Law of Unintended Consequences, that is that actions of people always have effects that are unanticipated or unintended.  Although this term is typically used to describe government, I'm sure most of us have experienced it. 

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Beware of unneeded system flexibility

Software package implementation including EIM/SPM software can be a complex process and many projects are not successfully delivered or are done so over budget. One issue that often causes trouble on projects is the introduction of functional flexibility…

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